Welcome Message

HELLO! WELCOME TO WPC

from Pastor Carlton Rhoden – Get Sermon

Westminster Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles invites you to experience Virtual Worship. Scroll the page to participate in Virtual Sunday Worship and join us on Sunday’s at noon for the Video Chat Coffee Hour on Zoom.  See you soon.


Shhh, Virtual Worship is Starting

Opening Prayer:

Come awake! The light of God is breaking through the darkness.
We bless the light, an unyielding sign of hope in times of trouble.
Do not fear! The love of Christ opens up a space of respite and peace for us.
We bless this place, a sanctuary of rest.
Delight in the gifts of the Spirit, who sets a table of welcome for all.
Surely goodness and mercy have found us here,
in the house of our Lord, the God of abounding love.

Amen.

Opening Praise:

Storyteller” – Morgan Harper Nichols (feat. Jamie Grace)

Psalm 23 (Surely Goodness, Surely Mercy)” – Shane & Shane


CHURCH NEWS & GIVING

Announcements:

VIRTUAL ONLINE WORSHIP: Zoom Bible Studay at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Los Angeles

FELLOWSHIP COFFEE HOUR via Zoom
Sunday at 12:00 p.m. / Noon

Fellowship with your Westminster Family. Let’s join one another for a check in and fellowship following the morning virtual worship service via zoom. Join the Zoom Coffee Hour Meetings – Let’s Chat! – CLICK HERE

Attention Westminster Family
~ DRIVE-IN COMMUNION SERVICE ~

Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.

On Sunday, August 2nd we will be having a special drive-in Communion service in our parking lot. Please pay close attention to upcoming emails this week about instructions for the service. So hold the first Sunday date, Aug. 2nd at 11am and join us in the WPC parking lot for our Westminster drive-in Communion service.

PRAYER MEETING:
Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Please join us for the via conference call.
Phone: (701) 802-5077 – Access Code: 3183682

BIBLE STUDY
Thursday at 12:30

Please join Pastor Rhoden for our weekly zoom virtual Bible Study. – CLICK HERE

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BIBLE STUDY & PRAYER:
Wednesdays at 12 Noon
Interaction Based discussions/Scripture Translation will continue until the end of the summer.  – GET DETAILS!


Prayer Song:

“Precious Lord” – Aretha Franklin


Prayers of the People:

Merciful God, fear is a hot commodity in our world. Peddlers of fear prey on us, ambushing us from all sides, deftly manipulating us to distrust one another, especially those who are different. Give us courage and grace to recognize that our “isms” are all steeped in unbridled fear: racism, sexism and elitism are walls we hide behind rather than doing the hard work of love and community building. Continue to show us a better way, to woo us with the love that truly liberates, to remind us of all that has been forgiven us, that we might never withhold your love from another. For the sake of Christ, we pray.

Amen!


Offering Song:

“Lord of the Harvest” – Fred Hammond

Offertory Prayer:

Wonder-working God, use all of who we are, and all of what we have, to uproot what is unjust, and plant what is loving. Through our gifts, speak your gospel to people we may never meet. May all come to hear your call to prophetic living.

Amen.


Tithes and offerings:

Give Tithe$ & Offering$ – CLICK HERE


SERMON MESSAGE

Sermonic Songs:

“Open The Eyes of My Heart” – Todd Galberth


Sermon:

“Do You Understand the Parables of Jesus?”
~ Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 ~
By Amy Obrist

SCRIPTURE READING


SERMON by AMY OBRIST

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SONG OF INVITATION

“Tomorrow” – The Winans

CLOSING SONG

“I Refuse” – Josh Wilson

Closing Prayer:

As we leave this place, may the word of God light our path and illumine our way.
And may God’s Spirit empower us to be a light for others.
In the name of the triune God, Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.

Amen.

We hope you enjoyed Virtual Sunday Worship.
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