Living God and Caring For Our Community Since 1954
WESTCHESTER COMMUNITY CHURCH
A United Church of Christ
TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
“No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s
journey, you are welcome here!”
October 7, 2018_ 10:00 a.m.
Welcome on behalf of our pastoral staff
Rev. Joseph E. Mills, III, Pastor 708/562-0759
Rosemarie Kosik, Organist/Choir Director
Joyce Kelstrom, Bell Choir Director
Pastor Vinod Wesley, Chicago Tamil Church Pastor
Thank you for joining us this morning! If you want to learn about mem-bership at Westchester Community, or would like a pastoral visit, please make note of it on the green visitor cards in the pew racks in each pew.
USHERS: Bob VonLaven, Bruce Urbans, Otis Randle, Carol Hoppe, Jeff Markey
GREETERS: Denice Kaminski and Wayne Scharlach
LITURGIST: Carol Hoppe
PASTOR: Pastor Mills
ALTAR FLOWERS: Jeanne Stange in memory of loved ones
INTERNET ACCESS You can access us, and our latest newsletter, at www.westchesterucc.com
Any questions? Email Carl Lindstrom at CarlJohnJr@yahoo.com
At The End Of Each Pew Is A Red Folder – please sign your name, and let us know if you are a visitor, or a member. We re-spond to all pastoral needs, and would love to have you on our newsletter list. Leave your address, phone number, or update. There are also touch cards and prayer request cards in this folder. You
may send well wishes to shut-ins and those hospitalized, please fill the cards out and place them in the offering plate.
(approved at our Annual Meeting, January 22nd)
As disciples of Jesus, living by God’s grace and growing spiritually, we are committed: To Worship, Pray, and Honor the Living Word of God; To Welcome, Love, and Respect all of God’s People; To Choose Tolerance, Reject Prejudice, and Support Diversity; and To Care for, Respond to, and Serve our Neighbors in Need
“The smile on my face doesn’t mean my life is perfect.
It means I appreciate what I have and
what I have been blessed with.
I choose to be happy.” - Charles Schultz
PRELUDE Michael Cantrell
GREETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
(Our Nursery is in the 2nd building connected to the front of
our Sanctuary on the left door)
OPENING PRAYER Pastor Mills
CALL TO WORSHIP Carol Hoppe
Leader: It is not to compare ourselves with others,
People: or to compare ourselves with God, which we could never do anyway.
Leader: It is to give praise and then to live praise.
It is to show thanksgiving and then to share by giving.
People: It is to become what God intends,
the glorious work of God’s hands,
the salt of the earth!
ALL: WE PRAISE YOU, O LORD!
YOU ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE ARE WORTHY OF ALL PRAISE.
MAY WE BECOME WORTHY OF THE TRUST YOU GIVE TO US TO SHOW THE WORLD WHAT FAITHFULNESS CAN BE LIKE!
OPENING HYMN #81
“We Gather Together”
A READING FROM GODS HOLY WORD Carol Hoppe
From the Pastorals: Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12 p. 203, NT, Pew Bible
p. 312, NT, Large Print Bible
RESPONSORIAL HYMN Michael Cantrell
”Taste and See”
Congregation-please join in the refrain
“Taste and see, Oh taste and see
Taste and see the goodness of God”
A TIME FOR CHILDREN Pastor Mills
“Important for a Purpose”
(Following this time, children will go to their classes
in the adjoining building, located through the front-left door of the sanctuary)
A HYMN OF PRAYER #703
“I Am the Bread of Life“
PASTORAL PRAYER Pastor Mills
THE LORD’S PRAYER (Please Use Debts/Debtors)
THE MORNING OFFERING WCC Chancel Choir
“Yes I Know” - Anna Waterman
*THE DOXOLOGY #34
Praise God from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.
PRAYER OF DEDICATION (In Unison) Carol Hoppe
We are given power over these gifts. God entrusts to us the wisdom to use them for divine purpose; God inspires us to use them in ways that bring hope to the world. To this end we dedicate our gifts, that goodness might abound from them and our use of these gifts, through Jesus our Lord. Amen.
A READING FROM GODS HOLY WORD Carol Hoppe
From the Psalmist: Psalm 8 p. 475, OT, Pew Bible
p. 745, OT, Large Print Bible
A MEDITATION Pastor Mills
“By What Name & for What Purpose?”
THE SACRAMENT OF HOLY COMMUNION
The Words Of Institution
The Blessing Of The Elements
The Sharing Of The Gifts
We Pray Thanks to God (In Unison)
May our sharing in Your Spirit bring life to our
Spirits, and through our service witness to Your forgiving and giving Love. Send us forth now from Your table in a way which lets everyone we serve know the New Life made
possible through Your son Jesus. In thanksgiving for You and in Praise to You we pray this. Amen.
A HYMN OF FAITHFULNESS #260
“The Old Rugged Cross”
THE COMMISSION AND THE BENEDICTION Pastor Mills
*WE ARE SENT OUT IN PRAISE
POSTLUDE Michael Cantrell
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+Large print Bibles, bulletins and hymnals available
*Please Rise where this is marked.
OCTOBER-FEST This popular event will take place Saturday, October 13th at “Riverside Restaurant” at 6:00 pm. The meal will be family style. There will be breaded pork tenderloin, chicken, sausage with dumplings and sauerkraut, preceded by soup, ending with dessert. A cash bar is available. All WCC members are welcome! Und you will have a good time! River-side Restaurant is located in Riverside at: 3422 S. Harlem Ave. Call Helga or John by Thursday, October 11th. 708/410-1458
AN ALL CHURCH CLEAN UP DAY IS SATURDAY
OCTOBER 20, 8:30 A.M. TO NOON. BRING GLOVES, PAPER TOWELS, AND TOOLS TO WORK BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE!!!
PUT ON YOUR CALENDARS OUR FISH FRY-
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2—4:30-7 P.M.!!!!
EVENTS FOR THIS WEEK THROUGH OCTOBER 14
Today: Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
8:45 am Choir Practice
10:00 am Worship
11:30 am Faith Conversation
12:30 pm Chicago Tamil Church
6:00 pm Zumba
6:00 pm Crafters
Noon Chamber of Commerce Meeting
7:00 pm Trustees
7:00 pm Cub Scouts
9:30 am Bible Study Westchester Health and Rehab
7:00 pm Missions
7:00 pm Boy Scouts
7:30 pm BLRC meeting w/ Pastor Joe—Library
10:30 am Pastor/Diane Ollie Coleman mentoring
6:00 pm Girl Scout—Lounge
7:00 pm Pranic Healing
Noon Pastor/Robert Buckner mentoring
8:30 pm AA—Library
8:30 am Bell Choir Practice
9am-5 pm Deborah’s Messianic Ministries—1st Floor
5:30 pm Chicago Tamil Church
7:00 pm Doers and Goers—Octoberfest
Sunday: Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost
8:45 am hoir Practice
10:00 am Worship
11:30 am Coffee Hour
11:30 am Confirmation
12:30 pm Chicago Tamil Church
COME, LEARN, AND GROW WITH US!!!
The Wednesday Bible Study meets each Wednesday, 9:30 am, at Mariner Health (in the back of the facility/Transitions room)
Faith Conversations meets the first and third Sunday of the month. Its easy to join in—each session stands on its own!
Birthdays through October 14
10/07 Richard Kasey, Robert Dalheim, Cynthis Tsilivis, Lauren Baran, Bonnie Urbans
10/08 Lowell Lucas, Debbie Stanger
10/10 Daniel Bieber, Catherine Stanger
10/11 Dawn Klika, Tyler Blomeke
10/13 Wendy Lindstrom
Anniversaries through October 14
10/09 Amy & Glenn Smith, 31 years
10/12 Charlene & Richard Dolnics, 55 years
10/14 Beth & Tim Stach, 29 years
Through generous donations UCC Disaster Ministries is re-sponding to people affected by 2018 hurricanes both in the US and world. Please donate now to deepen the impact of our imme-diate response and long-term recovery work. Last week Hurricane Florence roared ashore in the US Carolinas, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut created devastation in the Philippines and China. Your donation helps the UCC respond quickly to immediate disaster . If you would like to donate, make a check out to WCC and put
Hurricane Relief in the memo area or not it on your offering envelope. Thanks
If anyone has borrowed tables from the church this summer, please return them. We need as many tables as possible for the Harvest of Crafts. Thanks
GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR AND HELP OUR CHURCH!! Buy a Gift Card from MANNA for something you WILL be buying, and a percentage of it (you get what you pay for) goes to help our church!! This money will assist the Trustees with the outside painting of the church. Manna order blanks are available in the church office or narthex. Make checks payable to WCC. Orders are due the last Sunday of the month with the distribution on the second Sunday of the month. If you have questions, please call Sue Becerra in the church office 708/865-1282 or Charlene Dolnics 708/345-1816.
Parish Fellowship is selling note cards, featuring a drawing of our church, designed by Hedy Kniesel. They are packaged in bundles of 10 cards with envelopes. The cost is $4.00, please drop your check or cash in the offering plate marked note cards. Thanks
If you or a friend need a Pocket Prayer Cloth.....you will find them in the narthex in a basket on the table by the greeters. A special thank you to Hedy Kniesel for her handiwork making them.
WCC Mission Card Makers In fall and winter 2017 and spring and summer 2018, the card makers held seven sessions, crafting over 250 miscellaneous greeting cards. Through various sources, the cards were delivered to those serving in the military and oth-ers being treated in VA hospitals. Some cards found their way to the WCC Narthex and Coffee Hour Sundays and FFH for Fish Fry Fridays. Take a card, send a note of cheer to a friend or church member. A free-will donation is appreciated. These funds pay for supplies and postage, but this past year they’ve also supported mission projects including Holy Joe’s Café, Puerto Rico Disaster Relief, Fisher House and Heifer International. Thanks for your donations and support. Next card making ses-sion set for 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, September 29 and October 27 in FFH. Lunch is provided for $5. Come join the group— Coordinators Charlene Dolnics, Arlene Ivers and Helga Mendoza. RSVP/??? Contact Charlene Dolnics 708/345-1816.
Westchester Community Church could not function without the support of all members and friends. Please consider giving of your time and talent to serve on one of the many boards and committees in need of members for 1, 2, or 3 year terms. For a list of the boards with vacancies (all but the Mission Board) and an ex-planation of each board’s duties, please refer to the poster boards in the Narthex, or see a Nominating Committee Member. Also, if approached by a Committee Member, please be open to serving.
Nominating Committee: Bob Van Laven (Chairman), Kathy Mariner (Secretary), Naomi Else, Carolyn Siska, Wayne Scharlach, Carl Panek, Denise Kaminski, Jan Monahan, and Lauren McCarthy.
PEOPLE AT THEIR HOMES: Pat Lindstrom, Jim Sweazey, Sandra Hixon, Delores Patak, George Nelson, Dave Shea (Barb Mills’ father) Pastor Godwin Raj, Roger Ewert, Sean Tavernier, Mary Gorski, Char Schwass, Shirley Felske, Deb Sundwall, Jim Wagner, Marcia Burba, Kim Powers, Jeannie Rowe, Susan Ruiz, Betsy Grimm, Carmella and Benny Locigno, Ann McCarthy, James Tsilivis, Cathe and Aneitra Flynn, Gloria Dearmore, Rich Kasey, Elayne Dalheim, Milton and Patricia Ladner, Sandra Fulco, Michael Kelstrom, Louella Kec, Eva Poulos, Ruth Edelmann
PEOPLE SERVING OUR COUNTRY OVERSEAS: Scott Johnson, Tyler Kimbler—Vietnam
PEOPLE AT LONG-TERM CARE FACILITIES: Lucille Jeffries—Nursing Center at Cantata; Ann Stvan—Bridgeway Christian Village, Dick Widick-Saratoga Grove; Steve
Tomporowski – Wisconsin; Terry Samonds: Anna’s Health-care; Ann Miller—Bethlehem Woods; Sonja Stetzer—Meadowbrook
FRIENDS TO KEEP IN PRAYERS: Allen Family, Jaye Ahoyt, Chris Andersen, Pablo Arellano, Marina Augello, Terry Chrabot, Beverly Cobbs, Tania Chizzo, Donna Compton, Frank Cosenza, Joan Costello, Sherry Craver, Hank Dajc, Dana, Mary Devery,
Stacie Donnelly, Roger Ewert, Ernestine Francies, Terry Garbark, Adam Garrett, Quentin Giron, Gunner and his mother Brittney, Her-man Goodloe, Ronald Habich, Hans & Ruth Hermann, Erin Hoff-man, Karen Kaspar, Jim Kerns, Alvin Klein, Janice Kostka, Christa Krasneck, Brent Lawrence, Kathy Lecthenberg, Larry Lemon, Brian McKnight, Reggie Mensik, Andrew Olson & Family, The O’Tooley Family, Richard Russell, Lois Santerior, Patricia
Savage, Mike Scherer (now home), Serena and Chris, David Shea, Phil Swanson, Gwen Toombs, Peter Walke, Lester Williams, Jody Wright, Scott Ylinen
PEOPLE HOSPITALIZED: Richard Schwartz-Nursing Care Center at Oak Trace
WE GRIEVE WITH:
Harvest of Crafts—Saturday October 20
We need your help—Please sign the signup sheet in the narthex
Greet our guests at the main door
Be a parking lot attendant
Greet guests at the elevator door
Treasures and Trinket room helpers
Donate Bake Sale items
Donate Treasures and Trinkets items to be sold for $1
Help crafters/vendors care in items at 7 or 8 am
Help crafters/vendors carry items out w or 3 pm
Helpers to set up Treasures and Trinkets on Thursday, Octo-ber 18 at 9 am
Helpers to set up the Craft Sale on Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 pm
Pack up the Craft Sale on Sunday after church
Scrapbooking Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th from 6 to 11 pm (bring a snack to share) and Saturday, Sep-tember 29th from 9:30 am to 11:00 pm. $40 if attending both days, $10 if attending Friday night only, $30 if attending Satur-day only, $15 if attending 1/2 day on Saturday. Lunch and dinner is provided on Saturday. 10% discount if you attend both day. Bring your own photos and scrapbooking papers. We have tons of tools that you will be able to use.
SAVE THE DATE! Saturday, October 20th, from 9-11am, Grass-roots Gardening Group will be at the Westchester Shredding Event at Village Hall selling TULIP BULBS! Bulb planting sea-son will be in full swing so get 'em while they're hot! Approximately 10-12 bulbs per bag, and ONLY $5! ALL proceeds will be going to the Westchester Food Pantry! We will also be selling our first ever cookbook for $5 each (makes a great stocking stuffer this Christmas!). Shredding, Tulips, and Cookbooks, OH MY!!!
Westchester Community Church, United Church of Christ
1840 Westchester Boulevard
Westchester, IL 60154
Reverend Joseph E. Mills, III Pastor
Kathy Marinier Church Moderator
Sue Becerra Asst Church Moderator
Susan Becerra Church Secretary
Wayne Miller Custodian
Michael Cantrell Organist/Choir Director
Joyce Kelstrom Bell Choir Director
Carl Lindstrom Website Manager
Pastoral Staff Serving Next Week, October 14, 2018
USHERS: Hans Straube, Mary Straube, Betty Koenig, Kathy Marinier, Mary Linville
GREETERS: Lauren McCarthy and Betty Koenig
LITURGIST: Kathy Marinier
PASTOR: Pastor Mills
SAVE THE DATE
10/20 9am-2:30pm Harvest of Crafts
10/26 6:00-11pm Scrapbooking
10/27 9:30am—11 pm Scrapbooking/Cardmaking
JUST A NOTE—Community Circle women agreed to discontinue their Wednesday afternoon meetings, but will continue their fellowship.
The Westchester Blood Program extends its thanks to all of the members of our church family who turned out for its July 14 blood drive. The WBP collected 90 units of blood for area hospitals. This year so far, it has taken in 283 units. The next drive will be Oct. 13 at the Community Center