Eastminster Presbyterian Church
Song for the Road: (Psalm 121): The God Who Watches Over Us
Locations & Times
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  • 1958 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67206, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:30 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
New Here?
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Welcome to Eastminster!
Eastminster's mission is to encourage people to enjoy the fullness of knowing, loving and becoming like Jesus.

Worship
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.

Grow
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.

Serve
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.

GO
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.
Students
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Visit www.eastminster.org/students for more info.

• 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

See You After the Pole - MS
Wednesday, September 28, 7 – 8:30 p.m.; Central Christian Church
(2900 N Rock Rd.)

Get Lost - MS
Friday, September 30, 7 – 10 p.m.; Klausmeyer Farm
(8135 S 119th St W Clearwater, KS 67026)

Barn Party - HS
Sunday, October 16, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; 4412 E. 77th St. N., Valley Center

Middle School Fall Retreat
October 28 – 30; Westminster Woods. Cost: $125
Register at eastminster.org/retreats

High School Fall Retreat
November 4 – 6; Westminster Woods. Cost: $125
Register at eastminster.org/retreats

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

Kids Programming

Sundays
• 9:30 a.m. – Classes for birth through fifth grade in the Kids Wing
• 11 a.m. – Child care for birth through Pre-K. Kids kindergarten through second grade start in the Sanctuary and are dismissed to Kids Worship partway through the service.

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

https://www.eastminster.org/connect-campus/

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.

https://www.eastminster.org/give
New to Eastminster?
We would love to connect with you! Stop by the Library on October 9 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.
Find a Discipleship Partner!
Last week, Jordin shared about a new Eastminster mentorship program called Discipleship Partners. Discipleship is a fundamental part of knowing, loving and becoming more like Jesus. If you would like to be paired with a mentor, please note discipleship on your Connect Card.

Better Questions Podcast with Matt Jaderston

Join Matt as he tackles tough topics in a relatable way as we connect life’s big questions to every day life. Subscribe and listen at the link below or wherever you get your podcasts.

https://www.eastminster.org/betterquestions/
Fall Fest
Thursday, October 6, 5:30 - 8 p.m.; Eastminster North Parking Lot
As fall colors flare, join us for an evening of food, fun and fellowship! All generations are welcome. There will be inflatables, mini golf, bingo, minute to win it games, prizes, s'mores and plenty of opportunities to build intergenerational community. Come for dinner, stay for the great conversations! If you'd like to serve, note serve at fall fest on your connect card.
Coats for Kids
October 2 - 16, donation bins in Lobby and Kids Wing
#WeLoveWashington! As the temperatures drop, let’s bless the kids at Washington Elementary with warm coats and winter gear. Please bring new or gently used children’s coats, gloves and hats in a variety of sizes for children in Kindergarten-fifth grade. All sizes are welcome but sizes 5/6 boys, 10/12 boys, 7/8 girls, 10/12 girls, 14/16 girls are especially needed. You can drop them in the box in the lobby or in the Kids Wing. Donations accepted through October 16.
Magic Carpet Sale
Sunday, October 2, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Great Room and Gym
We have the opportunity to support some of our missions partners who train church planters in the Middle East. On Sunday, October 2, our partners J & K will have beautiful hand-woven, naturally-dyed rugs for sale. These rugs are made with high-quality wool from the region where they serve. Stop by the Great Room or Gym before or after services to learn more about their ministry and see their beautiful Middle Eastern rugs. Those who purchase a rug get to support this ministry while receiving a unique treasure made by those we hope to reach with the gospel. Rugs come in many colors and sizes and are available for purchase with cash, check, Zelle and Venmo.
Contemporary Worship Leader
Eastminster is seeking a dynamic worship leader to lead and invest in our contemporary 11 a.m. worship service. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and statement of faith to Matt Jaderston at mjaderston@eastminster.org.

Director of Video Production
Our video director is responsible for creating and managing high quality, inspiring video content as well as managing our live stream. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and statement of faith (and portfolio link if you have one) to Courtney Browning at cbrowning@eastminster.org.

Serve at our Worship Services

More than just checking a box or fulfilling a duty, we want people to find the true joy of serving their church family and connecting with community. We’re currently looking for additional ushers and greeters as well as volunteers to help prepare Communion. To sign up, visit the link below!

https://www.eastminster.org/learnmore/

Join a Fall Grow Groups

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.

https://www.eastminster.org/grow-groups/

Pastor Stan is on Sabbatical

From this September through December, Pastor Stan will get a chance for rest and rejuvenation through a time of sabbatical. He has served our church body faithfully for the past eight years, and we want to bless and honor him by allowing him to take time away to be restored and refreshed, ready for the next season of ministry. As a church, we want to be in prayer during this time. Please pray for Pastor Stan to be refreshed, renewed, and rejuvenated from his time of reflection and revitalization. Pray Pastor Stan would be drawn closer than ever to God, that God would renew and affirm Pastor Stan’s love for Him and for ministry. Pray Eastminster Session, staff and congregation would earnestly and faithfully seek God’s will for Eastminster. Pray all who come to Eastminster would see God’s hand clearly moving in a congregation that seeks to please and glorify God. 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.

https://www.eastminster.org/sabbatical/
Order of Worship
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September 25, 2022
Prelude: Great is Thy Faithfulness (Hymn 32, William Runyan)
(9:30) Instrumental Call to Worship: All Things Bright and Beautiful (Hymn 120, arranged by Barbara Kinyon)
Welcome & Next Steps – Pastor Mike Goolsby
Call to Worship (from Psalm 146 TPT)
One: God, you’re such a safe and powerful place to find refuge! You’re a proven help in time of trouble—more than enough and always available whenever I need you.
All: So we will never fear even if every structure of support were to crumble away. We will not fear even when the earth quakes and shakes, moving mountains and casting them into the sea.
One: Surrender your anxiety. Be still and realize that I am God.
I am God above all the nations, and I am exalted throughout the whole earth.
All: Here he stands! The Commander!
The mighty Lord of Angel Armies is on our side!
The God of Jacob fights for us!
All Praise to God, Who Reigns Above (Hymn 4)
Opening Prayer
(9:30) Choral Song of Praise: Kyrie (from Missa Brevis in D Major by W. A. Mozart)
Prayer for the Church, Wichita, the Lost and the World
Children of the Heavenly Father (Hymn 131, verses 1-3, 5&6)
Message: Song for the Road: (Psalm 121): The God Who Watches Over Us (Psalm 121:1-8) – Dr. J.R. Briggs
Doxology
(9:30-Dismiss Parents of kids in 3-year-old Class)
Prayer for Offering
Offertory: In the Name of the Lord (S. Patty) – Ashley Ruckman
Our God, Our Help in Ages Past (Hymn 30, verses 1-4 & 7)
Blessing
(Elders are available for prayer at the front)
Organist/Music Coordinator: Anna Jeter
(9:30) Chancel Bell Directors: Pat Walcher, Rebecca McCaulley
(9:30) Chancel Choir Director: Dr. Tom Wine
Flower Dedications
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Dee and Hellen Haag family in loving memory of Dee and Letha Mackey.

To donate flowers, contact Ginger Cox at 634.0337.
Dates still needed: October 30
Deaths
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Ruby Quenzer's husband, John, passed away on September 20. John was the father of Nancy Van Den Berg.
Pastoral Care
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If you would like a pastor to call on you, please contact Ginger Cox at 634.0337.
Leadership
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Rev. Dr. Stan Van Den Berg, Senior Pastor (on sabbatical)
Rev. Mike Goolsby, Associate Pastor - mgoolsby@eastminster.org
Rev. Ken Ferguson, Pastor of Missions - kferguson@eastminster.org
Rev. Dick Gorham, Associate Pastor Emeritus