April 07, 2022
Westside exists to lead people to a life-giving relationship with Jesus.
We do this by,  Sharing Jesus, Showing Love and Building Believers 
 Worship Services

Sunday Mornings

9:00 Traditional Service
10:30 Modern Service

Westside Kids  Kdg. - 5th 
Sundays at 10:30am
Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm

Westside Kids Jr. 6-week old through PreK children. 
Sunday Mornings  10:30am

Westside Christian Church's
April 15, 2022
7:00 pm

"He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed."   1 Peter 2:24

Join us as we celebrate Good Friday together as a church family.
This somber service at which we will embrace moments of being quiet with our God.
The service will include scripture readings,

worship songs, hymns, and communion.

Regarding Good Friday Service
Childcare WILL be provided 
for children 5 years and younger. 
There will NOT be any KidMin programming during this service.
Join us on Easter, April 17th, at Westside Christian Church as
we celebrate the Risen
  • 9am Traditional Service
  • 10:30am Modern Service - *Full children's programs
  • NOTE: ADDITIONAL MODERN EASTER SERVICE ADDED AT 12:00pm WITH *Full children's programs =  *Westside Kids Kdg - 5th *Westside Kids Jr. 1-week through PreK.* 
  • NOTE: The 10:30am and 12:00pm Easter worship services will have the same modern music, sermon, communion and *full children's programs*, etc.
    FYI "full children's programs* = Westside Kids Kdg-5th and Westside Kids Jr. 1-week through PreK
April 10, 2022

Sermon: Introducing the King of Kings
Matthew 21:1-11

Click below for WCC's sermon archives  
Sermon archives
Update on Additional Emergency Humanitarian Assistance in Ukraine and neighboring countries (5 April 2022)
LINK FOR WCC'S INVITE to help support Ukrainian refugees in the Czech Republic.
Click below to choose from  Westside's archives of Bible studies
Link to Video Archives of WCC's Bible Studies


In the communion and offering meditation during last Sunday’s service, Mindy Boyd shared a picture of their family's dinner table.  She described the numerous activities that happen around that table. The one she said that stuck out the most to me was forgiveness.
There is one particular table in the Bible that comes to mind. It is where a significant moment in our history occurred.  At this table, Jesus is dining with his closest followers, just hours before He will be arrested. He gathers with them to partake in the festival of unleavened bread. During this meal, this table is the stage for truth, betrayal, denial, lies, promise, and forgiveness. 
As Jesus identifies his betrayer (Matt 26:20-25) and predicts Peter's denial of Him (Matt 26:31-35), He is fully aware of what is to come. He will pay a ransom to free God's people. Even as these bonds of trust and friendship are broken, Jesus doesn't relent. He still breaks the bread and still drinks of the cup. He offers forgiveness, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." (Matt 26:28).
I don't know about you, but I'd have trouble following through with this arrangement if I were in Jesus' shoes. The weight of violated relationships with my closest friends would be too much to bear. The wound would be too fresh and too deep. I'd be angry and hurt. The thought of sacrificing myself for them wouldn’t even cross my mind. How could I? They were supposed to have my back.
Jesus comfortably exists in the tension between a broken relationship and restoration. His existence transcends broken promises, denials, and betrayals. His love is so extravagant and immense that no rift is too deep or wide to be passed. His table has seats for those who deny Him, those who betray Him, those whose faith waivers, those whose religion gets in the way of His religion, and us sinners.  There's room at the table for you and even for me.
At the table we are invited to be like Jesus. We are invited to be a part of His fullness of truth and grace. At His table we all belong because of the forgiveness He grants and calls us to emulate.

Be blessed and be a blessing,

Let us all join in prayer for the family of Bernie Dills, who died on March 25th. Bernie and his wife, Barbara, attended the early service at Westside Church for many years. 
All are invited to a Celebration of Life service at Westside for Bernie on Thursday, April 14th  at 11:00am. A light lunch for all  will follow the service . Click below to read his Obituary.
Obituary for Bernie Dills
Click on the button below to hear Andy Stanley introduce his take on "Starting Point".

This 9-session program being offered at Westside is the perfect place if one or more of the below items apply to you or someone you know:
1) New to Westside
2) New to Christianity
3) Returning to your faith
4) Exploring God and Jesus.

It's a safe place to ask questions about God and have conversations about faith.
Matt and Julie Ennis will lead this group on Wednesdays (4/20 - 6/15). 
Each weekly session will be held from 6:30-8pm at the church. 

Spots are limited so sign up now by emailing
Childcare is available upon request. 
Video Intro to "Starting Point" Series
From Sunday, March 27th till April 10th WCC's Show Love Ministry
will be highlighting  Our Father's House.


At "Our Father's House" we focus on the uniquely designed purpose God created in each child, our Team reflects the heart of The Father and encourage them to use the gifts God placed in their hearts to walk out their destiny.

For some, their fathers are not always available or present in their lives. This can introduce some unique challenges. There can be pressures and obstacles that children of single moms face and need help navigating. We want every child to know they have a community of family to confide in if they are feeling overwhelmed.

It is important for them to know they are loved by their "Our Father's House" family and their Heavenly Father who promises to never leave or forsake them. He is walking with them every step of they way. We desire to aid each child in discovering and walking in their God ordained gifts.

Learn More about "Our Father's House"
Tidwell Fund for Guatemala
Below is this Fund's March 2022 Newsletter from Jasmine Tidwell, one of our Westsiders. 
We are thankful  to
Lauren Johnson
For planting Westside's newest Butterfly garden. Enjoy

Join us on the Westside App today for complete information on events .
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Don't Forget  to Come and Help on Saturday
Westsiders family and friends are encouraged to come to Westside on this coming Saturday, April 9th starting at 8:30am for our Church Clean-Up Day.
There will be outside and inside jobs including; (but not limited to) remulching, general cleanup, light landscaping, cleaning out part of the Kidmin area for new preteen room, carpet stretching and clean, etc. Please contact Ray Wilburn at
1-830-507-9571 with questions.
Signing up at the Connect Center is preferred, yet if  Saturday, the 9th rolls along and you discover you are available just come on over from 8:30 on.

Pastor Tim reports on Thursday, 04/07/22,  that the "Two smaller flat sections done. Because of possible storm today - they will do the final larger flat roof next week. Probably done the end of next week."
Summer Camps, Conferences & Events for K-12th Grade
Unbeatable ways for kids and students to grow deeper in their relationship with God while making memories with friends (new and old)! Below are the dates for the currently scheduled ones. The opportunities vary from K-12th grade.

June 12th-15th----- Vacation Bible School (K-5th Grades)

June 12th - 15th--- Junior Camp  ( 6th - 7th grade only)

July 4th-8th----WinShape Camp - Having completed K-5th Grades)                  See info below 

July 18th -22nd- Christ in Youth Conference(CIY) (9th-12th Grades)
 Register on the below link
Register here for any of the above Camps
You can register for the Bradenton WinShape camp below
Registration is still open for WinShape Camp at Bradenton Christian

Want to learn how to play pickleball, brush up on your skills, or simply meet some new friends?  Join the folks in the above pictures and others every Tuesday at 6:30pm The fun started  on Tuesday, April 5th. Interested or just want to cheer others on? Just meet at the courts at 6:30pm  on Tuesdays (weather permitting). The courts are located just to the south of Miller Elementary at the corner of 43rd St W & 9th Ave W.

This activity is open tp all age levels. If you have any questions please call or text Cindy Otremba at 218-831-6188.Cindy asks for you to let her know if you don't have any equipment and wish to play pickleball so she can address those needs. She says there is some extra equipment for those who don't have it.

Westside's team tournament is scheduled for May 21st. More info to follow.
The LAST GAME of Westside's softball team for this season is TOMORROW, Friday,
March 8th, at 9pm at GT Bray

🎉Come out and cheer Westside's team on to victory 📣
Join us for the next "Clean Comedy for a Cause" at Westside on 
Sunday, April 24th.
 Click #1 button below for more information and ways to buy tickets.
Click button #2 for information about the charity that benefits from this night.

#1 More Info and link to Buy Tickets
#2 Renaissance Church Information
Week of Sunday, April 3, 2022 Summaries

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. "  Corinthians 9:7 

GENERAL GIVING: $8,288.10.00
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