​Dear Westminster Family –

I am back. Thank you again to all of you who contributed to our journey. I will share as much with you as is appropriate. 

This Sunday we will be back into our summer series on I Peter entitled, “Living Whole in a Broken World.” My message this week is taken from I Peter 2:11-25 and will focus on “earning the right to be heard.” There are lots of people in our culture today seeking platforms to communicate their messages.

All of those voices want to be heard. Some are politely asking for the opportunity, some are begging for the opportunity, and some are actually demanding that they be heard. My question in the midst of all of this confusion is…”Do followers of Jesus have a voice in our world today….and…why should anyone listen?

Also this week, we will give you an update on VBS and talk about Jubilee Service Day and Sunday in the Park. It should be a great Sunday.

See you in church.

Pastor Gary

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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.l1716135311iamg@1716135311RCret1716135311snimt1716135311seW1716135311

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or moc.l1716135311iamg@1716135311RCret1716135311snimt1716135311seW1716135311.

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.

THIS SUNDAY: August 12

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.​

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.r1716135311eitno1716135311rf@6.171613531161nho1716135311j.aht1716135311ram1716135311


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.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@keib1716135311ba1716135311

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.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@pkra1716135311m1716135311

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.

TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – Starts September 11, 9:15 AM, CLC: This year there are 6 electives from which to choose. Prices vary depending on the course you select. For details of each course, and to register, please go to www.westminster.org/woman. Children’s Program (ages birth-Pre K) Cost is $45 for 1 child, $65 for 2 or more. Questions? Contact Jenny at gro.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@rynn1716135311ej1716135311

FLOURISH@WORK FOR WOMEN – Thursday, September 13, 6:00 PM, Fireside Room: Join us for an evening of community with women who seek to live out their faith in the workplace. The September Guest Speaker is Holly Pankratz, Westminster Chapel’s Minister to Care and Equipping. Cost: $10 includes appetizers and beverage. Questions? contact Jenny at gro.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@rynn1716135311ej1716135311 SAVE THE DATE FOR FUTURE FLOURISH@WORK EVENTS – 11-8, 1-10, 3-14, 5-9


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.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@dnet1716135311srijk1716135311 or gro.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@caht1716135311ram1716135311.

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.l1716135311iamg@17161353111nyli1716135311ramre1716135311txab1716135311

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.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@pkra1716135311m1716135311

REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri at gro.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@fire1716135311c1716135311


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.r1716135311etsni1716135311mtsew1716135311@ctta1716135311m1716135311


As of 8/7/18
Expectation for the Week $60,100
General Giving for the Week* $57,880
Expectation to Date $520,700
General Giving to Date* $499,468
Annual Expectation $3,600,000
*General giving includes weekly and non-designated special gifts.


Original Project Cost $22,000,000
Payments to Date $18,713,700
Current Mortgage Balance $3,286,300