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November 1, 2015

Welcome to West End Church of Christ, a restoration church founded in 1929. Each Sunday morning, our family opens its doors to be reminded that our value of Jesus is derived from the value of our brokenness. We are a broken people living in a broken world in need of a Savior.

Our vision: A Place To Belong We believe everyone, no matter their background, is created to belong to the kingdom of God.

Our values: diversity embracing unique differences and experiences strengthens our family

generational roots discipleship that builds on our past and for the sustainable future

grace in love how we treat one another especially in times of disagreement and conflict

personal bible study ownership through study and prayer of our own individual spiritual growth

Thank you for joining our family and know that there is a place for you here. Please let me know if I can help you in any way.

Wes Bender Preaching Minister wbender@westendcoc.org


Our Gathering this Morning WELCOME Worship in Song….................................................................................................................................................Daniel Stults Lifting our combined voices to honor and praise God our Father 15 – Step By Step Welcome………………….………………………………………………………………………….……………………..…………….…..….....……Wes Bender 647 – Soldiers Of Christ, Arise

My Only Hope Scripture Reading …………..…………….………………………………………………………………..………..……………..……… Derek Smith Listening to the God-breathed Word Prayer……………………………………………..……………………………..………………………...................…..…..………..…….…..….. Harold Kraus Asking for God’s continued blessing on us and the community we seek to serve

How Deep The Father’s Love Communion & Offering……………………………………………..………………………….………..…………..…..….…...Steve Parham A time to remember Jesus died and rose for our sins. We invite all Christians to join us in the taking of the Lord’s Supper Family Matters ……………………….……………………………………………………………………………...............................................Ken Dye Dismiss Children (ages 2 – High School) to Children’s Worship 881 – Mansion Over The Hilltop Sermon………....…..….…………………………..……….………....…..….…………………………..…………………………………..……..…….Wes Bender Discovering truths regarding God’s son and His continued work in our lives through the Holy Spirit

Had It Not Been The Lord Closing

We have an attended Nursery every Sunday morning during Bible class and worship. The Nursery is located down the hallway from the Auditorium. Sign-up sheets are posted on the Nursery door for those interested in volunteering or you may contact Lauren Smith at laurencsmith29@gmail.com SUNDAY AM NURSERY ATTENDANTS – November 1 – Jane Dye, Caroline Wilson

November 8, 2015


WHEN

WHAT

WHO

Every Sunday 9:00 and 10:00

Bible classes and Worship

Everyone

Every Sunday night at 6:00

Every Sunday night at 6:00

Every Tuesday Refreshments at 9:30 Class 10:00 Every Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00

Every Wednesday 6:30

Nov. 2 6:00

Sunday Night Devotional in the Community Room “The Conquest

of the Promised Land: JoshuaRuth” Class in

5:45

Nov. 8

Ladies Bible Class

All Ladies

Wednesday Knitting Group

Anyone interested in knitting

Round Table Discussion, Bible classes & FriendSpeak Keenagers Dinner Mtg. Guest speaker

Stack the Stage

Everyone

No classes

Nov. 25

Adults 55+

Everyone

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at The Temple

Nov. 22 7:00

Tom Seals Tom.Seals@lipscomb.edu

Kay Wyatt Fred.wyatt@comcast.net

Children Adults

Wednesday Night Meal BBQ & CHILI

CCC Thanksgiving Program

Nov. 19 5:30

Everyone

Ken Dye kdye@westendcoc.org

the Conference Room

Mr. Kendall Regen

* Nov. 4

Everyone

CONTACT/SIGN UP

CCC Families

Everyone

Jim Baker 615-331-5700

Paula Wilson p_wilson@comcast.net

Leslie Sitton lsitton@westendcoc.org Amy Tate atate@westendcoc.org Wes Bender wbender@westendcoc.org

Our Shepherds encourage family time

Nov. 25 – 27

CCC closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

All CCC Staff and Children

Nov. 26 – 27

Church office closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

All Church staff

* See also Volunteer Needs in “WE | Need You”.


WHEN

WHAT

WHO

Nov. 1

Foreign Missions Team Mtg.

Foreign Mission Team

Nov. 1, 8, 15, & 22

Children’s Worship (ages 2 – High School)

Lyn Rushton

kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com

Children’s Ministry Team

kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com

Nov. 11 6:30

Children’s Ministry Team Mtg.

Nov. 17 6:30

Visitation Team Mtg.

Visitation Team Guests are welcome

Nov. 8

Nursery

*

Worship Leaders

Derek Smith Russell Johnson Joe Simpson

Nursery

*

Worship Leaders

Prayer Scripture Communion

WHEN

WHAT

Every Monday night during school year

Inner City

Wednesday 6:30

Kim Simpson

Kris Thurman Kristhurman5@gmail.com Jan Welden weldenjan@gmail.com Lauren Smith laurencsmith29@gmail.com

Lauren Smith Laurencsmith29@gmal.com

Jeremy Hayes H.L. Floyd Daniel Stults

Nursery Volunteers

Wednesday afternoons and evenings

Kim Simpson

Derek Smith Smithbdere29@gmail.com

Every Sunday Morning and Wednesday Night

3rd Tuesday night each month 6:30

Chuck Whittle c.whittle@usa.net

Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com

Prayer Scripture Communion Nov. 15

CONTACT

Visitation Team Mtg. Meal preparation & clean-up FriendSpeak Teachers

WHO High School age thru Adult High School age thru Adult

Anyone

Adults Adults

CONTACT Lauren Smith laurencsmith29@gmail.com Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com Kris Thurman Kristhurman5@gmail.com Jan Welden weldenjan@gmail.com Paula Wilson p_wilson@comcast.net Marcia Stewart marcia.stewart@lipscomb.edu


Prayer Cards This page is designed to be a weekly tool for our members and guests we are a church that deeply believes in the power of prayer pray daily for the cards listed on this page

Sally Fish

Receiving Therapy following knee replacement surgery NHC Place at Cool Springs 211 Cool Springs Blvd. Franklin, TN 37067 Prayers and cards

Lori Crawford

Had hip replacement surgery She is now at home Prayers and cards

Lynn Doramus Libby Massie’s daughter Receiving treatment for cancer Prayers

Frank Batson Former member is recovering from a broken hip She is at Glenwood Nursing & ReHab Services, Room 212, 211 Ana Drive, Florence's, AL 35630 Prayers and cards

Wyatt Compton

Teenaged son of friends of Jane-Elise Johnson Has been severely affected by meningitis and has been dealing with its ravages for years Prayers

Nickie Kerr

She is in the beginning stages of melanoma Prayers

Buddy McKenzie

Recovering from 2 surgeries -- for lung cancer and stage 3 kidney cancer Amanda McKenzie’s father-in-law, He and his wife live in Trenton, GA Prayers

Talan Barnhill-Williams

Ewing’s Sarcoma Undergoing chemotherapy and radiation 8 yrs. old son of Ashley Barnhill who is a friend of Sarah Garrett Prayers

David Surber

Rehab Richland Place Healthcare Ctr., Room 201-B, 500 Elmington Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 Ph. 615-829-7701 Prayers, cards, calls & visits

AT HOME: Prayers, cards, visits Joy Cox Goodloe Chaffin Jo Walker Caleb Puckett Vic Batson 210 Laura Ct., Florence, AL 35630 Jane McKelley 2011 Richard Jones Rd. #L-1, Nashville, TN 37215 Bryan Britt married to Barbara Craig’s niece, Jenna 8 Hunters Creek Drive Jackson, TN 38305

COMMUNION DELIVERY November 1 – Wes Bender 8 – Ken Dye 15 – Kris Thurman 22 – Chuck Whittle 29 – Neal Allison

Our church is blessed to have a Visitation Team that meets the third Tuesday of each month. Jan Welden and Kris Thurman currently serve as the leads for this team. Each month, the team gathers to pray over the needs and concerns of our church family. Individual cards (similar to those outlined on this page) are distributed to ensure a visit or a note of encouragement is received from someone on the team. An open invitation is extended to anyone who would like to serve on the visitation team. This is a group exemplifying our church value of grace in love. You can e-mail Jan or Kris for more details.


you belong here Ephesians 2:14-19 What does it mean to belong? To what groups / organizations do you belong and why? These are questions that require us to take a moment of margin to think about where we are and how we got here. Whether a long-time member or first time guest, you could not have picked a better day to be a part of our Sunday morning gathering. We are beginning a new series titled “a place to belong.” This series is focused on a study of Paul’s letter to the church in Ephesus. As we walk through Ephesians, we will also discover elements of a refreshed vision for our church family. As we study and pray over the next two months, it is important to remember our goal is that the Holy Spirit will grant us greater emphasis to concepts that Jesus introduced to the world long ago — many of these concepts which have existed at West End since its inception in 1929. For any given people or entity over time, a refreshed vision based on core values has afforded the ability to:

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introduce innovation while preserving tradition embrace diversity while asserting commonality affirm beliefs without rejecting those who doubt foster faith in the God-breathed Scriptures without sacrificing critical scholarship

A place to belong is our collective vision. A collective vision that expresses itself through the values of diversity, grace in love, generational roots and personal bible study. A sense of belonging is the human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers or a faith movement, humans have always had an inherent desire to belong and be an important part of something greater than themselves.

Its implications include a relationship that is greater, deeper, more transparent and more intimate than simple acquaintance or familiarity. It is a relationship with one’s creator. It makes no distinction on an individual’s background — where they grew up, culture, race, family dynamics, mental or physical capacities. It is for all and makes all who choose to be a part one in the Spirit through Christ. Paul extols the Ephesians by telling them they are now one. They have all been chosen, predestined, accepted, redeemed, informed, made heirs and sealed by the Creator of the heavens and earth. That message continues to resonate from the generations of the past to the generations of the future. . . YOU BELONG HERE. You belong to the kingdom of God through Christ Jesus our Lord. May the Spirit of God be with us throughout this critical series.

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