April 30, 2017

24/7 PRAYER INITIATIVE  Beginning next Sunday, May 7th, and then on the 7th of every month, Westwood is participating in the 1 Church Initiative to cover our city with prayer 24/7 for an entire year.  Many of you have already signed up to pray for an hour on our assigned day each month.  We only have 1 hour unclaimed at this point.  If you didn’t sign up yet, see if that hour will work for you, or add your name to a slot that is already filled, and pray along with someone else.  We have an email group established for this prayer team, and you will be sent information and specific requests to pray for ahead of the 7th of each month.  We hope you are excited and anticipating that God will do amazing things in our city as we help to blanket it with prayer for the next year!

GOOD NEWS CLUB  Next Sunday, May 7th, we will include in our worship service a closing program for the Prairie Lake Elementary School Good News Club.  Approximately 60 students and their families have been invited to attend and participate.  What a great opportunity this is for Westwood to extend hospitality and live out the Gospel.  Come a little early next week, and please be aware and attentive to those who may be worshipping with us for the first time.

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 return on Tuesday from Iceland, where they joined Brennen and his new wife, Tess, for their wedding ceremony.  Please be praying for the entire family as they travel.

S.O.A.P.ING WEEKLY  S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) 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 passages for our May series are:
    May 7 & 14 – Revelation 2:1-7
    May 21 – Revelation 2:8-10
    May 28 – Revelation 2:12-17

FINANCES 04/27/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 32,832

OPERATING INCOME  $ 41,044

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 31,473

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  $ 8,212

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 2,085

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 546