11 October 2018
Dear West View family
Wasn’t last evening’s presentation by Professor David Bloch inspiring? We serve an awesome God; a God who, as well as creating the heavens, calls each one of us by name. What a privilege to be God’s children.
ENGAGE AND EXPERIENCE AT 6pm THIS SUNDAY 14th OCTOBER
This Sunday’s 6pm service will be an experiential prayer and worship service. Different prayer stations will be available, and the focus will be on encountering God in prayer and worship. Don’t miss out
GOLF DAY NEXT THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER
MATRIC DEDICATION SERVICE – SUNDAY 21st OCTOBER, 6pm
As Matriculants head into their final exams, and teachers get ready to mark those exams, we invite the congregation to join us in praying for them. All Matriculants and teachers are invited to join us
Over the next 3 Sundays, our confirmands will be sharing testimonies of God’s work in their lives. Join me in praying for the confirmands as they prepare to be confirmed on Sunday evening 28th October at 6pm.
FUNDRAISER FOR THE QUEENSWOOD METHODIST HOMES CARE CENTRE
The Morning W.A. will be holding their annual Coin Laying Fundraiser at the 09h45 service on Sunday 21st October. Please support this fantastic initiative.
DISCIPLE BIBLE STUDY COURSE 2019
TEACH US TO PRAY PART II
Owing to the overwhelming response to our teaching series on the Lord’s Prayer, we are extending this series into November, and completing the study of the entire Lord’s Prayer. Part 2 of the devotional guides will be available by the end of October in the church foyer and on the church website.
Tithes and Offerings received during August and September were sharply down on those received in the first seven months of 2018, at R432 000 and R409 000 respectively. This is placing church operations under severe financial strain and threatens to hamper our effectiveness in ministry. I invite you to join me in prayerful consideration of whether God is calling you to be part of the solution by increasing the level of your giving to God’s work at West View.
This month we bid farewell to two staff members. Louise Zondagh retires after 18 years of faithful and passionate service on staff at West View. We thank God for Louise’s significant contribution to West View over the years. Cisca Forder is relocating to Dubai after a short but valuable time on staff.
Lael Du Toit will be taking over from Louise as my Personal Assistant. Nicola Atherton will step into the role of Worship Co-ordinator, while Jos Nicolson will take over Cisca’s work of New Member’s integration.
STRATEGIC PLANNING MORNING ON SATURDAY 27th OCTOBER
The staff and Executive meet on Saturday morning 27th October to discern God’s dreams and plans for West View in 2019. It is vitally important that we hear God’s voice and dream God’s dreams, rather than our own plans and dreams. Please can you bathe this morning in prayer.
Grace and Peace
Superintendent: Hennops River Circuit