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March 13, 2016

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 Welcome & Family Matters ………………….………………….…………….…………….………………………..….…Jason Larkins 42 – How Majestic Is Your Name 96 – I Stand In Awe Scripture Reading…………..……………………………..……………………..………..............................................................…Kris Lange Listening to the God-breathed Word Prayer……………………………………………..……………………………..……………………..…………...........................................….Harold Kraus Asking for God’s continued blessing on us and the community we seek to serve 176 – Lamb Of God Communion & Offering…………………..………...……………………..…………………..……...............................John Crawford 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 Dismiss Children (age 3-Kindergarten) to Children’s Worship 559 – The Joy Of The Lord Sermon………....…..….……………….……....….…..……………………..……………………………………..………..….……….…....…..…….Wes Bender Discovering truths regarding God’s son and His continued work in our lives through the Holy Spirit 683 – I Am Mine No More 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 – March 13 Brigitte Lange, Harriette Shivers

March 6, 2016 ATTENDANCE – 178 March 6, 2016 WE GAVE . . . Regular contribution…….....$7,279.73

College Students and Young Professionals (single/married with no children)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Let’s share a meal together at the home of Wes & Leanne Bender, Sunday April 3, 12 noon – 2 pm 205 Heather Circle, Brentwood, TN RSVP to Leanne: leannejbender@yahoo.com

*Need a ride?

Let us know and we will get you there.

Dear Friends: We are very grateful for every expression of your love and well wishes for our marriage. We are so blessed to be part of this Church Family. Thank you so much for honoring us with a delicious Chili Supper and Recipe Shower. The beautiful wedding cake was so special. We shall always remember the fun we had in the extravagantly balloon decorated room. With Our Love, Chuck & Shirley Whittle


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

Every Wednesday 6:30pm

March 16 5:45pm

March 22 6:30pm

Ladies Bible Class

All Ladies

Wednesday Knitting Group

Anyone interested in knitting

Table Discussion, Bible classes & FriendSpeak

Children Adults

Wednesday Night Meal Whatever we find in the freezer…and more! Literary Society Mtg. This month’s book is Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee.

Leanne Bender will

Kay Wyatt Fred.wyatt@comcast.net

Everyone

Literary Society Members

Kay Wyatt Fred.wyatt@comcast.net

lead the discussion. Please bring your own meal – dessert will be provided. March 25

Church Office and Preschool CLOSED for Good Friday

Church staff, Preschool staff and children

March 26 10:00–12:00

Easter Egg Hunt

Families with children birth thru elementary

Kim Simpson kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com

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


WHEN

WHAT

WHO

CONTACT

March 13

Children’s Worship

Sitton/Smith

Kim Simpson kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com

March 15 6:30pm

Visitation Team Mtg.

Visitation Team Members *Guests are welcome

Nursery

*

Worship Leaders

March 20

Prayer Scripture Communion

Steve Parham Derek Smith Winston Fish

Nursery

*

March 27

Worship Leaders

Prayer Scripture Communion

WHEN

WHAT

Every Sunday Morning and Wednesday Night

Nursery Volunteers

Every Monday night during school year

Inner City

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

Jeremy Hayes Josh Orman Milo Ligget

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

Kris Thurman kris.thurman@outlook.com Jan Welden weldenjan@gmail.com Lauren Smith Laurencsmith29@gmal.com Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com

Lauren Smith Laurencsmith29@gmal.com Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com

WHO

CONTACT

High School age thru Adult High School age thru Adult

Lauren Smith laurencsmith29@gmail.com

Anyone

Adults Adults

Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com Kris Thurman kris.thurman@outlook.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 She has a new address: 15 Burton Hills Blvd., #335 Nashville, TN 37215 Prayers

Buddy McKenzie

Amanda McKenzie’s father-in-law P.O. Box 441 Trenton, GA 30752 Prayers and cards

Paul & Emma Brown

(former members) Sycamore Terrace, Apt. 330 1427 Lebanon Pk. Nashville, TN 37210 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

AT HOME: Prayers, cards, visits

Cecelia VanDyke has a broken wrist

David Surber Nickie Kerr Jo Walker 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 March 13 – Jim Baker March 20 – Kris Thurman March 27 – Wes Bender

We express our sympathy to John & Betty Mansfield and their family in the passing of John’s mother, Janie Mansfield. Her funeral was Saturday in Glasgow, KY. We also express our sympathy to Sally Walker and her family in the passing of her daughter, Travis, this past Thursday. A private family memorial will be held. Sally’s address is 1709 Gale Ln., Nashville, TN 37212. Dear West End Church Family, I appreciate so much the many acts of kindness that you have shown me during the last few weeks. Your prayers, cards and calls have really lifted my spirits and helped make my recovery easier. We think of you often and have many happy memories of the years we worshipped with you. Please continue to remember me as I heal from surgery and prepare for the treatment which is to come. ---Jackie Hill 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.


Evolution of the Call, p1 Hebrews 1:1-4 Here’s the simple premise of the series we launch today: You are called. I’m not sure how that resonates with you, if it generates enthusiasm or perhaps makes you a bit nervous. In today’s world, a calling on one’s life is often synonymous with a complete life change. . . something to the degree of selling everything and moving to a third world country. This simple premise naturally leads to one simple question, “will I have to change everything if I accept the call?” Here’s the not-so-simple answer: maybe. One thing is clear throughout all of scripture, the call of God is a call to relationship. A deeper, more meaningful relationship with God is a calling that in turn creates stronger relationship with self, others and the rest of creation. We have a high calling to embrace . . . glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. It’s the ultimate reason for which we were created. We were created to serve and give praise to our Creator through our thoughts, words and actions. When we do this, we experience the presence of God as our heavenly Father and live in a joyful, intimate relationship with Him and His children. This is the clear and compelling call of God. As we begin this new series, I encourage us to pray for increased perspective. Pray for a greater understanding of our church and our community. God is calling and we want to be a church that accepts. May His Spirit be among us this morning. Thanks for being here.

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