This Week’s Worship Service

May 22, 2022—Sixth Sunday of Easter

“Becoming the Beloved Community” God wants to use us. It’s often through a simple invitation, and a warm, sincere welcome, showing genuine interest in the person or people that find…

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March 6, 2022—The First Sunday of Lent

“The Uneasy Burden” Today’s sermon includes the story “The Burden of the Crucifix: What the Sweetbrier Pastor Did Instead of Writing Lenten Sermons.” It was written by James Calvin Schaap,…

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February 27, 2022—Transfiguration Sunday

“Metamorphosis” The Oxford Dictionary defines transfiguration as “a transformation; a change of the form or nature of a thing or person into a completely different one, by natural or supernatural…

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February 20, 2022—Seventh Sunday of Epiphany

“Deep Water” People say that the net full of fish is the miracle of this story, but I don’t know. I think the real miracle of this story is that…

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February 13, 2022—SCOUT SUNDAY

“Duty to God” Scouting has been part of the history of Westwood First since 1923 (yep, that’s 99 years)! We are proud of that tradition, and welcome Cubs, Scouts and…

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February 6, 2022—Fifth Sunday After Epiphany

“Afflicted” My preaching professor in seminary told our class something that most preachers have known for a long time. Which is that in our preaching we’re to comfort the afflicted,…

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January 30, 2022—Fourth Sunday After Epiphany

“Perspective” Despite all that’s been said, and all that’s written, all that been passed on to us, it’s easy to forget, as writer/theologian George MacDonald once wrote, that “affliction is…

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