Dear Westminster Family:
This Sunday I will begin a summer sermon series in the book I Peter. I’ve entitled this series, “Living Whole in Broken World.” Peter’s purpose in writing this letter was to help first-century believers deal with a culture that was not supportive of Christian principles or Christians for that matter. Much of what he communicates to them also applies to us.
My message this week will specifically address the opportunities for spiritual growth that tough times afford us. I believe that there is something for every one of us in this challenge to keep growing.
See you in church.
KCIS 630 AM – A CLOSER LOOK
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Thursdays at 1:00-1:30 PM
Sundays at 9:00-9:30 AM
THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: June 29-30
THE LANDING – 7:30-9:30 PM, Room 311: Celebrate Recovery’s The Landing program for 6th – 12th grade students. Come discover God’s coping skills for life. Questions: moc.l1701285318iamg@1701285318RCret1701285318snimt1701285318seW1701285318
CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or moc.l1701285318iamg@1701285318RCret1701285318snimt1701285318seW1701285318.
MEN’S SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY – Saturdays at 7:30-9:00 AM, Room 307: We are a group of guys who enjoy a time of studying God’s Word and sharing life together on Saturday morning.
THIS SUNDAY: July 1
WORSHIP SERVICES – 9:00 & 10:45 AM, Sanctuary
WELCOME CENTER – Visit our Welcome Center in the foyer for visitor information and warm hospitality. Limited sermon CDs and Our Daily Bread devotionals are available in the Library. BREW – Sundays, 9:00 – 11:00 AM, Foyer: Is this your first time here? Stop by our café to enjoy a complimentary coffee. We look forward to meeting you.
NORM & PATRICIA PURVIS RETIREMENT CELEBRATION POTLUCK – Sunday, July 1, 12:30 – 2:30 PM, Atrium: Friends and faithful supporters of Norm and Patricia, are invited to join in a celebration of God’s goodness over 44 years of full time service in God’s Kingdom! Please bring a main dish or salad to share.(Cake and drinks will be provided. Questions? Contact Sylvia at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@Raiv1701285318lyS1701285318 or Abbie at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@Keib1701285318bA1701285318
WESTMINSTER CHAPEL will be closed on July 4.
KIDS CAMP – July 9-13, For students entering grades 4 & 5 in the fall of 2018: Times: Day camp: 8:30-4:30 July 9-11 & Overnighter: 8:30 AM on July 12-4:30 PM on July 13 Cost: Day camp is $175/$225 after camp sign up day; Full week is $300/$375 after camp sign up day. What: Day camp will be excursions around Seattle area. Overnighter will be at Great Wolf Lodge. Vision: Help incoming 4th & 5th graders grow closer to each other and learn that a relationship with Jesus is a Great Adventure. Questions? Contact Ceri at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@fire1701285318c1701285318.
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MANG SO PULLAR – Saturday, July 14, 2:00 PM, Sanctuary: Please keep Dennis and their family in your prayers.
BAPTISM CLASS – Sunday, July 15, 10:45 AM, Upper Level Conference Room: A short class that explains the theology of baptism and it’s value in Christian life, and provides an overview of how we do baptisms at Westminster. Contact Matt at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@ctta1701285318m1701285318
ALL CHURCH PARK DAY – Wednesday, July 18, 5:00-8:00 PM, Grasslawn Park, Redmond: Gather as a church family for a night at the park! We’ll bring games and hot dogs! bring friends, family and snacks. Contact Ceri at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@fire1701285318c1701285318
MOMENTUM | Camp for students entering grades 6-12 in the fall of 2018 – July 23-27, Cascades Camp and Conference Center: Join us for a great week of fun, friends, and growth at camp. Our theme this year is Family. Cost: $425 (Early Bird $395 before April 30) Sign up at Westminster.org/events Questions? Contact Ceri at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@fire1701285318c1701285318
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARY RUTH MELROSE – Wednesday, July 25, 11:00 AM: Please keep Mary Ruth’s family in your prayers.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL – August 6-9, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM: REGISTER – Registration is open and filling quickly! www.westminster.org/VBS2018 VBS is August 6-9 and will be for students going into 1st to 5th grade this fall. Registration will be limited to 350 students and the cost will be $15/student or $30/family which includes a T-shirt. Students will provide their own lunch.
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2018 – August 9 & 10, Bellevue Presbyterian Church: The Global Leadership Summit is a two-day event telecast LIVE in HD from Willow Creek’s campus near Chicago every August to hundreds of locations in North America. You are invited to join an expected 450,000 people committed to getting better as leaders in 2018. To find out about the speakers or to register, go to willowcreek.com/summit. To get our reduced rate of $109, register by June 26 with the priority code PARTNERCH. The price will increase to $139 after midnight CT on June 26. Questions, Contact LuAnne at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@zenn1701285318aul1701285318 or 425.747.1461 ext. 110
FRANKLIN GRAHAM “DECISION AMERICA” PACIFIC NORTHWEST TOUR – August 13, 7:30 PM, Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Monroe: Bring your family and friends to an exciting evening featuring prayer, music by Jeremy Camp, and a message of hope from Franklin Graham. Free admission. For more information go to DecisionPacificNW.com.
VOLUNTEER FOR VBS – August 6-9, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM: Sign up to volunteer and your children can come for free! Make a long-term impact on children and families! Opportunities for adults of all ages and students (6th -12th grades in the fall) both during VBS and outside VBS hours. Childcare provided for all volunteer’s children too young for VBS. Here is the link to register as a volunteer: https://westminster.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/122208. More information about the many ways that you can volunteer are available online. Questions? Contact Martha at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@caht1701285318ram1701285318.
SERVE WITH OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS – Sundays, 9:00 AM, Bi-weekly or Monthly: Be a 2nd grade Sunday school teacher every other week. Assist in a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade class once or twice a month. We have elementary students looking for relationships with adults who want to share God’s Word with them. We provide training and supplies. Want more information? Contact Martha at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@caht1701285318ram1701285318
RECYCLE AND REPURPOSE!! Your old sheets could become part of a beautiful handmade quilt by the Helping Hands ministry. You may drop off your donated sheets at the Welcome Center. Be sure to label them for Helping Hands. Questions? Contact Marilyn at moc.l1701285318iamg@17012853181nyli1701285318ramre1701285318txab1701285318
TALKTIME: AN EASY WAY TO REACH BEYOND – Thursday, 6:30 PM, Atrium: Serve as an ambassador to our intercultural community. Help guests from around the world practice speaking English over dinner and guided conversation. Questions? Contact Mark Pedrin at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@pkra1701285318m1701285318
REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@fire1701285318c1701285318
GROW GROUPS – Various times & locations throughout the week: These groups meet in many sites and aim to be places where you can GROW with others. No matter where you are, there is a Grow Group that can help you take your next step in community. Visit www.westminster.org/belong for more information.
BAPTISM – If you would like more information on what it means to be baptized, or about the course itself, you can email Pastor Matt at gro.r1701285318etsni1701285318mtsew1701285318@ctta1701285318m1701285318
As of 6/26/18
Expectation for the Week $40,400
General Giving for the Week* $39,664
Expectation to Date $198,400
General Giving to Date* $212,734
Annual Expectation $3,600,000
*General giving includes weekly and non-designated special gifts.
NEXT CHAPTER GIVING:
Original Project Cost $22,000,000
Payments to Date $18,681,300
Current Mortgage Balance $3,318,700