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C MPASS Healthy five-year olds are question machines. Wonder sparks curiosity; curiosity ignites questions. Why? How? What next? The questions spill out like pills from a dropped aspirin bottle. People who lose their capacity for wonder soon lose their curiosity and the questions cease. And that is a terrible loss. Faith in Christ doesn’t answer every question definitively. There are questions that find their solution only in faith. Tragedies happen. Why? The Christian may never know why but the Christian has someone to turn in their grief and pain. This week I talked to a grandfather who loves God, trusts Jesus and whose heart is in turmoil; His grandson has brain cancer. My friend is trusting God regardless of what happens yet his heart is still broken. His faith is his safe place to grieve, to take his fears and even to pour out his frustration. Some people like to say, “Jesus has the answers.” That is true but it isn’t the comfort we need in the mystery of suffering and loss. The answer we need is what the true Christian message offers: Jesus IS the answer. Faith is not a list of answers to life’s most painful questions; faith is the door to a relationship with the ONE who IS the answer. Faith rests in the hands of the ONE who knows the end from the beginning and who provided a way to eternal life for all who trust in Christ. Faith in Christ is a wonderful way to live; it is especially powerful when life is difficult. People who have accepted Christ as THE answer find their wonder re-ignited. The wonder of knowing the Creator, the wonder of hope, the wonder of innocent fun: faith in Christ enhances ever legitimate wonder life has to offer. Jesus is THE ultimate answer.

Pastor Ted

WELCOME TO

WestWinds

COMMUNITY CHURCH

Where EVERYONE Is Welcome!! 8th Annual

FALL FAIR

In the Lower Auditorium after the service

SUNDAY SERVICE 10 AM September 29, 2013 MESSAGE Pastor Christian Brouwer WORSHIP Ryan Froese HEAD USHER Karen Plett GREETERS Dave Froese Ernie Plett Audrey Silver Roy Silver

TODAY’S MESSAGE: Back to Basics KIDS CHURCH Grades K to 6 PRE-SCHOOLERS Ages 2 1/2 to 4 years NURSERY Birth to 2 1/2 years

Kids Church is cancelled for today

All classes meet in the Lower Auditorium at 10am


WELCOME TO

CONNECTIONS 50PLUS Bible Study / 1st Wednesday of each month / 10:00am / in The Learning Centre (Oct 2) Potluck Lunch / 3rd Wednesday of each month / 12:00pm / in The Learning Centre (Oct 16) EDUCATION Adult / Sundays / 9:00am / various topics and speakers / meet in the chapel (next session starts in January 2013) Next session in the Fall Kids TREK / Sundays / 9:00am / exploration of the Bible... become a Bible Brainiac! / meet in the Lower Auditorium

WestWinds

COMMUNITY CHURCH

PRAYER REQUESTS * Jane Shepherd * little Jakob * Wes * Pekarek Family * Paul Engels * Joy and Kenton * Christina Scerrato * Tom Vriasinga

HOME GROUP MINISTRIES Hartman Home Group / Mondays / 6:30pm to 8:30pm / Bible Study / at 6067 - 180A Street, Cloverdale (starts Sept 30) Anonby Home Group / Wednesdays / 7:00pm / Bible Study / Cloverdale (will resume in the fall - date TBA) Davies Home Group / Wednesdays / 7:30pm / Bible Study / at 5556 - 181A Street, Cloverdale (starts Oct 2) Newcomers Home Group / Thursdays / 7:00pm / Bible Study at 17972 - 65A Ave, Surrey Bennett Home Group / Wednesdays / 7:00pm / Bible Study / in Cloverdale / call 604-575-0229 (6 sessions starting Oct 2) Young Adults Network / Sundays / 7:00pm / in The Learning Centre MEN’S MINISTRY Men’s Breakfast / One Saturday per month / 7:30am / Breakfast and Fellowship / Lower Auditorium / Cost is only $5 (Oct 19) PRETEEN Freedom 527 / Tuesdays / 7:00pm to 8:30pm / Various activities and lessons / Lower Auditorium STUDENT MINISTRIES The Cause Youth / Fridays / 7:00pm / Lower Auditorium WOMEN’S NETWORK Bible Study / Tuesdays / 9:30am / childcare available in The Learning Centre Bible Study / Thursdays / 7:00pm / at 18281 Hunter Place, Cloverdale (starts Oct 3)

S T A F F &

TODAY!

B O A R D

SENIOR PASTOR REV. TED BOODLE TBOODLE@SHAW.CA SENIOR ASSOCIATE PASTOR REV. MARK DAVIS MARK@WESTWINDSCHURCH.COM MINISTER TO CHILDREN REV. KARALEE CHOI

KARALEE@WESTWINDSCHURCH.COM

MINISTER TO STUDENTS PASTOR CHRISTIAN BROUWER

CHRISTIAN@WESTWINDSCHURCH.COM

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS MICHELLE DAVIS MARIEANNE BAERG office@westwindschurch.com BOARD OF DIRECTORS DARCY BENNETT, JONATHAN CHAPMAN, KATHY DAVIES, JEFF OWENS, BRIAN PALMER, KAREN PLETT, GRAEME SHEPHERD CHURCH ADDRESS 6331 - 176 ST. SURREY, BC V3S 4E9

CHURCH WEBSITE WWW.WESTWINDSCHURCH.COM CHURCH OFFICE - 604-576-9407 FAX - 604-576-6912 AFFILIATED WITH THE PAOC

GENERAL INCOME OFFERING ACTUAL $ 4,573 YTD $ 49,614 OFFERING BUDGET $ 7,798 YTD $ 62,384 MISSIONS GIVING $2,240 LAST WEEK’S ATTENDANCE 206


Sept 29, 2013 bulletin