This Sunday: To See God

Sunday, 6 February - 9:30am

In the Old Testament the Lord told Moses that no one can see God and live. This is true: if we were to be exposed to the full Divinity of God it would be like being consumed by the sun. Yet God’s purpose in creation is to grow closer to humanity and to bless them. So while we cannot see God directly, there are ways that we can come to see Him more and more truly, and so develop a deeper and deeper relationship with Him.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: Daily Prayer

Sunday, 30 January - 9:30am

How often do you talk to the Lord? Is it often enough? Communication is a crucial aspect of any relationship and our relationship with the Lord is no different. If, for example, we only communicate with the Lord when we’re desperate and can’t think of anything else to try, that will severely limit our relationship with the Lord. If, on the other hand, we have a relationship with the Lord in which we’re talking to Him several times a day, that can be part of us having a real, active, and meaningful relationship with Him. Let’s talk about what prayer on a day-to-day basis looks like and how we can make progress in our regular communication with the Lord.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: Daily Repentance

Sunday, 23 January - 9:30am

The last couple of sermons have dealt with how we address our own evils. In essence this is repentance: admit you did something wrong, stop doing it, and live a better life. Repentance happens on a grand scale when we have done something egregious or when we are battling a lifelong tendency. But repentance can also be something that we are working on in little ways every single day. That might sound daunting: repent every day?! But when we understand what it means we can embrace it as both a possibility and a blessing.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: OK and Not Ok

Sunday, 16 January - 9:30am

Last week Joel preached about admitting you were wrong and it got me thinking about how important the time after we’ve done something is. How we think about what we’ve done—whether it was good or bad—really matters. When we’ve done something wrong, do we acknowledge it or try to justify it? When we’ve done something good, what do we think about the action or ourselves afterward? Each day we’re going to do a whole bunch of different things and likely some of those things will be somewhat good and some will be somewhat selfish. We need the Lord’s help to sort out what in all of that is OK and what is not OK.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: Admitting You Were Wrong

Sunday 9 January - 9:30am

How do you respond when the Word tells you something that you don’t like? What if a way you see the world doesn’t fit with how the Word describes the world? How do you respond when you find out that something you’ve been doing for years and thought was fine is condemned in the Word? It’s a difficult question to answer. So today we are going to wrestle with how to listen to the Word and deal with the fear, sadness and embarrassment of admitting that you were wrong.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.

This Sunday: Where Are You Coming From and Where Are You Going?

Sunday, 2 January 2022 - 9:30am

As we start a new year, it’s useful to reflect on the questions that the angel of the Lord asks Hagar in the desert: Where are you coming from? Where are you going? And what’s the matter?

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the sermon can be found here.
  • Worksheet
    There’s a worksheet to help you reflect on your life after the service. Find that worksheet here.

This Sunday: No Room for Them in the Inn

Sunday, 26 December - 9:30am

There will be a worship service on this day, even though it’s just the day after Christmas. It will be a simple family service, offered in-person and online. Again no tea and eats will be served.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.

If you are planning on attending in person you must fill out the Health Screening Questionnaire each time you are attending on the Sunday morning before the service.

Christmas Day: You Shall Call His Name “Jesus”

Christmas Morning - Sat, 25 December - 9:30am
 What’s in a name? When a child is born there are a nearly infinite number of possibilities for what they could be called. Yet as they grow and develop their name reflects more and more of their personality, until you cannot hear the name without thinking of the person. The name summarizes who they are. In the case of the Lord, Joseph was told quite directly that the child’s name must be “Jesus;” and he was told this because Jesus, meaning “Jehovah Saves,” perfectly summed up the nature or character of the Lord. This Christmas we will look at what this and other names tell us about who He was born to be.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The written version of the service can be found here.

If you are planning on attending in person you must fill out the Health Screening Questionnaire each time you are attending on the Sunday morning before the service.

This Sunday: Light and Life

Sunday, 19 December - 9:30am

Jesus’ birth is described as the light shining in the darkness. One of the purposes for which Jesus came was to shine the light of truth into the world. But this truth was not just cold, hard, knowledge. It was truth that could show and lead to real love and goodness. In Him was life, and that life is the light of men.
The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The readings for the service can be found here.

If you are planning on attending in person you must fill out the Health Screening Questionnaire each time you are attending on the Sunday morning before the service.

This Sunday: The Lamb of God Who Takes Away the Sin of the World.

Sunday, 12 December - 9:30am
 This Sunday we will be continuing to use the Gospel of John for our preparation for Christmas. We are going to focus on something that Jesus is called in the first chapter of John—“the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world”. This is a popular verse with people who believe that Jesus took the punishment for our sins when He died on the cross and that all we have to do is believe in Jesus and His grace to be saved. We will explore a different way of understanding this on Sunday and at the same time gain a better appreciation of why the Lord’s coming into the world matters in our lives today.

The service will be broadcast live at https://www.facebook.com/newchurchwestville/live. You can also watch the service later at that same link.

  • Song Lyrics
    We will have four songs during the service that you can sing along with at home. You can download the lyrics to the songs here.
  • Readings
    The readings for the service can be found here.
  • Sermon
    The readings for the service can be found here.

If you’re planning on attending in person you must fill out the Health Screening Questionnaire each time you are attending on the Sunday morning before the service.