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May 15, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS MICAH! Micah Lynn Mcdowell is graduating from Oakland High School and plans to attend the University of Kentucky to get a degree in Physical Therapy. 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 ………………….……………………….……………………….…………...………….…...… Joe Simpson 310 – At The Name Of Jesus

Here I Am To Worship Scripture Reading…………..………………………………..……………..………………………………..………………....................Josh Orman Listening to the God-breathed Word Prayer……………………………………………..……………………………..……………………..……….................................................….Neal Allison Asking for God’s continued blessing on us and the community we seek to serve 176 – Lamb Of God Communion & Offering…………………..………...………………………..…………….……..……....................................Fred Wyatt 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 238 – You Are The Words and The Music Sermon………....…..….……………….……....….…..……………………..……………………………………...….…………….….…....…..…….Wes Bender Discovering truths regarding God’s son and His continued work in our lives through the Holy Spirit 915 – Trust and Obey Shepherd’s Prayer…………….……....….…..……………………..……………………………………...….…………….…………....Winston Fish

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 – May 15 Lauren McCluggage, Paula Allen

May 8, 2016 ATTENDANCE – 238 May 8, 2016 WE GAVE . . . Regular contribution…….....$12,857.00

Tuesday Ladies Bible class is taking a break for the summer and will resume meeting in September.

JOIN US! Ladies’ Day Sunday, June 5 Lunch 11:30 – 1:00 Painting 1:00 – 4:00 Register online at http://tinyurl.com/WELadies Cost - $40 $30 paid online for the painting project $10 to Leanne Bender for lunch


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 Wednesday 10:00am – 12:00 noon Every Wednesday 6:30pm

Sunday Night in the Community Room – studying the Book of Joshua “1 & 2 Samuel: The Monarchy” Class in the Conference Room

Everyone

Everyone

Wednesday Knitting Group

Anyone interested in knitting

Bible classes & FriendSpeak

Children - Adults

CONTACT/SIGN UP

Ken Dye kdye@westendcoc.org

Tom Seals Tom.Seals@lipscomb.edu

VISITORS & NEW MEMBERS There is a Sunday morning adult class for Visitors and New Members meeting TODAY and May 22 in the Parlor at 9 am.

West End Literary Society will meet on Tuesday, May 24th, in the Parlor at 6:30. Paula Allen will lead our discussion of The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. The meal will be provided. Our Wednesday Night Meal (5:30 – 6:30) on May 18th will be a COOKOUT – Hamburgers, Hot dogs and fixin’s. We hope you will join us and stay for classes that begin at 6:30. Adults - $6 / Children - $3 (exception–1 free child’s meal per paying adult) Preschool & College Students eat FREE  May 18th will be our last Wednesday night meal until August. Our cooks are taking a much needed break for the summer.

WEST END MEN, The Men’s Ministry Quarterly Breakfast takes place on st Saturday, May 21 from 8am to 9:30am followed by campus cleaning and repairs. Please RSVP for the breakfast and include whether you plan to work. $5 donations are requested to assist with the breakfast cost. Contact/Sign Up: Hector Wilson @ hwilson22@gmail.com or - 805-801-6885

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


WHEN

WHAT

WHO

CONTACT

May 15

Children’s Worship

Hayes/Wilder

Kim Simpson kimberly.simpson11@yahoo.com

May 15

Foreign Missions Team Mtg.

Foreign Missions Team

May 16 7:00 pm

Leadership Team Mtg.

Leadership Team members

Wes Bender wbender@westendcoc.org

May 17 6:30 pm

Visitation Team Mtg.

Visitation Team Members *Guests are welcome Leanne Hayes

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

Nursery Worship Leaders

May 22

Prayer Scripture Communion Nursery

May 29

*

Derek Smith Jason Smith Charles Caudill Deb Wright Becky Goree

Worship Leaders

Prayer Scripture Communion

*

Drew Mason Doug Jones Winston Fish

Fred Wyatt Fred.wyatt@comcast.net

Derek Smith Smithbderek29@gmail.com

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

WHEN

WHAT

WHO

CONTACT

Every Sunday Morning and Wednesday Night

Nursery Volunteers

High School age thru Adult

Lauren Smith laurencsmith29@gmail.com

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

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

Anyone

Adults Adults

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 Elias Kolbe

Nancy Gardner’s 7 year old grandson. He underwent a medical procedure on Monday in Raleigh, NC and is doing well. Prayers

Mary Frank Miller

(former member ) She is at home recovering from surgery. Prayers

Wyatt Compton

Lynn Doramus

Libby Massie’s daughter Receiving treatment for cancer Her address is: 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

Tonya Gilbert-Turner

(friend of Jane-Elise Thomas) She is undergoing cancer treatment for recurring cancer – she has been diagnosed with Stage 4 brain and lung cancer. Prayers

Teenaged son of friends of Jane-Elise Johnson Has been severely affected by meningitis and has been dealing with its ravages for years. He is currently holding his own and in better health than a year ago. Prayers

AT HOME: Prayers, cards, visits

Steve Johnston 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 TO SHUT-INS May 15 – Chuck Whittle May 22 – Ken Dye May 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.


If We are the Body p4, eagerly desire the greater gifts If you are visiting with us this morning, welcome to our family. This morning, we continue our series on family perspective as we discuss what it means to be the Body of Christ. We have used chapter 12 of the first letter to the church in Corinth as our scriptural foundation. I would like verse 31 to be our calling to respond to the message of Jesus this morning. 1 Corinthians 12:31 calls us to obey: “But earnestly desire the greater gifts.�

This command is not

addressed to individual believers as would lend itself to distinguishing some individual gifts as being better than others. This cannot be the case as each gift is given by God for what He determines is best for us and good for the overall church body. It’s not a matter of having gifts on demand. Instead, collectively, as a local body of Christ, we ought to desire that the greater gifts of edification and instruction in the word be very evident among us.

We need the support gifts (apostles,

prophets, evangelists, teachers, pastor-teachers) to be foundational in a church so that the rest of the gifts can flourish and grow and be expressed. There is a context in which our gifts are to be expressed: the sacrificial way of agape love at work. So verse 31 encourages action on our part . . . God wants us to honor one another, to serve one another, and put to work the gifts with which he has so richly endowed us.

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