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THE CHURCH PROCLAIMS THE WORD OF GOD

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost July 22, 2018

FIRST READING (pg. 950) ……………………………………………….….………...........….………….….......…Ephesians 2:11-22

SPECIAL MUSIC – Christie Wells and Anthony Martinez ....................................................................................MercyMe I Can Only Imagine

THE CHURCH GATHERS TO WORSHIP GOD

SECOND READING (pg. 785) ……………..……………….…………………….………….……..……..…….….………….Matthew 5-7

CHIMING THE HOUR

MESSAGE……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Pastor Mark E. Poindexter

WORDS OF WELCOME

MORNING PRAYER

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SILENT MEDITATION

ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE DAY

THE CHURCH COMES TOGETHER AT THE LORD’S TABLE

CHILDREN’S MOMENT

INVITATION TO CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP

PRELUDE………………………………………………………………………………………………….….………….…William Bradbury Jesus Loves Me

*CALL TO WORSHIP…………………………………...…...…………………...………………………………...……..…..Abbi Kilburn

Leader: PEOPLE:

Leader: PEOPLE:

Our Lord says, COME AWAY TO A DESERTED PLACE AND REST FOR A WHILE. God calls us to quiet and rest, EVEN AS WE CONTINUE TO MINISTER TO THOSE IN NEED.

*WORSHIP HYMN ………………………………………………………………….……………………….........................Chris Tomlin 10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord)

BRINGING IN THE LIGHT OF CHRIST………………………………………………………………….………………Ava Everett

*INVOCATION AND LORD’S PRAYER

Gracious God, fill our weakness with your strength; bind our brokenness up with your healing; calm our fears with your peace. Let us be about the tasks of your love. Use us to be a church where healing and caring and joy blend in the tones of worship. This we offer in the name of 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

OFFERTORY………………...………...…………………………………………………………………………………Rev. Carey Landry Jesus Is Life

*DOXOLOGY………………….……………..…...……...…….…...……………......…....................................................................CH. 46 Praise God from Whom All Blessing Flow

*PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING Almighty God, enthroned in eternity; crucified and risen in Christ. Make us evermore mindful of the blessings you grant us each day and more willing to share those blessings with others. This we pray in the name of the one who gave his very self, Christ our Lord. Amen. COMMUNION INVITATION COMMUNION HYMN……………………………………………………………………………………………………………......CH. 386 We Come as Guests Invited

PRAYER FOR THE BREAD …………………………….…………………………………….……………….……….....Kathryn Bean

PAYER FOR THE CUP …………………………….……………………………………………….…………………………….Steve Gray

DISTRIBUTION OF THE ELEMENTS……………………………………………………….........................…………Bob Dufford Be Not Afraid

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. 595 Be Thou My Vision

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……………………………………………………………………………….......................................................John S. Norris Where He Leads Me

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

DIACONATE SERVING TODAY Fran Gray, Bonnie Bour, Janey Culpepper, Cindy Wallace

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

July 22, 2018 • 9:00 AM Coffee Fellowship • 9:45 AM Church School • 11:00 AM Worship Hour • 12:00 PM Youth Monday: July 23 • No Scheduled Church Activities Tuesday: July 24 • No Scheduled Church Activities Wednesday: July 25 • No Scheduled Church Activities Thursday: July 26 • 6:30 PM District VIII Dinner @ Hilton Christian Friday: July 27 • No Scheduled Church Activities Saturday: July 28 • 10:00 AM FC Reserved (Wyatt) Sunday: July 29 • 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 July 15, 2018 Information unavailable

IN NEED OF PRAYERS Church Members Tina Jones Betty Lou Fox Evelyn Brown Joyce Tippin Barbara Powell Wilma Ingram Frances Wells

Family & Friends Tony Allison David Trevino Avonlea Spear 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 your 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

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Announcements for the week of July 22, 2018

 Pastor Mark will be away helping Michele return to college the end of this week and next week. Uwe Scharf will be filling the pulpit on July 29. If you have an urgent pastoral need, please contact your Elder. If you don’t know who your Elder is, call the church office and Trish can give you that information. 

Vacation Bible School – “God’s Backyard” Begins July 30 - August 3 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM for ages 3 years (must be potty trained) - 12 years. A light snack will be provided to the children each evening. We will wrap up the week on Saturday, August 4 at 6:00 PM with a program and pot luck supper. Allison and Tyler Christofferson will be VBS Co-Directors. Volunteers will be needed in all areas!

 Those wishing to send Ivy Kelly a note of care and encouragement while she is away at school can do so at the following address: Ivy Kelly, Carter Ashley Hall, 250-1, P. O. Box 1500, Fishersville, VA 22939.  National Night Out will be Tuesday, August 7. More information will be forthcoming in the next newsletter.  West Side Preschool is now registering for the 2018-2019 school year. Availability is open in the 2-1/2, 2, 3 and 4-year-old classes. Kindergarten is currently full. Paperwork can be picked up in the church office or you can speak with Preschool Director, Carrie Kelly for more information.

July 22, 2018  
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