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ADULT BIBLE CLASSES FOR THE WINTER QUARTER
New adult Bible classes for the winter quarter will begin on Wednesday, December 3 and Sunday, December 7.
Worship Service Times
Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 am, Worship 10:25 am and 5:00 pm
Wednesday: Worship 7:00 pm
|The Silent Sermon|
I am the eight-year-old who sat behind you in church last Sunday morning. I don`t go to church much. I`m a kid. If I go, someone (usually my grandmother) drives me.
What did I learn in church?
I learned that the Lord`s Supper is a time when people check their emails on their cell phones.
I learned that the sermon was the time to balance your checkbook.
I learned that although some Christians sing the hymns, Christians can also sit with folded arms refusing to participate.
I learned that worship is a time when I can chatter with my friend about practically anything except the spiritual matter at hand.
I learned that worship is no big deal and that Christians only come here for social purposes, or out of habit.
I used to go to church when I was a kid, but it`s been a long, long time. Last Sunday I came back, hoping to find something to fill my life which is, to be candid, in a bit of a mess. I was so nervous that I would either be ignored or embarrassed because I did not fit in.
I sat behind you. You smiled and introduced yourself before worship began. I observed you singing your heart out. I watched the deeply respectful manner in which you took the Lord’s Supper. I watched you nod your head in agreement during the sermon, look up the Bible passages, and help your children find them, too. Although I liked the preacher`s sermon very much, the silent sermon you preached was even more impressive.
I learned that worship is a big deal, and that the Lord is a very real factor in your life. I think I`ll come again next week.
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord`s death until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26 ESV).
“But if...an unbeliever or outsider enters, he is convicted by all, he is called into account by all. The secrets of his heart are disclosed, and so, falling on his face, he will worship God and declare that God is really among you” (1 Corinthians 14:24-25).
“...so that in everything you may adorn the doctrine of God our Savior” (Titus 2:10).
Dear brother and sister in Christ:
In worship, others are either encouraged or discouraged by your attitude toward the proceedings. Sure, God is watching, and that should be enough, but please be aware that others are watching, too.
—-Stan Mitchell via Forthright Press
Prayer List as of 10/31/2014
Abby Albrecht, Emma Briscoe, Debra Franks` father—Joe Benson, John Curtis. Heather Lane had surgery on Friday. Pauline Bramlett`s nephew Mel Hicks, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. Paula Duty has been moved to the Grace Living Center in Oklahoma City. Jerry Richardson was helping his son build a privacy fence in Sherman, Texas on Wednesday when a stack of panels fell on him and knocked him to the ground and landed on top of him. He suffered a broken hip and pelvis. He is in room 302 at OU Medical Center and will have surgery this week to stabilize the hip. He will need physical therapy in the following weeks to regain his ability to walk.
Angela Gore, Jared, and Caleb
1725 S.W. 31st St.
Moore, OK 73160
Adult Class Fellowship
The adult Bible class fellowship groups will meet this evening following services.
First Friday for Women
All women are invited to bring a favorite game to play and snacks to share this Friday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. in the small kitchen. See Melissa Wilson if you have questions.
The annual HOOPLA Banquet (Honoring Outstanding Older People with Love & Affection) will be Sunday, November 16 immediately following morning worship. All senior Christians are invited to this special event that is presented by the Westside Active Youth. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board.
Pictures for the picture board will be taken this morning following services for new members and for those members needing to update their picture. The picture room is located in the north hallway off of the foyer.
Senior Christian Dinner
The next Senior Christian dinner will be on Tuesday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.
Ladies who are interested in helping assemble the Thanksgiving baskets for this year`s Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway are invited to meet at the building on Friday, November 14 (time to be announced).
Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway
The Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway will be Friday, November 21. We are collecting stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, gravy, cake mixes & frosting, canned corn and green beans. These items may be put on the tables in the overflow area by the signs. We need volunteers to help hand out baskets at the building between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. on November 21. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board if you can help.
International Ministry Dinner
The International Ministry will host the Chinese Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, November 22 (time to be announced). If you are interested in helping, please call Chung Kao at 579-9244 or send an email message to Kao@physics.ou.edu.
October 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,025.40
October 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,642.40
October 19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,332.16
October 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,326.89
Weekly Budget for 2014 . . . . . $17,677.00
We had a great Halloween Party. Thank You all for coming and enjoying a great time.
I’m so thankful for all of our young ladies who hosted the Golden Girls Brunch. Thank you for your love and service toward the family here at Westside.
Talent Show Night—Sunday, November 9. Put this on your calendars and plan on attending.
All college students are invited to our student luncheon today. There will not be a student luncheon next Sunday due to other events planned for Westside.
SKI TRIP – January 5-9, 2015
Get your deposit to me if you are signed up. Reservations are being made. Please commit to going on this trip if you are signed up. It is going to be a good one!
Wichita Mountains Hiking Retreat is November 14 - 15. I hope you will plan on going with us.
Our Sooner Servants Christmas Party has been scheduled for Friday, December 5 at the home of Curtis and Karen Mullins.
The semester is getting close to the end. We`ve had a great one so far. Let`s finish it strong! We are so thankful for all of you and the great examples that you are setting on the campus of OU and here at Westside.
Boo and Amanda Scott
Grace and Peace….. Boo
WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH
We enjoyed two great devotionals last Sunday evening. Thanks to the Wilson Family for hosting our girls and thanks to the Colburn Family for hosting our boys. We appreciate your kindness an hospitality to our teens. Thanks also to our teens for their participation.
Today we will leave the building at 4:15 p.m. to attend the AWTG at Blanchard. Plan to go and bring a friend to this event.
Tomorrow is Norman Lunch. I know this sounds crazy, but we will meet at Norman Regional Hospital in the cafeteria. Take the main south entrance and ask the volunteers at the front for directions or follow the signs.
It is nearly time to begin registration for the Winter Quest Retreat. The dates for this event are January 16-18, 2015. Registration forms should be available next week.
The annual H.O.O.P.L.A. Banquet is just two weeks away! It will be November 16 following morning worship! It’s coming up fast! Remember, we need all of our teens to help serve and to sing at this event. Parents, we need desserts for this banquet.
The annual Girls` Night-In is scheduled for Friday, November 14 from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 15, at the Westside building. See Jennifer if you have any questions regarding this event.
Lord Take Control . . . . . Brett
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