Eastminster Presbyterian Church
All Things New
Locations & Times
  • 1958 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67206, USA
    Wednesday 8:00 AM, Wednesday 9:30 AM, Wednesday 11:00 AM
New Here?
Welcome to Eastminster!
Eastminster's mission is to encourage people to enjoy the fullness of knowing, loving and becoming like Jesus.

Worship is where we orient our lives towards God and we are filled again with his presence. We are one church body with three distinct worship venues, bound by common faith and vision.

We believe we are best discipled (becoming more like Jesus) when we interact with God's Word in authentic community. We do this through Grow Groups, which currently meet in person and online. Find yours at www.eastminster.org/grow-groups.

We are most fulfilled in the church when we are using our gifts to serve others. Want to learn more about opportunities to serve? Visit www.eastminster.org/serve.

We all GO and share the gospel, from the end of the street to the ends of the earth. Being missional is who we are.
Visit www.eastminster.org/students for more info.

Youth group and Sunday classes will resume the week of August 21.
• Middle School - Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in the Middle School Basement and
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in North Building
• High School - Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the North Building

Fall Kick Off
Wed, Aug. 24, 6 – 6:30 p.m. parent meeting, youth group til 8; North Bldg
Jump in to the first youth group of the year! We’ll have dinner, games and lots more! Parents of both middle school and high school students are invited to a brief meeting to get an overview of the year from our leaders.

Make sure you’re signed up for our text updates! Text HSTEXT to 316.395.9922 for high school or MSTEXT for middle school.
Visit www.eastminster.org/kids for more details

Kids Programming

Sundays, 9:30 & 11
• Child care for birth – pre-K
• Kids Worship for those who have completed K – second grade (kids will be dismissed from the sanctuary and picked up in B-17)

B-16 is available for nursing mothers.

Online Connect Card

New here? Welcome! We'd love to stay in touch. Click the link below to fill out the Connect Card


Link to Give

Your giving is making a huge difference here in Wichita and beyond! We've made giving easy and contactless through our website.

New to Eastminster?
We would love to connect with you! Stop by the Library today following the 9:30 or 11 a.m. worship service to meet Eastminster pastors and elders. Questions? Contact Pastor Mike Goolsby or Ginger Cox at 634-0337.
Cooks Needed! Volunteer training on August 15

What if you could reach the world for Christ, one person at a time?

Eastminster volunteers host a weekly ministry called “TableNTalk,” which meets in a home and provides a place for internationals to enjoy a home-cooked American meal, practice their English and hear about Truth. Without the cost and time of taking a trip across the globe, we can join in a global impact outreach to international students right in our community.

Our most pressing need is for cooks. Volunteers cook one Monday a month. We're also looking for young adults to build relationships with the international students.

Contact Wendy Ferguson at wferguson@eastminster.org to learn more!
Washington Elementary Supply Drive
August 7 – 21 | For Washington Elementary
At Eastminster we LOVE our city! We want to see the Lord bless and redeem Wichita, and we want to be an active part of seeing it thrive. One way we do this is by partnering with Washington Elementary School, which serves families in the 259 district. Our goal is to serve and bless the teachers, staff, kids and families at Washington and display the love of Jesus in tangible ways. Let’s bless the 500 students at Washington Elementary with brand new school supplies to start off the year. Drop off supplies in the church lobby August 7 - 21.

School Supply List (for 500 children)
#2 pencils (10 per child)
Crayola Colored pencils
Crayola crayons
Highlighters (any colors)
Spiral or composition notebooks (wide ruled)
Expo dry erase markers

Greek Eats with Mr. Gummy

Sunday, August 21 | 12:30 p.m. in the Great Room. Enjoy some delicious Greek eats and hear stories from our Greece Mission Trip members. Mr. Gummy and his team spent a week in Greece serving kids at an EPC World Outreach conference for global missionaries. Come see their pictures and hear stories of God at work. Tickets are $10/adult, $5/child, but kids eat free with two paid adults. Purchase tickets online below or at the church office.


Psalms Reading Plan

We began the summer reading through Proverbs as a church. Now we're continuing to Psalms. We'd love to have you join us! Find the new link below.


Lunch Buddy Training

Wednesday, August 24, 6:30 - 8 p.m.; C-12 God has opened the door for us to continue partnering with a local public-school, Washington Elementary. Located at Central and Hydraulic, Washington serves 500 students in Grades K-5. You can make a difference in their lives by becoming a Lunch Buddy. Often, students just need a consistent, caring adult being a presence in their lives. You’ll be matched with a student who you meet with during the lunch period, once a week for the school year. Plan to eat lunch together, play games, read, or be a listening ear. We welcome men and women of all ages. To learn more, join us a for a training led by Youth Horizons to equip you with everything you’ll need to make an impact. You can apply to be a Lunch Buddy online before or after the training at the link below. Question? Contact wferguson@eastminster.org for more information.


Grow Groups Launch August 21

Our groups are each unique and they're a place deep friendships are formed, milestones are celebrated, people are prayed over, meals delivered in times of need, and real life is shared. This is true biblical community, and if you're not part of something already, we encourage you to take a look at the groups and then join in. You can find group information linked below or there are handy printed Guides available in the church Lobby. If you have any questions, reach out to Matt Jaderston at 634.0337 ext. 2016.

Boy Scout Troop 524 Welcome Back Social
Monday, August 29, 6 – 8:30 p.m.; North Building
Interested in joining Boy Scout Troop 524? Check it out at the Welcome Back Social! There will be food, games and an informational session for parents. Young men ages 9-17 along with their siblings and parents are all welcome.

Troop 524 is a Christ-centered troop with the goal of helping boys in their passage from boyhood into manhood by helping them develop Christian character. The troop has fun challenges and adventures for grades five to twelve with Scripture verses integrated into each rank advancement. The troop encourages father and family involvement. Troop meetings are held three Monday evenings a month with weekend camp-outs, troop activities or service projects planned every four to six weeks plus a “high-adventure” summer camping trip to places like Colorado, New Mexico or Wyoming.

Pastor Stan Will Go on Sabbatical this September

We know intentional rest is an important part of staying healthy. To that end, we are preparing for Pastor Stan to go on sabbatical this September – December, returning in January 2023. We are praying for God to refresh and rejuvenate him during his time away, and also praying for God to guide our church family, staff and elders during this season. To learn more about the sabbatical and get answers to common questions, please visit the link below. If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Charity Schaulis, who is the spokesperson on behalf of session during the sabbatical. You can reach her at 619.9690 or cschaulis@gmail.com.

Join the Chancel Choir
Rehearsals starting Wednesday, August 17, 7:30 – 8:45 p.m.; Sanctuary
Eastminster’s Chancel Choir blesses the church with its singing at the 9:30 a.m. service. It is directed by Dr. Tom Wine. Rehearsals are open to anyone high school and up with a heart for worship, and no experience is necessary. Contact Anna Jeter at 634.0337, ext. 2022, or ajeter@eastminster.org for more information.
Order of Worship
August 14, 2022

Prelude: Abide With Me (Stoelzel/Bach), Ornament of Grace (Bernard Sanders)

Welcome & Next Steps – Pastor Ken Ferguson

Call to Worship (Isaiah 65:17-19)
One: Look, I am ready to create a new heaven and a new earth!

All: The former ones will not be remembered; no one will think about them anymore.

One: Be happy and rejoice forevermore over what I am about to create!

All: For look, I am ready to create Jerusalem to be a source of joy. The sound of weeping or cries of sorrow will never be heard in her again.

We Are God's People (Hymn 355)

Opening Prayer

Missionary Interview & Prayer

Gloria Patri (hymn 735)

(9:30) Dismiss kids (K-2nd) to Kid's Worship

Message: All Things New (Revelation 21:1-5) – Pastor Stan Van Den Berg


Prayer for Offering

Offertory: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring. (Chorale melody by Johann Schop, setting by J. S. Bach)

Rejoice, the Lord Is King (Hymn 310)


Organist/ Music Coordinator: Anna Jeter
Violinist: Cathy Tummons
Flower Dedications
Bonnie Dakan, in loving memory of her husband, Bill, and father, Stanley Johnson.
Jim French, in memory of his wife, Ginger French.

To donate flowers, contact Ginger Cox at 634.0337.
Pastoral Care
If you would like a pastor to call on you, please contact Ginger Cox at 634.0337.
Rev. Dr. Stan Van Den Berg, Senior Pastor - pastorStan@eastminster.org
Rev. Mike Goolsby, Associate Pastor - mgoolsby@eastminster.org
Rev. Ken Ferguson, Pastor of Missions - kferguson@eastminster.org
Rev. Dick Gorham, Associate Pastor Emeritus