Westside exists to lead people to a life-giving relationship with Jesus.
We do this by, "Sharing Jesus, Showing Love and Building Believers"  
May 12, 2022
SERMON: Unleashing God's Power into Impossible Situations
Mark 1
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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

"Show Love Recruitment Luncheon " 

This luncheon is at Westside on Sunday, May, 15th from 11:30 am - 12:30pm. The luncheon is for anyone at Westside who would like to join Westside's Show Love Planning Team.The Planning 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.* 

If interested p
lease make your
reservation for the luncheon by emailing Craig Gesaman, (the Leader of WCC's "Show Love Ministry")  at:  

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 on the Show Love Planning Team. 
    It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for Him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end.
    The evening meal was in progress, and the devil had already prompted Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, to betray Jesus. Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under His power, and that He had come from God and was returning to God; so, He got up from the meal, took off His outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around His waist. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash His disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around Hm. - John 13: 1-5
    When was the last time you washed someone’s feet? For most of us, our answer may be never. For others, we have to draw back to a time when our children were tiny and needed someone to wash them.  Maybe we have been a part of ceremony at a church where we washed feet.
    A few years ago, we held a volunteer appreciation night at Westside Christian Church.  One of the events of the evening involved the elders washing the feet of the volunteers. Of course, it was intended to be symbolic of the scripture selection referenced above. I recall it being a strange experience. Afterall, washing of other's feet is not common in our culture. Furthermore, I really don’t like feet.  Most, if not all of them, are ugly and many stink. I wouldn’t choose to wash feet.
    The washing of feet was a matter of hygiene in Jesus' day. The climate was sandy and dusty. Most wore sandals and others walked barefoot.  Feet got dirty frequently and needed to be washed.  Foot washing was, also, a sign of hospitality. Guests would enter a home and a servant would cleanse their feet for them from the journey.
    Jesus chose to step away from a significant meal to wash His closest friends' and followers' feet. This action had major significance. For the disciples, the washing of their feet was not a job for their Messiah. It was work for a servant. But for Jesus, washing His disciples’ feet was exactly what He was supposed to do. 
    Jesus had “all things under his power.” That means Jesus had the power to stop the punishment and pain that was to come. But that wasn’t what His Father sent Him to do.  He sent Him to serve. He sent Him to clean up a mess.  He sent Him to wash feet, all feet. Consider this, Jesus even washed the feet of the man who would soon after betray Him and the man who would deny knowing Him. When we choose to follow Jesus, we choose to live like Him, to love like Him. That means washing feet, the cleaner ones and the dirtier ones.

Be blessed and be a blessing,
Everyone is invited to Westside's Wednesday Summer  Informal Adult  Bible Study from 7 - 8 pm. It will be led by various people on this team.   No registration required!  If you can't make all of the sessions you can always "jump" into a session at anytime.  Sessions are held at  the Westside church.

If you wish, you can view videos of the previous classes at
"Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful"
Joshua 1:8
All men are welcome. The group meets Fridays 6:30 - 7:30 am 
For more info please contact
The Westside's Women's  Fellowship and Bible Study is on a summer break. This group will resume again in the Fall. We'll let you know when it starts up again.
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
In Southwest Florida, approximately 2,000 children, through no fault of their own, experience the confusing and uncertain world of foster care.
Guardian Angels of SW Florida believes that care and love from dedicated, Christian foster parents generates renewed hope and promise for these children. Watch the video below to learn more or visit their website using the 2nd link below.
A video from Guardian Angels of SWFL about their work
Visit Guardian Angels of SWFL website

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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

Westside's pickleball activity is going strong! Come to brush up on your skills, or to learn how to play, or simply come to meet some new friends and cheer the players on. 

Try it out on any Tuesday at 6:30pm at the courts located just to the south of Miller Elementary at the corner of 43rd St W & 9th Ave W. (weather permitting).  It is open to all age levels. If you have any questions please call or text Cindy Otremba at 218-831-6188. 

Let's all come out on May 21st at 9:00 am
and support  Westside's Pickleball players!  
Support a great cause by planning on attending this fun-filled evening
right at Westside

Clean Comedy for a Cause does shows to raise money for local nonprofits. They are pleased to partner with RenChurch for this show. A HUGE percentage of ticket sales will go to this wonderful cause. 
 To buy tickets please scan the QR Code  (On the above poster.)
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