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Westside exists to lead people to a life-giving relationship with Jesus.
We do this by, "Sharing Jesus, Showing Love and Building Believers"  
 
April 28, 2022

SERMON: Foolish Quarrels and Godless Chatter
Psalm 115

The below applies to all of God's children
whether we are in the springtime, autumn or winter of our lives.
Click below for WCC's sermon archives  
Sermon archives

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-weeks old through PreK children. 
Sunday Mornings  10:30am

All who may be interested in learning more about Westside's "Show Love Ministry" are invited  to attend a luncheon at Westside on Sunday, May, 15th from 11:30 am - 12:30pm. (For planning purposes a reservation is REQUIRED.)  Please make your reservation by emailing Craig Gesaman, the Leader of WCC'"Show Love Ministry" at: Craig@westsidechristianchurch.com  
The luncheon will be served in the adult classroom directly after the second service. It is hoped that after attending this meeting you will choose to serve in this Ministry a
      and hopefully become a member of Westside's "Show Love" Planning Team. 

This Team will oversee the Ministries and Missions Westside supports as well as working with the organizations to plan a variety of opportunities for fellow Westsiders to serve.
Ukrainian Refugees crossing into Poland
 
At the time of this publication the prospect of a prolonged and unpredictable war in the Ukraine continues to be underscored by various explosions  and other aggressive actions by the enemy. The need continues for help for these refugees who are affected by this war.  
LINK FOR WCC'S INVITE To Help Support Ukrainian Refugees In the Czech Republic.
   DEVOTIONAL   
FREEDOM ISN’T FREE
 
In America, the term "Freedom isn't Free'' is frequently seen together with red, white, and blue. You may see pictures of the flag, a soldier honoring another fallen soldier, or the infamous silhouette of the soldiers pushing the flag upright.  There are even songs titled "Freedom Isn't Free" that mention the USA and sacrifices of our military. These are inspiring messages of sacrifice paid at its fullest.  One life given for something greater.
 
I'm not sure why, but "Freedom isn't Free" popped into my mind the other day and I haven't been able to shake it. I think it is because of Easter and my reflection on the price paid for me. I realize that I have freedom.  Freedom to choose to follow Jesus or choose to follow something else.  God gave me the freedom to decide.
 
Choosing Jesus means choosing freedom.  Freedom from the control and weight of this world. Freedom in a forever with our God.  We will face difficult times, experience hurt, feel the emptiness of loss, the pain of failure, and other trying moments on this earth.  These moments are a tiny, miniscule fraction of our forever of bliss with God.
 
The key to freedom is in truth. John 8:32 says, "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” God is the fullness of truth and He is the fullness of grace.  In His truth we have freedom.  Of that truth, the greatest is the Son of Man and what Jesus did for you and me.  Jesus paid the price for us. He served as a substitute for each of us, taking which was really meant for each of us.  His sacrifice was for something much greater. Our freedom, in deed, came at a price.
 
Be blessed and be a blessing
Matt
04/28/22
This year, as part of Westside's recognition surrounding Memorial Day we wish to recognize those veterans that are your family members, relatives, and/or friends who gave their lives while serving in the military. 

You can help with this project by providing a photo of the veteran including their name and their date of death.  Please  send these to Pastor Tim at 
tim@westsidechurch.com 

Deadline for submission is Monday, May 23rd.
          If you have any questions please contact Tim thru his email.
All men are welcome. The group meets every other Wednesday morning.
For more info please contact bob_lendermon@yahoo.com
Click below to choose from  Westside's archives of previous Bible studies
Link to Video Archives of WCC's Bible Studies
From May 1st thru May 15, 2022 Westside's Mission Spotlight will be on
A video from Guardian Angels of SWFL about their work

Join us on the Westside App today for complete information on events .
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May Theme for Westside Kids
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 or cheer the players on?  Try it out at the courts located just to the south of Miller Elementary at the corner of 43rd St W & 9th Ave W.(weather permitting). on any Tuesday at 6:30pm.  

It is open to all age levels. If you have any questions please call or text Cindy Otremba at 218-831-6188. 

Westside's team tournament is scheduled for May 21st. Why not plan on attending to support our Pickleball team!  More info to follow.
WEEKLY Summary

"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: $9,027.00
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  • DESIGNATED GIVING: $365.OO
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  • MINIMAL WEEKLY GENERAL BUDGET NEEDED: $7,458.37
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  •  IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: 206
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