Worship Service Bulletin
Pastor: Rev. Sheila M. Beckford

Westbury United Methodist Church

*Rev. Sheila M. Beckford, Pastor
*Phil Glover, Minister Of Music.

 October 15, 2017 10:00AM

 Order of Worship


In silence, we gather in God’s presence, readying ourselves to be transformed.   

SONG OF PRAISE AND CENTERING:        “I’m So Glad Jesus Lifted Me”                                               FWS#2151


PRELUDE:           “Rathbun”             setting by Alfred Fedak

                          (When the woes of life o’er take me)                                                                              


Merciful God, you have continued to reassure us that we need not worry. As we center our eyes upon you today Lord, keep our hearts and minds focused on you. We give you thanks for peace, in Jesus name we pray. Amen                                                                                                                                       


CALL TO WORSHIP:                                                                                                               Min. Jenice Bryan         

L: Come let us put God in the center of our lives.

P: We rejoice in God’s steadfast love.

L: Come let our gentleness be a reflection of God’s love

P: We give thanks for Christ’s enduring grace! 

L: Come. Let us lay down our burdens and worries.

P: We offer our needs to God in prayer.

L: Come let us focus on what is honorable and true. 

All: With hope, we turn to God’s guiding word.


DEVOTIONAL SONGS:                                   “Every time I feel the Spirit”                                      UMH#404                                     

                                                                              “I Sing Praises to You Name”                                 FWS#2037                                             

                                                                          “Majesty, Worship His Majesty”                                 UMH#176                                                     



PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (Response) “Lord in your mercy, hear our prayers.”

                                                           Sung Response                                  FWS# 2200


  • If you are making any donations to help assist Bro. Delroy Roberts please make checks payable to UMM
  • Today, Scholarship Committee will meet after service in the Asbury room.
  • Sunday, Oct. 15th Bethany Congregational Church invites you to a 2-mile stroll in Baldwin Park from 1pm-3pm. It is being coordinated by CROP (Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty) is an effort of Church World Service, a nonprofit relief organization. The walk is for a fight hunger, 25% of the proceeds goes to the Long Island Council of Churches food pantries. For more information call Rev. Mark J. Lukens at 516-599-5768
  • Tuesday, Oct. 17th Recertification for ERT is being offered in Hicksville and Wednesday, Oct. 25 in East Quogue.
  • October 17, 2017 -   June 6, 2018 P.A.T. Club will take place  Tuesdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 am,  following school calendar at: Westbury united Methodist Church 265 Asbury avenue, Westbury, NY pre- registration is not required ALL ARE WELCOMED Free Transportation Available – Taxi on request: For more information call the Church or Grace Bryant  at 516-805-0831   
  • Saturday, October 21, 2017 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Nassau Alumnae Chapter Tonya Cantlo-Cockfield, president presents social action town hall at Westbury UMC doors open at 2:30 pm, program begins at 3:00 pm for more information contact: www.dstnac.org or socialaction@dstnac.org.
  • All are invited for an “Extreme Make Over: Using Mind, Body and Spirit to Grow Closer to God” – Spiritual Retreat Friday, October 20 to Saturday, October 21, 2017 St. Thomas Seminary, Bloomfield, CT. Please ask an Usher for Information and Registration form or pick up in the Narthex, Fellowship Hall or Church Office. Cost: $80 (includes accommodation & meals). Travel by Carpool. Contact Rose Walker, Henry Mack or the Church Office for additional information.
  • Sunday October 22nd The Nurture Committee will be having a meeting immediately after worship in the Rhinesmith Room. Every fourth Sunday there will be a Nurture Committee meeting. 
  • Saturday, Oct. 28 Charge Conference at 12:30pm. 
  • Sunday, Oct. 29th Sacrificial offering will be for the Scholarship Fund 
  • Tuesday, Oct. 31st Trunk or Treat at Westbury UMC. See Candice Coleman for more information. 


  • Saturday, Nov. 18th Spirit Builders/ NYAC Dancers will be having a concert UMM will be providing the food.  $30 donation for dinner and concert. Proceeds will be used to subsidize the trip to Ghana and UMM Mission. See Rev. Beckford, Rosemarie Walker, Angela Pratt-Barrett and the UMM for tickets. 
  • Sunday, Nov. 19th Rep Your School Day. Dress down and wear a t-shirt or hoodie of the college/university you attended


  • We are Looking for Leaders!

The Nominating Committee is currently working on filling leadership vacancies. Please reflect on whether God is calling you to serve in any of the following capacities. If so, you may indicate your interest to Pastor Beckford. The Nominations Committee will prayerfully consider your name before inviting you to serve.

  • Church Council (Recording Secretary)
  • Pastor/Staff-Parish Relations (Committee Members)
  • Board of Trustees (Trustees)
  • Nominations Committee (Members)


RITUAL OF FRIENDSHIP:                                                                                                  


CHILDREN MESSAGE:                                                                                           Min. Jenice Bryan         

MUSIC MINISTRY:                                       “Lead Me, Lord”                                 arr. Fred Bock                                                             


WORD AND RESPONSE:                      Psalm 106    vs 1-8                                Min. Jenice Bryan         

One: Praise ye the Lord. O Give thanks unto the lord for he is good: for his mercy endureth forever.

All: Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord? Who can shew forth all his praise? 

One: Blessed are they who they who keep judgement, and he that doeth righteousness at all times.  

All: Remember me, O Lord, with the favor that bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation,

One: That I may see the good chosen, that they rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glorify with thine inheritance.

All: We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly.    

One: Our fathers understood not they wonders in Egypt; they remembered not the multitude of they mercies; but provided them at the sea, even the Red Sea. 

All: Nevertheless he saved them for his name’s sake: that he may make his mighty power be known.


EPISTLE READING:                                                       Philippians 4:1-9                               Pastor Jennifer Stultz

HYMN OF PREPARATION:                                    “How Great Thou Art                                        UMH#77                            

SERMON:                                                                “Prayer Changes Things”                        Pastor Jennifer Stultz



*DOXOLOGY:                                         “Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow”                 UMH#94                                        

CLOSING HYMN:                                                 “Nearer My Lord to Thee”                                     UMH#528


* SENDING FORTH WITH A BLESSING:                                     


*SUNG RESPONSE:                                       “Let the Church Say Amen” (Repeat 3x)                  A. Crouch

Let the church say amen 

Let the church say amen 

God has spoken let the church say amen



POSTLUDE:                                                                           “Postludium”                 Gordon Young


Capital Fund Campaign-Given

Goal: $100,000

  October 2017  
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