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WORSHIP SERIES: COMPASSION
Week 7: October 25, 2020
"A Compassionate Walk with God"
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
 

Can we show compassion to our enemies?  It's difficult, but possible with God's help.

WORSHIP SERIES: COMPASSION

September 13     "God's Deep Well of Compassion”       (Psalm 103)

September 20     "Walking in Someone Else's Shoes”     (Exodus 16:1-15)

September 27     "Faithful Action”                                      (Philippians 2:1-13)

October 4             "My Loss, Our Gain”                               (Philippians 3:4b-14)

October 11           "Excellent Compassion”                        (Philippians 4:1-9)

October 18           "Compassionate Understanding”        (1 Thessalonians 1:1-10)

October 25           "A Compassionate Walk with God”      (1 Thessalonians 2:1-8)

WORSHIP SERIES: WHAT DO THE PARABLES SAY?

July 26               "Leaven”                             (Matthew 13:33)

August 2           "Treasure”                          (Matthew 13:44)

August 9           "On the Way”                     (Luke 10:30-35)

August 16         "The Lost Son”                   (Luke 15:11-32)

August 23         "The Shrewd Manager”    (Luke 16:1-8a)

August 30          "The Unforgiving Slave”  (Luke 18:23-34)

September 6     "A Dinner Invitation”       (Luke 14:16-24)

CHILDREN WORSHIP & WONDER

April 26             "Road to Emmaus

May 17              "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" Sing and Sign

                            Video: "Helping Our Kids Manage Disappointment Over

                                          Canceled Summer Plans"

REOPENING SAFELY GUIDELINES

Dear friend,

     Who knew that in the year 2020 in Topeka, Kansas, we would be part of a worldwide pandemic? For many of us this is a completely new experience, and we are navigating it with a great deal of faith, hope, and love. At this time, we will continue to worship online, as we evaluate the progression of the pandemic in Kansas.

     At West Side our greatest guide is Love—so it is not a surprise that the West Side Board recognized the importance of worshiping in a manner that shows love and care for the health and safety of all congregants by following thoughtful safety guidelines, when we are able to meet together again:

  • Each congregant will be asked to wear a mask to care for the health of others. (If there are health reasons that you cannot wear a mask, please let us know in the church office before you come to worship.) Please bring your own mask if you have one. If you do not own a mask, West Side volunteers have lovingly made some  fabric masks that will be available at the front door as you enter.

  • Offering will be placed in baskets as you enter the sanctuary. 

  • Deacons or Ushers will seat you and your family in a pew that is socially distanced from other families.

  • Hymnals and Bibles have been removed. Feel free to use a Bible app on your smartphone. We recommend the YouVersion Bible app which has multiple translations available. You can find it where you normally download apps for your phone.

  • Because singing can cause the virus to linger in the air, we will celebrate and praise God with other forms of music. 

  • Communion prayers will take place at the end of worship, and you will be dismissed by rows to pick up communion as you leave the sanctuary.

  • Restrooms will be open allowing one person at a time inside, except when assistance is needed.   Please use the disinfectant spray on all surfaces your skin has touched before leaving the restroom.

     It will be a joy to worship together again! Remember, however, if you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. If you have health issues that make you more susceptible to the virus, we understand that you may choose to worship at home, and we support that decision. We will hold you in our hearts wherever you  worship. For those unable to worship in-person, once services resume, online worship will continue to be available. We are also looking into some other possibilities that might enhance your worship experience away from West Side. 

       Thank you for your strong faith and continued love for the Lord as we continue to adapt to the rapid changes in the world. God’s hand continues to guide our steps.


                                                                                                               With faith, hope, and love,
                                                                                                               Rev. Donna Gilchrist

 
HOURS

SUNDAY SERVICES   (Temporarily suspended)

9:15 a.m. -- Church School for all ages

10:00 a.m. -- Children's music

10:30 a.m. -- Worship Celebration (online)


WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES    (Temporarily suspended)
10:30 a.m. -- Coffee and Bible study (adults)

5:45 p.m. -- Bell Choir rehearsal (Restarting in Oct.)

6:45 p.m. -- Chancel Choir rehearsal

OFFICE HOURS  (Building hours vary; please call)

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Monday - Thursday

ABOUT US

West Side Christian Church is part of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)  that celebrates Christ’s

presence in the world.

We joyfully gather for worship,

seek opportunities to learn and serve,

and share life in Christ with the community and the world.

ADDRESS

West Side Christian Church

432 Lindenwood Ave.

Topeka, KS  66606

785-234-0460

 

office@westsidedisciples.org

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