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November 8, 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…...............................................................................................................................................Larry Griffith Lifting our combined voices to honor and praise God our Father Welcome & Family Matters ………………….……………………………………………………..………………….....……Wes Bender

Ancient Of Days 68 – Give Thanks Scripture Reading …………..…………….……………Ephesians 1:15-23………..………..……..……… Russell Johnson Listening to the God-breathed Word Prayer……………………………………………..……………………………..………………………...................…..…..…………..…….…..….. Derek Smith Asking for God’s continued blessing on us and the community we seek to serve

Count Your Blessings Communion & Offering……………………………………………..…………………….……….………..…………..…..….…...Joe Simpson 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 S T A C K T H E S T A G E ……………………………………..………………………………………….………….………..……….…….Ken Dye Dismiss Children (ages 2 – High School) to Children’s Worship 57 – Great Is Thy Faithfulness Sermon………....…..….…………………………..……….………....…..….…………………………..…………………………………..……..…….Wes Bender Discovering truths regarding God’s son and His continued work in our lives through the Holy Spirit 991 – This Is My Father’s World 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 8 – Amber Johnson, Patty Martin

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service This annual service will be Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm at The Temple (5015 Harding Rd.) The service will include original music from a Temple songwriter, Stacy Beyer, some appropriate patriotic music, some Scriptural readings, a benediction and invocation, and an offering to be collected and divided between Second Harvest and World Relief.

The evening will also include some reflections on the immigrant experience by Dr. Frank Boehm, a Temple member and distinguished physician, communal leader and contributing writer for the Tennessean. Josh Barton will offer a brief text from the Jewish scriptures on thanksgiving, Wesley Bender will do the same from Christian scriptures, Thomas Kleinert will offer an opening prayer and Tom Gholson will offer the closing benediction. The service will be followed by a wonderful reception of delicious sweets, treats and other festive culinary delights. For all of us at West End this is a great way to express our value of diversity.


WHEN

WHAT

WHO

Every Sunday 9:00 am and 10:00 am

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

Sunday Night Devotional in the Community Room “The Conquest

of the Promised Land: JoshuaRuth” Class in

* Nov. 11 5:45

Ladies Bible Class

All Ladies

Wednesday Knitting Group

Anyone interested in knitting

CCC Thanksgiving Program

Nov. 19 5:30

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service at The Temple

Nov. 22 7:00

No classes

Nov. 25

Everyone

Ken Dye kdye@westendcoc.org

Tom Seals Tom.Seals@lipscomb.edu

the Conference Room

Round Table Discussion, Bible classes & FriendSpeak Wednesday Night Meal LEFTOVERS plus

Every Wednesday 6:30

Everyone

CONTACT/SIGN UP

Kay Wyatt Fred.wyatt@comcast.net

Children Adults

Everyone

CCC Families

Everyone

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

Dec. 5 9 – 11

Breakfast with Santa

Children and Adults

Kim Simpson kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com

Dec. 6 5:30

Annual Christmas Show

Everyone

Chuck Wright hdbikerboy50@yahoo.com

Dec. 8 6:30

Literary Society Mtg. in the Library

(Bring a Christmas Dish)

Literary Society members

Kay Wyatt Fred.wyatt@comcast.net

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


WHEN

WHAT

WHO

CONTACT

Nov. 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 Guests are welcome

Visitation Team Mtg. Nursery

Leanne Hayes

*

Worship Leaders

Nov. 15

Prayer Scripture Communion

Bob Johnson Josh Orman John Crawford

Foreign Missions Team Mtg.

Foreign Missions Team

WHAT

Every Sunday Morning and Wednesday Night

Nursery Volunteers

Every Monday night during school year

Inner City

3rd Tuesday night each month 6:30 Wednesday afternoons and evenings Wednesday 6:30

*

Worship Leaders

WHEN

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

Jeremy Hayes H.L. Floyd Daniel Stults

Prayer Scripture Communion

Dec. 6

Kim Simpson

Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com

Nursery

Nov. 22

Kim Simpson

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

WHO High School age thru Adult High School age thru Adult

Anyone

Adults Adults

Lauren Smith Laurencsmith29@gmal.com Derek Smith Smithbdere29@gmail.com

Chuck Whittle c.whittle@usa.net

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

Hip replacement surgery She is 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

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

David Surber

Rehab Richland Place Healthcare Ctr., Room 223-A, 500 Elmington Ave., Nashville, TN 37205 Ph. 615-460-1384 Prayers, cards, calls & visits

COMMUNION DELIVERY November 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.


a place to belong p2 membership Ephesians 1:15-23 Last week we created a framework for our current series, a place to belong. This framework centered around vision. A really great vision is simply a glimpse of a better future that causes an individual to act differently in the present. Paul writes a letter to the church in Ephesus that is directed to Gentiles (non-Jewish people). Paul paints a picture of the future where everyone belongs to the kingdom of God through Christ. Everyone. As we read through Ephesians and catch a glimpse of this vision, it should fuel us to act differently in the present. In this vision, Paul takes time to reflect on our past failures and God’s present redemption. He insists that God not only raised Jesus up and sat him in heavenly places above all authority (Eph 2:20-21), but he did the same for us (2:4-6). We must identify with Christ in his life, death, resurrection and ascension. We have been raised with Christ. As this vision becomes clear in our hearts and minds, it should fuel these statements:

i belong to the kingdom of God through Christ i connect to the body of Christ through a local church Being a member of a local church is a gift allowing us to express and strengthen our sense of belonging to the kingdom of God. Membership to a local church is important to personal spiritual growth. Needless to say, I’m a little partial to our body of believers here at West End ;) Thanks for being here this morning.

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