April 23, 2017

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 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?

GENERAL COUNCIL  At the end of May representatives of Christian & Missionary Alliance churches from all over the United States and around the world will gather in Columbus, OH, for General Council.  Pastor Dan and Cathy Sullivan will go to Ohio to represent Westwood Church.  Please be praying for the Alliance leadership as they plan for Council, as well as for our staff members and others who will be traveling, making decisions, being challenged, and being spiritually refreshed.

PRAYER OPPORTUNITY  Pastor Dan, Val and Rachelle will leave tomorrow to meet Brennen and his fiancée, Tess, in for their wedding in Iceland.  Please be praying for the entire family as they travel and celebrate together.

For they are people blessed by the LORD, and their children, too, will be blessed.  I will answer them before they even call to me.  While they are still talking about their needs, I will go ahead and answer their prayers!          Isaiah 65:23b-24

FINANCES 04/20/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 24,624

OPERATING INCOME  $ 30,574

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 14,602

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  $  5950

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 1673

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 404