Eastminster Presbyterian Church
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
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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

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

Women's Christmas Gathering

Saturday, December 10, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Great Room A festive morning of chatting with girlfriends, enjoying holiday treats and learning from the Word. Guest speaker Gail Goolsby will share on being a merry Mary during the holiday season. Gail holds master’s degrees in Professional Counseling and Educational Leadership. She has over 25 years educational experience as teacher, school counselor, and principal, including the K-12 American school in Afghanistan. Eastminster’s own Dana DeKalb and Allison Peterson will provide holiday music. We will also be collecting items to support opur missions partner, Embrace, as they serve moms facing unexpected pregnancies. If you wish to support Embrace, please bring to the gathering: size 5 diapers, wet wipes, long sleeve onesies – size 6-9 months, sleepers – size 12 months, or cash/check donations. RSVP below by December 4, or contact Louisa Markley at 634.0337 or lmarkley@eastminster.org.

https://eastminster.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/6b2ff6e3-2865-4842-987a-547d268dc683

Advent Reading Plan

Starting December 1, join Matt Jaderston in another church-wide Bible reading plan—The Gifts of Advent! The Christmas season is approaching and preparing for Christmas is sometimes filled with stress and chaos, but God never intended it to be that way. Come walk with author and mentor, Janelle Keith, as she uncovers the gifts of Advent and the true meaning Christmas has for each of us today.

https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/17356/together/54900875/invitation?token=V0vo2zIQ6wxqiwDfMouQKg&source=share
Discover Eastminster Meet and Greet
Sunday, December 4, after 9:30 and 11 a.m. services; Library
New to Eastminster? We would love to connect with you! Stop by the Library on December 4, following the 9:30 or 11 a.m. worship service to meet Eastminster pastors and elders. Questions? Contact Ginger Cox at 634.0337.
Carols & Cookies
Thursday, December 1, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Sanctuary
Enjoy a cozy evening of community, songs and sweets as we kick off the season with favorite carols followed by some yummy snacks. Everyone is welcome!
Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 11, at 9:30 and 11 a.m. (no 8 a.m. service)
Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m.
This joyful program celebrates the birth of Christ through sacred music and holiday favorites with our Chancel Choir, organ, bells and orchestra, along with narration. This is the perfect opportunity to invite friends, neighbors and family to hear the hope of the gospel during the Christmas season.

Advent Flower Dedications

Each year our Sanctuary is decorated with beautiful plants and flowers for Christmas. If you would like to dedicate an advent plant in honor or in memory of loved ones, please use the form below to write your dedication and submit your $20 donation. Deadline December 11. Questions? Contact Jenny Garrett at jgarrett@eastminster.org.

https://eastminster.shelbynextchms.com/external/form/1d8be54c-73cd-488d-8766-28ac9a5ee7a8
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.

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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November 27, 2022

(9:30) Prelude: Of the Father’s Love Begotten (Hymn 162, setting by Miles Martin)

(9:30) Choral Call to Worship

Welcome & Next Steps - Pastor Mike Goolsby

Call to Worship (from Psalm 73)
One: Truly God is good! You guide me with your counsel, leading me to a glorious destiny. Whom have I in heaven but you?
All: I desire you more than anything on earth. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart.
One: How good it is to be near God!
All: The Sovereign Lord is my shelter, and I will tell everyone about the wonderful things you do.

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus (Hymn 196)

Advent Bumper Video

Advent Candle Lighting

(9:30) Choral Song of Praise: Blessed Be the Name of the Lord (Text from Psalm 13; Music by Dale Grotenhuis)

Prayer for the Church, Wichita, the Lost and the World

O Little Town of Bethlehem (Hymn 201)

Message: Speechless (Luke‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬-‭25) - Mike Jaderston

Prayer

Doxology

Prayer for Offering

Offertory: Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Hymn 193; Text from 4th century; Tune arranged by Gustav Holst)

It Came upon the Midnight Clear (Hymn 200)

Blessing
(Elders are available for prayer up front)

Organist/Music Coordinator: Anna Jeter
Soloist: Ashley Ruckman
(9:30) Chancel Choir Director: Dr. Tom Wine
Flower Dedications
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Honoring the long and happy marriage of Carolyn and the late Dale Strother.

Mary Aikins, in memory of her daughter, Ann Knollenberg.

To donate flowers, contact Ginger Cox at 634.0337.
Remembering
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Dana Miller’s mother, Kathryn “Kitten” Circle, passed away on November 19.
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