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.  Nahh, you look fine. See you live on the Zoom chat soon.


Shhh, Virtual Worship is Starting

Opening Prayer:

O Christ, the risen One, ascended into heaven, yet closer than our own breath, draw us into your presence. Be near to us — near to our praises, our prayers, our words, our songs; near to our wonderings, our tentative answers, our hidden doubts, our deepest affirmations. Be near to us, risen Lord.

Amen.

Opening Praise:

“More Than Wonderful” – Sandi Patty and Larnelle Harris


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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Prayer Song:

“All of Me” – Jason Nelson

Prayers of the People:

As we enter into this time of prayer, O God, we ask that you would help us to let go of what is past. Release us from anger and resentments and hurts of days gone by; free us from bitterness and help us to fill this space with the love of Christ.
We offer our gratitude for the gift of love.
We offer our thanks for those people in our lives who love us unconditionally.
We offer our thanks for those who provide a safe place in the shelter of their unselfish love.
We offer our praise for those who give, expecting nothing in return for the gift.
We offer our gratitude to those who cause us to rise to our greater selves.
We offer thanks for those who help us to put the pieces of our lives back together when dreams and hopes are shattered.
We remember now those in need of your comforting presence: (offer specific intercessions).
Gracious God, we praise you for hearing the inmost desires of our hearts. We cast away our fears and anxieties. We lay it all before you. While we honor the past, we also look forward to the future with hope and love.

All of this we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, Amen!


Offertory Prayer:

Holy One, just as the disciples found many fish when they cast nets on the right side, so do we find surprising abundance when we listen to you. As we dedicate ourselves to your work, may our overflowing nets be used for your good purposes, proclaiming your love for all.

Amen.

Offering Song:

“God is God (He Won’t Change)” – F.C. Barnes and Darrell Luster


Tithes and offerings:

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SERMON MESSAGE

Sermonic Songs:

“I Remember” – Lauren Daigle


Sermon:

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~ Acts 1:6-14 ~
By Guest Preacher: Anja Williams

SCRIPTURE READING


Guest Preacher: ANJA WILLIAMS
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CLOSING SONG

“Never Alone” – Tori Kelly (feat. Kirk Franklin)

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.

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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 chil