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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.  Nahh, you look fine. See you soon.


Shhh, Virtual Worship is Starting

Opening Prayer:

God of friends and families, we are linked together in a community of friendship and support. We pray for one another. We remember those who we cannot see because of Covid-19. May we all continue to share in your gifts of love, strength, courage and wisdom, and to know your joy. Give us growing understanding, sympathy with each other’s difficulties, patience with each other’s faults, and grace to walk in your ways.

Amen.

Opening Praise:

Made a Way” – Travis Greene


CHURCH NEWS & GIVING

Announcements:

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

“Stay-at-Home” Thursday Bible Study:
Please join the video conference online.

Bible Study:
Please join Pastor Rhoden for our weekly virtual Bible Study Thursday at 12:30.

Prayer Meeting:
Please join us for the Wednesday prayer meeting at 4:30pm via conference call.
Phone: (701) 802-5077  –  Access Code: 3183682

Fellowship Coffee Hour:
Fellowship with Westminster Family Sunday at 12:00, let’s join one another for a check in and fellowship following the morning virtual worship service via zoom.

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Prayers of the People:

Loving God, we come to you in gratitude for your love, which is always present to us. In the stillness of these moments, we remember with thanksgiving the times in our lives when your love has enabled us to rise to our better selves. We thank you for the gift of your Son, who came that we might know what perfect love looks like.

We remember, too, the times when we have acted in anger rather than in love; we recall with remorse when our patience has been less than perfect and our behavior has been childish and surly. Forgive us for the occasions when we have loved things and used people and when we have failed to make love a priority in our lives.

Breathe in us new life, instilling us with enthusiasm for the opportunities we have to begin again. Empowered by your love for us, O God, let us unite ourselves with all of life in the example of Jesus, the Lord of our lives. Help us to be intentional in the way we interact with one another, so that there can be no doubt as to whom we serve.

Amen!


Offertory Prayer:

O God, because we have been given so much, help us to give more.

Because we are loved so much, give us the strength to love more.

Because we are accepted as we are, give us the grace to accept others without judgment or prejudice.

We give ourselves and our gifts with grateful hearts.

Amen.

Offering Song:

“Center of My Joy” – Richard Smallwood


Tithes and offerings:

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SERMON MESSAGE

Sermonic Songs:

Battle Is Not Yours – Yolanda Adams


Sermon:

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~ Psalm 66 ~
By Youth Pastor Jason Floyd

Virtual Worship Sermon: Psalm 66

SCRIPTURE READING


YOUTH PASTOR JASON FLOYD SERMON
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CLOSING SONG

“Stronger” – Mandisa

Closing Prayer:

Like a rock, God is under our feet. Like a roof, God is over our heads. Like the horizon, God is beyond us. Like water in a pitcher, God is within us and in the pouring out of us. Like a pebble in the sea, we are in God. Let us go into a world that is held in the hands of God and be changed and cause change wherever we go.

Amen.

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MEET PASTOR RHODEN

Rev. Carlton Rhoden
Rev. Carlton RhodenPastor

Rev. Carlton A. Rhoden

Westminster Presbyterian Church / Los Angeles

Rev. Carlton A. Rhoden became the Pastor/Head of Staff of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in April, of 2014. Rev. Rhoden comes with a wealth of experience, having formerly served as Senior Minister of the First Baptist of Los Angeles from 2006 until 2013. Rev. Rhoden earned a Masters of Divinity from the American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley California in 2005. Upon graduation Rev. Rhoden was awarded “The J. Alfred Smith Sr. Award for Outstanding Ministry in the Black Church”. He is also a graduate of the Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Program class of 2005. Rev. Rhoden received a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in African American Studies from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in 1999. While at Stockton, Rev. Rhoden was a member of the Men’s Basketball team, a member of Student Government, and pledged Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

He is also active in community organization, most recently with Oakland Community Organizations. He is nationally recognized for his expertise in this field and has provided advice and consulting for community organization groups from coast to coast.

Carlton is married to Nikki Thomas-Rhoden. Nikki holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. They have two children, CJ and Maya. Nikki is a Social Worker who has a great concern for children in need. She is a graduate of Richard Stockton College of N.J. (B.A.), and a Master’s of Public Administration from Cal State Hayward. She is currently employed at Penny Lane Centers as a Site Director of Wrap Around. She is devoted to her family and the ministry of Westminster Presbyterian Church Los Angeles. Most importantly she is the best wife and mother a man and his children (Maya and C.J.) can have.

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2230 W. Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90018.