Important COVID update by
Rev. Jamie Milton
September 9, 2021
Come Worship With Us!
Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Worship Bulletin for
Sunday, September 26
Begins at 9:00 a.m.
This fall, we are embarking on a new journey together as followers of Jesus. “Following Jesus is a lifelong journey where we learn and do what Jesus said and did. It takes more than the head, checking off boxes of belief. It even takes more than the heart, feeling deeply about another person or a cause. Following Jesus is about these things and more. It is also about doing. And it takes practice. And practice. And more practice. We are not practicing for perfection, however, but practicing to put faith and love into action. As we explore faith practices, we are diving into the essence of what makes us Christian, those who follow the one who practiced what he preached!”
The first practice that we will explore together beginning on September 12 is to “Follow Jesus.” Sounds easy enough, right? We already do that. We are Christians, we attend church, we read our Bibles, we pray. We are on the right track! Part of following Jesus, though, is continuing to accept his invitation to follow, to grow in our love of God, and to serve others with the heart of Christ.
Throughout September in our worship services, in our fellowship time together, in our Bible studies and Sunday School classes, in our celebrations, we will practice following Jesus by daily accepting his invitation, by following in community with others, by seeing everything with love in our hearts, and by making more disciples with Jesus, growing our community’s capacity to love and care for the world around us. There are MANY opportunities every week to join your Westminster siblings in following Jesus. It’s time to follow the leader. Let’s go!
Typical Schedule for the program year:
First Light (3-year-olds through 4th grade Sunday School, and includes Little Ringer practice)
Adult Bible Study
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ignite (Youth Group 5th through 12 grades)
The Wired Word -- "where current events and faith intersect" -- will resume via Zoom on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
Adult Bible Study (If you are unable to join us in person on Sundays, meet with us via Zoom on Wednesdays. We will cover the same topic and use the same material from Sunday's class.)
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Combustion Counsel (various youth activities, including handbells/chimes practice, vocal choir, and faith instruction)
Adult Chancel Choir
Adult Bible Study
Join us September 19 at 9:15 a.m. in person or Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.
This week’s material opens with this: “The third aspect of following Jesus is perhaps the most challenging of all. Jesus calls us to see everything through the lens of love. Jesus’ life and teaching were all about showing how to love others."
September 22, Devotional
by Rev. Jamie Milton
Last Friday night, I was surprised to notice that when the wind was just right, I could hear the sounds of drums, horns, and cheers from my backyard. This can only mean one thing: FOOTBALL season is here! While I may not have been the best athlete growing up, I am an avid sports fan and really enjoy watching teams compete. One thing that I love about sports is teamwork. Watching a well-executed play on the football field is a thing of beauty. Everyone is where they are supposed to be, doing what they’ve done in practice a hundred times, and successful or not, they are fun to watch. I feel the same way watching a choreographed corner kick on the soccer field, or seeing a double play on the baseball diamond.