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December 20, 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 1018 – Joy To The World 997 – O Come All Ye Faithful

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Scripture Reading …………..…………….………………..…..…………..…………………......……….……….……… Clay McCluggage Listening to the God-breathed Word 1017 – Away In A Manger Prayer……………………………………………..……………………………..……………………….............................…………..………..….Kris Thurman Asking for God’s continued blessing on us and the community we seek to serve 1028 – O Holy Night 1001 – Hark The Herald Angels Sing Communion & Offering……………………………………………..…………….……….………..….……..………….....…….…...Kris Lange 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 999 – The First Noel Kids’ Front Row………………………………..………………………………….…………………………………….…….………..….……..Wes and Joe Dismiss Children (ages 3-6) to Children’s Worship 1012 – Go Tell It On The Mountain Sermon………....…..….……………….……....…..”A Gift Worth Sharing”…..……………………………..…..…….Wes Bender Discovering truths regarding God’s son and His continued work in our lives through the Holy Spirit 382 – Why Did My Savior Come To Earth Shepherd’s Prayer 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 – December 20 Caroline Wilson, Julie Garrett, Lauren McCluggage

West End Men The Men’s Ministry 2016 Kickoff Breakfast will take place on Saturday morning, January 23rd at 8am to 9:30am. Be sure to join us for some great fellowship and food as we plan our Men's Ministry activities for next year. Contact/Sign Up: Hector Wilson @ hwilson22@gmail.com - or - 805-801-6885 Please RSVP in advance and contribute $2 to assist with the breakfast cost. ~ Hector Wilson


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

Sunday Night Devotional in the Community Room “The Conquest

of the Promised Land: JoshuaRuth” Class in

Everyone

Everyone

CONTACT/SIGN UP

Ken Dye kdye@westendcoc.org

Tom Seals Tom.Seals@lipscomb.edu

the Conference Room

Every Wednesday

Wednesday Knitting Group

Anyone interested in knitting

Every Wednesday 6:30

Round Table Discussion, Bible classes & FriendSpeak

Children Adults

Dec. 21 thru Jan. 3

CCC closed for Winter Break

CCC children and families

No classes

Our Shepherds encourage family time

10:00 – 12:00

Dec. 23

Christmas Eve Service – 4:30

Dec. 24

Everyone

Dec. 24 & 25

Church Office Closed

Church Staff

Jan. 1

Church Office Closed

Church Staff

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


WHEN

WHAT

WHO

CONTACT

Dec. 20

Children’s Worship

Leslie Sitton

Kim Simpson kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com

Deb Wright Harriette Shivers

Lauren Smith Laurencsmith29@gmal.com

Nursery

Dec. 27

Jan. 3

Worship Leaders

*

Prayer Scripture Communion

Jason Larkins Miles McDowell

Nursery

*

Worship Leaders

WHAT

Sunday Morning

Children’s Worship Volunteers

Every Sunday Morning and Wednesday Night

Nursery Volunteers

Every Monday night during school year

Inner City

3rd Tuesday night each month 6:30

Visitation Team Mtg.

Wednesday afternoons and evenings Wednesday 6:30

Meal preparation & clean-up FriendSpeak Teachers

Lauren Smith laurencsmith29@gmail.com Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com

Prayer Scripture Communion

WHEN

Derek Smith Smithbdere29@gmail.com

WHO High School age thru Adult High School age thru Adult High School age thru Adult

Anyone

Adults Adults

CONTACT Kim Simpson kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com 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

Lynn Doramus

Libby Massie’s daughter Receiving treatment for cancer Prayers

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

Buddy McKenzie

Recovering from 2 surgeries -- for lung cancer and stage 3 kidney cancer Amanda McKenzie’s father-in-law P.O. Box 441 Trenton, GA 30752 Prayers and cards

Nickie Kerr

She has melanoma Prayers

AT HOME: Prayers, cards, visits

David Surber Jo Walker Caleb Puckett Vic & Frank Batson 210 Laura Ct., Florence, AL 35630

COMMUNION DELIVERY December 20 – Chuck Whittle 27 – John Ewing

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

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.


 If you paid for a poinsettia in memory of someone, you may take your plant(s) home with you today. As always any plants not claimed may be taken to shut-ins. IN MEMORY Richard Allen Sobel, Alleyn Boyle Sobel, Richard Allen Sobel, Jr., Clifton Boyle Sobel, Debbie Hill Sobel given by Sissy Sobel Gene Goodman and Jim Bompart given by Elizabeth Goodman and Carol Bompart John & Ione Malcom, Larry Elder, Paul Martin, JoJo Brazil given by Louise Malcom Paul Martin given by Patty Martin and the Simpson Family Stansell & Leah Jones, Kenneth & Audrey Dye, McKenna Faith Dye given by Ken & Jane Dye Ed & Dora Perry given by John & Rebekah Baylor Herschel & Margaret Gaddes, Mary Blazer, John Parker given by John & Karen Ewing Milton & Ann Sitton given by Bobo & Leslie Sitton and family Shirley & Mable Franklin, John & Kathryn McLeod, Jack McLeod, Jane McLeod Collard, Lucille Chaffin given by Jim & Shirley McLeod Gentry & Mary Hunter Speed, Cecil & Mary Christian given by Oakley & Janice Christian Amos Gardner, Fred Gardner, Andy Gardner given by Nancy Gardner, Lori Crawford, and Freda Fuller Jack & Ann Welden given by Jan Welden Mr. & Mrs. James T. Baker, Sr. given by James T. Baker, Jr., Mr. & Mrs. A.E. Hicks given by Julia Small Lizzie Fisher given by Virginia Willis A.V.Nash given by Ruby Nash Joe Hyre given by Jay & Tina White

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