Bulletin 10/15/2017

Bulletin 10/15/2017

 

 

STRESS - and the Christian!

(dmw)

 

 

           The swift pace of life in the 21st Century here in America staggers me, doesn’t it you?! Because of the speed we can communicate and travel these days, I am sure that we out-pace our Lord Jesus and His disciples on even their busiest days, and yet Jesus told His disciples on one occasion, “… rest a while” (Mark 6:31)!  The pace at which we do things today can cause great stress in our life! 

 

 

How do you cope with the STRESS you have in your life?  Let me give you TWELVE HELPS for coping with your stress:

 

Pray to God!

Pray to God “on the spot” when you have great stress!  “Nip stress in the bud”!

Don’t wait until bed-time to pray to God when you are stressed!

Take one day at a time – read Matthew 6:34, and believe it!

Carry a Bible with you to read during the day, and read it when you have time!

Get your rest!

Eat right!

Get up on time so that you can start the day unrushed!

Make friends with godly people!

Laugh at events when you can, and then laugh some more!

Count your many blessings!

Remind yourself that … you are NOT the general manager of the Universe! GOD is!!

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  10/13/2017

Mark Williamson, Betty Sandlin, Karen Edwards, June Petty, Rick Sodowsky’s brother—Jess. A friend of Nona Sue Sheerer—Pauline Laneer, is recovering from a stroke. Darlene Eason has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and continues to suffer with health issues.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In October we will be reading through the gospel of Matthew.  Matthew 12-17

 

Sympathy

We express sympathy to the Kite family in the loss of Jimieanne’s father, Jim Wilson, on Thursday.

 

Sympathy

We extend condolences to the Caleb Turner family on the passing of Caleb’s grandfather, James Kerr. The funeral was on Saturday in Hermitage, PA.

 

Men’s Fall Cookout

The Men’s Fall Cookout is at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow evening. Doug Wheeler will be the speaker.

 

Senior Game Night

The Senior Game Night is this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. at Golden Corral this Saturday. All men are invited to attend.

 

Lost and Found

The Lost & Found baskets located in the foyer classroom and in the office have several items in them. Unclaimed items will be donated soon.

  

Westside Women’s Fellowship (WWF)

All ladies are invited to meet at the building at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, October 27. We will make cookies for Norman’s firefighters. Please bring your ingredients or finished cookies. We will leave at 7:30 p.m. to deliver them to each station.

 

Kids’ Fall Carnival -  Changed to Saturday

The Kids’ Fall Carnival will be on Saturday, October 28. Donations of candy, trinkets, juice boxes (Capri Sun, Kool-Aid Koolers, etc.) are needed and may be dropped off on the tables in the small kitchen. Many volunteers are also needed to assist with this event. Please see Andrew Ashley or Kevin Strong if you can help with this event.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Tenley Hatfield on Sunday, November 5 at 2:00 p.m. in the small kitchen. Tenley is registered at Walmart,  Target, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

 

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

The Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway will be Friday, November 17. We are now  collecting stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, cake mixes, frosting, gravy, canned corn, and green beans. These items may be put on the tables in the foyer classroom.

 

Weekly Contributions

October 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . $38,057.78

October 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$19,257.93

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . .  $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .  ($22,727.11)

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Remember that our Halloween Party is coming up at the end of this month. We will have a costume contest and a haunted trail on October 31st at our house. If there are any non-Sooner Servants who would like to help haunt, please see me or Jeff Thompson.

 

We have a few tickets left for the Bedlam Game this year. The sign-up is in the college room. Please sign up by October 14.  Tickets are $100 each. The game is on November 4.

 

Get your $100 ski trip deposit to me ASAP.  

 

Sooner Servants T-shirts are here and can be picked up in my office. They are $13 each. Please make checks payable to Sooner Servants.  Also, if you ordered a #BEATDURANT T-shirt, they are now available for $5. 

 

No Student Luncheon today.

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Westside Kids

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29 following evening worship,  will be Trunk or Treat {ing} in the West parking lot (closest to Lake Leon). To participate, please decorate the trunk of your car or truck, wear a costume, and have candy to hand out to all the kiddos!  Also, bring either chili or a dessert as we will be having a meal in the Multipurpose Room following evening worship. If you have questions, see Andrew Ashley.

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

Thanks to our teens who helped with our Fall Service Day last week.  All your efforts definitely make a difference!  Keep up the good work! We appreciate you!

 

Tonight is the AWTG at Pauls Valley.  We will leave the building at 4:00 p.m. for this event.  We will continue our series on “Revolve Around The Savior,” and the topic will be “Transformed.”  Plan to go and bring a friend to enjoy this worship time with other area teens.

 

Tomorrow is Noble Lunch. Look for me in the commons area during the lunch hour.

 

Next Sunday (October 22) will be our Progressive Dinner (more commonly known as the Crash & Dash).  This should be a great time that you will not want to miss!

 

Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual HOOPLA Banquet on November19th. This is  always a special event and a great opportunity to honor all our Senior Christians!  Mark this date on your calendar so you can plan to help us serve others.

 

It is time to sign up for our Spring Break ski trip at Wolf Creek and we want you to go with us.  Look for the sign-up on the bulletin board.  Be sure to check with Jennifer or me for more details, or if you have questions regarding this event. The deadline to sign up is Sunday October 29th.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 10/08/2017

 

 

 A Life of PRAYER

(dmw)

 

           Our Heavenly Father wants to hear from us!  He doesn’t give us specific times to pray to Him – rather, He wants to hear from us ANYTIME!  When teaching His disciples to pray in Luke 11:1-13, the Son of God uses verbs that literally mean to keep on asking, keep on  seeking, keep on knocking!  And in the same text, He tells a story about how important persistence is in prayer!  God wants to hear from us through our prayers ANYTIME!

 

Jesus spent all night in prayer to His Father (see Luke 6:12)!

 

Jesus begged three of His apostles – Peter, James and John – to “watch and pray” (Matthew 26:41)!  He speaks about how we can  accomplish great things if we trust in God’s power when we pray (Matthew 21:21-22)!

 

God’s word tells us to pray without ceasing - continually (II Thess. 5:17)!

 

God wants to hear from YOU anytime!  So, let us be ready to pray to God at all times!  His ears are not tuned in to our prayers just from “9 to 5”!  He is listening for our prayers “24/7”! 

 

Remember: When your knees knock, kneel and pray!

Getting on your knees will help keep you on your toes!

A lot of kneeling keeps you in good standing with God!

 

God is listening for you … even right now!!

 

 

Prayer List as of  10/06/2017

Mark Williamson, Betty Sandlin, Karen Edwards, June Petty. Rick Sodowsky’s brother—Jess, was hospitalized for an infection.  He is also battling cancer that has spread to his lungs and his liver. A former player of Mike Neal’s—John Michael Bernadello, was in a car accident and is in the ICU at OU Medical Center. Phil & Debbie Albrecht’s daughter, Misty, had her house burn down on Tuesday. Caleb Turner’s grandfather—James Kerr, is under hospice care.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In October we will be reading through the gospel of Matthew.  Matthew 6-11

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The senior Christian dinner will be this Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Fall Cookout

The Men’s Fall Cookout will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16.  Doug Wheeler will be the speaker.

 

Senior Game Night

The Senior Game Night will be Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral on Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 a.m.  All men are invited to attend.

 

Prayer Pencils

Please remember to be praying for your prayer pencil student as well as our teachers and staff who are in the schools.

 

Kids’ Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat

The Kids’ Fall Carnival will be Sunday, October 29. Donations of candy, trinkets, juice boxes (Capri Sun, Kool-Aid Koolers, etc.) are needed and may be dropped off on the tables in the small kitchen. Many volunteers are also needed to assist with this event. Please see Andrew Ashley or Kevin Strong if you can help with this event. See the announcement under Westside Kids in the next column for information about Trunk or Treat.

 

Westside Women’s Fellowship (WWF)

All ladies are invited to meet at the building at 6:15 p.m. on Friday, October 27. We will make cookies for Norman’s firefighters. Bring your ingredients, prepared cookie dough, or finished cookies. We will divide up cookies and leave at 7:30 p.m. to  deliver them to each station.

 

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

The Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway will be Friday, November 17. We are now  collecting stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, cake mixes, frosting, gravy, canned corn, and green beans. These items may be put on the tables in the foyer classroom.

 

Pantry Items Needed: Canned meat, canned fruit, pasta, pasta sauce.

 

Weekly Contributions

October 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . $38,057.78

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . .  $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .  ($23,379.24)

 

Sooner Servants

 

Remember that our Halloween Party is coming up at the end of this month. We will have a costume contest and a haunted trail. It will be October 31 at our house.

 

We have a few tickets left for the Bedlam Game this year. The sign-up is in the college room. Please sign up by October 14.  Tickets are $100 each. The game is on November 4.

 

Get your $100 ski trip deposit to me ASAP.  

 

We have ordered Sooner Servants T-shirts and they should be here soon. Also, if you ordered a #BEATDURANT T-shirt, they are now available for $5. 

 

Hang around for our student luncheon today.

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Westside Kids                   

 

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29 following evening worship, we will be Trunk or Treat {ing} in the West parking lot (closest to Lake Leon). To participate, please decorate the trunk of your car or truck, wear a costume, and have candy to hand out to all the kiddos!  Also, bring either chili or a dessert as we will be having a meal in the Multipurpose Room following evening worship. If you have any questions, see Andrew Ashley.

 

Westside Active Youth

We enjoyed a great time together at our devotional last week as we roasted hot dogs and made delicious s’mores. Remember, we talked of being focused on the cross.  Keep your focus on the cross every day!

 

Thanks to our teens who were able to attend the MOVE conference over the weekend.  It was a great event and we enjoyed some really good lessons.  If you were unable to attend, please make plans to be a part of MOVE 2018!

 

This Friday we will meet at the building at 9:30 for our Fall Service Day.  We will be doing some work around the Westside building for this event. Be sure to bring your work clothes and some money for a fast food lunch.  Time to get to work!

 

Be sure to mark your calendars for the annual HOOPLA Banquet on November 19.  This is always a special event and a great opportunity to honor all our Senior Christians!  Mark this date on your calendar. Plan to help us serve  others.

 

It is time to sign up for our Spring Break ski trip at Wolf Creek and we want you to go with us.  Look for the sign-up on the bulletin board.  Be sure to check with Jennifer or me for more details, or if you have questions regarding this event.  The deadline to sign up is October 29th.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

Bulletin 10/01/2017

 

Remember JESUS!

(dmw)

 

Every first day of the week, we Christians engage in a special Memorial.  Our Lord Jesus commands us to remember Him by eating the bread (unleavened) and drinking the cup (fruit of the vine) - I Corinthians 11:23-26, Acts 20:7.

 

The suffering and death that Jesus experienced was not because of HIS mistakes, transgressions, and sins!  He suffered and died for OUR mistakes, transgressions, and sins – Isaiah 53:4-6!  Jesus suffered as a substitute for us!

 

Today, while remembering Jesus as you eat the bread and drink the cup, meditate on the crucifixion scene as described in the Bible, realizing that …

 

The spit spewed on the face of Jesus by angry Jewish Council members, and later by the Roman soldiers in the Praetorium – Pilate’s official residence - should have been on OUR faces!

 

The slaps, punches, and slugs from the soldiers on the Christ’s face and body should have been on OUR faces and bodies!

 

The scourging whip used on the back of our Lord to beat it to a bloody pulp should have landed on OUR backs!

 

The cross that Christ carried to His crucifixion place should have been carried on OUR shoulders!

 

The nails hammered into Christ’s hands and feet should have been hammered into OUR hands and feet!

 

The crown of thorns that cut, and probably caused blood to trickle down the face of Jesus should have been placed on OUR heads!

 

The best substitute we ever had is JESUS of Nazareth, God’s Christ, voluntarily enduring sufferings that WE deserved!  Thank God for Jesus!  Remember HIM while eating HIS Supper!

 

Prayer List as of  9/29/2017

Karen Edwards, Mark Williamson, Betty Sandlin, June Petty, Darlene Eason, Dewight Mitchell.  Oben Tarrant is scheduled to move back home from Brookhaven this Tuesday. Richard & Robbie Lynn Jones—Richard, who was a minister for 25 years at the Edmond church of Christ, has had a stroke and also suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In October we will be reading through the gospel of Matthew. Matthew 1-5

 

Sympathy

We express sympathy to the Marcum’s in the loss of Leroy’s sister. The funeral was in Texas on September 22.

 

Address Change

Tom & Phyllis Porter

18880 308th St.

Norman   OK  73072

 

Mommy & Me Class

The Mommy & Me class will meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow  morning.

 

Adult Class Fellowships

The adult class fellowship groups will meet tonight after evening services.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The next senior Christian dinner will be on Tuesday, October 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

 

Men’s Fall Cookout

The Men’s Fall Cookout will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16

 

Senior Game Night

The Senior Game Night will be Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral on Saturday, October 21 at 8:00 a.m.  All men are invited to attend.

 

Kids’ Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat

The Kids’ Fall Carnival will be Sunday, October 29. Donations of candy, trinkets, juice boxes (Capri Sun, Kool-Aid Koolers, etc.) are needed and may be dropped off on the tables in the small kitchen. Many volunteers are also needed to assist with this event. Please see Andrew Ashley or Kevin Strong if you can help with this event. See the announcement under Westside Kids in the next column for information about Trunk or Treat.

 

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

The Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway will be Friday, November 17. We will be collecting stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, cake mixes, frosting, gravy, canned corn, and green beans. These items may be put on the tables in the foyer classroom.

 

Weekly Contributions

September 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,786.93

September 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,132.15

September 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,663.98

September 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,340.72

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .($ 42,830.82)

 

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Thank you to everyone that participated in our Adopt A Student dinner. We are excited to begin a new year in this ministry and we pray that God will continue to bless the families and students in this program. 

 

We have a few tickets left for the Bedlam Game this year. The sign up is in the college room. Please sign up by October 14.  Tickets are $100 each.

 

LAST DAY TO SIGN UP FOR SKI TRIP IS TODAY!!!! Go ahead and get your $100 deposit in today as well. 

 

We have ordered Sooner Servants t-shirts and they should be here soon. Also, if you ordered a #BEATDURANT t-shirt, they are now available. $5. 

 

Hang around for our student luncheon today.

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Westside Kids

 

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 29 following evening worship, we will be Trunk or Treat {ing} in the West parking lot (closest to Lake Leon). To participate, please decorate the trunk of your car or truck, wear a costume, and have candy to hand out to all the kiddos!  Also, bring either chili or a dessert as we will be having a meal in the Multipurpose Room following evening worship. If you have any questions, see Andrew Ashley.

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We enjoyed a great time together at our devotional least week as we ate pizza and played some games together.  Remember we talked of being a sweet fragrance for Christ.  Keep smelling like Jesus everyday!

 

Tonight  following worship we will have a devotional at the Varner’s. The high school is asked to bring Hershey chocolate bars and the middle school girls bring graham crackers and the middle school boys bring marshmallows.  Plan to go and enjoy this time of food, fun and fellowship.

 

This week is the MOVE Teen Conference at the Cox Center on downtown OKC.  We will leave the building this Friday at 6:00 p.m. Be sure to eat dinner before you arrive.  On Saturday morning we will leave at 8:20 a.m. to attend the MOVE day session.  See me if you have any questions regarding the schedule.

 

Please note that there is a change on our fall calendar.  We have moved the HOOPLA Banquet to November 19.  We needed to make this change in order to avoid conflict with our  Family Focus Day on November 12.  Please make this change on your calendars.

 

It is time to sign-up for our Spring Break ski trip at Wolf Creek and we want you to go with us.  Look for the sign-up on the bulletin board.  Be sure to check with Jennifer or me for more details or questions you may have regarding this event.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 09/24/2017

IMPROVING YOUR SERVE

 

     One of the games my dad and I played when I was a teen was Ping Pong. When I played my dad, he destroyed me every time. So, I practiced until one day we played each other and I initially won! He smiled and said, “Now I’ll play you with my left hand.” That’s when I realized; my dad is left handed. We played again, this time using his left hand, and he left me baffled by the whole event. Not only did he beat me, he played an entirely different style of game that included about nine new serves. I’d like to go on and tell how I traveled overseas to train with master Ping Pong instructors and mastered 11 unbeatable serves with either hand…but that didn’t happen. What happened is that I just kind of gave up. We haven’t played much since that day. My dad had developed several serves with his right hand and more with his left hand. One of the central ways to win at Ping Pong is to effectively serve the ball. And in order to beat my dad at Ping Pong one day I knew I’d have to improve my serve.

     Let’s move that in to another context. Let’s consider the art of serving one another. Serving is not a game to be won, but rather a blessing to practice. Two concepts from my story may help us improve our serve: One, as there are many ways to serve a Ping Pong ball, so there are many ways to serve others. It’s easy to look at others with different talents and think, “Sure, I’d serve more if I could do what they’re doing!” Remember this is not a competitive event. Serving like or better than them is not the goal. The goal is to humbly serve as you are able, and to do so in the name of Jesus.

     Two, as learning to serve a Ping Pong ball takes time and practice, so it will take time and practice to improve your serve. Sometimes, we wait for the big opportunity to do something really huge and great for the Lord and when or if that day comes it’s an incredible day and God is glorified. But more often that not, what is missed are those daily opportunities to encourage someone, invite someone, show hospitality, send $10 to a good mission work, visit someone who is lonely, or just do something you can do on any ordinary day.

     This is how Jesus taught us to improve our serve: “Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me” (Matthew 25:34-36). Let’s listen to Jesus and improve our serve.

Sam Pace, Northwest church of Christ, Westminster, CO

 

 

Prayer List as of  9/22/2017

Karen Edwards, Mark Williamson, Betty Sandlin, June Petty, Marjorie Snyder’s sister—Michelle Arthur, Darlene Eason. Dewight Mitchell is continuing to struggle with his health. Bill Hawkin’s sister—Janice Riley is in the ICU with a bacterial infection. Jeff Bennett’s mother is in the ICU in Duncan with severe sciatica. Lacey Turner requested prayers for the family of a student who took his own life last weekend. He attended Noble High School where Lacey teaches.  Leigha King’s classmate—Trenton Griffin, passed away tragically last Friday. Jerry Scott’s brother-in-law—Ron, is suffering from heart failure.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In September we will be reading through the Corinthian letters.  II Corinthians 8-13

 

Sympathy

We express sympathy to the Sipe famiy in the loss of Sharon’s father, Dwayne Perkins. The funeral was Friday in Weatherford.

 

Phone Directory Revision

Updated phone directories are in the tract rack.

 

International Ministry

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner will be at noon on Saturday, September 30 in the multipurpose room. Please contact Chung Kao if you are interested in being a host or would like to participate in the International Ministry.

 

Westside Women’s Fellowship

All women are invited to the Westside Women’s Fellowship (WWF) for a game night this Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the home of Clarice Kohlscheen. Please bring any games you want to play as well as any snacks or drinks you want to share.

 

Adult Class Fellowships

The adult class fellowship groups will meet after evening services next Sunday, October 1. 

 

Men’s Fall Cookout

The Men’s Fall Cookout will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16

 

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

The Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway will be Friday, November 17. We are now collecting stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, cake mixes, frosting, gravy, canned corn, and green beans. Please leave donated items on the tables in the 60’s Plus/Foyer Classroom.

 

Thank You

Dear Westside Family,

We have recently moved to the north side of Oklahoma City to be closer to Charlsie’s school. We will no longer be attending Westside and have been worshipping with our brothers and sisters in Edmond. Thank you for being a wonderful church home the past 7 years. 

                                                        We love you!

                                                        Jon, Stephanie & Charlsie Clowdus

                                                        700 NE 98th Street

                                                        Oklahoma City, OK  73151

 

Pantry Items Needed

Canned meat, canned fruit, pasta and pasta sauce.

 

Weekly Contributions

September 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,786.93

September 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,132.15

September 17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,663.98

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .  ($41,565.54)

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Our first Adopt-A-Student meeting is tonight. If you have been paired up with a family/student, you have received notification and are invited to this event. Following evening service, we will have dinner together in the multi-purpose room.

 

We have a few tickets left for the Bedlam Game this year. The sign up is in the college room. Please sign up by October 14th. Tickets are $100 each.

 

Sign up for the SKI TRIP ASAP!! A $100 deposit is due by the end of September. You will have to pay the deposit to reserve your spot on the trip, so please sign up and pay soon.  

 

We have ordered Sooner Servants T-shirts and they should be here soon. Also, if you ordered a #BEATDURANT T-shirt, they are available for $5. 

 

After a long famine, the student luncheons return today. Please stick around and enjoy some lunch with your fellow Sooner Servants. Thanks to everyone that hosts our luncheons. 

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Grace and Peace . . .Boo and Amanda

 

Westside Kids

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

Parents’ night is this Friday from 5:50 to 8:30 p.m. at Westside. Food will be provided. RSVP with Andrew Ashley by today if your child will be in the nursery (s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com or 580-380-8505).

 

Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat

Please mark your calendars for the Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29.

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We had an awesome all-church picnic last Sunday evening at Lion’s Park!  Thanks to our teens for teaming up with our Westside children for some games.  It was so fun to see your service in action!  Keep up the good work.

 

Tonight  following worship we will have a devotional at the Albrechts.  The high school is asked to bring beverages and the middle school bring chips.  Plan to go and enjoy this time of food, fun and fellowship.

 

Tomorrow is the Norman Lunch picnic at Andrews Park.  We will meet at the pavilion by the splash pad for some lunch and recreation!  Let me know if you need a ride and we will do our best to arrange one for you!

 

There will be a complimentary dinner for all Juniors and Seniors and their families next Wednesday, September 27, at 6:15 p.m. hosted by OC.  Please RSVP to Brett by today if you will be able to  attend. 

 

It is time to sign up for our Spring Break ski trip at Wolf Creek and we want you to go with us.  Look for the sign-up on the bulletin board.  Be sure to check with Jennifer or me for more details or questions you may have regarding this event.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 09/17/2017

 

 

Shine Your Shoes

 

Time spent shining shoes is not wasted time.

I like shoes. I don’t like to buy new shoes; I like old shoes. I like old, shiny shoes. I have been known to have shoes re-soled three times. I became friends with the old German man who owned the shoe-repair shop in south Arkansas. I still get a chuckle when I    remember going to pick up a pair of shoes that he had re-soled for me and as he was handing them to me he said, “Mr. Stegall, I think this is the last time we can re-sole these.” I protested . . . pointing out that the upper leather was still good. He said, “I don’t know that I have ever had a customer who took such good care of his shoes, but they do wear out at some point!”

When I was a teenager, if you had a pair of Bass Weejuns penny loafers you were the cat’s meow! It took me a long time to save up enough money to get a pair, but it was worth it. If you spent the hours necessary to give them a true “spit-shine,” then shining them for the rest of their life was a piece of cake.

If all you ever own is tennis shoes, you’ll never know the satisfaction of wearing a pair of well-shined shoes. You can have on sloppy clothes, but if your shoes are shined, you look pretty good!

It appears to me that today’s equivalent is that you have to have your hair moussed and sticking up at the proper angles. Trust me . . . it’s not the same!

Many people ignore the little things in life. They seem unimportant and unnecessary. And I suppose within themselves, they might be. But the details are what make life worth living. They add the beauty to life. A child that says, “Thank you.” An ADULT that says, “Thank you.” A young person who gets up to give his seat to an old person. A hand-written note encouraging someone who seems distressed or is sad. Picking up a piece of trash that someone else discarded. Holding the door open for the folks behind you. Giving someone a hug . . . the little things.

Remember what it was that caused Jesus to call his disciples together and say, “Look at that!”? Two pennies. A widow’s life’s savings. But who knew? Maybe nobody. Impressive? Not so much to everyone at church. Nobody would have noticed. Unimportant? God didn’t think so.

Take the time to do the “little things” . . . the kindnesses that probably won’t be noticed.

“And God, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.”

-Ken Stegall, Woodland Oaks Church of Christ (August 13, 2017)

 

 

Prayer List as of  9/15/2017

Betty Sandlin, Mark Williamson, June Petty, Marjorie Snyder’s sister-Michelle Arthur, is ending her cancer treatments. She will have two more surgeries in the next two weeks. Darlene Eason had another brain bleed and is at home. Doctors have adjusted her medication. Karen Edwards received the results from her latest scan. The cancer has spread to her kidney, liver, and collarbone. She is in a lot of pain and also has a feeding tube.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In September we will be reading through the Corinthian letters.  II Corinthians 1-7

 

All-Church Picnic

The annual All-Church Picnic is tonight following evening services at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood. Members are asked to bring sandwiches and desserts. The chips and drinks will be provided. Bring lawn chairs and come enjoy the fun.

 

Mommy & Me Class

The Mommy & Me class will meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow  morning.

 

Senior Game Night

The senior game night will be on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Momentous Birthday  - 103 Years

Catherine Massengale will be turning 103 on September 24. To help her celebrate, send a card to 800 Canadian Trails Dr., Apt . 31, Norman OK  73072.

 

Westside Women’s Fellowship

All women are invited to the Westside Women’s Fellowship on Friday, September 29.  Please check future bulletins for more information.

 

Adult Class Fellowships

The adult class fellowship groups will meet after evening services on Sunday, October 1. Please see Jeff L’Hommedieu for more information.

  

International Ministry

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival Dinner will be at noon on Saturday, September 30 in the multipurpose room. Please contact Chung Kao if you are interested in being a host or would like to participate in the International Ministry.

 

Men’s Fall Cookout

The Men’s Fall Cookout will be at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, October 16

 

Phone Directory Updates

Printed phone directories will be available next week. If you need to make revisions to the directory, please create a “User Account” at www.westsidechurchofchrist.org and then update your information within the “Member Directory.” Any questions regarding creating a website “User Account” may be directed to Brian Wesley (bwesley583@gmail.com). You may still contact the church office with changes if needed.

  

Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway

The Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway will be Friday, November 17. We will be collecting stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, cake mixes, frosting, gravy, canned corn, and green beans. These items may be put on the tables in the foyer classroom.

 

Weekly Contributions

September 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,786.93

September 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,132.15

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .  ($45,623.52)

 

SOONER SERVANTS

 

Our first Big Family Gathering will be on the evening of Sept. 24th. If you have been paired up with a family/student, you have received notification and are invited to this event.    

 

Thanks to everyone who went on our Fall Retreat! We had a great time!

 

Sign up for the SKI TRIP ASAP!! A $100 deposit is due by the end of September. You will have to pay the deposit to reserve your spot on the trip, so please sign up and pay soon.  

 

We have ordered Sooner Servants T-shirts and they should be here soon. Also, if you ordered a #BEATDURANT T-shirt, they are now available $5. 

 

There is no luncheon today. Our next luncheon will be next Sunday.

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Grace and Peace

Boo and Amanda

 

Westside Kids

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

The next parents’ night out will be Friday, September 29 at Westside from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for      children ages 5th grade and below. Food will be provided. Please contact Andrew Ashley at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com OR 580-380-8505 to RSVP by Sunday, September 24, if your child will need to be in the nursery.

 

Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat

Please mark your calendars for the Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29.  More details will be provided in upcoming announcements.

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We enjoyed a good kickoff to our new AWTG  series for the school year in Blanchard last      Sunday.    Many thanks to our teens for their    participation in this event!

 

Tonight is the all-church picnic at Lion’s Park.  We will partner up with our Westside children and participate in some games following the meal.  Remember to bring sandwiches and desserts.  The chips and beverages will be provided.  This is always a great time  for our Westside families!  Plan to go and enjoy this time of food, fun and fellowship!

 

Once again, if you have not turned in your LTC registration form yet, please do so this week.  It is important to get signed up quickly so we can move ahead with planning and practice.  Registration forms are located in the youth room or in the holder by the youth board. See Jennifer or me if you have questions regarding Leadership Training for Christ.

 

Please note that there is a change on our fall  calendar.  We have moved the HOOPLA Banquet to November 19.  We needed to make this change in order to avoid conflict with our  Family Focus Day on November 12.  Please make this change on your calendars.

 

Be saving your money now because it is almost time to begin sign-ups for our Spring Break ski trip and we want you to go with us. We’ll post a sign-up with more information within the next two weeks.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 09/10/2017

 

 

 

       What God Has Promised

 

God never promised … But He has promised

                       Tomorrow  … Eternal Life (John 3:16)

                       No trouble  … No temptation we cannot bear (I Cor. 10:13)

                   No weakness  … To renew our strength (Isaiah 40:31)

                     No sickness  … A resurrection body (I Cor. 15:35-58)

                   A new house  ... A home in heaven (John 14:2)

               Earthly wealth  … Riches in faith (James 2:5)

     Worldly inheritance  … A heavenly reward (Matt. 5:12)

   Diamonds and pearls  … A crown of life (James 1:12)

                  No heartache  … Comfort for our hearts (Phil. 4:7)

                  No loneliness  … Never to leave or forsake us (Heb. 13:5)

                      No sadness  … To wipe away every tear (Rev. 21:4)

 

                                                  Aubrey Johnson, Love More, Sin Less

                              

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  9/08/2017

Betty Sandlin, Mark Williamson, Karen Edwards, June Petty, Rick Sodowsky’s brotherJess. Pauline Bramlett is home from the hospital. Angelia Howry’s motherBarbara Trogdon, had a successful surgery.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In September we will be reading through the Corinthian letters. I Corinthians 9-16

 

Sympathy

We express our sympathy to the McKnight family in the loss of Brett’s mom, Kay, who passed away on Monday. Funeral services were on Thursday at the Highland church of Christ in Tecumseh.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

There will be a Senior Christian Dinner this  Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. this Saturday at Golden Corral. All men are invited to attend.

 

Mommy & Me Class

The Mommy & Me class will resume on Monday, September 18. The meeting time has been changed to 9:00 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.

 

Ladies Day and Ladies Retreat Invitations

Please check the flyers on the bulletin board for more information about the North MacArthur Ladies Day on Saturday, September 30,  and  the Ladies Retreat at the Central church of Christ on September 22-23.

 

Friends Day — September 17

Remember that next Sunday is Friends Day. Invite a friend to Bible class and worship Sunday morning. That evening after services, we will have an All-Church Picnic at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood. Members are asked to bring sandwiches and desserts. The chips and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and come and enjoy this special time of fellowship and fun.

 

Senior Game Night

The senior game night will be on Thursday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Westside Women’s Fellowship

All women are invited to a game night on Friday, September 29.  The location will be determined later and updated in the bulletin.

 

Directory Updates

If revisions to directory information are needed, please create a “User Account” at www.westsidechurchofchrist.org and then update your information within the “Member Directory.” Any questions regarding creating a website “User Account” may be directed to Brian Wesley (bwesley583@gmail.com). You may still contact the church office with changes if needed.  Printed directories will be available in two weeks.

 

Shut-Ins

Please remember our members who are unable to attend services. The list of shut-ins is available on their bulletin board.

 

Weekly Contributions

September 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $27,786.93

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .  ($43,149.67)

 

SOONER SERVANTS

TODAY is the last day to Sign up for Adopt-A-Student. We sent out a link to the online sign-up page. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know one of the families here at Westside and be involved in a great ministry. Our first Big Family Gathering will be on the evening of September 24th.   

 

We are on FALL RETREAT this    weekend. If you aren’t with us, we’re sorry that you missed out.

 

Sign up for the SKI TRIP ASAP!! A $100 deposit is due by the end of September. You will have to pay the deposit to reserve your spot on the trip, so please sign up and pay soon.  

 

If you would like a Sooner Servants’ T-shirt, please sign up on the Facebook page.

 

There is no luncheon today.

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

Make sure and Follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Grace and Peace. . . Boo and Amanda

 

 

Westside Kids

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

The next parents’ night out will be Friday, September 29 at Westside from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for      children ages 5th grade and below. Food will be provided. Please contact Andrew Ashley at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com OR 580-380-8505 to RSVP by Sunday, September 24, if your child will need to be in the nursery.

 

Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat

Please mark your calendars for the Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29.  More details will be provided in upcoming announcements.

 

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

I hope everyone had a good holiday last week and enjoyed time spent with family!  Family time should be good time!

 

Tonight is the AWTG in Blanchard.  We will leave the building at 4:20 for this event.  This is our first area wide of the new school year.  Our theme this year is “Revolve Around the Savior” from Matthew 6:33.  Plan to go and bring a friend for this time of worship with other area teens. 

 

If you have not turned in your LTC registration form yet, please do so this week.  It is important to get signed up quickly so we can move ahead with planning and practice.  Registration forms are located in the youth room or in the holder by the youth board. See Jennifer or me if you have questions regarding Leadership Training for Christ.

 

There are still some available dates to host one of our devotionals for the fall and winter.  Be sure to sign up today!  The schedule is located on the youth board by the fountains.  Thanks for your willingness to help make a difference for our teens.

 

Be saving your money now because it is almost time to begin sign-ups for our Spring Break ski trip and we want you to go with us.  We’ll post a sign-up sheet with more information within the next two weeks.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

Bulletin 09/03/2017

 

Fall Quarter Adult Bible Classes

 

Sunday Classes: September 3 — November 26

 

This is a great time to find a Bible class to attend or to renew a

commitment to attend, or to promote to a different class, as appropriate.

 

The Book of James

 

20s  — North Multipurpose Room                

                                                                                    taught by Don Wilson

 

30s  —  Small Kitchen                                     

                                                                                                                 taught by Tony Graham

 

40s/50s  —  South Multipurpose Room

                                                                                                                   taught by Brian Wesley

 

60s-Plus  —  Foyer Overflow Room

                                                                                   taught by Patrick Smyth

 

Seniors — Large Auditorium            

                                                                                   taught by Dave Barger

 

University

University Class — University Room

     taught by Drew Scott

 

                                                                                   

 

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  9/01/2017

Betty Sandlin, Mark Williamson, Karen Edwards, June Petty, Rick Sodowsky’s brotherJess, Kay McKnight, Darlene Eason, Angelia Howry’s mom–Barbara Trogdon. Arnelious Crenshaw, the former  preacher at the Northeast church of Christ in Oklahoma City, passed away last week.  Please keep his family in your prayers.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In September we will be reading through the Corinthian letters.  I Corinthians 1-8  

 

Response

Daniel Conn asked for prayers.

 

Identified

Adam & Lauren Frazier

 

Address & Phone Update

Adam B. & Lauren Frazier    

8500 Bella Circle                 

Choctaw, OK  73020

 

Question & Answer Class 

If you would like to submit a question for the Question and Answer class, please put it in the folder that is located in the tract rack.

 

Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day holiday.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The Senior Christian Dinner will be next Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 16 at Golden Corral. All men are invited to attend.

 

Friend’s Day — September 17

Remember to mark your calendars for Sunday, September 17. Invite a friend to Bible class and worship Sunday morning. That evening after services, we will have an All-Church Picnic at Lions Park, 450 S. Flood. Members are asked to bring sandwiches and desserts. The chips and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and come and enjoy this special time of fellowship and fun.

 

Directory Updates

If revisions to directory information are needed, please create a “User Account” at www.westsidechurchofchrist.org and then update your information within the “Member Directory.” Any questions regarding creating a website “User Account” may be directed to Brian Wesley. You may still contact the church office with changes if needed.  Printed directories will be available in late September.

 

Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Bible Class

The Ladies’ Bible class will resume on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. and continue their study of Titus.

 

Pantry Items Needed

Canned meat, soup, corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, fruit, pasta sauce, crackers, peanut butter and jelly.

 

Weekly Contributions

August 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,646.71

August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . .  $14,181.73

August 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,215.40

August 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,632.05

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .  ($52,330.60)

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Sign up for Adopt-A-Student by next Sunday the 10th. We sent a link to the online sign up page. This is a great opportunity for you to get to know one of the families here at Westside and be involved in a great ministry. Our first Big Family Gathering will be on the evening of September 24th.   

 

Sign up for the FALL RETREAT!!! Our Sooner Servants Fall Retreat is next weekend. Please sign up by Wednesday night! I’ll be sending out details tomorrow in the Group Me.

 

Sign up for the SKI TRIP ASAP!! A $100 deposit is due by the end of September. You will have to pay the deposit to reserve your spot on the trip, so please sign up and pay soon.  

 

There is no luncheon today.

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

Follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Grace and Peace. . . Boo and Amanda

 

 

Westside Kids

 

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

The next parents’ night out will be Friday, September 29 at Westside from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for children ages 5th grade and below. Food will be provided. Please contact Andrew Ashley at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com OR 580-380-8505 to RSVP by Sunday, September 24, if your child will need to be in the nursery.

 

Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat

Please mark your calendars for the Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29.  More details will be provided in upcoming announcements.

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

We had an awesome devotional time at our house last week!  Thanks to our teens for their participation!  Remember you are more than a conqueror!

 

Tonight, there is no scheduled activity due to the Labor Day holiday weekend. Please take advantage of this opportunity to spend extra time with family.

 

Next Sunday is our first AWTG for the new school year.  We will leave the building at 4:20 p.m. for this event.  Bring a friend to enjoy this time of worship and fellowship with other area teens.

 

If you have not turned in your LTC registration form yet, please do so as soon as possible.  It is important to get signed up quickly so we can move ahead with planning and practice.  Registration forms are located in the youth room or in the holder by the youth board. See Jennifer or me if you have questions regarding LTC.

 

There are still some available dates to host one of our devotionals for the fall and winter.  Be sure to sign-up today!  The schedule is located on the youth board by the fountains.  Thanks for your willingness to help make a difference for our teens.

 

It is almost time to begin sign-ups for our Spring Break ski trip.  Look for more detail in the coming weeks.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 08/27/2017

 

                             Mark your Calendars

                                 for September 17

 

                        Friends Day

 

                                                                                         Sunday Morning

 

                                                                                           Invite your friends

                                               to Bible Class & Worship

 

 

                                                                     All Church Picnic 

                                                                                        Immediately following

                                                Evening Worship

                                                  at Lion’s Park

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  8/24/2017

Betty Sandlin, Mark Williamson, Karen Edwards, June Petty, Rick Sodowsky’s brotherJess, Darlene Eason. Kay McKnight’s cancer is in the advanced stages and she will be going on Hospice care. Angelia Howry’s mom–Barbara Trogdon, is having health problems and undergoing testing. Joe & Debbie Mill’s granddaughter–Katie Wilson, had surgery on Wednesday. Diane Wheeler’s mom– Clare Lansang, is fighting an infection after skin cancer was removed from her leg.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In August we will be reading through the book of Genesis. Genesis 38-50

 

Baptized

Joshua Crocker was baptized on Sunday morning.

 

Haiti Report

Rodney Richard is one of the Haitian ministers we support in Haiti.  He works at the preaching school and also ministers to three congregations. They  recently had a gospel meeting at Peltan for twelve nights. He reports that they had  many visitors each night and that thirty-six souls were added to the church.

 

Fall Quarter Sunday Morning Bible Classes

The Sunday morning adult Bible Classes for the Fall Quarter will begin next Sunday. All the adult classes will be studying James.

 

“Mommy & Me” Meeting

There will be a short meeting this Wednesday, August 30 in the small kitchen following Bible class.  A possible change in the starting time will be discussed.

 

Question & Answer Class 

If you would like to submit a question for the Question and Answer class, please submit them in the folder that is located in the tract rack.

 

Office Closed

The church office will be closed Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day holiday.

 

Directory Updates

If revisions to directory information are needed, please create a “User Account” at www.westsidechurchofchrist.org and then update your information within the “Member Directory.” Any questions regarding creating a website “User Account” may be directed to Brian Wesley. You may still contact the church office with changes if needed.  Printed directories will be available in late September.

 

Prayer Pencils

The Prayer Pencil program has been set up for the 2017-18 school year. Prayer Pencils have the names of kids from pre-K through 12th grade. To participate, please take one or more pencils from the board located in the lobby.  By participating in this program, members are asked to pray on behalf of that child throughout the school year.  We also have a list of Westside members who are school system teachers and staff. Please take a copy of that list as well. Remember to pray daily on behalf of our youth, teachers and staff, for their safety and courage to be a positive influence on others. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Porter.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

There will be a Senior Christian Dinner on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Weekly Contributions

August 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18,646.71

August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . .  $14,181.73

August 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12,215.40

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . .  $18,606.00

Annual Budget Deficit . . . . . .  ($49,356.65)

 

SOONER SERVANTS

We had a great Welcome Week! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a great week. We are excited about this semester and all of the  activities to come. Please pay attention to the schedule and get things on your calendar. 

 

Sign up for the FALL RETREAT!!! Our Sooner Servants Fall Retreat is in two weeks. Please sign up ASAP! I’ll be sending out details soon in the Group Me.

 

Sign up for the SKI TRIP ASAP!! A $100 deposit is due by the end of September. You will have to pay the deposit to reserve your spot on the trip, so please sign up and pay soon.  

 

Remember to be inviting your friends to events.

 

All of our event posters for signing up are in the college room.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Grace and Peace,

Boo and Amanda

 

 

Westside Kids

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

The next parents’ night out will be Friday, September 29 at Westside from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for  children ages 5th grade and below. Food will be provided. Please contact Andrew Ashley at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com OR 580-380-8505 to RSVP by  Sunday, September 24, if your child will need to be in the nursery.

 

Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat

Please mark your calendars for the Fall Carnival/Trunk or Treat on Sunday, October 29.  More details will be provided in upcoming announcements.

 

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We had a great time playing four square last Sunday evening.  Thanks to our teens for their participation.

 

Tonight following worship, we have a devotional at our house.  The high school is asked to bring dessert and the Middle school is asked to bring the beverages.  Come enjoy this time of food, fun and fellowship!

 

It is time to sign up for the MOVE Youth Conference in downtown OKC on October 6-8.  The registration cost is $40 and the deadline to sign up for this event is this Wednesday, August 30.  Look for the sign-up on the youth board or in the youth room.  This will be an exciting event that you will not want to miss!

 

If you were unable to make the LTC Breakfast yesterday, please be sure to see Jennifer to receive the registration forms.  It is important to get signed up as soon as possible so we can move ahead with planning and practice.  See me or Jennifer if you have questions!

 

Be sure to sign up to host one of our devotionals for the fall and winter.  The schedule is located on the youth board by the fountains. Thanks for your willingness to help make a difference for our teens.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

Bulletin 08/20/2017

 

WELCOME  UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

                                                                                                          

 

 

Welcome Week Schedule:  August 20-25

                         

 

Sunday:  College Luncheon following morning worship

Cookout at the Scott’s house following PM worship

 

Monday:  Ultimate Frisbee 

 

Tuesday:  Elevation Park — leaving building at 6:30 PM

followed by a Devo at the church building

 

Wednesday: Bible Class at Westside at 7:00 PM      

Ice Cream afterwards in the college room

 

Thursday:  Town Scavenger Hunt

 

 

Friday:  Grill Out/Games at Jeff & Melissa Thompson’s

 

(Please follow Sooner Servants on Twitter to check

updated times and meeting locations)

 

Prayer List as of  8/18/2017

Betty Sandlin, Mark Williamson, Karen Edwards, June Petty, Oben Tarrant, Jim Finley, Darlene Eason. Brett McKnight’s mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. She will see an oncologist next week to determine the course of her treatment. Rick Sodowsky’s brotherJess, received the news that  his cancer has spread to his lungs and his liver.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In August we will be reading through the book of Genesis. Genesis 25-37

 

Sympathy

We express sympathy to the England family in the sudden loss of Stuart’s Aunt, Sue McGee, on Monday.  The funeral was Saturday in Durant.

 

New Member Address

Jeff & Jill McGraw           Phone:  (405) 830-2715    

2900 Sloane St.

Norman  OK  73072  

 

Deacons’ Meeting

There will be a Deacons’ meeting this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

 

Question & Answer Class 

If you would like to submit a question for the Question and Answer class that begins next Wednesday, August 23, please put it in the folder that is located in the tract rack.

 

LTC: Jumpstart Breakfast

The LTC Jumpstart breakfast will be on Saturday, August 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the multipurpose room.  LTC is for students entering 3rd grade through 12th grade. Come and learn more about the opportunities that participation in LTC offers.

 

Directory Updates

If revisions to directory information are needed, please create a “User Account” at www.westsidechurchofchrist.org and then update your information within the “Member Directory.” Any questions regarding creating a website “User Account” may be directed to Brian Wesley. You may still contact the church office with changes if needed.  Printed directories will be available in late September. Thank you for your help.

 

Prayer Pencils Next Sunday

The Prayer Pencil program for the 2017-18 school year will begin next Sunday, August 27. A Prayer Pencil board will be set up in the lobby and the Prayer Pencils will have the names of kids from pre-K through 12th grade. Additional details will be in next week’s bulletin.

 

Westside Women’s Fellowship

All women are invited to a “Dinner Theater” this Friday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room. There will be a ‘themed’ meal and then a play by our Westside Youth girls. The menu is pasta, salad, and dessert. Please bring a pasta dish to share and enjoy the fellowship.

 

Thank you

     Thank you so much for all of the wonderful birthday cards! It really made my day special. I appreciate all of the kind notes as well as your thoughts and prayers over this past year. It means the world to me.  I love my Westside family!

                                                                                                        Love,  June Petty

 

 

Weekly Contributions

August 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,646.71

August 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . $15,581.73

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

 

WELCOME BACK!!! We want to welcome all of our new students and returning students to Westside. We hope and pray that all of you will have a great school year and find a family to worship with and serve with here at Westside.

 

Please pick up a Welcome Week schedule and a Sooner Servants Fall schedule in the college room. There has been a change in the schedule. Elevation Park will be on Tuesday night with a devo to follow at the building.

 

All of our students and their families are invited to stay for a luncheon today in the multi-purpose room following morning worship. This will be a great time to get to know some of our other Sooner Servants and to get to know each other better. We hope that you will plan on staying for this meal.

 

Tonight we will have a grill out and games at our house. 27835 Glendale Dr., Washington, OK. If you get lost and need directions, please call 405-443-5513. This will begin at 7:00PM.

 

There are new event posters in the college room. Please sign up ASAP for all the events that you plan on attending. Especially sign up for the Fall Retreat ASAP!!! We need to make reservations and get things rolling in preparation for these events.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Grace and Peace . . . Boo and Amanda

 

Westside Kids

 

Service Project:

The Families of 5th Grade and below are asked to participate in a service project on August 26, from 10:00-11:59 am in the Multipurpose Room. Please come ready to have fun serving God!!!

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

Please mark your calendars for Friday, September 29 for the next Parents’ Night Out.

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We had a great time playing spike ball last Sunday evening.  Thanks to our teens for their participation.

 

Tonight following worship we will play our indoor four square tournament.  Be sure to bring your own dinner to this event!

 

It is time to sign up for the MOVE Youth Conference in downtown OKC on October 6-8.  The registration cost is $40 and the deadline to sign up for this event is August 30.  Look for the sign-up on the youth board or in the youth room.

 

Mark your calendars for the LTC Jumpstart Breakfast on Saturday, August 26th. The breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m.  We will eat together and then discuss LTC 2018 details.  We will also sign-up for events.  We need volunteers to help prepare the breakfast.  Let me know if you can help!

 

Be sure to keep in mind that we will begin our devotionals August 27 at our house.  Next week we should have a sign-up to host devotionals for the fall and winter.  So parents, be on the lookout for that schedule.

 

All of our students are now back in school.  Please keep them in your prayers as they begin another academic year.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Up-Coming Events:

August 20 - Four Square Tourney

August 26 - LTC Jumpstart Breakfast

August 27 - Devotional @ the McKnight’s

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 08/13/2017

 

                              

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  8/11/2017

Betty Sandlin, Mark Williamson, June Petty, Adam Briscoe’s grandfatherJim Spencer, Vonne Giltner’s dadAllen Little, Opal Burgess, Oben Tarrant, Jess & Emma Wilburn’s daughterDebbie. Jim Finley was diagnosed with diabetes. Karen Edwards is having less pain and able to continue her treatments. Julia Shepherd is doing well after her surgery.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In August we will be reading through the book of Genesis. Genesis 13-24

 

Baptisms

Trinity Starr was baptized on Sunday morning.

Kayla Albright was baptized on Sunday evening.

 

New Address

Kayla Albright

2400 Leeds Lane

Norman  OK  73071

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building—Ephesians 4:12, will conclude this Wednesday, August 16. Brett McKnight will be presenting the lesson “Forgiveness.”

 

New Adult Bible Classes for the Fall Quarter

The Wednesday night adult Bible classes will begin on August 23.  The Sunday morning adult Bible classes will begin on September 3. All the adult classes on Sunday morning will be studying the book of James.

 

Phone Directory Revision

Please notify the church office if you have any contact information changes. A revised directory will be printed in late September.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19 at Golden Corral. All men are invited to attend.

 

Deacons’ Meeting

There will be a Deacons’ meeting on Sunday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

 

Tuesday Morning Ladies’ Bible Class

The Ladies’ Bible class will resume at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 12. 

 

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                         Westside Women’s Fellowship

 

All women are invited to a “Dinner Theater” on Friday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. There will be a ‘themed’ meal and then a play by our Westside Youth girls. The menu is  pasta, salad, and dessert. Please bring a pasta dish to share and enjoy the fellowship.

 

Thank You

Dear Westside family,

     Thanks so much for all the prayers, cards, calls, and visits you gave me during my recent surgery and recovery! 

                                                                               In Christian love,

                                                                               Janet Snethen

 

Pantry Items Needed

Canned meat, soup, corn, green beans, mixed vegetables, fruit, pasta sauce, crackers, peanut butter and jelly.

 

Weekly Contributions

August 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$18,646.71

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

 

 

SOONER SERVANTS

We had a great time at Paintball yesterday! Thanks to everyone who came out to play and thanks to Thorin for organizing it. 

 

There are new event posters in the college room. Please sign up ASAP for all the events that you plan on attending. We need to make reservations and get things rolling in preparation for these events.

 

The new OU school year is approaching fast! Please sign up to host a student luncheon for the Fall of 2017. We are so grateful for all our members and families that provide lunch for our students!

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Welcome Week is quickly approaching. The Welcome Week schedules are in the College Room. If you would like to help with these events, please see me.

 

Grace and Peace,

Boo and Amanda

 

Westside Kids      

 

Service Project:

The Families of 5th Grade and below are asked to  participate in a service project on August 26, from 10:00-11:59 am in the Multipurpose Room. Please come ready to have fun serving God!!!

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

The next parents’ night out will be Friday, September 29 at Westside from 5:50 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for  children ages 5th grade and below. Food will be provided. Please contact Andrew Ashley at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com OR 580-380-8505 to RSVP by  Sunday, September 24, if your child will need to be in the nursery.

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

A huge thank you to all our teens who participated in the Van Decon Day and Prayer Warriors last week!  The vans & busses look so nice and clean and it is always good to visit and pray with our Westside Family!  Great work to close out our Summer 2017.

 

                 Tonight following worship, we will play our spike ball tournament!  Be sure to bring your own dinner as we enjoy this time of food, fun and fellowship!

 

 

                        It is time to sign up for the MOVE Youth Conference in downtown OKC on October 6-8.  The registration cost is $40 and the deadline to sign up for this event is August 30.  Look for the sign up on the youth board or in the youth room.

 

Mark your calendars for the LTC Jumpstart Breakfast on Saturday August 26th.  The breakfast will begin at 9:00 a.m.  We will eat together and then discuss LTC 2018 details.  We will also sign-up for events.  We need volunteers to help prepare the breakfast.  Let me know if you can help!

 

Be sure to keep in mind that we will begin our  devotionals August 27 at our house.  Next week we should have a sign-up to host devotionals for the fall and winter.  So parents, be on the lookout for that schedule.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Up-Coming Events:

August 13 -  Spike Ball Tournament

August 20 - Four Square Tourney

August 26 - LTC Jumpstart Breakfast

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 08/06/2017

 

Brazil Mission Update

 

           We are excited to have Allen and Robin Dutton with us this morning.  Our congregation has partnered with the Dutton family for many years in spreading the gospel in Brazil.  Allen grew up in Brazil as the son of a missionary.  Robin grew up here at Westside.  Allen and Robin met and were married while students at Oklahoma Christian and have worked in Brazil ever since. 

 

          Allen is an Ophthalmologist and works in Brazil as a medical missionary.  Through his work, he is able to provide the special gift of sight to so many who otherwise would not be able to see.  This benevolent work also opens great doors of opportunity to teach the lost.

 

          This work is currently sponsored by the Memorial Road congregation in Oklahoma City.  Westside provides working funds for both the medical clinic, and Allen’s native co-workers in Campinas.

 

          We are all very excited about the progress which has been made in Brazil.  Allen and Robin are great missionaries.  They have been instrumental in establishing several congregations in Campinas, and have helped each new church family press on to maturity.  Many people have heard the name of Jesus through the efforts of the Dutton family.  Westside has been blessed by our association with Allen and Robin.

 

          Allen will be teaching a combined adult Bible class this morning and speaking at the morning assembly.   We look forward to hearing about the ongoing mission work in Brazil.  It is great to have Allen and Robin with us again. 

 

 

Prayer List as of  8/04/2017

Karen Edwards, June Petty, Mark Williamson, Wandean Maddox’s brother-in-law, John Barnett, Taylor London’s mother-in-law, Tara, Vonne Giltner’s dadAllen Little, Darlene Eason, James & Lou McKenzie, Oben Tarrant. Adam Briscoe’s grandfatherJim Spencer, was diagnosed with cancer and begins chemo soon. Betty Sandlin is undergoing radiation treatments for her cancer. Joyce Young is recovering from back surgery. Jess and Emma Wilburn’s daughterDebbie,  is suffer-ing with dementia. OHP Trooper Lt. Health Myer passed away last week.  Please remember his wife Missy, and daughters, Isabella and Lilly in prayer.  Jerry Brown is suffering with back pain. Opal Burgess is at Medical Park West for rehab.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In August we will be reading through the book of Genesis. Genesis 1-12

 

Phone Number Update

Kent O’Donnell                       (405) 203-4706

Leah Angela O’Donnell          (405) 921-5915

 

Address Correction

Ryan & Shiloh Wesner               

9516 S Shields Blvd. Apt # 68

Moore,  OK  73160

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building—Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, August 9. Kevin Langford will be presenting the lesson “Worship.”

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The next senior Christian dinner is on Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The next Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral on Saturday, August 19 at 8:00 AM. All men are invited to attend.

  

Deacons’ Meeting

There will be a Deacons’ meeting on Sunday, August 20 at 4:00 p.m. in the Conference Room.

 

Final Friday for Women

All women are invited to a “Dinner Theater” on Friday, August 25 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. There will be a ‘themed’ meal and then a play by our Westside Youth girls. The menu is pasta, salad, and dessert. Please bring a pasta dish to share and enjoy the fellowship.

 

Pictures from the Picture Board

If you want your picture from the picture board, please contact the church office.

 

University Student Luncheons

There are still some spots available on the Student Luncheon sign-up sheet posted on the bulletin board.

 

EWES Camp  - Lost & Found

There are several clothing items and a pillow left from EWES camp.  They are in the Lost & Found basket in the office. 

 

Prayer Pencils

Please remember to be praying for your students as the school year approaches.

 

Weekly Contributions

July 2  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,142.16

July 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .$15,996.44

July 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .$14,309.68

July 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .$12,483.30

July 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $17,198.13

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . .   $18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

 

Congrats to Rick and Anna! They got hitched this weekend.

 

Paintball is on next Saturday, August 12thSign up in the college room. We’ll be leaving the building at 10:00AM. Pack a lunch.

 

We had a blast in Broken Bow last weekend!!! The Potluck was magical.  Thank You Ann Burns for organizing this event. You da real MVP!

 

The new OU school year is fast approaching! Please sign up to host a student luncheon for the Fall of 2017. We are so grateful for all our members and families who provide lunch for our students.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Welcome Week is quickly approaching. The Welcome Week schedules are in the College Room.  If you would like to help with these events, please see me.

 

Grace and Peace,

Boo and Amanda

 

Westside Kids                                

 

Service Project:

The Families of 5th Grade and below are asked to participate in a service project on August 26, from 10:00-11:59 am in the Multipurpose room. Please come ready to have fun serving God!!!

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents’ Night Out):

The next parents’ night out will be Friday, September 29 at Westside from 5:50pm-8:30pm for children ages 5th grade and below. Food will be provided. Please RSVP with Andrew Ashley at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com OR 580-380-8505 by  Sunday, September 24 if your child will need to be in the nursery.

 

 

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

We enjoyed an awesome movie night last week!  Thanks to all our teens for their participation in this event.

 

Tonight following worship will be our Snow Cone Night.  Following worship, we will walk to Eskimo Snow and enjoy some flavored shaved ice!

 

Tomorrow (August 7) is the AWTG at Eastside in Midwest City.  We will leave the building at 6:15 p.m.  Be sure to join us for this time of worship and fellowship.

 

Tuesday is our Van Decontamination Day.  We will meet at the building at 9:30 a.m.  We will work to restore a shine to the vans following a summer of many activities!  Be sure to bring money for a fast food lunch.

 

Remember this Friday is our Prayer Warriors.  We plan to spend time in prayer with some of our Westside Family.  We will meet at 9:30 a.m. and also bring some money for a fast food lunch.

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Up-Coming Events:

 

August 6 - Snow Cone Night

August 7 - AWTG MWC Eastside

August 8 - Van Decon Day

August 11 - Prayer Warriors

August 13 -  Softball

August 20 - Four Square Tourney

August 26 - LTC Jumpstart Breakfast

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 07/30/2017

 

 

 

CHANGE

 

It is often said there are only two “sure things” in life: death and taxes. At least one more, however, should be added to this list, the concept of “change.” There will always be change in our lives and in our church family. New members will come, current ones will move away, babies will be born, and saints will pass away. How classes and ministries are organized and managed will adapt to growth. The facility will change in appearance, layout, and size. New ministries will be created and others ended as the needs of the congregation, community, and world evolve. I have only been here for nine years and I have seen an incredible amount of growth and change. I firmly believe the Lord has been in control and worked through the wisdom of godly leadership to help this congregation grow and be in a closer walk with God.

 

The pictures in our membership directory are also subject to change. New deacons will be appointed while others step down. The number and personality of our eldership will look different ten years from now just as it looked different ten years ago. The ministry staff pictures are also subject to change and have changed in my time here.

 

We do not typically like change because it forces us out of our comfort zone and makes us face the unknown. However, if you look back over your own life, think about the changes you have been through which may have been scary at the time, but you endured and now they are just memories in the rear-view mirror. Becoming an adult, getting married, raising children, experiencing loss, illnesses, tough family times, and workplace changes are huge obstacles we all face. There is a huge difference in how the lost and the saved face changes. As saints in Christ we can lean on hope, faith, and one another to endure change.

 

How the members of this congregation face change in the future will demonstrate whether they trust in God. His plans are bigger than our plans. His decisions are beyond our ability to anticipate or understand, and His will is superior to our own. I personally believe God is ready for the Westside congregation to do big things. I believe He is ready for us to continue growing and maturing. The lost souls of our community will still be there tomorrow, next week, next month, and next year no matter who is in the pictures in our directory.

 

May we all follow God’s lead, pray for wisdom in our leadership, and continue the Lord’s work here in Norman and the world.

 

Drew Scott

 

 

Prayer List as of  7/28/2017

· June Petty

· Mark Williamson

· Karen Edwards

· Wandean Maddox’s brother-in-law, John Barnett

· Taylor (Meek) London’s mother-in-law, Tara London

· Darlene Eason

· James & Lou McKenzie

· Vonne Giltner’s dad is having heart issues       

· Oben Tarrant

· Ken and Joyce Young

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In July we will be reading through the book of Romans. Romans 14 to 16

 

New Phone Number

Dorothy Sullivan                (405) 435-5578

 

Sympathy

We express our sympathy to the family of Jeff Bennett on the passing of his stepdad.

 

Sympathy

Kim King’s friend and OHP Trooper Lt. Heath Myer passed away this week. Please keep this family in your prayers.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building— Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, August 2. Steve Bailey will be presenting the lesson “Solving Conflicts.”

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The next senior Christian dinner is on Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Senior Game Night

The Senior game night will be suspended for the remainder of the summer and will resume in the fall.

 

Kitchen Dishes

There are several bowls and dishes in the multi-purpose room kitchen. Please check and make sure to pick up any items you have left.  It will be donated soon.

 

University Student Luncheons

The new Student Luncheon sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board across from the nursery. Please sign up to host one of our lunches for the fall semester and help feed Westside’s hungry college students. They are very thankful!

 

Area-Wide Christian Men’s Retreat

The 27th Annual Area-Wide Christian Men’s Retreat at Camp Rock Creek will be August 14-15. The theme is “God’s Unchanging Hand.” Please see the flyer that is posted on the bulletin board for more information.

 

Weekly Contributions

July 2  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,142.16

July 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .$15,996.44

July 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .$14,309.68

July 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  .$12,483.30

Weekly Budget for 2017  . . . . . $18,606.00

 

 

SOONER SERVANTS

 We are down in Broken Bow this weekend participating in a float trip with other college groups.

Thank You Ann Burns for organizing this event. You da real MVP!

 

 The new OU school year is fast approaching! Please sign up to host a student luncheon for the Fall of 2017. We are so grateful for all our members and families that provide lunch for our students.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

Welcome Week is fast approaching. We hope you all are planning on being a part of the activities and helping us welcome new students into Sooner Servants. It’s going to be a great school year. 

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda  

 

 

Westside Kids

 Service Project:

The Families of 5th Grade and below are asked to participate in a service project on August 26, from

10am-11:59 am in the Multipurpose room.  Please come ready to have fun serving God!!!

 

Treat Yo Self (Parents Night Out):

Friday, September 29th @ Westside 5:50pm-8:30pm for children 5th grade age and below. Food will be provided.

Please RSVP with Andrew Ashley at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com OR 580-380-8505 by Sunday, September 24 if your child will need to be in the nursery.

 

 

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We enjoyed a good Summer Summit at Six Flags and the Texas Rangers baseball game last week.  Thanks to our teens for their participation and thanks to our adult volunteers who attended as sponsors!  We appreciate you!

 

Tonight following worship will be our Movie Night!  Just bring your favorite movie rated PG or G and we will vote on the one to watch.  Also, be sure to bring your own dinner to this event.

 

Tomorrow (July 31) is the AWTG at Ridgecrest in Midwest City.  We will leave the building at 6:15 p.m.  Be sure to join us for this time of worship and fellowship.

 

Keep in mind that we have changed our zoo trip day to this Wednesday (August 2) to take advantage of the half price admission.  Admission price is $5.50.  Also bring money for a fast food stop on the return trip.

 

Summer is definitely winding down, but there is still plenty to do before school begins!  Be sure to take a look at our up-coming events schedule below. 

 

Be sure to join us on Twitter and Instagram at Westside Active Youth!

 

Up-Coming Events:

 

July 30 - Movie Night

July 31 - AWTG @ MWC Ridgecrest

August 2 - Who’s for the zoo!

August 6 - Snow Cone Night

August 7 - AWTG MWC Eastside

August 8 - Van Decon Day

August 11 - Prayer Warriors

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 07/23/2017

 

 

God Wants to be Father

 

       Brad Paisley wrote a beautiful song from the perspective of a son of a  single mother. When the mother began to be courted by a new man, the boy was included from the start. When the man asked her to marry him, the boy overheard and prayed that she would say yes. The boy realizes he has a dad now… but realizes something more than that. As the chorus says: “Lookin’ back all I can say about all the things he did for me is I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be.”

 

There is a deep appreciation in the boy’s heart, knowing that this man chose to become his dad. Other men may have been scared off by a single mom with a child. This man didn’t have to step in and love the boy as a son, but he did… and he turned out to be just what their family needed.

 

In the spiritual life, it is important to remember that God made the same choice regarding us. God cares for us (1 Peter 5:7) but did he have to? The picture we get in Romans shows a human race that God had every right to walk away from:

 

God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us… For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.” (Romans 5:8, 10)

 

God would have been justified in dealing with us according to our sins. We were God’s enemies and He could have treated us as rebels. The shocking surprise of the gospel is that God chose instead to become the Father that He didn’t have to be. Through Christ, the wonderful Spirit of adoption became available to any who seek after it (Romans 8:15). We can become children of God!  He didn’t have to become the Father you need, but because He cares for you, He welcomes you home. How wonderful is that?

 

Prayer List as of  7/20/2017

June Petty, Mark Williamson, Karen Edwards, James & Lou McKenzie, Oben Tarrant, Jeff Bennett’s stepdad and mom—Wayne & Joyce Farmer. Wandean Maddox’s brother-in-law—John Barnett, is beginning cancer treatments. Taylor (Meek) London’s mother-in-law—Tara London, has a brain tumor. Vonne Giltner’s father—Allen Little, was taken to the OKC heart hospital on Wednesday.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In July we will be reading through the book of Romans. Romans 11 –13

 

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Camri Faulkenberry         

 

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Ryan & Shiloh Wesner                   Phone: (832)258-4700

9516 S Shields

Moore  OK  73160

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building— Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, July 26. Garrett Bookout will be presenting the lesson “Gospel Sharing.”

 

Senior Christian Dinner

There will be a senior Christian dinner on Tuesday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Senior Game Night

The Senior game night will be suspended for the remainder of the summer and will resume in the fall.

 

University Student Luncheons

The new Student Luncheon sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board across from the nursery. Please sign up to host one of our lunches for the fall semester and help feed Westside’s hungry college students. They are very thankful!

 

Thank EWE

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s E.W.E.S. Camp a success!

 

Area-Wide Christian Men’s Retreat

The 27th Annual Area-Wide Christian Men’s Retreat at Camp Rock Creek will be August 14-15. The Theme is “God’s Unchanging Hand.” Please see the flyer that is posted on the bulletin board for more information.

 

Shut-Ins

Please remember our members who are unable to attend services. There is a picture  board dedicated to them in the hallway by the announcement bulletin boards.

 

Kitchen Dishes

There are several bowls and dishes in the multi-purpose room kitchen. Please check and make sure to pick up any items you have left.  It will be donated soon.

 

Weekly Contributions

July 2  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,142.16

July 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,996.44

July 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,309.68

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . . $18,606.00


 

SOONER SERVANTS

 

We will be leaving this Friday the 28th at 1:00PM to go on our Broken Bow float trip.   Please don’t be late.   We will leave from the building.

 

The new OU school year is fast approaching! Please sign up to host a student luncheon for the Fall of 2017. We are so grateful for all our members and families that provide lunch for our students.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

Thanks to all the students that have called incoming students. We need a few more students to help reach out to our incoming students. Please let me know if you would like to help with this. Thank you to those who have helped.

 

Grace and Peace. . Boo and Amanda

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

 

Back 2 School Bash

The 5th grade families and below are invited to a Back to School bash on Saturday, July 29, from 5pm to 7pm here at the Westside building. Food will be provided but you are asked to bring cookies or a bag of chips.

 

Westside Kids: Service Project!

The Families of 5th Grade and below are asked to participate in a service project on August 26, from 10 am to 11:59 am in the Multipurpose room.  Please come ready to have fun serving God!!!

 

THANK YOU to all of the adults and teens who helped with Treat Y’self (Parents’ Night Out). You guys helped make this a GREAT event. Be on the lookout for our next Treat Y’self night in September!

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

We are glad to have our teens back from EWES and PTC.  We know they had a great week and enjoyed the time in the study of God’s Word!

 

Tonight following worship we will have a meeting in the foyer classroom for all those attending the Summer Summit at Six Flags and the Texas Rangers Baseball game.  We will issue trip information and sign release forms. 

 

Also, tonight is our Song Night!  We will meet in the multipurpose room for this event.  Be sure to bring your own dinner!

 

Tomorrow we leave for our AWTG Summer Summit.  Be sure to attend the meeting today for details!

 

Next Sunday evening (July 30) following worship will be our Movie Night!  Just bring your favorite movie rated PG or G and we will vote the one to watch.  Be sure to bring your own dinner to this event.

 

Follow us on Twitter: WestsideActiveYouth

 

Be sure to mark your calendars for our trip to the OKC Zoo on August 3.

 

Up-Coming Events:

 

July 16 - 21 - EWES Camp and PTC

July 23 - Song Night

July 24-25 - Summer Summit

July 30 - Movie Night

August 3 - Who’s for the Zoo!

August 7 - AWTG @ MWC Ridgecrest

 

Have it His Way! . . .  . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 07/16/2017

 

 

 

We Love the Souls of Everyone

 

“This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who  desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”  (1 Timothy 2:3–4).

Because we love the souls of men and want them to go to heaven, we preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Paul knew this burden and said, “I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians, both to the wise and to the foolish. So I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:14–16).

Because we love the souls of men, we are not afraid to speak out against sin. We know that passions of the flesh “wage war against the soul” (1  Peter 2:11).

Because we love the souls of men, we preach the need to follow Jesus.  Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. “No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6).

Because we love the souls of men, we point people to what is best. The Lord Jesus came to bring us an abundant life (John 10:10). His yoke is easy, and His burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30).  He is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6). He is “our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption” (1 Corinthians 1:30). We can do no better than to preach Jesus and Him crucified to every soul in every place who will hear.

 

Phil Sanders

 

 

Prayer List as of  7/14/2017

June Petty, Mark Williamson, James & Lou McKenzie. Oben Tarrant is still in rehab, but is improving. Jeff Bennett’s mom—Joyce Farmer, is recovering at home and his stepdad—Wayne Farmer, is still in the rehab facility. Karen Edwards has had two weeks of treatments. Although it has been difficult, they have been productive. The largest tumor’s blood flow was shutoff and then frozen. Three lymph nodes were too near the main artery to use this procedure, so they were attacked with targeted chemo.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In July we will be reading through the book of Romans.  Romans 8:1 to 10:21

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building — Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, July 19. Leonard Keele will be presenting the lesson “Positive Attitude.”

 

E.W.E.S. Camp

E.W.E.S. Camp begins this afternoon at the Westside building and goes through Friday night of this week.  Sign-up sheets for snack donations are posted on the bulletin board. Please be mindful that the entire building will be in use for this event and is therefore closed to all other activities. Visitors to the building are asked to please enter through the office.

 

Kitchen Dishes

There are several bowls and dishes on the counter in the multipurpose room kitchen. Please check and make sure to pick up any items you have left. 

 

2017 Ewes Camp Invitation

The staff and lady campers from EWES CAMP 2017 would like to invite all the ladies from Westside to attend a special dinner and event this Thursday, July 20th.  Please honor us with your presence and plan to have a fun evening of fellowship! There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board so we can plan accordingly.

 

University Student Luncheons

The new Student Luncheon sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board across from the nursery. Please sign up to host one of our lunches for the fall semester and help feed Westside’s hungry college students. They are very thankful!

 

Preacher Training Camp

Be mindful of those who will be at Preacher Training Camp in Lewisville this week and that God will make this a successful event.

 

Thank You

Dear Westside family,

     Thank you so much for honoring us with a gift card shower for Karstyn.  All of the kind words & gift cards were greatly appreciated!    We also want to thank everyone who has prayed for our family the last couple of years. This has been a long journey, but we are thrilled it was God’s will for us to be Karstyn’s forever family!  You all are such a blessing to our lives.

                                                                                                               In Christian love,

                                                                                                               Luis, Sarah, Katelynn, Kyler & Karstyn Rangel

 

Weekly Contributions

July 2  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,142.16

July 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,996.44

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . .$18,606.00

 

 

SOONER SERVANTS

 

The new OU school year is fast approaching! Please sign up to host a student luncheon for the Fall of 2017. We are so grateful for all our members and families that provide lunch for our students.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

  Thanks to all the students that have called incoming students. We need a few more students to help reach out to our incoming students. Please let me know if you would like to help with this. Thank you to those who have helped.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

 

     Children’s Ministry

                           5th Grade and below

 

What: Back 2 School Bash

· Who: 5th grade families and below

· When: Saturday, July 29, 5pm—7pm

· Where: Westside church of Christ

· Food is provided

· ** Please bring cookies or a bag of chips

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

We had a good work last week at the Westview Boys Home!  Thanks to our high school teens for their participation in this event.  Thanks also to our interns Riley McKnight and Thorin Turner for their efforts as well!

 

Tonight we plan to dine out  for all those not attending EWES or PTC.  Bring money for dinner and dessert!  Plan to go and enjoy this time of food and fellowship!

 

Tomorrow is the AWTG at Choctaw.  Be sure to let me know if you plan to attend, we need to know if there will be teens available to attend this event.

 

Next Sunday evening following worship will be our Movie Night!  Just bring your favorite movie rated PG or G and we will vote on the one to watch.  Be sure to bring your own dinner to this event.

 

Keep in mind next Sunday following evening worship that we will have a meeting in the foyer classroom for all those attending the Summer Summit at Six Flags and the Texas Rangers    baseball game.  We will sign release forms and issue trip information. The balance for this activity is now due.  See Jennifer to find out your balance.

 

Up-Coming Events:

July 16 - 21 - EWES Camp and PTC

July 23 - Movie Night

July 24-25 - Summer Summit

July 30 - Indoor Spikeball

August 3 - Who’s for the Zoo!

August 7 - AWTG @ MWC Ridgecrest

 

Have it His Way! . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Brett

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 07/09/2017

 

The LORD sings about you

Drew Scott

 

The Lord your God is with you,
     the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”  
  Zephaniah 3:17

 

Singing is a common occurrence in our house. Evie sings just about every 10 minutes. Sometimes she sings songs that she hears on the radio and other times she’ll just make up songs about the things going on around her. “We’re driving down the road!!! Just passed a blue car and I waved at them!!! Ooooooo Aaaaaaa!!! Lalalala!!!”   It’s my belief that we sing the most when we are happy. We sing because we know we are blessed and free. We sing because we have a Father who loves us and cares for us. We sing to our new baby Forest because we want to comfort him. We sing with our children because we want to have fun and make memories with them.

 

So, when I open God’s word and read that He “will rejoice over me with singing”,  I’m at a loss for words—to know that my God, my Father, the Creator of all things seen and unseen, REJOICES AND SINGS ABOUT ME!!!! Let that sink in for a minute. . . . I don’t know about you, but that makes me feel good! That makes me want to sing a song!

 

 

Prayer List as of  7/07/2017

June Petty, Mark Williamson, Oben Tarrant. Jeff Bennett’s mom had a heart attack and is at Baptist Hospital in Oklahoma City. Flo Scott’s brother—Merritt Dickinson, got a good report after his surgery. The tumors that were removed were benign. Karen Edwards began her infusion treatments and is managing them well. The treatments involve cutting off the blood supply to  the tumors. She will have daily treatments for 4 weeks initially.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

  In July we will be reading through the book of Romans.  Romans 4:1 to 7:25

 

Sympathy

We express sympathy to Ola Mae Morrow in the loss of her husband, Jimmy.  The funeral was Friday at Primrose.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building — Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, July 12. Drew Scott will be presenting the lesson “Thinking Like Jesus.”

 

World English Institute Training Session

There will be a World English Institute (WEI) teacher training session this afternoon, at 4:00 p.m., in the Small Kitchen.  Anyone wishing to learn more about the WEI ministry and how to use the internet to fulfill the Great Commission are invited.  Current WEI teachers needing extra help are also encouraged to attend.

 

Phone Directory Revision

New Westside telephone directories are now available in the tract rack in the foyer.

 

World English Institute Fellowship

Tonight, immediately after evening services, there will be a fellowship for all World English Institute (WEI) teachers and those interested in learning more about the WEI ministry. The fellowship will be held in the Small Kitchen.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The senior Christian dinner will be this Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

What: Treat Y’self (Parents Night Out)

· Who: 5th grade families and below

· When: Friday, July 14, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

· Where: @ Westside church of Christ

· Nursery will be provided (please RSVP Andrew at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com or call (580)380-8505 by today, July 9 if your child will need to be in the nursery)

 

Men’s Breakfast

The  Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral on Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 AM.

 

E.W.E.S. Camp

  E.W.E.S. Camp will be at the Westside building July 16-21.  A list of needed snack items is posted on the bulletin board. Please be mindful that the entire building will be in use for this event and is therefore closed to all other activities. Visitors to the building are asked to please enter through the office.

 

Weekly Contributions

July 2  .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,142.16

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . .$18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

The new OU school year is fast approaching! Please sign up to host a student luncheon for the Fall of 2017. We are so grateful for all our members and families that provide lunch for our students.

 

  Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

  Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

  Thanks to all the students that have called incoming students. We need a few more students to help reach out to our incoming students. Please let me know if you would like to help with this. Thank you to those that have helped.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . .Boo and Amanda

 

 

Children’s Ministry

This section of the bulletin will be dedicated to the Children’s Ministry: ages 5th grade and below.

 

What: Back 2 School Bash

· Who: 5th grade families and below

· When: Saturday, July 29, 5pm—7pm

· Where: Westside church of Christ

· Food is provided

· ** Please bring cookies or a bag of chips

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

Our Summer 2017 keeps rolling along at an  incredible pace and there are still plenty of July and August activities to enjoy!  Plan to stay    involved Westside Youth, because you will not want to miss the ride!

 

  Tonight we will have a meeting in the foyer classroom following evening   worship on Sunday for those attending the Westview Mission Trip.  We will  issue trip information and sign medical forms.  We will leave for Hollis tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. Please keep this mission effort in your prayers as we desire to make a difference for the Westview Boys!

 

  Next Sunday we will have a dine out night for all those not attending EWES or PTC. Please bring money for dinner and dessert!  Let’s take it to the restaurant!

 

The next AWTG will be next Monday (July 17) at Choctaw.  Be sure to let me know if you plan to attend because plans could change for this event.

 

Up-Coming Events:

July 9 - Westview meeting & Game Night

July 10-13 - Westview Mission Trip

July 16 - 21 - EWES Camp and PTC

July 23 - Song Night

July 24-25 - Summer Summit

July 30 - Indoor Spikeball

August 3 - Who’s for the Zoo!

 

Have it His Way! . . . . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 07/02/2017

 

What’s in a Name?

Lois Tverberg

 

           It’s hard to overstate how important names were in Biblical times. In ancient thought, without a name, an object or being didn’t even exist.  Egyptian documents describe the time before creation as “when no name of anything had yet been named.” After God called each piece of the universe into existence, He completed its creation by naming it: day, night, heaven, earth, sea. By doing so, He was also exerting His sovereignty, because the one who names another has authority. When God gave Adam the task of naming all the animals, He was giving him his first exercise in ruling over creation (Genesis 2:19).

In the ancient Near East, a person’s name was intimately linked to his or her identity and reputation.  When God reoriented a person’s life, He also changed their name. “Abram” became “Abraham” and “Jacob” became “Israel” to show the new direction God had given them.

Because names were so significant, a common pagan practice was to try to manipulate the spiritual world by using divine names in incantations. The gods of polytheism were understood to be finite and subject to magical forces more powerful than them. If you knew their names, you could petition them to do your bidding.

But throughout the Bible, God refused to respond when divine names were used “Harry-Potter style”, as magical incantations. In Acts 19, the  even sons of Sceva learned this the hard way. The exorcists attempted to cast out a demon “in the name of Jesus whom Paul preaches.” But then the demon laughed at them, retorting, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know about, but who are you?” Then it assaulted them, beating them until they ran away naked and bleeding (Acts 19:13-16). Undoubtedly, these men were calling on the correct Jesus, even pronouncing His name with a perfect Hebrew  inflection.  But because they weren’t Jesus’ disciples, they had no authority to issue commands in His name.

 

Prayer List as of  6/30/2017

June Petty, Mark Williamson, Karen Edwards.  Pauline Bramlett’s brother-in-law-—John Daniels, is in the ICU. Oben Tarrant has been moved to the Brookhaven Nursing Home. Flo Scott’s brother—Merritt Dickinson, had successful cancer surgery and is recovering at home.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In July we will be reading through the book of Romans.  Romans 1 -3

 

Baptism

Tyra McGee was baptized on Wednesday.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building — Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, July 5. Andrew Ashley will be leading a Prayer & Praise Service.

 

World English Institute Training Session

There will be a World English Institute (WEI) teacher training session next Sunday, July 9, at 4:00 p.m. in the Small Kitchen. Anyone interested in this ministry is invited.  Current WEI teachers needing extra help are also encouraged to attend.

 

World English Institute Fellowship

Next Sunday, July 9, immediately after evening services, there will be a fellowship for all World English Institute (WEI) teachers and those interested in learning more about the WEI ministry.  We will meet in the Small Kitchen.

 

Phone Directory Revision

A revised Westside telephone directory will be published next week. 

 

Pictures

Pictures for the picture board or for the mobile directory will be taken this morning immediately following morning services for  members needing to update their picture.

 

Thank You VBS Volunteers

A big “THANK YOU” to all of the adults who volunteered to help out with our VBS 2017! This event just would not be possible without so many people coming together to make it happen. Thank you for donating your time, talent, or money to make this year’s VBS a success!!!

 

Church Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The senior Christian dinner will be on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

What: Treat Y’self (Parents Night Out)

· Who: 5th grade families and below

· When: Friday, July 14, 5:30pm to 8:30pm

· Where: @ Westside church of Christ

· Nursery will be provided (please RSVP Andrew at s.andrew.ashley@gmail.com or call (580)380-8505 by next Sunday, July 9 if your child will need to be in the nursery)

 

Men’s Breakfast

The  Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral on Saturday, July 15 at 8:00 AM.

 

E.W.E.S. Camp

The deadline to submit an application for E.W.E.S. Camp is this Wednesday, July 5. Applications are available on the foyer table and sign-up sheets for snack and drink needs are on the bulletin board.

 

Weekly Contributions

June 4 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $19,985.42

June 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,147.47

June 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,012.51

June 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $14,888.68

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . .$18,606.00

 

 

SOONER SERVANTS

The new OU school year is quickly approaching! Please sign up to host a student luncheon for the Fall of 2017. We are so grateful for all of our members and families that provide lunch for our students.

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

We need a few more students to help reach out to our incoming students. Please let me know if you would like to help with this. Thank you to those that have helped.

 

Kickball Tonight in the field next to Lake Leon!!! BYOD!!! 

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

Many thanks to our teens and all our volunteers who helped us with our VBS last week!  You are all so amazing and we couldn’t have a successful Vacation Bible School without your incredible efforts.  We had those who donated time, talent and finance!  In whatever way you assisted us, please know we appreciate it so much!   You have made a tremendous difference to many children!

 

Tonight will be our Movie Night!  Be sure to bring your own dinner to this event.  Also bring your favorite movie rated G or PG and we will vote on which movie to watch. See Thorin Turner if you have questions regarding this event.

 

Tomorrow evening we will leave the building at  6:10 p.m. to attend  the AWTG at Britton Road in OKC.  Be sure to come enjoy this time of  worship and fellowship with other area teens!

 

We will have a meeting in the foyer classroom following evening worship on Sunday July 9 for those attending the Westview Mission Trip.  We will issue trip information and sign medical forms.

 

Up-Coming Events:

 

July 2 - Movie Night

July 3 - AWTG @ Britton Road leave 6:10

July 9 - Westview meeting & Game Night

July 10-13 - Westview Mission Trip

July 16 - 21 - EWES Camp and PTC

July 23 - Song Night

 

Have it His Way! . . .  . . . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 06/25/2017

 

 

Prayer List as of  6/23/2017

June Petty, Mark Williamson, Leroy & Laquawana Marcum, Oben Tarrant. A twenty-year old friend of Jerry Brown—Raelynn Cox, is recovering from kidney and pancreas transplant surgery. Karen Edwards is going to California and will begin alternative treatments for her cancer.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In June we will be reading through the gospel of John.  John 16-21

 

Baptism

Jonah Colburn was baptized last Sunday morning.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building — Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, June 28. Logan Cates will be presenting the lesson “Serving Others.”

 

Mommy & Me

Mommy & Me will meet at Lion’s Park tomorrow because of VBS. It will begin at 10:00 a.m. as usual.

 

Phone Directory Revision

A revised Westside telephone directory will be published in July.  Please contact the office if you want your contact information added or if you have a new address or phone number.

 

Church Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

 

Lost and Found

The Lost & Found baskets are located in the foyer classroom and in the office. There are several pairs of glasses, earings, water bottles, Bibles etc. Items will be donated soon.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Anna Mauch  & Rick Haun this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and Target.

 

VBS

VBS is this week, June 26-28. This year’s theme is “Abraham:—Father of Faith.” There is a list of snack items that are needed for VBS. If you are able to help provide snack items, please sign up on the sheet that is posted on the bulletin board across from the nursery. Please label the snack items “VBS” and place them in the multipurpose room on the kitchen counter. Or, monetary donations may be given to Julie Porter or Brett McKnight.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The senior Christian dinner will be on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m.  in the multipurpose room.

 

Preacher Training Camp

Preacher Training Camp will be in Lewisville, Texas, July 16-21. 

 

E.W.E.S. Camp

E.W.E.S. Camp will be at the Westside building July 16-21 and is for young women entering the 9th grade through graduated high school seniors.  The deadline to submit an application is July 9. Applications are now available on the foyer table and sign-up sheets for snack and drink needs are posted on the bulletin board.

 

Weekly Contributions

June 4 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $19,985.42

June 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22,147.47

June 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,012.51

Weekly Budget for 2017 . .  $18,606.00


Sooner Servants

Ultimate Frisbee Tonight!! See you all in the back field following evening worship. Bring your own dinner and come play!

 

Make sure and follow Sooner Servants on Twitter.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room.  Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.

 

If anyone knows of any new students  coming to OU this fall, please give me their contact info so that we can invite them to Sooner Servants.

 

We have several new student contacts that we have reached out to.  We would also like for our current students to reach out and invite/encourage these new students.  If you would like to assist with this, please let me know and I’ll give you a name and number. Thanks for your help in connecting with incoming students.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

Westside Active Youth

Many thanks to our teens for their amazing   efforts at our Summer Service 2 last Tuesday.  We were able to pack over 600 small back packs for giveaway.  We also helped with a Summer lunch program in OKC and played games with the children at that site.  Thanks to our teens for their participation in this event.

 

Tonight we will have our second VBS drama practice.  Be sure to bring your own dinner for this activity. Also please take some VBS flyers with you today to invite the children in your neighborhood to our Westside VBS!  Our VBS begins tomorrow.  Teens in the drama, please meet at 4:30 on Monday for dinner. Practice will begin at 5:00.  Let’s have a great VBS!

 

Next Sunday will be our Movie Night!  Be sure to bring your own dinner to this event. Also bring your favorite movie rated G or PG and we will vote on which movie to watch.  See Thorin Turner if you have questions regarding this event.

 

Mark your calendars for the AWTG at Britton Road in OKC on Monday July 3rd.  We will leave the building at 6:10 to attend this event.

 

Up-Coming Events:

June 25 - VBS Drama Practice

June 26-28 - VBS

July 2 - Movie Night

July 3 - AWTG @ Britton Road - leave at 6:10

July 9 - Game Night

July 10-13 - Westview Mission Trip

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

Bulletin 06/18/2017

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  6/16/2017

June Petty, Mark Williamson, Karen Edwards, Leroy & Laquawana Marcum, Flo Scott’s brother—Merritt Dickinson, Camryn & Aiden Richards’ grandma—Gina Bloomfield. Robin Dutton is back in Brazil and continues to improve.  Oben Tarrant is in the hospital.  The doctors are still determining a course of treatment for his broken wrist and arm. Jeff Bennett’s stepfather—Wayne Farmer, has been transferred to a rehab facility in Duncan. Please keep Jeff’s mom—Joyce Farmer, in prayer also.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

  In June we will be reading through the gospel of John.  John 11-15

 

Sympathy

We express sympathy to Pauline Bramlett in the loss of her sister, Melba Heard Kelly. Funeral services were in Del City on Thursday.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building — Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, June 21. Wade McKnight will be presenting the lesson “Growing in Grace.”

 

Fit–n–Fun Summer Series

The Fit-n-Fun group will meet at 10:00 a.m.  tomorrow morning.

 

Phone Directory Revision

A revised Westside telephone directory will be published in July.  Please contact the office if you want your contact information added or if you have a new address or phone number.

 

Congratulations

   Congratulations to Drew and Amanda Scott on the birth of their son, Forest Austin on Monday, June 12.  Forest weighed 10 lb., 1 oz., and was 21 3/4 inches long.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Anna Mauch  & Rick Haun next Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

 

  VBS is next week, June 26-28. This year’s theme is “Abraham:—Father of Faith.” There is a list of snack items that are needed for VBS. If you are able to help provide snack items, please sign up on the sheet that is posted on the bulletin board across from the nursery. Please label the snack items “VBS” and place them in the multipurpose room on the kitchen counter. Or, if you prefer, monetary donations may be given to Julie Porter or Brett McKnight.

 

Lost and Found

The Lost & Found baskets are located in the foyer classroom and in the office. PLEASE check for items you may be missing.

 

Preacher Training Camp

Preacher Training Camp will be in Lewisville, Texas July 16-21. 

 

Thank You

Thank you so much for the beautiful Dish Garden and the love expressed at the passing of Pauline’s sister, Melba.

                                                                                                    In Christian love,

                                                                                                    Junior and Pauline Bramlett 

 

Weekly Contributions

June 4 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,985.42

June 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 22,147.47

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . .$18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Amanda and I are so extremely thankful for all the calls, texts, and support  we’ve received in welcoming our new son into the world. We love Sooner Servants and we love Westside!!! Thank you all for showing us so much love.

 

There is a sign-up list for our 2017 Fall Luncheons on the bulletin board.  Please sign up to host a luncheon for next semester.  Thank you to all the individuals and families that serve.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room.  Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

If anyone knows of any new students coming to OU this fall, please give me their contact info so that we can invite them to Sooner Servants.

 

We have several new student contacts who we have reached out to. We would also like for our current students to reach out and invite/encourage these new students. If you would like to assist with this, please let me know and I’ll give you a name and number. Thanks for your help in connecting with incoming students.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We had a great week at the Reach Week camp session at Pettijohn Springs Christian Camp.  It is always a fun time and a wonderful opportunity for spiritual growth.

 

Tonight we will have our first VBS drama practice to prepare for next week. Be sure to bring your own dinner for this activity.  Also please take some VBS flyers with you today to invite the children in your neighborhood to our Westside VBS!

 

Tomorrow we will leave at 5:10 p.m. to attend the AWTG in Lawton.  Be sure to grab something to eat before you arrive. Refreshments will be provided following the AWTG.

 

Tuesday is our Summer Service #2.  We will go to OKC to help with one of the summer lunch programs for children.  We may also stuff some back packs for this event.  Bring money for a fast food lunch.  We will leave the building at 8:45 a.m.

 

We are having a great Summer 2017! Let’s keep it going in the right direction!

 

Up-Coming Events:

June 18 - VBS Drama Practice

June 19 - AWTG @ NW in Lawton

June 20– Summer Service #2

June 25 - VBS Drama Practice

June 26-28 - VBS

 

Have it His Way! . .  . . . . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 06/11/2017

 

 

 

 

          

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  6/09/2017

June Petty, Mark Williamson, Robin Dutton, Flo Scott’s brother—Merritt Dickinson. Karen Edwards’ cancer has returned in her lymph nodes. They have not determined the course of treatment yet. Sue Beebe is doing well and tolerating her cancer treatments better. Kay Thompson’s sister—Helen Hendrix, is recovering from a broken hip. Laquawana Marcum is having health struggles. Leroy Marcum had cancer surgery on his arm on Monday. Mary Green has been moved to a rehab facility in Snyder.  Please pray for Caroline Smith and her family. She is one of our college students and her brother passed away on Tuesday. Aiden Richards requested prayers for his grandma—Gina Bloomfield, who has cancer.

 

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In June we will be reading through the gospel of John.  John 6-10

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The Senior Christian dinner will be this Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our Summer Series, Body Building—Ephesians 4:12 , will continue on Wednesday, June 14. Eric Hinson will be presenting the lesson “Growing in Knowledge.”

 

Senior Game Night

The senior game night will be this Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The  Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral this Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 AM.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Anna Mauch  & Rick Haun on Sunday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

 

Blood Drive

Westside is hosting a blood drive today from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. Each donor will receive a T-shirt. We would like to have 19 donors. A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board and there are still several time slots available.

 

Milestone Birthday

Excitingly, we would like to wish Keith Everett Thomas a Happy 30th Birthday.  His birthday is this Saturday, June 17, 2017.

 

VBS

VBS will be June 26-28. This year’s theme is “Abraham:—Father of Faith.” There is a list of snack items that are needed for VBS. If you are able to help provide snack items, please sign up on the sheet that is posted on the bulletin board across from the nursery. Please label the snack items “VBS” and place them in the multipurpose room on the kitchen counter. Or, if you prefer, monetary donations may be given to Julie Porter or Brett McKnight.

 

E.W.E.S. Camp

E.W.E.S. Camp will be at the Westside building July 16-21 and is for young women entering the 9th grade through graduated high school seniors.  Applications are now available on the foyer table.

 

Thank You

Dear Westside Family,

Thank you for your prayers, cards and phone calls during my recent illness and treatment in Houston.                     

                                                                                             In Christian Love,

                                                                                             Mark Williamson

 

Weekly Contributions

June 4 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $19,985.42

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . $18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

We are leaving in 2 weeks!!  There is a packing list on the Sooner Servants Facebook page for those going on the New Mexico Trek. Please check this list.  If you have any questions, please ask me or Jeff Thompson.

 

There is a sign-up list for our 2017 Fall Luncheons on the bulletin board. Please sign up to host a luncheon for next semester. Thank you to all the individuals and families who serve.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

If anyone knows of any new students coming to OU this fall, please give me their contact info so that we can invite them to Sooner Servants.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We enjoyed a great 6th grade welcome and  orientation last Sunday evening along with a tremendous Share Dinner.  We are excited to have our new 6th graders with us as we continue with our Summer 2017!  We also had a super Summer Service day last Tuesday.  Thanks to our teens for their participation.

 

There is no scheduled activity today as many of our teens will be travelling with us to Pettijohn Springs for the Reach Week camp session.  Please keep our youth in your prayers this week as we make efforts to stay safe and grow spiritually!

 

All 9th-12th graders, it is time to sign up for the mission trip to the Westview Boys Home. The date for this event is July 10–13.  The deadline to sign up for this event is June 28th.

 

We need your help with VBS!  We are responsible for the live drama and support volunteers for each activity. Please see Brett or Jennifer to work in some area of our VBS!

 

Up-Coming Events:

 

June 11 - Reach Week Camp Begins

June 18 - VBS Drama Practice

June 19 - AWTG @ NW in Lawton

June 20– Summer Service #2

June 25 - VBS Drama Practice

 

Have it His Way! . .  . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

Bulletin 06/04/2017

 

 

 

SUMMER QUARTER ADULT BIBLE CLASSES

Sunday Mornings: June 4 - August 27, 2017

 

 

                      University                        What is the Bible?                       Drew Scott

             

All other adult classes will be studying the book of Acts

 

    

                      20s                                    Conference Room                         Seth Schwenn

 

                      30s                                       Small Kitchen                             Hunter Meek

  

                     40s/50s                           South Multipurpose                      Jeff Thompson

   

                     60-Plus                          Overflow Classroom                        Tracy Sipe

 

                     Senior Christians                Auditorium                                Tony Marci

 

 

Prayer List as of  6/02/2017

June Petty, Sue Beebe. Mary Green is home from the hospital. Mark Williamson was able to return home from MD Anderson.  John Nelson, a member of the church in Noble, lost his best friend, Joanna, who was waiting for a heart transplant. Robin Dutton is having some struggles related to her MS. She recently flew back to Nevada for additional treatments. Flo Scott’s brother—Merritt Dickinson, has kidney cancer and is meeting with a doctor this week at MD Anderson to schedule his surgery.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In June we will be reading through the gospel of John.  John 1-5

 

Share Dinner and Gift Card Shower 

Tonight following evening services, there will be a potluck SHARE dinner in the multipurpose room. We will also be celebrating the Rangel family’s adoption of Karstyn Mae with a gift card shower.  Please bring sandwiches and desserts to share. Chips and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy this time of fellowship.

 

Fit–n–Fun Summer Series

The Fit-n-Fun Summer Series begins tomorrow, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. and there will be a potluck luncheon afterward.

 

High School Graduates 

The baskets for the high school graduates will be removed at the end of this week. Please remember to check today for any remaining gifts. 

 

Pictures

Pictures for the picture board will be taken this morning immediately following services for new members or those needing to update their picture. The picture room is located in the north hallway off the foyer.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our 2017 Summer Series, Body Building —Ephesians 4:12, will continue on Wednesday, June 7.  Doug Wheeler will be presenting the lesson “Gospel Living.”

 

Blood Drive

Westside is hosting an O.B.I. Blood Drive in the multipurpose room from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. next Sunday, June 11. Each donor will receive a T-shirt.   We would like to have 19 donors. A    sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board.   See Greg Jensen if you have any questions.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The Senior Christian dinner will be on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Senior Game Night

The senior game night will be Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral on Saturday, June 17 at 8:00 AM.

 

VBS

VBS will be June 26-28. This year’s theme is Abraham: Father of Faith.

 

EWES Camp

EWES Camp will be July 16—21.  Applications are available on the table in the foyer.

 

Weekly Contributions

May 7 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,758.48

May 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $16,204.04

May 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,935.37

May 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$13,723.35

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . .$18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

There is a sign-up list for our 2017 Fall Luncheons on the  bulletin board. Please sign up to host a luncheon for next semester. Thank you to all of the individuals and  families that serve.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

Follow Sooner Servants on Twitter!  Thanks to Kathryn Patterson and Connor Kohlscheen for heading up our Social Media.

 

There is a packing list on the Sooner Servants Facebook page for those going on the New Mexico Trek. Please check this list and make sure you have all the items you need. If you have any questions, please ask me or Jeff Thompson.

 

If anyone knows of any new students  coming to OU this fall please give me their contact info so that we can invite them to Sooner Servants.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

I hope everyone enjoyed a great holiday weekend Sunday and spent good time with family.  We also enjoyed a great Beginner Camp.  Thanks to our adults and teens for their participation in this annual event!

 

Tonight we will welcome our new 6th graders to the youth group.  We will have an orientation to assist parents who are new to the Westside Active Youth following the all-church share dinner/sandwich supper. Our teens will also enjoy some volleyball time!  Summer is finally here!

 

Keep in mind the deposit is now due for the Summer Summit at Six Flags and the Texas Rangers baseball game.  The deposit is $35.  See Jennifer or me if you have questions regarding this event.

 

We will have a meeting this Wednesday in the foyer classroom following the summer series for all those attending the Reach Week Camp session at Pettijohn Springs.  We will issue trip information and sign medical forms.  It’s camp time!

 

Up-Coming Events:

June 4 - 6th Grade Orientation

June 5 - AWTG @ N. MacArthur

June 6 - Summer Service

June 7 - Reach Week Meeting

June 11 - Reach Week Camp Begins

June 18 - VBS Drama Practice

 

Have it His Way! . . .  . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 05/28/2017

 

 

2017 Summer Series

 

“Body Building—Ephesians 4:12”

 

May 31                        Phillip Johnson                                    “Qualities of a Healthy Church”

 

June 7                         Doug Wheeler                                       “Gospel Living“ 

 

June 14                       Eric Hinson                                           “Growing in Knowledge“ 

 

June 21                       Wade McKnight                                   “Growing in Grace“ 

 

June 28                       Logan Cates                                          “Serving Others“ 

 

July 5                          Andrew Ashley                                     “Prayer & Praise Service“ 

 

July 12                        Drew Scott                                             “Thinking Like Jesus“ 

 

July 19                        Leonard Keele                                       “Positive Attitude“ 

 

July 26                        Garrett Bookout                                   “Gospel Sharing“ 

 

August 2                     Steve Bailey                                           “Solving Conflicts“ 

 

August 9                     Kevin Langford                                     “Worship“ 

 

August 16                   Brett McKnight                                     “Forgiveness”

 

 

Prayer List as of  5/26/2017

Mark Williamson, June Petty, Sue Beebe. Jeff Bennett’s stepdad—Wayne Farmer, is home from the hospital. Leslie Laws is still waiting on test results.  Mary Green is in the hospital.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In May we will be reading through the book of Revelation.  Revelation 16-22

 

Young Families Retreat

There will be a Young Families Retreat for the 20’s and 30’s on September 1-3 in Sulphur, OK.  There is a sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board. The deadline to sign up is May 28.

 

Promotion Sunday for Bible Classes

Next Sunday, June 4, is promotion Sunday for the children’s Bible classes. This Sunday will also be the Sixth Grade Orientation for those students transitioning into the youth group. Parents, be preparing your children for this special Sunday so they will be present in Bible class.

 

Gift Card Shower and Share Dinner

Next Sunday, June 4 following evening services, there will be a potluck SHARE dinner in the multipurpose room. We will also be celebrating the Rangel family’s adoption of Karstyn Mae with a gift card shower.  Please bring sandwiches and desserts to share. Chips and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy this time of fellowship.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our 2017 Summer Series, Body Building —Ephesians 4:12, will begin this Wednesday, May 31.  Phillip Johnson will be presenting the lesson,  “Qualities of a Healthy Church.”

 

Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday.

 

Fit–n–Fun Summer Series

The Fit-n-Fun Summer Series begins next Monday, June 5 at 10:30 a.m. and there will be a potluck luncheon afterward.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The senior Christian dinner will be on Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m.  in the multipurpose room.

 

Blood Drive

Westside will be hosting an O.B.I. Blood Drive in the multipurpose room from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 11. Each donor will receive a T-shirt. We would like to have 19 donors. A  sign-up sheet will be posted on the bulletin board. See Greg Jensen if you have any questions.

 

VBS

VBS will be June 26-28. This year’s theme is Abraham: Father of Faith.

 

EWES Camp

EWES camp will be July 16—21.  Applications are available on the table in the foyer.

 

2017 Ewes Camp Invitation

The staff and lady campers from EWES CAMP 2017 would like to invite all the ladies from Westside to attend a special dinner and event on Thursday, July 20th.  Please honor us with your presence and plan to have a fun evening of fellowship! There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board so we can plan accordingly.

 

Weekly Contributions

May 7 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,758.48

May 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $16,204.04

May 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$15,935.37

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . . $18,606.00

 

 

SOONER SERVANTS

 

Follow Sooner Servants on Twitter! Thanks to Kathryn  Patterson for heading up our Social Media.

 

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start getting dates on your calendar.   

 

Today is the last day to sign up for our New Mexico Trek - June 26-30.  Invite your friends!

 

There is a packing list on the Sooner Servants Facebook page for those going on the New Mexico Trek. Please check this list and make sure you have all the items you need. If you have any questions, please ask me or Jeff  Thompson.

 

If anyone knows of any new students coming to OU this fall, please give me their contact information so that we can invite them to Sooner Servants.

 

Grace and Peace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Boo and Amanda

 

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

It was great to see all the Spring Rollers at the rink last Sunday for the all-church skating event!  Thanks  to the Kite family for organizing this outreach event.

 

Tonight there is no scheduled activity due to the Memorial Day weekend.  Please use this opportunity to spend extra time with family.

 

Keep in mind the deposit is now due for the Summer Summit at Six Flags and the Texas Rangers baseball game.   The deposit is $35.  See Jennifer or me if you have questions regarding this event.

 

Also, Sunday, June 4, we will welcome our new 6th graders to the youth group.  We will have an orientation to assist parents who are new to the Westside Active Youth. Summer is nearly here!

 

We leave for Beginner Camp on Wednesday at 1:00 p.m.  Be sure to arrive a few minutes early to load your luggage on the trailer. Camp time is here my friends!  See Jennifer or me if you missed the Beginner Camp meeting last Wednesday or have questions regarding this event.

 

Up-Coming Events:

 

May 31 - Beginner Camp

June 4 - 6th Grade Orientation

June 5 - AWTG @ N. MacArthur

June 6 - Summer Service

June 7 - Reach Week Meeting

June 11 - Reach Week Camp Begins

 

Have it His Way! . . .  . . . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 05/21/2017

 

 

KINGDOM-MINDED

 

There was a man who had four sons.   He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly.   So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away.

 

The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

 

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen.

 

The first son said that the tree was ugly, bent, and twisted.   The second son said that it was covered with green buds and full of promise. 

 

The third son disagreed; he said it was laden with blossoms that smelled so sweet and looked so beautiful that it was the most graceful thing he had ever seen.

 

The last son disagreed with all of them; he said it was ripe and dropping with fruit, full of life and fulfillment.

 

The man then explained to his sons that they were all right, because they had each seen but only one season in the tree’s life.

 

He told them that you cannot judge a tree, or a person, by only one season.   The essence of who they are and the pleasure, joy, and love that come from that life can only be measured at the end, when all the seasons are up.

 

If you give up when it’s winter, you will miss the promise of your spring, the beauty of your summer, and the fulfillment of your fall.

 

Don’t let the pain of one season destroy the joy of all the rest.  Don’t judge life by one difficult season.   Persevere through the difficult patches, and  better times are sure to come.

 

Submitted by Simon Chukwudi Iwebo

 

 

 

Prayer List as of  5/18/2017

Mark Williamson, June Petty, Sue Beebe. Alan Novey is doing better and is back home. Jeff Bennett’s stepdad—Wayne Farmer, is better and was expected to be released from the hospital last week. Thelma Bridge’s procedure on Tuesday went well.  

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In May we will be reading through the book of Revelation.  Revelation 11-15

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Justin Thompson and Sarah Bussey this afternoon, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

 

CORE Ministry "SPRING ROLL"

Please join us tonight after evening services at  Star Skate (2020 West Lindsey) for the “Spring Roll” roller skating event. Invite a friend!! Bring dinner and please attend even if you do not skate. We will provide skates, but bring yours if you have them.

 

Gift Card Shower and Share Dinner

Sunday, June 4 following evening services, there will be a Potluck Share Dinner in the multipurpose room. We will also be celebrating the Rangel family’s adoption of Karstyn Mae with a gift card shower.  Please bring sandwiches and desserts to share. Chips and drinks will be provided. Everyone is invited to stay and enjoy this time of fellowship.

 

Young Families Retreat

There will be a Young Families Retreat for the 20’s and 30’s on September 1-3 in Sulphur, OK.  There is a sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board. The deadline to sign up is next Sunday, May 28.

 

Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day holiday.

 

2017 Summer Series

Our 2017 Summer Series, “Body Building —Ephesians 4:12",  will begin on Wednesday, May 31.  Phillip Johnson will be presenting the lesson “Qualities of a Healthy Church.”

 

Promotion Sunday for Bible Classes

Sunday, June 4, is promotion Sunday for the children’s Bible classes.  This Sunday will also be the Sixth Grade Orientation for those students transitioning into the youth group.  Parents, be preparing your children for this special Sunday so they will be present in Bible class.

 

Fit–n–Fun Summer Series

The Fit-n-Fun Summer Series will meet every Monday for six weeks.  This series is designed for ages baby through 2nd grade.  It will begin on June 5 at  10:30 a.m. and there will be a potluck luncheon afterward.

 

EWES Camp

EWES camp will be July 16—21.  Applications are available on the table in the foyer.

 

2017 Ewes Camp Invitation

All the ladies from Westside are invited to attend a special dinner and event on Thursday, July 20th.  Please honor us with your presence and plan to have a fun evening of fellowship!  We will need to know how many are coming to plan accordingly, so there is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board.

 

Weekly Contributions

May 7 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,758.48

May 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  $16,204.04

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . . .$18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Our new 2017 Fall Calendars are out in the college room. Go pick one up and start  getting dates on your calendar.   

 

Sign up for our New Mexico Trek. June 26-30. Invite your friends!

 

There is a packing list on the Sooner Servants Facebook page for those going on the New Mexico Trek.  Please check this list and make sure you have all the items you need. If you have any questions, please ask me or Jeff  Thompson.

 

If you would like to go to Six Flags there is a sign up in the college room. 

 

If anyone knows of any new students coming to OU this Fall please give me their contact info so that we can invite them to Sooner Servants.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

The end of school is near and our  Summer 2017 is approaching quickly!  Be sure to pick up those summer calendars if you have not already.  They are located in the youth room or by the youth board.   See me if you have any questions regarding our upcoming events.

 

Tonight we will join in the all-church Spring Roll at Star Skate on Lindsay.  Be sure to bring your own dinner and be ready to strap on the wheels for a spin around the rink!

 

Keep in mind the deposit is now due for the Summer Summit at Six Flags and the Texas Rangers baseball game.  The deposit is $35.  See Jennifer or me if you have questions regarding this event.

 

Be sure to mark those calendars for Wednesday May 24.  We will have a meeting in the foyer classroom   after Bible class for all those     planning to attend Beginner Camp.

 

Also, Sunday, June 4, we will welcome our new 6th graders to the youth group. We will have an orientation to assist parents who are new to the Westside Active Youth.   Summer is nearly here!

 

Have it His Way! . . . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 05/14/2017     

 

 

 

 

2017 Westside Graduates

Congratulations!

 

High School Graduate Information

 

Cassie Barger is graduating from High School and will attend Oklahoma Christian University. She plans to pursue a Major in Business.

 

Tess Danner will graduate from Norman North High School and intends to study Forensic Science at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

 

Hudson Horton will graduate from Washington High School and is going to East Central University in Ada to play football.  He is going to Major in Biology.

 

Cayleigh Porter will graduate from Norman North High School and plans to Major in Social Sciences at Harding University.

 

Gage Johnson will graduate from Norman North High School and will attend Oklahoma City University on a wrestling scholarship. Gage plans to Major in Health and Exercise Science.

 

Rebekah Wheeler will graduate from Norman North High School and plans to pursue a Major in Accounting and a Minor in Piano Performance at the University of Oklahoma.  

 

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.  Trust in the Lord

forever, for the Lord, the Lord Himself, is the Rock eternal.         Isaiah 26:3-4

 

 

Prayer List as of  5/12/2017

Mark Williamson, June Petty, Sue Beebe, Jeff Bennett’s stepdad—Wayne. Thelma Bridge is having some health issues. Paul Bugher had surgery on Thursday.  Alan Novey is doing better but was moved from the Healthplex to the VA MICU where they are watching him closely. Angelia Howry’s stepdad—Gale Harper, is under hospice care.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In May we will be reading through the book of Revelation.  Revelation 6-10

 

Identified

Shane & Cassidy Wesley

 

Address Update

Shane & Cassidy Wesley

800 Lexington St. Trlr # 240         (405) 795-7487

Norman  OK   73069

 

Men’s Night at OKC Dodgers game

The men’s trip to Bricktown for the OKC Dodgers baseball game is tomorrow evening.

 

Senior Game Night

The senior game night is this Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Final Friday for Women

The Final Friday for Women is this Friday, May 19. We will enjoy an Affirm productions movie in the multi-purpose room starting at 7:00 pm.  Bring snacks or enjoy the popcorn that will be provided.  After the movie, Final Friday activities for next year will be planned.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Justin Thompson and Sarah Bussey next Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Target and Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

 

Men’s Breakfast

The  Men’s Breakfast will be at Golden Corral this Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 AM.

 

CORE Ministry "SPRING ROLL"

Please join us May 21 at Star Skate (2020 West Lindsey) after evening services, for “Spring Roll” roller skating event. Invite a friend!! Bring dinner and please attend even if you do not skate. We will provide skates, but bring yours if you have them.

 

Good News

We rejoice that two of Karla L’Hommedieu’s WBS students obeyed the gospel this past week.  We also learned that Tracy Sipe’s student through World English Institute (WEI) was added to the Lord’s church as well.

 

Young Families Retreat

There will be a Young Families Retreat for the 20’s and 30’s on September 1-3 in Sulphur, OK.  There is a sign-up sheet on the Bulletin Board. The deadline to sign up is May 28.

 

Fit–n–Fun Summer Series

Mommy & Me is transitioning for the summer to a six week Fit-n-Fun Summer Series. This series is designed for ages baby through 2nd grade. On June 5 at 10:30 a.m. we will have an obstacle course activity followed by a pot luck luncheon.

 

Thank You

Dear Westside Family,

Thank you for all the cards and prayers. I appreciate it.                

                                                                                                       Thanks again,

                                                                                                       Janie Behne

 

Weekly Contributions

May 7 .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,758.48

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . . .$18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

 

We hope you all have a wonderful summer!!!

 

There are a lot of Sooner Servants Weddings this summer. Make sure and pay attention to the calendar and come support your friends as they tie the knot.  

 

Sign up for our New Mexico Trek. June 26-30. Invite your friends!

 

Thanks to everyone who came over to our “Grill-Out” last Sunday evening at our house. We had a great time.

 

Thank you to Jeff and Melissa and Curtis and Karen for all of the help that you all constantly put forth.

 

"Only fear the LORD and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.”

                                                                                                               I Samuel 12:24

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We enjoyed a wonderful High School Appreciation Banquet last night with our graduating seniors and their families! We congratulate Cassie Barger, Tess Danner, Hudson Horton, Gage Johnson, Cayleigh Porter, and Rebekah Wheeler!  We wish you the best in this tie of achievement and transition!

 

Tonight there is no scheduled youth activity.  Enjoy this Mother’s Day with your family and be sure to express your love for your mom!

 

Keep in mind the deposit is now due for the Summer Summit at Six Flags and the Texas Rangers baseball game. The deposit is $35.  Please see Jennifer or me if you have questions regarding this event.

 

The May and summer calendars are now available! We have many activities this month and through the summer.  Be sure to notice the 2017 Summer Events schedule.  It lists some of the major events for our teens this summer and provides a brief explanation of each activity.  Parents, just let me know if you would like to volunteer for any of these events. We are glad to have your participation!

 

Be sure to mark those calendars for Wednesday, May 24. We will have a meeting for all those planning to attend Beginner Camp in the foyer classroom following class.

 

Also, Sunday, June 4, we will welcome our new 6th graders to the youth group.  We will have an orientation to assist parents who are new to the Westside Active Youth.  Summer is nearly here!

Have it His Way! . .  . . . . . . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

 Bulletin 05/07/2017

 

 

 

                             

 

  UNIVERSITY APPRECIATION DAY

Congratulations to all of our University Graduates!

 

Celeste Clary                             B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a Minor in Spanish from O.U.

Jordan Evans                          B.S. in a Planned Program with an emphasis on Human and Health Behavior from O.U.

Tiffany Nelson                         B.S. in  Accounting from O.U.

Candace Hinnergardt         B.A. in Journalism with an emphasis in PR from O.U.

Derica Wyatt                            B.S. in Health and Wellness from O.U. 

Cayden Howard                      B.A. in Instrumental Music Education from O.U. 

Paisley Kliewer                      B.A. in Communication and a Minor in Anthropology from O.U. 

Chaz Chapman                       Associates degree in Business from  O.C.C.C .

Jeff McKnight                         B.A. in Accounting from Oklahoma Christian

Madison Talley                       B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma Christian

Kristen L’Hommedieu        R.N., B.S.N. in Nursing from Oklahoma Christian 

Tenley Hatfield                       B.S. in Exercise Science from Harding

A luncheon has been prepared for all university students. A special invitation is extended to our university graduates and their families to join us at the luncheon in the multipurpose room following morning worship.

 

 

Prayer List as of  5/05/2017

Mark Williamson, June Petty, Sue Beebe, Gary Conn’s grandpa, Angelia Howry’s stepdad—Gale Harper, Jeff Bennett’s stepdad—Wayne.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In May we will be reading through the book of Revelation.  Revelation 1-5

 

Response

Bonnie Finley requested prayers for Taylor.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to David & Melissa Disterlic on the birth of their son, Matthew James, born on May 4. Matthew weighed 6lbs. 9oz. and was 19 ¼ inches long. Congratulations also to grandparents Jim and Donna Butner.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Shane Standerfer and Rebekah York this afternoon at  2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

 

Adult Class Fellowship Groups

The adult Bible class fellowship groups will meet tonight after evening services.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The next senior Christian dinner is this Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Night at OKC Dodgers game

A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for those interested in the men’s trip to Bricktown for the OKC Dodgers baseball game on Monday, May 15.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Justin Thompson and Sarah Bussey on Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

 

CORE Ministry "SPRING ROLL"

Please join us May 21 at Star Skate (2020 West Lindsey), after evening services, for “Spring Roll” roller skating event. invite a friend!! Bring dinner and please attend even if you do not skate. We will provide skates, but bring yours if you have them.

 

Final Friday for Women

The Final Friday for Women this month will be on May 19. We will enjoy an Affirm productions movie in the multipurpose room beginning at 7:00PM. Bring a snack if you want, but popcorn will be provided. 

 

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Jennings

and

Mr. & Mrs. Barry Rucker

Request the honor of your presence

At the marriage of their children

Lauren Elise

and

James Harrison

Saturday, June 3, 2017

at 5:00 in the evening

North MacArthur church of Christ

9300 N MacArthur Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Please RSVP by May 13, 2017

Jamieandlaurenswedding.com or

Jeff & Suzanne Jennings at 217-2973

 

Weekly Contributions

April 2   .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 18,365.17

April 9   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 19,658.99

April 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,554.63

April 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 19,964.17

April 30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 14,821.40

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . . .$18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Congratulations to all of our graduates!!! We hope you will stay for our luncheon today along with all of our college students.

 

Good Luck on all of your finals!!!!

 

Thanks to everyone who was able to participate in our Big Family Gathering.  We had a great time and we look forward to starting up this ministry again in the Fall. 

 

Sign up for our New Mexico Trek. June 26-30. Invite your friends!

 

Sooner Servants Night Out is Tonight!!! You are all invited to our house for dinner and discussion tonight at 6:30 p.m. — 27835 Glendale Drive Washington OK 73093. 

 

“Listen to counsel and accept discipline,
That you may be wise the rest of your days.      

     Many plans are in a man’s heart,
But the counsel of the Lord will stand.” 

                                   - Proverbs 19:20-21

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

Congratulations to our Westside teens for finishing 2nd in the AWTG Volleyball tournament in Tecumseh last Sunday!  Thanks to our teens for their participation in the annual event.

 

Tonight we will leave at 4:10 p.m. to attend the AWTG at Wilshire in Oklahoma City. This is the last AWTG of this school year. Our summer   AWTG’s will begin on June 5th at North MacArthur in Oklahoma City.

 

Remember tomorrow is Freshmen Lunch.  Look for the church van in the pick-up lanes outside the commons area.  Also, be sure to have a  parent call the attendance secretary to check you out for lunch.

 

The High School Appreciation Banquet will be this Saturday, May 13th at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.  Also we need some teens to help serve our guests for this event.  See me if you can help.

 

Be sure to  sign up for the summer Summit.  There is a sheet in the youth room and on the youth board.  Today is the deadline to sign up is for this event.

 

The May and summer calendars are now available!  We have many activities this month and through the summer.  Be sure to pick up these calendars and plan to be involved in our summer youth activities.  We need your participation!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 04/30/2017

He Prayed

 

           Jesus prayed.  He prayed before choosing His apostles.  “It was at this time He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.  And when day came, He called His disciples to Him and chose twelve of them, whom He also named as apostles.”

          Jesus prayed.  He prayed after learning of John the Baptist’s death.  “After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.”

          Jesus prayed. He prayed to prepare Himself for intense struggles.  “And He went a little beyond them and fell on His face and prayed, saying; ‘My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.’”

          Jesus prayed.  He prayed for others. “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

          Jesus prayed.  He prayed before making important decisions.  He prayed after the loss of a friend.  He prayed to prepare for struggles.  He prayed for others.  He prayed to stay connected with His Father.   Jesus who had been with God the Father from the beginning; Jesus who is the Son of God; Jesus who is God—PRAYED!

          If Jesus needed prayer to navigate through life, how much more do I need to pray?  We have access to God through prayer.  Did you catch that?   We have access to God through prayer!  Our Father longs the hear from us.  Pray!  Pray before making important decisions.  Pray when your heart is hurting.  Pray to prepare yourself to stand with God no  matter what.  Pray for others.  God cares.  He will listen.  Pray!

  Phillip Johnson

 

Prayer List as of  4/28/2017

Mark Williamson, June Petty. Sue Beebe is on a lower dose of chemotherapy and is tolerating it better. Gary Conn’s grandpa has lung cancer. Angelia Howry’s stepdad—Gale Harper, has congestive heart failure and is in under hospice care. Jeff Bennett’s stepdad—Wayne, is recovering from surgery and is in Baptist Hospital.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In April we are reading through the book of Acts.  Acts 25-28

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Shane Standerfer and Rebekah York on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room. They are registered at Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

 

Adult Class Fellowship Groups

The adult Bible class fellowship groups will meet next Sunday, May 7, after evening services.

 

Senior Christian Dinner

The next senior Christian dinner will be Tuesday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Men’s Night at OKC Dodgers game

A sign-up sheet is posted on the bulletin board for those interested in the men’s trip to Bricktown for the OKC Dodgers baseball game on Monday, May 15.

 

Final Friday for Women

This will be the last Final Friday for Women until August. On Friday, May 19, we will enjoy an Affirm productions movie in the multipurpose room beginning at 7:00 pm.  Please bring any drink or snack you would like. Popcorn will be provided.  After the movie, those who would like to stay can help plan Final Friday activities for August 2017 - May of 2018.  

 

CORE Ministry "SPRING ROLL"

Please join us May 21 at Star Skate (2020 West Lindsey), after evening services, for “Spring Roll” roller skating event. This is a community outreach event…..so please take this opportunity to invite a friend!! Bring dinner and please attend even if you do not skate. We will provide skates, but bring yours if you have them.

 

E.W.E.S. Camp

Westside will be hosting the E.W.E.S. Camp from July 16-21. Please see Melissa Thompson for details and an application.

 

Mr. & Mrs. Jeff Jennings

and

Mr. & Mrs. Barry Rucker

Request the honor of your presence

At the marriage of their children

Lauren Elise

and

James Harrison

Saturday, June 3, 2017

at 5:00 in the evening

North MacArthur church of Christ

9300 N MacArthur Blvd.

Oklahoma City, OK 

 

Please RSVP by May 13, 2017

Jamieandlaurenswedding.com or

Jeff & Suzanne Jennings at 217-2973

 

Weekly Contributions

April 2   .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 18,365.17

April 9   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 19,658.99

April 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,554.63

April 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 19,964.17

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . . $18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

The Big Family Gathering is Tonight!!!! If you are involved in the Adopt-A-Student program, please meet in the Multipurpose room following evening services.

 

We hope you will stay for our luncheon today!!

 

If you have graduated or are graduating this semester, please give me your information.  Our University Appreciation Day is on May 7th!

 

Sign up for our New Mexico Trek. June 26-30. Invite your friends!

 

Sooner Servants Night Out May 7th.

 

Grace and Peace . . . . . . Boo and Amanda

 

 

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

 

 We had an outstanding LTC Recognition last week! Thanks to all our families for their help and participation!  Thanks also to our volunteers who helped put together the plaques for LTC Recognition.  It is so nice to be able to present an award to our students that is completely assembled where it can go straight on the wall at home! Your efforts continue to make a difference for others!

 

This morning many of our teens are in Tecumseh for the AWTG and annual volleyball tournament.  We will return for evening worship.  This is always a special event and a great opportunity to worship and fellowship with many other area teens!

 

Parents of high school seniors, please turn in your photo for the special graduate edition of the Westside bulletin.  We need those as soon as possible to finish the  layout and be ready for printing.  Remember the high school appreciation banquet is scheduled for May 13 at 6:00p.m. in the multipurpose room.  Also, we need some teens to help serve our guests for this event.  See me if you can help.

 

Be sure to sign up for the Summer Summit.  There is a sheet in the youth room and on the youth board.  The deadline to sign up is Sunday, May 7.

 

The May and summer calendars will be coming out soon, so be on the lookout for them!

 

Have it His Way! . . .  . .Brett

 

 

 

 

 

Bulletin 04/23/2017

 

 

 

 

Westside Hosts

WEI Teacher Regional Workshop

Saturday, April 29

9:00 am to 3:00 pm

 

Cost: Free and lunch will be provided

 

We will have “Best Practices” classes for current WEI teachers and a “Training” class for new teachers and all interested. It is a great opportunity to meet other WEI teachers face to face and share our WEI experiences with one another! Meet national WEI directors and program managers.

 

Sign-up sheet posted on bulletin board

For further information: Blane Anderson

613-2720 or blanea@yahoo.com

 

Prayer List as of  4/21/2017

Janie Behne, Steve Iverson’s mom—Frances Iverson, Tammy Hardcastle. Mark Williamson’s stem cell transplant went well. No date is set for him to return yet. Sue Beebe is having additional chemotherapy treatments for bone cancer.  June Petty is also having additional treatments. 

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In April we will read through the book of Acts.  Acts 19-24

 

LTC Recognition

LTC participants and their families will meet tonight for the LTC Recognition Ceremony in the multipurpose room. Families are asked to bring sandwiches and dessert.

 

Men’s Cookout and Devotional

There will be a men’s cookout and devotional for the men of the congregation tomorrow, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room.  Following dinner, Adam Briscoe will speak at the devotional. All men of the congregation are invited to attend.

 

Wedding Shower

There will be a wedding shower for Shane Standerfer and Rebekah York on Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.  They are registered at  Target and Bed Bath and Beyond.

 

Pantry Items Needed: Breakfast items, canned meats, soup, green beans, canned fruits, pasta, pasta sauce, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, and dessert snacks.

 

41st Annual Camp for Seniors at PSCC

Senior Quest 2017, “Thessalonians and Our Legacy,” will be May 1-5 at Pettijohn Springs Christian Camp. For more information, please see the flyer that is posted on the bulletin board.

 

WBS Teachers:

We have received information from Bayelsa State, Nigeria that three of Katie Winton’s WBS students have been baptized into Christ! Teachers, keep up your good work!

 

World English Institute Teacher Workshop

The WEI Workshop will be from 9AM to 3PM this Saturday, April 29. Classes will be offered for current teachers and for those interested in becoming teachers. Bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone. If you want to learn more about this ministry, check out www.worldenglishinstitute.net. Muffins, coffee, and juice will be served before the workshop.  Lunch will also be provided.

 

Adult Class Fellowship Groups

The adult Bible class fellowship groups will meet on Sunday evening, May 7, after evening services.

 

E.W.E.S. Camp

Westside will be hosting the E.W.E.S. Camp from July 16-21. See Melissa Thompson for details and an application.

 

Thank You

Dear Westside Family,

      As you know Don has finished his treatments and is slowly gaining his strength. We want to thank you all for your prayers and cards. They were a great comfort to us.

                                                                                                                                                     Yours in Christ,

                                                                                                                                                     Don & Joice Rogers

 

Weekly Contributions

April 2   .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$ 18,365.17

April 9   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 19,658.99

April 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 12,554.63

Weekly Budget for 2017 . . . .$18,606.00

 

SOONER SERVANTS

Stay for our luncheon today.

 

If you have graduated or are graduating this semester, please give me your information.  Our University Appreciation Day is on May 7th!

 

Sign up for our New Mexico Trek. June 26-30. Invite your friends!

 

Big Family Gathering is NEXT SUNDAY EVENING April 30th!!!!   We hope all our parents and students  involved in Adopt-A-Student will plan on being at this event.

 

Sooner Servants Night Out May 7th.

 

Grace and Peace,

Boo and Amanda

 

WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH

We had a great LTC Convention in Rogers, AR last week!  Thanks to all our families for their help and participation!  LTC is such a big event for us that it takes so many people working   together to bring success. Our volunteers are amazing in the help and assistance they provide our Westside young people.  LTC would never be possible with out all your efforts!  Thank you so much!

 

Tonight is our LTC Recognition Celebration.  We encourage all our LTC participants and their families to join us this evening in the multipurpose room following worship for this event.  We always look forward to this time as we present awards to all our LTC participants.  All is provided for this activity.

 

Parents of high school seniors, please turn in your audio recordings as soon as possible so that the graduate tribute can be completed.  Please see me for questions regarding this project.

 

Be sure to  sign up for the summer Summit.  There is a sheet in the youth room and on the youth board.  Deadline to sign up is Sunday, May 7th.

 

Mark your calendars for the AWTG  Volleyball Tournament at Tecumseh on April 30.  Be sure to sign the list if you want to play on the Westside team!

 

Have it His Way! . . . Brett

 

 

Bulletin 04/16/2017

 

Still He Walked

 

He could hear the crowds screaming, “Crucify, Crucify”…He could hear the hatred in their voices.  These were His chosen people.  He loved them and they were going to crucify Him.  He was beaten; bloodied and weakened…His heart was broken.  But still He walked.

 

He could see the crowd as He came from the palace.  He knew each of the faces well.  He had created them.  He knew every smile, laugh and shed tear.  But now these faces were contorted with rage and anger…His heart broke.  But still He walked.

 

Was He scared?  You and I would have been.  We know He felt alone.  His disciples had left, denied and even betrayed Him.  He searched the crowd for a loving face and He saw very few.  Then He turned His eyes to the only one that mattered, and He knew that He would never be alone.  He looked back at the crowd, at the people who were spitting at Him, throwing rocks at Him and mocking Him and He knew that because of Him, they would never be alone.  So for them, He walked.

 

The sounds of the hammer striking the spikes echoed through the crowd.  The sounds of His cries echoed even louder.  The cheers of the crowd as His hands and feet were nailed to the cross, intensified with each blow. Loudest of all was His own cry of  anguish, “My God, My God why have You forsaken Me?”  God’s heart broke.  He had let His Son walk.

 

Jesus could have asked God to end His suffering.  But instead He asked God to forgive.  In His most difficult hour, He prayed for His tormentors.  As He hung on that cross, dying an unimaginable death, He looked out and saw not only the faces in the crowd, but also the face of every person yet to be, and His heart filled with love.  As His body was dying, His heart was alive.  Alive with the limitless, unconditional love He feels for each of us.  That is why He walked.

 

When I forget how much my God loves me, I remember His walk.  When I wonder if I can be forgiven, I remember His walk.  When I need to be reminded of how to live like Christ, I think of His walk.  And to show how much I love Him, I wake up each morning, turn my eyes to Him, and I walk.

Phillip Johnson

 

 

Prayer List as of  4/13/2017

Mark Williamson, Sue Beebe, June Petty, Tammy Hardcastle is having issues with her other leg and may have to have it amputated as well. Janie Behne fell and broke her shoulder last week. She had surgery and is recovering at home. Steve Iverson’s mom—Frances Iverson, for restoration of her health.

 

Weekly Bible Reading

In April we will read through the book of Acts.  Acts 13-18

 

Sympathy

We express sympathy to the Meek family in the loss of Stan’s mother, Nancy Griffith.  The funeral was Wednesday in Sand Springs.

 

Senior Game Night

The senior game night will be this Thursday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the multipurpose room.

 

Westside Ladies’ Day

The 2017 Westside Ladies’ Day will be this Saturday, April 22 at the Westside building. The theme is “Singin’ in the Rain” and Tami Roberts will be our speaker. A luncheon will be served at