West Side UMC
Sunday, September 26, 2021
WHERE THE SPIRIT IS ALIVE

Typical Worship

  Much of the worship service is through POWERPOINT.  The hymns, prayers,
and readings are projected on a screen. Try it.
 Rev. Dr. JinWook Jeong
The Congregation: Ministers
Gene Pfeiffer: Lay Leader
Bob Thompson: Council Chair
Kelly A. Goodwin-Riley: Director of Child Care Center  
www.hopatcongwestsideumc.org (Church Website)
Child Care Center: on West Side's website

<Thrift Shop Hours>

<Food Pantry Hours>

9AM-12PM

Saturdays

Wednesdays and Saturdays

9 AM-12 PM

 

Call (973) 398-0846

 

Men’s Group Lunch Meeting: 12:30 PM, Every other Wednesdays

at different Restaurants around, Ride available at church. Call Church.

Our Vision

We envision faithful, fruitful, joyful disciples of Jesus Christ, equipped

with the Word of God, empowered by the Holy Spirit to redeem the souls

of all that seek Him.    

Our Mission

West Side United Methodist Church is a faith-sharing congregation

seeking to meet the ongoing spiritual and physical wellbeing of its

members and community through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, servant

ministries, discipleship training, and worship. WEST SIDE

WEST SIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

16 MAXIM DR. HOPATCONG, NJ 07843

 OFFICE: (973)398-0846  FAX: (973)398-9948

      www.hopatcongwestsideumc.org        hopatcongwestsideumc@gmail.com

<Every Day Prayer>

1.         For Pastor

2.         For Church members

3.        For Revival(New Sanctuary, Praise Team, Sunday School, Holy Spirit)

4.         For Town, Nation

5.         For Inactive members

6.         For People with Health Issues.

7.        For Ministries(STP, Thrift Shop, Child Care Center)

“O God, Send Me One Person To Share Your Love With

(Philippians 4:6-7) [[6] Be anxious for nothing, but in everything

by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests

be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses

all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 "You Need Jesus. Come To Our Church"

"Jesus, I Love You. Bless Our Church"

 <Events to Come>

      <Sunday Worship Helpers>

8/1

Gene Pfeiffer

8/8

Tom Tillery

8/15

Kim Carter

8/22

Bob Thompson

8/29

TBD

     

           The XXX Sunday After PentecosT

       <Thought of the Day>

(Galatians 2:20, NKJV) ["I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live,
but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the
Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
 LIGHTING OF THE CANDLEGREETING and ANNOUNCEMENTS

PLEASE GREET ONE ANOTHER WITH SIGNS OF PEACE, OF CHRIST’S SHALOM.

PLEASE INDICATE THAT  YOU ARE HAPPY TO BE SHARING THE MORNING WITH THEM.

<ANNOUNCEMENTS>`

1. Pray for Church Revival, Invite your neighbor.

2. Pray for Child Care Center, Staff, Parents,   

  Children.

    3. Practice “Social Distance”

4. Bible Study 7 PM Wednesdays.

5. Worship: Facebook and Youtube.

6. Giving: paypaltowestside@gmail.com and “Tithely”

7. New Bible Study: ”Indwelling Spirit” Wed 7 PM

                                                                                                                              INTO GOD’S PRESENCE

   CALL TO WORSHIP

   L: He only is my rock and my salvation;

P: He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.

L: How long will you attack a man?

P: You shall be slain, all of you,

L: Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.

P: They only consult to cast him down from his high position;

L: They delight in lies;

P: They bless with their mouth,

L: But they curse inwardly. Selah

P: My soul, wait silently for God alone,

L: For my expectation is from Him.

P: He only is my rock and my salvation;

L: He is my defense; I shall not be moved.

P: In God is my salvation and my glory;

L: The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God.

P: Trust in Him at all times, you people;

L: Pour out your heart before Him;

P: God is a refuge for us. Selah

HYMNS OF PRAISE:

(1) "Holy Holy Holy! Lord God Almighty" (UMH 64)

(2) "When I Look Into Your Holiness"

(3) "Leaning On The Everlasting Arms" (UMH 133) 

Prayer(UNISON)

O Lord, our Good Shepherd, you are the source of all true and lasting joy. We praise you for

your power which is beyond compare. We worship you for your wisdom which is beyond

understanding. You can meet all our needs. You restore the brokenhearted and heal the

wounded. You have revealed yourself to your people and are building your church, against which

the gates of hell can not prevail. How great you are. Lord! Fill our hearts with love as we respond

by singing praises to you.

Eternal God, you are our Rock, you are the firm foundation for everything we build. You give

gifts to your people for the good of the church. You equip and train your people to carry

out the good works you have prepared for us in advance. As we meet today, we ask that

you would provide wisdom, guidance and direction. Remind us that you are our loving ally,

you are our fortress, you are our tower of strength and you are our rescuer. Everything

we need is found in you. In the Name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior, Amen.

 AFFIRMATION OF FAITH: (UMH 882)

      READING OF THE SCRIPTURES: 

L: O God, breathe on us, so that we may be filled with     

   your Spirit and led by your living word, Jesus Christ           

   our Lord.  

P: We have received the gift of the Holy Spirit and

   have peace with God through Jesus Christ.

   God’s love has been poured into our hearts.

   Let us hear the Word of the Lord.

Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-11, OT Page 627

New Testament: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, NT Page 19 

L: This is the Word of God, for the people of God.

All: Thanks be to God.

*The Gospel: John 14:1-14, NT Page 102

L: This is the Gospel of our Risen Lord.

All: Praise be to You, Lord Jesus. 

<SPECIAL MUSIC>

"Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" (UMH 462)

                              MESSAGE OF THE MORNING

       ”Comfort one another”

Pastor Jeong

    A TIME OF PRAYER: Joys and Concerns

             (Followed by Lord’s Prayer)

SHARING GOD’S BLESSING

 OFFERTORY:   I Love You Lord (TFWS 2068)

*DOXOLOGY: (UMH 95)      "Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow"

 *PRAYER OF DEDICATION (IN UNISON) 

Patient and Merciful God, we hear your call to live in love as Christ loved us and

gave himself up for us. Our ears hear these words in our worship; our minds know

what they mean; our hearts long to follow them; but we know that tomorrow we

will be tempted to slip into the familiar life where we ourselves are at the center

of our world and the needs we focus on are almost entirely our own. In our giving

this day, help us strengthen our resolve to love as Christ loves us, for it is in the

name of Jesus that we pray. Amen. (Ephesians 4:25-5:2)

GO FORTH TO SERVE 

                  *CLOSING HYMN

            "Marching To Zion" (UMH 733) 

*BENEDICTION:                        Pastor Jeong

EXTINGUISHING OF THE ALTAR CANDLES:    POSTLUDE:         

(Anyone Need Special Prayer Concerns, Please

Come forward or raise a hand at time of POSTLUDE.)

*Please Stand as you are able