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Third Sunday of Easter April 15, 2018

THE CHURCH PROCLAIMS THE WORD OF GOD FIRST READING (pg.990) ………………………..………………....…………….…………..…….……………………...….1 John 3:1-7 ANTHEM ....................................................................................................................................................................Joseph P. Martin Shepherd of My Life

THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP GOD CHIMING THE HOUR

SECOND READING (pg. 861) ……………..………….……………………………………………………….………..…Luke 24:36b-48 MESSAGE…………………………………………………………………………………………………………Rev. Uwe C. Scharf, Ph,D.

WORDS OF WELCOME

“Why are you so frightened, and why do doubts arise in your hearts?”

ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE DAY CHILDREN’S MOMENT…………………………………………………………………………………………………….Mary Redmon PRELUDE………………………………………………………………………………………….………………………....…Phil Wickham

SILENT MEDITATION MORNING PRAYER

This is Amazing Grace

THE CHURCH COMES TOGETHER AT THE LORD’S TABLE

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST……………………………………………………………………………….....Evelyn Bley

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP

*CALL TO WORSHIP…………………………………...…...…………………...…………………………………………….Lexi Kilburn

OFFERTORY………………...………...………………………………………………………..………..........................Dean Krippaehne

Leader: PEOPLE: Leader: PEOPLE: Leader: UNISON:

God has set apart those who are faithful. Our Creator will hear us when we call. GOD PUTS GLADNESS IN OUR HEARTS AND MINDS. WE WILL LIE DOWN IN SAFETY AND SLEEP IN PEACE. Beloved, we are God’s children now. What we will be has not yet been revealed. WE ARE HERE TO REMEMBER JESUS CHRIST. WE WANT TO BE LIKE THE ONE WHO LIVED BY LOVE. Our faith strengthens us for each day’s living. God empowers our ministries of caring. WE TRUST GOD WHOSE CHILDREN WE ARE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT GOD WILL REVEAL TO US.

Lord, My Strength

DOXOLOGY………………….……………….…...……...…….…...……………......…....................................................................CH. 46 Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING We give with joy, gracious God, for you have been with us even when we were unfaithful. You have kept us in safety through times of grave distress. We can call on you in all times and places, in life and in death, knowing that your strength is available to sustain us. We give now that your church may be empowered in the proclamation of good news and the transformation of human life. Amen. COMMUNION INVITATION COMMUNION HYMN………………………………………………………………………………………………………………...CH. 426 The Voice of Jesus Calls His People

*WORSHIP HYMN ………………………………………………………………….………………….......................................…CH. 233

*INVOCATION AND LORD’S PRAYER

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus

God of our ancestors, author of life, source of Easter good news, we are drawn together again by the mystery of life and death. We call on you, so far beyond our knowing, with a mixture of faith and doubt. Let your face shine on us as we put our trust in you. Draw together the fragments of our busy lives around the central core of love which you provide, that we might relate to one another as whole people. Grant us a fuller sense of what is right and good, and help us to live at our best. We pray in the name of our Lord Jesus who taught us to pray, saying, “Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil; for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever and ever.” Amen *GLORIA PATRI…………………………………………………………………………………...……….………………...…….…...CH. 35 Glory Be to the Father

PRAYER FOR THE BREAD ……………………………….…………………….…………………………………………..Pam Brown PRAYER FOR THE CUP…………………………………………………………………………………………………….Kathryn Bean DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS………………………………………...………………………………..…………David Haas You Are Mine The Lord’s Table is open for all people. Christ has set the table before us. It is by His invitation we are fed. You may eat the bread as it is passed and drink the cup at the conclusion of the Words of Institution.

WORDS OF INSTITUTION PASSING THE PEACE OF CHRIST Leader: PEOPLE:

The Peace of Christ be with you. AND ALSO WITH YOU. (Through an extended hand or open arms, share the Peace of Christ with each other).


THE CHURCH GOES FORTH TO SERVE GOD IN MISSION INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP *HYMN OF INVITATION…………………………………...………………………..................................................................CH. 572 Take Time to Be Holy During the singing of the Hymn of Invitation, we invite anyone wishing to become a Christian or wishing to unite with this congregation, to please come forward.

*TAKING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST INTO THE WORLD *BENEDICTION *POSTLUDE………………………………………………………………………………...................................................Daniel Wilshire Peace Be Upon You Children Preschool – 2nd grade may attend Children, Worship & Wonder 3rd – 8th grades attend LIV BIG! *PLEASE STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE

DIACONATE SERVING TODAY Bill Loftis, Nathan Loftis, Christie Wells, Anthony Martinez

Thank you for worshipping at West Side Christian Church today. We hope you received a blessing this morning, and that you will experience God’s presence in the week ahead. We look forward to seeing you next Sunday!

The Welcome Loaf

We offer a homemade loaf of bread to first time visitors as an expression of our appreciation for your presence. Please see a greeter at the door following worship to receive your loaf.

West Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

West Side is a Global Ministries Church You can now listen to a live stream of the Sunday morning worship service on your home computer by going to our website www.wscc-doc.church or on your smart phone or table by going to www.mixlr.com/westsideccdoc

535 Cherokee Road Portsmouth, VA 23701 757-488-0514 Website: www.wscc-doc.church Email: pastormark@westsideccdoc.org

Mark E. Poindexter, Pastor Kristen Schafer, Music Director


THIS WEEK AT WEST SIDE

IN NEED OF PRAYERS

TODAY: April 15, 2018

Church Members

 9:00 AM  9:45 AM  11:00 AM  12:00 PM

Coffee Fellowship Church School Worship Hour Youth

Monday: April 16  9:00 AM Preschool & K-5 Tuesday: April 17  9:00 AM Preschool & K-5 Wednesday: April 18  9:00 AM Preschool& K-5  9:00 AM Music Club  7:00 PM Choir Thursday: April 19  9:00 AM Preschool & K-5  10:00 AM Oasis Friday: April 20  9:00 AM Preschool & K-5 Saturday: April 21  6:30 PM Pot Luck Supper Sunday: April 22  9:00 AM Coffee Fellowship  9:45 AM Church School  11:00 AM Worship Hour  12:00 PM Youth OFFERING Needed for Weekly Budgeted Expenses $ 4,033.00 April 8, 2018 $4,131.84

Betty Lou Fox Evelyn Brown Joyce Tippin Barbara Powell Wilma Ingram Frances Wells

Family & Friends John & Shirley Jones Brenda Carter Pam Bunch Patricia Mann Tabitha Jeffers Joyce Stern Megan Relis Brayden Lenegar Jordan Lahy

Shut In’s Belinda Gray Mary Wyatt To submit a prayer request, use the yellow request form in the pew holders and place in the offering plate as it is passed. Please date your request and supply you name and phone number so that we may contact you for updates. Names will remain on the prayer list for 3-weeks unless otherwise requested.


Announcements for the week of April 15, 2018  Pastor Mark is continuing to recover well from his surgery. He will be back in the pulpit next Sunday.  Our volunteers will be serving lunch at Oasis Social Ministry on Thursday, April 19. If you are interested in helping, please let David McCrickard know today. Carpooling from the church can be arranged.  The Church Care Team would like to remind those students applying for the Edan Shearin Scholarship to please pick up the necessary form in the church office. Applications deadline is Sunday, May 6. Graduation Sunday is June 3.  Pot Luck Supper will be Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 PM. We ask that you kindly bring 2 dishes to share and the church will provide the beverages and rolls.  District VIII Men will hold their next dinner meeting on Thursday, April 26, 6:30 PM at Park View Christian Church, 3201 Western Branch Blvd, Chesapeake. Those interested in attending can contact the church office or speak with David McCrickard. When more information is received we will include in next weeks’ bulletin.  West Side Preschool is currently registering for the 2018-19 school year. Classes are open to ages 2 yrs. – Kindergarten. Registration forms can be obtained in the church office or you can speak with Carrie Kelly, Preschool Director.  Start clearing out those closets and garages because West Side is having a Yard Sale on Saturday, May 19. Items can be placed behind the blue screen in the Fellowship Center. Volunteers will be needed to sort and price items the week of May 14-18. If you have any questions you can contact Pam Gibbs.  Rev. Nathan Brown will receive A Doctorate of Ministry in Homiletics from the University of the South, in Sewanee, TN on Friday, May 11, 2018. His address is 2094 Haverhill Dr., Marietta, GA 30062. The announcement can be seen on the bulletin board by the Sanctuary.  If your current contact information has recently changed, please let Trish know in the church office so that she can keep her records up to date. We like to have your current mailing address, phone numbers and email addresses. We often have mail returned due to incorrect information.

April 15, 2018  
April 15, 2018