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  • Bulletin | westside-church

    Welcome Call to Worship L: God of abundance P: God of fruitfulness L: God of generosity P: God of love beyond measure. God of extravagance L: God of celebration P: God of goodness L:God of love beyond imagining P:We proclaim your harvest of peace and plenty L:Let there be harvest in our hearts and in our worship today Song 1 Christ for the World We Sing(UMH 568) 1. Christ for the world we sing, the world to Christ we bring, with loving zeal; the poor, and them that mourn, the faint and overborne, sin-sick and sorrow-worn, whom Christ doth heal. 2. Christ for the world we sing, the world to Christ we bring, with fervent prayer; the wayward and the lost, by restless passions tossed, redeemed at countless cost, from dark despair. 3. Christ for the world we sing, the world to Christ we bring, with one accord; with us the work to share, with us reproach to dare, with us the cross to bear, for Christ our Lord. 4. Christ for the world we sing, the world to Christ we bring, with joyful song; the newborn souls, whose days, reclaimed from error's ways, inspired with hope and praise, to Christ belong. Responsive Reading Meditative Moment New Testament Reading Luke 10:1-11,16-20 After these things, the Lord commissioned seventy-two others and sent them on ahead in pairs to every city and place he was about to go. He said to them, “The harvest is bigger than you can imagine, but there are few workers. Therefore, plead with the Lord of the harvest to send out workers for his harvest. Go! Be warned, though, that I’m sending you out as lambs among wolves. Carry no wallet, no bag, and no sandals. Don’t even greet anyone along the way. Whenever you enter a house, first say, ‘May peace be on this house.’If anyone there shares God’s peace, then your peace will rest on that person. If not, your blessing will return to you. Remain in this house, eating and drinking whatever they set before you, for workers deserve their pay. Don’t move from house to house. Whenever you enter a city and its people welcome you, eat what they set before you. Heal the sick who are there, and say to them, ‘God’s kingdom has come upon you.’ Whenever you enter a city and the people don’t welcome you, go out into the streets and say, ‘As a complaint against you, we brush off the dust of your city that has collected on our feet. But know this: God’s kingdom has come to you.’ Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. Whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.” The seventy-two returned joyously, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit themselves to us in your name. Jesus replied, “I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Look, I have given you authority to crush snakes and scorpions underfoot. I have given you authority over all the power of the enemy. Nothing will harm you. Nevertheless, don’t rejoice because the spirits submit to you. Rejoice instead that your names are written in heaven.” Song 2 O Come, and Dwell In Me(UMH 388) 1. O come and dwell in me, Spirit of power within, and bring the glorious liberty from sorrow, fear, and sin. 2. Hasten the joyful day which shall my sins consume, when old things shall be done away, and all things new become. 3. I want the witness, Lord, that all I do is right, according to thy mind and word, well-pleasing in thy sight. 4. I ask no higher state; indulge me but in this, and soon or later then translate to thine eternal bliss. Welcome Liturgy Message A New Day: Return to Sender Offertory Anthem "Intermezzo". Johannes Brahms Prayer Song 3 How firm a Foundation(UMH 529) 1. How firm a foundation, ye saints of the Lord, is laid for your faith in his excellent word! What more can he say than to you he hath said, to you who for refuge to Jesus have fled? 2. "Fear not, I am with thee, O be not dismayed, for I am thy God and will still give thee aid; I'll strengthen and help thee, and cause thee to stand upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand. 3. "When through the deep waters I call thee to go, the rivers of woe shall not thee overflow; for I will be with thee, thy troubles to bless, and sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 4. "When through fiery trials thy pathways shall lie, my grace, all-sufficient, shall be thy supply; the flame shall not hurt thee; I only design thy dross to consume, and thy gold to refine. 5. “The soul that on Jesus still leans for repose, I will not, I will not desert to its foes; that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake, I’ll never, no, never, no, never forsake.” Blessing West Side Weekly

  • Sermon Library | westside-church

    TINY DESK SERMON LIBRARY Find All Tiny Desk Episodes Here BE THE GIFT DEC. 6, 2020 - JAN. 3, 2021 1. HOPE DEC. 6, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 40:1-11 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 (all RCL) Song 6. INCARNATION JAN. 3, 2021 Scripture Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:1-18 (all RCL) Song 4. CHRISTMAS EVE DEC. 24, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14; Luke 2:1-20 (all RCL) Song O Come, All Ye Faithful UMH #234 Silent Night UMH #239 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing UMH #240 Joy to the world UMH #246 2. FAITH DEC. 13, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Luke 1:46b-55 Song Tell Out, My Soul UMH #200 O Come, O Come Emmanuel UMH #211 3. JOY DEC. 20, 2020 Scripture Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38 (all RCL) Song Sing of Mary, Pure and Lowly. UMH #272 5. LIVE IT OUT DEC. 27, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40 Song Go Tell it on the Mountain UMH #251 I Saw Three Ships Author YOU ARE THE LIGHT NOV. 1, 2020 - NOV. 29, 2020 1. LEGACY NOV. 1, 2020 Scripture Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-16 3. SEASONS NOV. 15, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 40:1-11 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8 (all RCL) 5. THANKSGIVING NOV. 29, 2020 Scripture Deuteronomy 8:7-18 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Mattew 5:14-16 4. ILLUMINATING NOV. 22, 2020 Scripture Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46 (all RCL) 2. LAMPS NOV. 8, 2020 Scripture Amos 5:18-24 Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 Matthew 25:1-13 (all RCL) THE WAY SEP. 13, 2020 - OCT. 18, 2020 1. DIRECTION SEP. 13, 2020 Scripture Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 103:1-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35 (all RCL) 2. ROUND HERE SEP. 20, 2020 Scripture Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 145:1-8 Matthew 20:1-16 (all RCL) 3. GETTING LOST SEP. 27, 2020 Scripture Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 25:1-9 Matthew 21:23-32 (all RCL) 4. BECOMING FOUND OCT. 4, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Luke 1:46b-55 5. WAVES OCT. 11, 2020 Scripture Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Matthew 22:1-14 (all RCL) 6. COINS & EMPIRE OCT. 18, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-13 Matthew 22:15-22 PIVOT AUG. 9, 2020 - SEP. 6, 2020 1. COURAGE AUG. 9, 2020 Scripture 1 Kings 19:9-18 (RCL) 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 (TNL) Matthew 14:22-33 (RCL) 2. PERSISTANCE AUG. 16, 2020 Scripture Ezekiel 37:1-14 (AAL) Psalm 103:1-5 (TNL), Matthew 15:21-28 (RCL) 3. OPENNESS AUG. 23, 2020 Scripture Psalm 124 (RCL) Romans 12:1-8 (RCL) Matthew 16:13-20 (RCL) 4. SEEING AUG.30, 2020 Scripture Exodus 3:1-15 (RCL) Romans 12:9-21 (RCL) Matthew 16:21-28 (RCL) 5. SABBATH SEP. 6, 2020 Scripture Deuteronomy 5:12-15 (AAL) Psalm 119:33-40 (RCL) Romans 13:8-14 (RCL) Matthew 18:15-20 (RCL) FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS JUL. 5, 2020 - AUG. 2, 2020 1. LIBERITY & JUSTICE .. FOR ALL (?) JUL. 5, 2020 Scripture Exodus 13:17-22 (AAL) Luke 20:9-19 (TNL) 2. PEACEMAKING &JUSTICE SEEKING JUL. 12, 2020 Scripture Isaiah 55:10-13 (RCL) Matthew 21:12-17 (AAL) Hebrews 13:1-3 (AAL) 3. VOLUNTEERING JUL. 19, 2020 Scripture 1 Corinthians 4:1-13 (AAL) Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 (RCL) Matthew 18:21-22 (TNL) 4. HOPE JUL. 26, 2002 Scripture 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 (TNL) Matthew 5:13-16 (TNL) 1 Kings 3:5-12 (RCL) 5. GOING VIRAL AUG. 2, 2020 Scripture Acts 1:4-8 (AAL) 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 (TNL) Isaiah 55:1-5 (RCL) BEGIN AGAIN MAY 26, 2020 - JUN. 28, 2020 1. BEGIN AGAIN MAY 26, 2020 3. BREATHE JUN. 7, 2020 2. EVEN THIS JUN. 3, 2020 4. SEE JUN. 14, 2020 5 UNMASKING JUN. 21, 2020 6. SCARIFICE JUN. 28, 2020 EASTER APR. 12, 2020 - MAY 24, 2020 1. HE IS RISEN APR. 12, 2020 2. WITNESSES APR. 19, 2020 3. ON THE ROAD APR. 26, 2020 4. IT'S NOT ROCKET SCIENCE MAY 3, 2020 5. INFANTS & SAINTS MAY 10, 2020 6. BUCKET OF BLESSING MAY 17, 2020 7. POWER & CHANGE MAY 24, 2020 LENT MAR. 1, 2020 - APR. 5, 2020 1. GRACE, ACTUALLY MAR. 1, 2020 2. ENTRANCE TO ETERNITY MAR. 8, 2020 4. DARKNESS & LIGHT MAR. 22, 2020 3. SIMPLE THEOLOGY MAR. 15, 2020 5. LIVING IN THE MIDST OF LIFE MAR. 29, 2020 6. PARADE APR. 5, 2020

  • Funerals | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Funerals Death is part of life. Our Pastoral staff is privileged to support, comfort and pray with you during these difficult times. If there is time, call 734-663-4164 and we will make every effort to have someone come to you. After hours, send us an e-mail and we will call you back as soon as possible. ​ ​ When death has occurred we would be honored to provide the service for you at church, at the grave side or the funeral home. We are also prepared to assist you in the planning of the service. Christ is our hope for eternal life, and it is this belief that we share with you and your family.

  • West Side United Methodist Church | Ann Arbor | MI

    WELCOME TO WEST SIDE CHURCH For all God's People, No Asterisk Welcome to West Side United Methodist Church, an intentionally diverse community of faith that embraces and celebrates all people as loved children of God. Our vision is to connect people to the life and love of Jesus Christ, supporting current generations and building future generations of Christians. We share our ministry with people of all faith histories, ages, races, gender identities and expressions, economic status, mental abilities, physical abilities, sexual orientations, marital status, and nationalities. We look forward to building relationships with you by sharing together our gifts, service, prayers, worship, and witness. Welcome home to West Side. View Most Recent Sermon View Current Sermon Series View Sermon Libary FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA Spotify Amazon Music Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram About West Side Church Many German immigrants came to the Ann Arbor area in the nineteenth century. These were farmers and business people who settled on the west side of Ann Arbor and began to build their new lives in America. In 1832 a group of these immigrants organized a German Evangelical Society, and 14 years later a group of families unhappy with the Evangelical Society petitioned the Ohio Conference of the Methodist Church to MISSION & VISION Why We're Here & What We Aim To Do OUR BELIEFS We believe the church belongs to God and that the church is, in the words of the Apostle Paul, the body of Christ, called to do God’s will and be the physical presence of Christ in the world. THE BIBLE OPEN HEARTS. OPEN MINDS. OPEN DOORS THE WEST SIDE STORY open the "Erste Deutsche Methodisten Kirche" -- the First German Methodist Church on the west side of Ann Arbor. The first church building was at the corner of Division and Liberty streets, and then later was moved to a new building at the corner of Jefferson and Fourth streets in 1896. Over the next 20 years the church gradually transitioned from the German language to English, and in 1919 re-named itself West Side Methodist Church. ​ In 1952 the church acquired property on Seventh Street near Pauline, and built the sanctuary portion of the current building. Later an education building was added to the site, and a connecting building was added in 1986. In 1968 the Methodist Church merged with the Evangelical United Brethren Church, and became known as the United Methodist Church. ​ Today, West Side Church fully lives into the diverse society found in our community. Ann Arbor is a major university city in America, and we celebrate and serve the unique diversity that comes with our location. Mission: As a United Methodist church we share a common Mission Statement with Methodists around the globe: Make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. ​ Vision: CONNECT people to the life and love of Jesus Christ; GROW generations of Disciples; ACT on our faith to change the world A UNITED METHODIST COMMUNITY West Side Church is part of the United Methodist denomination, the second-largest Protestant denomination in America, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous in spirit, broadminded, passionately devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ. We also pursue social holiness in the public sphere by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God. United Methodists have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion. United Methodists are “people of the Book,” whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures. We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to living by its words. We also recognize the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances. As such, we make use of scholarship and study the scriptures carefully. When we encounter theological differences among Christians, we bear in mind John Wesley’s approach, “in essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; in all things, charity.” United Methodists share a common heritage with other Christians, holding to the historic essentials of the Christian faith. ​ We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, small groups to hold Christians accountable to one another, and serving those who are in need. We value the spiritual disciplines and take a “methodical” approach to growing in the faith. United Methodists value the full participation of people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society. ​ This is our heritage, and it continues to shape West Side Church in every area of our ministry.

  • Youth | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    YOUTH PROGRAMS As young people grow in age and maturity, so also their faith journey grows. Harder questions about who we are and what we believe need to be cultivated and explored in safe, relevant and meaningful settings. Youth Group: Growing Together in Christ During middle school and high school years, youth are growing in their understanding of the world around them. They have questions. Relationships with parents, teachers, and friends are changing and evolving. Every Sunday evening, all 6th-12th grade students are invited to come and explore their faith and their questions in an open, safe, and supportive group. Sometimes we play games, or watch movies, sometimes we engage in spiritually dynamic activities, and always, there is a snack, and more! We don't pretend to know the answers to tough life questions, but we do believe that Christ is our best guide to asking those questions, and seeking answers together. Youth group meets most Sundays (unless there's a special event) at church from 5-7 pm on the north lawn (temporarily-due to COVID), weather permitting, and is open to all 6th to 12th grade students. This time includes music, hanging out, games, weekly spiritual thoughts, exploration of God's vision for Ann Arbor, videos and more. ​ Want to learn more? Contact Elisabeth Danielsons at (734) 663-4164 ext. 13, Mission Trips Each year the youth take a trip to be in service with neighbor. In past years, we have gone to Motown Mission in Detroit. We are currently planning a trip for Summer 2020. Stay tuned for details! Spring Hill Camp They are a non-profit Christian camp and retreat ministry whose mission is to create life-impacting experiences that enable young people to know and to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Many of our youth look forward to this annual trip. Confirmation When youth are ready to explore their faith commitment more deeply, we offer Confirmation classes. At the end of the confirmation session, the student will have the opportunity to publicly proclaim their faith during a worship service.

  • Community Life | Ann Arbor | West Side United Methodist Church

    Community Life Connect with groups and activities that inspire & move you Getting involved is an important part of growing in your faith journey. West Side provides many opportunities for you to learn and grow. ​ Adult Education There are many opportunites for adults to engage in Christian Education Learn More United Methodist Women United Methodist Women provides fellowship and service opportunities to women around the globe. Learn More Please reload

  • Prayer life | West Side United Methodist Church | Ann Arbor

    Prayer Ministry Prayer is an important part of a spiritual life. Included in that life is personal prayer and group prayer. If you are in need for prayer in your life -- for you, a family member, a friend or a neighbor -- we have a prayer ministry that includes a prayer group and a prayer list circulated to our members. ​ Call us if you have a prayer request: 734-663-4164

  • Tiny Desk Sermon | westside-church

    TINY DESK SERMON New Episodes Every Sunday at 10:30 AM Since the COVID-19 Pandemic struck the world in March, We’ve taken our Sunday worship online as “Tink Desk Sermon”. Every Sunday at 10:30 AM, you can look forward to about 30 minutes of worship including; church announcements, scripture readings, a time for children, and music with lyrics on-screen so you can sing along at home. If you or a loved one don’t have social media or the internet, the audio-only version of our sermons can be accessed over the phone by calling (734) 203-7051. Sermons can be accessed any time and new episodes are available every Sunday by 10:30 AM. View Most Recent Sermon View Current Sermon Series View Sermon Libary AVAILABLE ON-DEMAND HERE Spotify Amazon Music Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram EVERYTHING BELONGS// 11.7.2021 Our Most Recent Tiny Desk Sermon GOOD MORNING CHURCH!!! Thank you for joining us for this morning’s episode of TINY DESK SERMON, Everything Belongs, our newest Tiny Desk Sermon Series. Tune in to hear more about it from Pastor Tim. Our song this morning is “Seek Ye First” UMH 405. Our scripture reading this week is from Matthew 6: 25-33 CBE version. Click the link below to read the passage online If you or a loved one would like to hear the audio-only version of Tiny Desk Sermon, call (734) 203-7051 or search "Tiny Desk Sermon" on your favorite podcast app. text “$____ Community” to 84321 to give to this month’s community outreach offering BE THE GIFT ​ DEC. 6, 2020 - JAN 3, 2021 LEARN MORE YOU ARE THE LIGHT NOV. 1, 2020 - NOV. 29, 2020 LEARN MORE SERMON LIBRARY A Treasure Trove of Tiny Desk Sermons THE WAY ​ Sep. 13, 2020 -OCT. 18, 2020 LEARN MORE PIVOT ​ AUG. 9, 2020 - SEP. 6, 2020 LEARN MORE FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS ​ JUL. 5, 2020 - AUG. 2, 2020 LEARN MORE BEGIN AGAIN ​ MAY 26, 2020 - JUN 28,2020 LEARN MORE EASTER ​ ​ APR. 12, 2020 -MAY 24, 2020 LEARN MORE LENT ​ ​ MAR. 1, 2020 - APR. 5, 2020 LEARN MORE

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