November 29, 2020
ORDER OF SERVICE »
- Call to Worship: Ephesians 2:8-9
- Song - Grace Alone
- Song - Cornerstone
- Song - O How I Need You (Find You)
- Song - My Troubled Soul
- Scripture Reading: Psalm 46
- Sermon by Adam Romans
- Song - Your Love Defends Me
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Pulpit Swap: Adam Romans
Please join us in welcoming Pastor Adam Romans from Parkside Green this morning. Adam joined the pastoral team at Parkside Church as the Campus Pastor in October 2008. He received his education from the Moody Bible Institute and is continuing his education at Covenant Theological Seminary. Before joining the Parkside team he served as a youth and music pastor at another church. He and his wife, Christina, have three children: Lydia, Ben, and Julia.
The Christmas Store is gearing up for another year and we're excited for another opportunity to serve our neighbors here in Lakewood. Things will look a bit different this year, but there are plenty of ways you can jump in and help! Please check our blog for more information and changes to the December schedule.
Advent Activity Packet
Parents, please pick up a copy of our Advent Activity Packet for your family in the Lower Level. This is a great opportunity to lead your children through the Christmas season in a thoughtful way and includes paper ornament crafts.
New to Parkside Westside? Join us after the first service on December 6th at 10:15 AM for a brief get-together. We'll introduce you to some on our leadership team and share a little bit about who we are and where we're headed as a church. We'll meet upstairs in Room 210 and spread out to ensure social distancing. RSVP here and we'll be sure to save you a seat!
Video Venue for Parents
In an effort to provide some additional flexibility for parents with young children, on a trial basis we will begin streaming services in the lower level. Families may RSVP for the 9:00AM or 10:30AM service as normal and utilize the space as needed. Please note that this option is specifically designed to serve our families with infants and young children and is not intended as an alternate format for all attenders.
If you're interested in taking the next step toward baptism, please join us for a two-part preparation workshop on December 6 & 13 at 10:15AM. Our hope is to include these baptisms as a part of our Christmas Eve services. Sign-up here or email if you have any questions.
Join the Greeter or Usher Team
Our ushers and greeters are the first to welcome you on a Sunday morning. During these days of COVID-19 they are there to help you find a seat and answer your questions. If you would like to help out in this way, please fill out the Volunteer Form and select "Ushers" or "Greeters" as your serving area of choice, and we'll follow up with you. Bonus: ushers and greeters are guaranteed a spot for the Sunday service!
Children's Ministry during COVID-19
We are not offering children’s ministry at this time, due to potential risks to children and volunteers, and because of the difficulty in ensuring proper sanitization. We are, however, glad to make our children's curriculum available for home use. Curriculum will be distributed via a shared drive; if you are not a member of the "Children's" group in CCB and would like access to the curriculum, please email and we will add you.
If you would still like to participate in our Pledge Campaign, we would welcome you to do so. If you have already pledged, you are now able to set up your online gift through the "Give" tab in CCB or designate your checks as "Building Campaign" in the memo line. For more information, please visit our Building Campaign webpage.
Offering for 11/22: $13,219
Weekly Budget: $9,800
Offering YTD: $474,652
Budget YTD: $460,600
You may set up one-time or automatic giving through our online community software, Church Community Builder. Once you have signed up you will be able to securely login and give from your preferred financial account.
Alternatively, on Sundays you may place your financial contribution in the offering box located in the in the Auditorium. Lastly, you may also mail your gift to the church office:
Parkside Church Westside
Attn: Chris Riegler
16511 Hilliard Rd.
Lakewood, OH 44107
SERMON OUTLINE »
Mary's Song of Praise
- Praise for God’s Acts to Mary (vs. 46-49)
- Praise for God’s Acts to All (vs. 50-53)
- Praise for God’s Acts for His People (vs. 54-46)
Snappy Quote from David Mathis
He chooses what is foolish in the world to shame the wise. He chooses what is weak in the world to shame the strong. He chooses ‘what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not’ – like a forgotten town called Nazareth and an unwed young woman carrying a child conceived without a father – ‘to bring to nothing things that are” (1 Cor. 1:27-28). He humbles the strong and magnifies his strength by exalting the weak. Christmas turns the world upside down.
Talk It Over
Jot down one thing you learned today and talk it over with someone else in the next few days.
Ask God to Make You a Christian
If you are not in a saving relationship with God through Jesus Christ, and desire to be in one, then make this prayer your own and tell someone about what God has been doing in your life:
Heavenly Father, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but, through your Son Jesus, I can be more loved and accepted than I ever dared to hope. I thank you that he lived the life that I should have lived and paid the debt and punishment I owed. Receive me now for his sake. I turn from my sins and receive him as Savior. Amen.