Third Sunday of Advent
December 15, 2013
ATTENTION PARENTS WITH YOUNG
A children's corner is now set up on the garden side of the sanctuary. Parents and young children are encouraged to enjoy this special area throughout the worship service.
We welcome and embrace the children who worship with us. We look forward to seeing young families in worship!
Ephesians 1:11-23 (NRSV)
11 In Christ we have also obtained an inheritance,
having been destined according to the purpose
of him who accomplishes all things
according to his counsel and will,
12 so that we, who were the first to set our hope on Christ, might live for the praise of his glory.
13 In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him,
were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit;
14 this is the pledge of our inheritance toward
redemption as God's own people,
to the praise of his glory.
15 I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus
and your love toward all the saints,
and for this reason
16 I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my prayers.
17 I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ,
the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him,
18 so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened,
you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints,
19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power.
20 God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come.
22 And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church,
23 which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
for anyone needing one!
Second Saturday of the month
January 11, 2014
Starting January 2014, the Hot Meal Program will serve once a month, on the second Saturday of each month.
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Bishop Carcaño's Ruling of Law on Biblical Obedience
Westchester United Methodist Church
"As a reconciling congregation, we believe that we are being reconciled to God and one another. We celebrate our diversity and recognize the sacred worth and dignity of persons of all races, gender identities, ages, sexual orientations, physical or mental abilities. We welcome all persons into full faith and fellowship.”
~Approved by unanimous vote by the Church Council,
February 28, 2013, revised August 22, 2013
Adult Bible Study
Join us in the Fireside Room at 8:15 A.M.
for light refreshments
followed at 8:30 with a study and
Joe Wise and Rev John Mills lead.