This week's announcements and bulletin.
Did you know?
Worship is at the center of life as a community and of our faith formation. That’s why all ages worship together at WestSide. Faith is being formed just through the mere act of attending worship together. That low buzz of kids in worship that you hear? That’s the sound of faith happening!
Here for the first time?
Let’s meet! Fill out the digital visitor form or a Welcome card found in your row and drop it in the offering plate or the Welcome Box at the Info Desk.
Feeding South Dakota Backpacks
With a new year comes new opportunities to serve! Join other WestSiders in packing backpacks for Feeding South Dakota from 5:45-7pm on Tuesday, January 29. Local students are able to take these backpacks full of nutritious food home for the weekend. Only 40 volunteers are needed, so sign up today to reserve your spot!
Celebration of Baptism
At baptism, parents are asked to give a big promise to pass on the faith to their child. How do you do that? Parents of infants and toddlers are invited to remember and celebrate baptism at 11:30 on February 10 with lunch and activities that will give some practical tools and habits for passing on the faith. Bring your baptismal sponsors, too! Sign up below by February 3.
Wednesdays @ WestSide are back!
Gather midweek for a simple meal and faith learning, which happens family style and is for all generations. Because who doesn’t need a little physical and spiritual nourishment in life? Come and be fed, Wednesdays, 6-7 pm, when we will start a series on faith habits. New year, new habits.
Students in grades 6-8th grade are invited to take part in our Confirmation Intensive, following Wednesdays @ WestSide in January and February, 7-7:45 pm. Sign up below.
Connect faith to everyday life through conversation tailored to you and the high school experience. Meet weekly on Wednesdays through January and February, 7-7:45 pm, following Wednesdays @ WestSide.
The Annual Meeting of WestSide is today,between services. All WestSiders are invited to come to celebrate 2018 and affirm our mission plan for 2019. The annual report may be accessed below.
Check out the bulletin board for a thank you from Church on the Street. The WestSide quilters organized a team of people to help put together over 70 quilts for Church on the Street to give Christmas presents to the homeless in Sioux Falls. Nicely done!
Get HyVee gift cards at WestSide and 5% of your purchase goes back to WestSide to support our mission. Available in the Fellowship Hall in between services.
Worship is at the center of our life together at WestSide. Our order reflects the work God does in our lives to give us God's promise in Christ through confessing our sins, hearing God's Word, singing songs that reflect our life of faith, bringing our challenges and thanksgivings to God in prayer, and finding God in the Sacraments. Worship is for all ages and all abilities, a place where we remember that we are not alone but together in the body of Christ. Welcome! We are glad you are here.
Gathering Song Where There Is Love by Ryan Marsh
Welcome and Peace
Confession of Sins
Song of Praise Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness ELW 843
Prayer and Kid Talk
Gospel Acclamation Alleluia by Larry Olson
Scripture Isaiah 62:1-5 and John 2:1-11
Sermon: Look Again While attending a wedding, Jesus is called to action by his mother. Moms have a way of bugging us into doing, whether we want to or not. But this is more than a mom bugging her son to do something. With water turned into wine, we get a glimpse of the kingdom. Scripture, sermon extras, and notes here.
Song What Feast of Love ELW 489
Offering our gifts make a difference here and enable WestSide to be a church in this neighborhood. Put a gift in the basket or give online here.
Sending My Life Flows On in Endless Song ELW 763
ELW = Evangelical Book of Worship hymnal, the red book found in the rows