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Westminster in Prayer

Gayle Hall – friend of Nancy Hatfield
Terry and Jack Shepard
The Hutton Family
Rose Hanes
Jerry Thompson
Loretta Cecil – Alex Bopp’s sister – She fell and is in need of care – Alex & Judy are helping her
Jack Bushman
Frank Lemp
Lee Lojka
Nedra Porter
Sandi Edmonds
Beth Griffin ~ Tammy Gorton’s sister
Claire Wilson ~ The Rev. Don Wilson’s daughter-in-law
Sabrina Dudley ~ granddaughter of Julie Leonard
Cheryl Wells ~ Judy Hasty’s sister-in-law ~ Praise to God for successful surgery!
Kevin Clark ~ Gregg Colburn’s friend
Brenda Schulte and Family ~ Brenda is a friend of Nancy Hatfield
Ted Zemruski, friend of Steve Warren ~ Doing better! ~ Prayers for continued recovery
Kevin Clark ~ Gregg Colbern’s friend ~ Kevin’s cancer has returned
Barb Underwood Wells
Darlene Castille, Pastor Ron’s Mom
Pastor Ron and Sandy
Emily Polsley
Shelly Dickinson, her husband Lawrence and family ~ multiple family tragedies
Shelli Clark Snethen
Monte and Connie Otto
Those who have lost jobs and are looking for employment
Our 2nd Friday Community Dinner Friends
Those who have lost loved ones and are going through this time of year without them
Those who were affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma and those who are helping in the rescue
Our Missionaries
Our Graduates
Our Military ~ Kenny Nelson (nephew of Ken and Barb Nelson, deployed to Iraq, 4th stint; Richard Dunn, (Bob and Donna Dunn’s son, Barb Nelson’s brother) who is leaving in 2 weeks to serve as the Chaplain in the Military, 2nd deployment
Our Sister Churches
Victims of Hate Crimes
The Pastor Nominating Committee
Our Nations Leaders ~ President Donald Trump and Vice-President Michael Pence
Our Enemies
Pray for all those who put their lives on the line everyday for each one of us

Church Family in Care Centers
Vintage Park: Mary Lou Sheldon, Leroy Fredricks, Cal Ewing, Norene Hobbs, Wynona Hayward
ORV Plaza: Marilyn Nordeen, Phyllis Foster, Becky Lepley
ORV Skilled Nursing: Betty Reynolds, Joel Nordeen, Shirley Barnes
Out of Town: Loraine Hanscum, Virginia Cordle
Wellsville Retirement Community Center: Wanda Ballinger

DIGG (Delight in God’s Grace) Family Ministries Weekly

Join this transofmational journey through the Gospels as Andy Stanley traces Jesus’ teaching on what it means to follow…and, prepare to see your faith radically changed. Kathy Reynolds, facilates this group in the Disciples Room.

Join Richard Jackson as he facilates this four-session video Bible Study and discover the powerful acts God can do when his people slow down to pray. This group meets in the Fireside Room.

DIGG Nursery
For infants to 3 year olds. Nursery care is from 9:00-11:45 am. Your infants and toddlers will experience the love of Jesus through play and nurturing care. Our trained and experienced staff members look forward to caring for your little ones!

DIGG Kids
Sunday gatherings are kids preschool (and fully potty-trained) through 5th grade. Beginning at 9:15, DIGG Kids will meet for worship through prayer and praise. Kids attend age based classes at 9:30 am. Preschool/PreK/Kindergarten – Room 1; 1st/2nd Grade – Room 2; 3rd/4th/5th Grade – Room 6, downstairs

DIGG Youth
Grades 6-12 meet each Sunday morning at 9:15 am in the Kitchen to prepare a quick breakfast, break bread together, have fellowship, and learn and discuss about how to become disciples of Christ.

DIGG – Tuesday Morning Women’s Bible Study
Join Dawn Ferguson in the Disciples Room 10:00 am for a Bible Study on the Book of Job – Chonda Pierce looks at Job through the lens of a woman. She parallels her life and many women’s experiences to Job’s struggles and enduring faith.

DIGG – Wednesday Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study
Each week at 7:30 am, please come for breakfast, rread, study, and discuss the books of the Bible. Jack Bushman facilitates the group in the Fireside Room. The group close in prayer at 8:30 am.
Efforts are made to generate discussions that are relevant to concerns of the day.

DIGG – Thursday Evening Women’s Bible Study
With Donna Hurd facilitating ‘If You Want to Walk on Water, You have to Get Out of the Boat, you will learn how to move beyond fear, responding to God’s unique calling. This group meets at 6:00 pm starting September 28th in the Disciples Room.

DIGG – Midweek

Please join us weekly @ 5:45 pm on Wednesday Evenings in Roberts Hall for a Free Community Dinner!
Our AWANA Co-Op Clubs meet from 6:15-7:45 pm. Club activities are available for all ages.

DIGG – Midweek – Adult Minitries

Parlor Women’s Group – This is an 8 session, video-based small group Bible Study. Sheila Walsh unpacks the stories of women from the Bible who faced seemingly insurmountable problems – regret, shame, insecurity, and heartbreak. This women’s group study meets in the Parlor starting 6:15 pm.

This Study is for both men and women and is facilitated by Pastor Kathleen Whitmore and meets in the Disciples Room. Ben Witherington III will guide you into a deeper understanding of the truths found within Revelation’s often mysterious text, so that you can feel more secure in your faith.

Starting September 20th, Brian Henks will facilitate David Ramsey’s Financial Peace University walking you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and much more. Classes meet for 9 weeks. This group is for both men and women and meets in the Fireside Room.

AWANA!!!

Please join us for AWANA that begins Wednesday, September 6th! This month the schedule is as follows:

13 Regular Club Night
20 Pirate Night
27 Regular Club Night

Get the Scoop Night: Attend as a family and enjoy a night of introductions and instructions. End the evening with a scoop of ice cream for everyone!

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance!

‘OUT OF CHAOS, HOPE’
Give today to help Presbyterian Disaster Assistance bring hope and healing to Texas families impacted by Hurricane Harvey!

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) is in touch with presbyteries affected affected areas of Texas to offer assistance. We are standing by with resources and National Response Team members ready to deploy upon invitation and when it is safe to do so.

For those who wish to support PDA’s emergency response and recovery efforts, gifts can be designated to DR000169-Harvey. We need your help! Please give generously.

You may may a check to: Presbyterian Church (USA), PO Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700 or you may call Monday – Friday, 8-5:00 pm (EST) at 1-800-872-3283 and donate by phone. For updates, please go to pda.pcusa.org.

You may also send a check to: Westminster Presbyterian Church, 401 West 13th Street, Ottawa, KS 66067 and we will mail them to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.

‘Join us in praying for courage for those who are suffering; wisdom and diligence among agencies and individuals assessing damage and directing relief efforts; and generosity to flow as powerfully as rivers and streams, as we respond to the human needs left in the wake of the storm.’ Rev. Dr. Laurie Ann Kraus, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance

Giving Thanks!

‘Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, Give Thanks to the Holy One’

What a beautiful picture Deanna Fox took this morning of the workers on our roof as they finish the last part that is over the Sanctuary! They work early morning thru the end of the work day and many, many days in incredibly HOT conditions! We so appreciate them and thank God for those who work in this business. Praises to God for each roofer in our community who have restored so many roofs after the horrific hail storm. Just go down many, many streets in Ottawa and see all the different roofing company signs. It’s amazing!

Youth Mission Trip 2017!!

Thanks to Kenny Nelson, Cameron Reynolds and Taylor Reynolds who returned with so many great memories of helping those in New Orleans who are still trying to recover from Hurricane Katrina that devastated New Orleans in 2005. Thank you for representing Westminster and the Community Youth Group from Ottawa! You truly are making a difference and we know your new friends from New Orleans will never forget the kindnesses you showed them!

Brand N’ Iron

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Westminster is so proud of the Roecker and Nichols Families for being recognized as one of the TOP 10 KANSAS restaurants for steak!! Congratulations!!!

Beverage Tabs

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Please remove and save the tabs from your beverage cans for the Ronald McDonald House which is an ongoing mission project at Westminster. We have a large wooden house in the Church for you to put them in as well as smaller ‘houses’ to take home and fill up on your own. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child and his or her family going thru cancer.