April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!  The Lord is risen.  He is risen indeed!

Psalm 118:14-24

       The LORD is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly.
    The strong right arm of the LORD has done glorious things!
             The strong right arm of the LORD is raised in triumph.
    The strong right arm of the LORD has done glorious things!  I will not die; instead, I will live to tell what the LORD has done.
       The LORD has punished me severely, but he did not let me die.  Open for me the gates where the righteous enter, and I will go in and thank the LORD. These gates lead to the presence of the LORD, and the godly enter there.
       I thank you for answering my prayer and giving me victory!  The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone. This is the LORD’s doing, and it is wonderful to see.
      This is the day the LORD has made.  We will rejoice and be glad in it!

S.O.A.P.ING WEEKLY  S.O.A.P. through a passage in advance of Sunday service each week.  Then come prepared to share what the Holy Spirit has spoken to you through God’s Word.  The passage for April 23rd is Isaiah 65:17-25, and April 30th is I Peter 3:8-15.  For the month of May:
    May 7 & 14 – Revelation 2:1-7
    May 21 – Revelation 2:8-10
    May 28 – Revelation 2:12-17 

24/7 PRAYER INITIATIVE  Westwood is participating in the 1 Church Initiative to cover our city with prayer 24/7 for an entire year.  Many of you have signed up to pray for an hour on our assigned day once each month.  We only have 2 hours unclaimed at this point.  If you didn’t sign up yet, see if one of those hours will work for you, or add your name to a slot that is already filled and pray along with someone else.  We’ll begin in May.  More details will follow in the next couple of weeks.

GOOD NEWS CLUB  We are still looking for individuals, men especially, who God is prompting to join our team.  Pray for the team & for the kids who attend!  We are seeing young lives committed to Christ for the first time, which send the Gospel into homes that need the light.  Could there better motivation to get involved?

FINANCES 04/13/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 16,416

OPERATING INCOME  $ 21,553

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 14,602

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  $  5,137

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 1,149

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 332