​Hello Westminster Chapel!

It’s been an amazing week at camp and such a delight to watch the Holy Spirit move and work in the lives of our students and leaders! God has been so present to us at each devotional, Chapel session, game, and small group session. Come Sunday to celebrate baptisms and hear stories of all God has been up to this week in the context of “Family in Christ” from Romans 8.

We are having baptisms during our services so we’ll meet in the sanctuary. We will also be streaming the service into the air-conditioned Atrium where we will have seating provided for those needing a cooler spot.

See you in church,

Katharine Staples
High School and College Minister

P.S.
HEAT STROKE PRECAUTION: If you are without air conditioning or a cool alternative during oppressive heat-wave days, you are welcome to come to the church during open hours (9:00 AM-9:00PM) to bring a computer or read in un-scheduled Foyer, Library and Atrium areas. Please be safe.

VOLUNTEER FOR VBS – August 6-9, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM  www.westminster.org/VBS2018  Last week to volunteer!
• We still need 20 shepherds to lead a small group of students during VBS
• Sign up to volunteer and your children can come for free! VBS registration for kids is now CLOSED except for children of volunteers.
Make a long term impact on children and families! Be a small group leader or make lunch for volunteers. These are both ways to help during VBS. We have 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.

VBS DONATIONS DUE THIS SUNDAY – JULY 29: We have a few items that can be donated to help us keep the cost of VBS down. More information can be found at www.westminster.org/VBS. Donations need to be returned to the Children’s Lobby by July 29. Questions? Contact Martha at gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@caht1656276045ram1656276045.

A Closer look with Gary Gulbranson

KCIS 630 AM – A CLOSER LOOK
Hear Gary on the radio with co-host Pete Talbott
Thursdays at 1:00-1:30 PM
Sundays at 9:00-9:30 AM

THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: July 27 & 28

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.l1656276045iamg@1656276045RCret1656276045snimt1656276045seW1656276045

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or moc.l1656276045iamg@1656276045RCret1656276045snimt1656276045seW1656276045.

THIS SUNDAY: July 29

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.​

VBS DONATIONS DUE THIS SUNDAY – JULY 29: We have a few items that can be donated to help us keep the cost of VBS down. More information can be found at www.westminster.org/VBS. Donations need to be returned to the Children’s Lobby by July 29. Questions? Contact Martha at gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@caht1656276045ram1656276045.

SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE – July 29-August 19, Drop off in Foyer on Sundays: We partner with UGM Hope Place by providing families with school supplies they need for success. A list of needed supplies is available at the Welcome Center. Contact: Martha Anderson at moc.r1656276045eitno1656276045rf@6.165627604561nho1656276045j.aht1656276045ram1656276045

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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, go to willowcreek.com/summit. Contact LuAnne at gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@zenn1656276045aul1656276045 or 425.747.1461 ext. 110 if you would like to attend.

MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR IVAN BARLOW – Saturday, August 11, 1:00 PM, Sanctuary: Please keep Ruth Barlow, Marlene, Ed & Chris Flagel and the rest of their family in your prayers.

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.

SNACKCHAT: JAPAN – Sunday, August 19, 10:15 AM, CLC: Come greet our Outreach Partners, Tim & Wakako Clark, Makoto and Hero, and be encouraged with their ministry. Contact gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@keib1656276045ba1656276045

JUBILEE SERVICE DAY – Saturday, August 25, 8:00 AM-12:00 PM: Join Eastside churches, businesses & community members to serve the community as one body. Choose Cherry Crest or Sherwood Forest, the two schools that Westminster is helping. Register at www.jubileereach.org. Contact gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@pkra1656276045m1656276045

WORSHIP IN THE PARK – Sunday, August 26, 9:45 AM, Downtown Bellevue Park: Join us for a worship service with several other local churches. No services at Westminster this Sunday.

GROW SUNDAY – Sunday, September 9, Both services: Discover opportunities to become who God is calling you to be.

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

SUMMER SUNDAYS, serve in Birth through 5th Grade: July 15-September 2 Join the Journey and step into the lives of children and youth this summer! Get to know other the kids in our church family, and to say “thank you” to our regular teachers who take this time off. We’ll train you and give you all the supplies you need…just be willing and loving. Sign Up Here! You’ll be blessed – AND will have a blast! Questions, contact gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@dnet1656276045srijk1656276045 or gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@caht1656276045ram1656276045.

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.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@caht1656276045ram1656276045.

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.l1656276045iamg@16562760451nyli1656276045ramre1656276045txab1656276045

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.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@pkra1656276045m1656276045

REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri at gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@fire1656276045c1656276045

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT WESTMINSTER CHAPEL:

IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR A FULL-TIME CUSTODIAN – We are looking for a strong, detail-oriented, service-minded person:Find the Job Description and downloadable application on our website, www.westminster.org (select CONNECT, click on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES). Submit applications Sondra Beck, Executive Minister of Operations, or contact her at gro.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@bard1656276045nos1656276045

RESOURCES/OPPORTUNITIES:

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.r1656276045etsni1656276045mtsew1656276045@ctta1656276045m1656276045

WEEKLY GIVING:

As of 7/24/18
Expectation for the Week $42,500
General Giving for the Week* $54,965
Expectation to Date $416,000
General Giving to Date* $410,128
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 $18,697,500
Current Mortgage Balance $3,302,500