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Second Sunday after Epiphany January 15, 2017

*GLORIA PATRI…………………………………………………………………………………..……….………………………...….CH. 35 Glory Be to the Father

THE CHURCH PROCLAIMS THE WORD OF GOD

THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP GOD CHIMING THE HOUR

FIRST READING (pg. 446) .…….......………..……..….….......................................................................................Psalm 40:1-11

WORDS OF WELCOME

ANTHEM………………………………………………………………………………..…………………...…………...………..…Kurt Kaiser Pass it On

ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE DAY CHILDREN’S MOMENT (Children ages 3 yrs. – 2nd grade are invited to gather on the steps of the altar.)

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PRELUDE……………………………………………………………………………………………………………….….…Spanish Melody Come, Christians, Join to Sing *CALL TO WORSHIP Leader:

Have you understood God’s thoughts toward us? Have you listened to glad news of deliverance?

Leader:

Listen, all who are near and all who are far away; God is calling us as servants and as saints.

Leader:

Do not be afraid to serve God with your whole being. Neither fear the call to join the saints of Jesus Christ.

PEOPLE:

PEOPLE:

UNISON:

WE ARE HERE TO RECEIVE GOD’S MESSAGE. OUR HEARTS ARE OPEN TO THE WORD WE WILL HEAR.

USUALLY WE DO NOT THINK OF OURSELVES IN THAT WAY. WE RESIST LOWLY ROLES, BUT WE DO NOT APSIRE TO SAINTHOOD.

WE TRUST THAT GOD WILL STRENGTHEN US FOR OUR TASKS. MAY ARE READY TO BE LED INTO NEW RESPONSIBILITIES.

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST *WORSHIP HYMN…………………………………………...…............……………………………………….....................(see screen) In Christ Alone (Chris Tomlin)

*INVOCATION AND LORD’S PRAYER

God, we wait for You to hear our cries. We come from desperate situations and many moments of despair. Then, when You call us together, we are challenged to be and to do more than we have already faced. We have spent our strength. How can we do more? Will You renew us here? We feel that we have labored in vain. Will You help us make sense out of our failures? Come with Your saving help. We ask these things in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, 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

SECOND READING (pg. 862)…………….………….…..…….….…….…………….……………………………………John 1:29-42 MESSAGE………………………………………………………………………………………………..…The Rev. Uwe C. Scharf, Ph.D. “Let us get introduced to Jesus: God’s Chosen One, the Lamb of God, the Messiah!” SILENT MEDITATION MORNING PRAYER

THE CHURCH COMES TOGETHER AT THE LORD’S TABLE INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP OFFERTORY.................................................................................................................................Jesse Reeves, Kristian Stanfill Lord I Need You PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING

God of the saints in every age and time, we are grateful for the privilege of being numbered among them as we invest our gifts from You. Because of Your generosity, we have not lacked for anything we really need. Grant now that our words and deeds may follow our offering into loving service in Your realm. Amen. *GIVE THANKS………………….……………….…...……..…….…...…………….....….........................................................CH. 528 Give Thanks With a Grateful Heart COMMUNION INVITATION COMMUNION HYMN……..……………………..………………..……………………..………….……………………………...CH. 414 Eat This Bread PRAYER FOR THE BREAD…………………………………..……….……………….…….………..……………………Tom Larson

PRAYER FOR THE CUP………………….…...…………...……………………...………..……………………..……Jennifer Larson DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS………………………………………..……........................................................Kari Jobe Forever (We Sing Hallelujah) 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


THE CHURCH GOES FORTH TO SERVE GOD IN MISSION INVITATION TO DISCIPLESHIP *HYMN OF INVITATION……………………………………………………………….……....................................................CH. 480 I Love to Tell the Story 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.

*BENEDICTION *TAKING THE LIGHT OF CHRIST INTO THE WORLD *POSTLUDE………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…Herbert S. Irons Heal Me, Hands of Jesus

ǂ Children Preschool – 2nd grade may attend Children, Worship & Wonder Youth attend LIVE BIG! *PLEASE STAND AS YOU ARE ABLE

DIACONATE SERVING TODAY Janey Culpepper, Megan Baines, Christie Wells, Alex Everett 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 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.westsideccdoc.org or on your smart phone or table by going to www.mixlr.com/westsideccdoc.

West Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 535 Cherokee Road Portsmouth, VA 23701 757- 488-0514

Website: www.westsideccdoc.org Email: westside@westsideccdoc.org Mark E. Poindexter, Pastor Kristen Schafer, Music Director


Announcements for the week of January 15, 2017 •

There will be a brief meeting of the Diaconate following today’s worship service in the front of the Sanctuary. This meeting is for all new Diaconate as well as current Diaconate who wish to get a “refresher” on serving and preparing communion. If you have not already received your 2017 serving schedule, please see Pam Gibbs.

The church office and Preschool will be closed tomorrow in observance of the MLK holiday.

Those interested in volunteering at Oasis on Thursday, January 19, please see David McCrickard today.

The Disciples Men will host their monthly prayer breakfast on Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 AM. Reservation are appreciated. All are invited to attend.

The Youth will hold a Bake Sale in the Gathering Area following the worship service on Sunday, January 22.

The Disciples Women will be hosting a Soup & Salad lunch on Sunday, February 5 following the worship service. Beverage and dessert will be included. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 10 and under! Please sign up in the Gathering Area on the bulletin board.

West Side will house and feed the homeless in our community, February 18-25. Coats and personal hygiene items are now being collected. A designated donation box is located in the foyer. Volunteers will also be needed to help cook, serve, and chaperone overnight during this week. A sign-up sheet is posted in the Gathering Area. Please contact Bill Loftis for more information.


THIS WEEK AT WEST SIDE • • • • •

Today: January 15

9:00 AM 9:45 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 4:30 PM

Coffee Fellowship Church School Worship Hour Diaconate Meeting Youth

Monday: January 16 • MLK Holiday Tuesday: January 17 • 9:00 AM Preschool & K-5 • 7:00 PM Elders Wednesday: January 18 • 9:00 AM Preschool & K-5 • 9:00 AM FC – Music Club • 7:00 PM Choir Thursday: January 19 • 9:00 AM Preschool & K-5 • 10:00 AM Oasis Friday: January 20 • 9:00 AM Preschool & K-5 Saturday: January 21 • 8:00 AM DMF Prayer Breakfast Sunday: January 22 • 9:00 AM Coffee Fellowship • 9:45 AM Church School • 11:00 AM Worship Hour • 12:00 PM DWF Luncheon • 4:30 PM Youth

OFFERING

Needed for Weekly Budget Expenses $ 4,208.00 January 8, 2017 No service due to weather conditions

IN NEED OF PRAYERS Church Members Dick Cornwell Evelyn Brown Justin Friberg Kathy Saunders Uwe Scharf Doris Tugwell Wilma Ingram Frances Wells Mary Wyatt

Family & Friends

Owen Christiansen Dottie Wyatt Michael Davenport Peppi & Ariel Dayton Jorg Scharf Mary C. Chapman Megan Relis Codee Comberiati Fred Broccolo Joan Newsome Bailey Lowe Van Paul Marcie Shea Frances Martin Jean Thompson Angela Powell Daisha Melchor & family Stuart & Amy Emerson Billie Warren Mary Grace Thomas Kathy & Curtis Nelson Amber Critzer & Family Katrina Hastings Phil Barnes Judy Kelly Ruth Ann Gonsalves Jordan Lahy

Shut In’s

Ruth Blackman Belinda Gray


January 15, 2017