4.26.19 It’s Friday…but Sunday’s Coming (Expanded Edition)

DEAR WESTMINSTER FAMILY –

This Sunday, continuing with the Easter theme, I am going to talk about what it means to live on “The Right Side of Easter.” I’ll be using Jesus’ encounter with two disciples on the road to Emmaus as a backdrop.

On Sunday I will also be in the Atrium at 10:15 AM for “Coffee & Questions with Pastor Gary.” This is a follow-up Easter discussion regarding what it means to embrace the living Christ in your life.

Here are some events on the horizon that I want you to be aware of:

• WORLDVIEW APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE – April 26 & 27, (Friday 7-10 PM, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM), Westminster Chapel: This conference is designed to reach people who are thirsty to learn more about what the biblical worldview has to say and how to defend and impart these truths to others. The content will be biblically and culturally relevant and thought provoking. Our speakers are nationally and internationally recognized within their areas of expertise. Join us for cutting edge presentations that challenge your thinking to effectively make your case for Christ. Speakers include: Greg Koukl, Josh McDowell, Dr. Sean McDowell, Dr. Doug Geivett, Dan Kreft & Duane Morris; Cost: $30 – Students, $40 – Adults, $150 maximum for immediate family (4+). Register online at http://www.abchurch.org. For more information contact Jan Howard or Karl Payne at 425.556.5905 or jhoward@abchurch.org or kpayne@abchurch.org.

• EASTSIDE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER GATHERING – Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 AM, CLC: This is a great opportunity to gather to pray for our nation, state, local government and churches. The theme this year is “Love One Another.” For more information, contact Steve Hall at 206.595.5109 or stevehall_irm@msn.com

See you in church,

Pastor Gary

P.S.

NEEDS FOR CONGREGATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS – We are low on lunch supplies for CFH guests who are staying with us this month. We specifically need tangerines, chips, cheese/crackers, nuts and bottled water. If you can make a donation of any of these items, please drop them off on the metal table outside the gym kitchen. THANK YOU!!!

EASTSIDE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER GATHERING – Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 AM, CLC: This is a great opportunity to gather to pray for our nation, state, local government and churches. The theme this year is “Love One Another.” For more information, contact Steve Hall at 206.595.5109 or stevehall_irm@msn.com

WESTMINSTER CHAPEL WEEK AT CANNON BEACH – August 18-24, 2019: Enjoy a week away in a beautiful setting…with others from Westminster…and teaching from Pastor Gary each day! To find out more about Cannon Beach Conference Center lodging, rates, etc. go to www.cbcc.net. To register, contact the Cannon Beach front desk at 503.436.1501 or toll-free 800.745.1546 or click here to submit an online registration request. Each registration request will be followed up with a phone call and/or e-mail from one of Cannon Beach’s registration specialists to confirm information and process the registration. When you register, mention that you attend Westminster Chapel and you will get a 10% discount. Questions? Contact LuAnne at luannez@westminster.org.

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Thursdays at 1:00-1:30 PM
Sundays at 9:00-9:30 AM

 

THIS WEEKEND’S EVENTS: April 26 & 27

WORLDVIEW APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE – April 26 & 27, (Friday 7-10 PM, Saturday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM), Westminster Chapel: This conference is designed to reach people who are thirsty to learn more about what the biblical worldview has to say and how to defend and impart these truths to others. The content will be biblically and culturally relevant and thought provoking. Our speakers are nationally and internationally recognized within their areas of expertise. Join us for cutting edge presentations that challenge your thinking to effectively make your case for Christ. Speakers include: Greg Koukl, Josh McDowell, Dr. Sean McDowell, Dr. Doug Geivett, Dan Kreft & Duane Morris; Cost: $30 – Students, $40 – Adults, $150 maximum for immediate family (4+). Register online at http://www.abchurch.org or you can register at the door. For more information contact Jan Howard or Karl Payne at 425.556.5905 or jhoward@abchurch.org or kpayne@abchurch.org

CELEBRATE RECOVERY – Fridays, 7:00-9:00 PM, Fireside Room: Childcare provided. Contact Neal at 425-747-1461, ext. 147 or WestminsterCR@gmail.com.

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: WestminsterCR@gmail.com.

 

THIS SUNDAY: April 28

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.

CAMP SIGN UP DAY – April 28, Main Lobby: Don’t miss out on the opportunity to sign up with an early bird discount for Kids Camp (July 8-12) and Momentum (July 22-26). Computers will be available in the lobby throughout the morning to register. Questions? Contact Ceri at cerif@westminster.org

COFFEE & QUESTIONS WITH PASTOR GARY – Today, 10:15 AM, Atrium: This is a follow-up Easter discussion regarding what it means to embrace the living Christ in your life.

BAPTISM CLASS – Sunday, April 28, 10:45 AM, Large Conference Room: This class provides information about the value of baptism and what it means as part of our relationship with Jesus. Learn why it is important expression of our faith. Contact Matt Conrad at mattc@westminster.org

VETERAN’S PIZZA NIGHT – Sunday, April 28, CLC, 6 – 8:00 PM: Join a group of military Veterans for pizza and connection as we hear from a special guest Speaker Dan Hickman from the Union Gospel Mission.
Questions? Contact Tiffany at tiffanys@westminster.org

 

THIS WEEK:

TUESDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 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 $30 for 1 child, $45 for 2 or more. Questions? Contact Jenny at jennyr@westminster.org.

AWANA – Wednesdays, through May 8, 6:30-8:00 PM: Awana reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him. Join us for exciting games, Scripture-based memory work, thrilling stories and awesome awards that help kids develop lifelong faith in Christ. Join us Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:30-8 PM. Our clubs include Cubbies, Sparks and T&T which are for ages pre-school – 5th grade. Questions? Contact Kay Bonikowsky at kbonikowsky@gmail.com. Reserve Your Spot at www.westminster.org/EVENTS.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY – 6:45 PM, CLC: Three choices for Wednesday night studies! Pricing is for the year and varies depending on the study you select. For details go to Westminster.org/women. No childcare available. Contact Jenny at jennyr@westminster.org.

EASTSIDE NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER GATHERING – Thursday, May 2, 6:30-8:00 AM, CLC: This is a great opportunity to gather to pray for our nation, state, local government, churches. The theme this year is “Love One Another.” For more information, contact Steve Hall at 206.595.5109 or stevehall_irm@msn.com

THE GAP (FOR MEN) – Thursdays, 6:30 AM: The Gap will be participating in the National Day of Prayer Gathering.

SPRING ESOL ALPHA – Fridays, 9:45 -11:45 AM, Fireside Room: Discuss your questions of life and faith in easy English with an open, warm environment. ESOL Alpha guests will cover 13 basic topics about the Christian faith. Free continental breakfast and childcare provided. For more information, contact Ellen at ellenminish@comcast.net

FAMILY MINISTRY VOLUNTEER CELEBRATION – Friday, May 3, 6:00 – 8:30 PM, CLC: All Family Ministry volunteers (Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights) AND their families are invited to come for dinner and a show. We are pleased to have Taproot Theater join us for a one hour improv show. Don’t miss it! It will be a great night of good food, fellowship and laughter. Please RSVP – Yes or No – to Ceri at cerif@westminster.org by April 28.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS:

SHADOW OPS | WALK TO MOD – May 5, 2019, 2nd Service: This is an opportunity during 2nd Service to shadow a position in one of Westminster’s ministries such as Children’s and First Impressions. Following 2nd Service we will walk to Mod Pizza. Bring money for lunch. Questions? Contact Josh at joshd@westminster.org

PRAYER COURSE – Sundays, Starting May 19, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM, Room 310: Journey through the Lord’s prayer with an interactive 6 week video series designed to fuel open discussion and deepen the power of your prayer life.
For more details, contact Noelle at noeller@westminster.org

GUATEMALA POVERTY & SOCIAL JUSTICE EXPOSURE TRIP – June 22-30, 2019: Join the intergenerational W.I.N.D. Guatemala Poverty & Social Justice Exposure trip and experience the difference relationships make! Find the information you need about this unique trip here: http://wind-guatemala.org/teams/poverty-and-social-justice/ and then register at: http://wind-guatemala.org/teams/ Or contact Sylvia at sylviar@westminster.org.

KIDS CAMP – July 8-12
Times: Day camp: 8:30-4:30 July 8-10 & Overnighter: 3:00 PM on July 10-4:30 PM on July 12
Cost: Day camp is $125/$175 after camp sign up day; Full week is $375/$425 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.

VBS 2019 | Aug 5-8, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM: “There’s a Monster Under My Bed! Shining God’s Light on My Fears” – For students going into 1st to 5th grades in fall 2019; Cost is $15/student or $30/family (Cost includes t-shirt and snacks. Students need to bring their own NUT FREE lunch). Registration opens May 1st and will be limited to 350 students. Volunteers can begin registering March 31 and register their children early for FREE. Contact Martha at marthac@westminster.org

WESTMINSTER CHAPEL WEEK AT CANNON BEACH – August 18-24, 2019: Enjoy a week away in a beautiful setting…with others from Westminster…and teaching from Pastor Gary each day! To find out more about Cannon Beach Conference Center lodging, rates, etc. go to www.cbcc.net. To register, contact the Cannon Beach front desk at 503.436.1501 or toll-free 800.745.1546 or click here to submit an online registration request. Each registration request will be followed up with a phone call and/or e-mail from one of Cannon Beach’s registration specialists to confirm information and process the registration. When you register, mention that you attend Westminster Chapel and you will get a 10% discount. Questions? Contact LuAnne at luannez@westminster.org

 

SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES:

NEEDS FOR CONGREGATIONS FOR THE HOMELESS – We are low on lunch supplies for CFH guests who are staying with us this month. We specifically need tangerines, chips, cheese/crackers, nuts and bottled water. If you can make a donation of any of these items, please drop them off on the metal table outside the gym kitchen. THANK YOU!!!

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 markp@westminster.org.

REACH BEYOND! WORK WITH YOUTH – Be a middle or high school leader and impact lives for God. Contact Ceri cerif@westminster.org.

 

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/grow-groups 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 mattc@westminster.org.

 

WEEKLY GIVING:

As of 4/23/19
Expectation for the Week $60,400
General Giving for the Week* $80,363
Expectation to Date $3,007,100
General Giving to Date* $2,917,497
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 $18,853,400
Current Mortgage Balance $3,146,600

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