whc weekly word – 8/20/20

Serving with the Right Heart and Attitude

1 Peter 4:10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:

If you’ve been to the hardware stores lately, you may have noticed that the supply of building materials is lacking. One of the reasons is that many of the suppliers are not fully staffed and can’t keep up with the demand to stock all the stores. Another reason is that many homeowners are staying home and now have the time to work on a lot of projects that have been sitting on the back burner for quite some time. If you are at home and running out of things to keep you busy, we have a solution. Even though we have limited access to the church facility, there are still a lot of things that need to be maintained, repaired, or just spruced up. If you have some time on your hands and would like to help and make a difference, you can come out to your church and give a helping hand. It can be for just an hour or two, or you can become a part of one of our facility management teams and help out on a regular basis. If you’re interested in the outdoors and property, you can contact Jerry Cannon. If you would rather work on the facilities itself (indoor or outdoor), you can contact Diane Sorenson. They have a list of things that need to be taken care of or have routine tasks that they could use some help in.

We also have a ministry organization chart that is located just inside the west (street side) entrance that shows the different ministries here at Westhill Church as well as the leader of that particular ministry. Feel free to contact that person directly. Their contact information is also on that  chart. You may also notice that there are some ministries that have vacancies. If you are interested in any of those, please contact one of the pastors or Vanessa Ott, our church office manager.

If you are interested in helping or managing one of the ministries at Westhill Church, please know that this is not a permanent assignment. Any of our ministry team leaders know this and can feel free to step down from a ministry at any time. We currently had this occur with our nursery. We are not using the nursery at this time, but would like to have someone overseeing it so that when the time comes to reopen the nursery, we will be prepared.

The second, and probably more important point that I want to make is that whenever someone is serving in a ministry, they are first and foremost, serving God. Paul made this clear in 2 Corinthians 8: 1-15. He wrote about members of the church in Macedonia who, in the midst of severe affliction and extreme poverty, gave of themselves to help out those who were struggling back in Jerusalem. Their generosity was amazing, to the point of them begging earnestly to be a part of helping out with this need. While this is a great example for Paul to write about, he made it clear that they were committed to and gave themselves first to the Lord and then by the will of God to those in need. Whenever someone serves in a ministry at Westhill Church, we want them to realize that they are serving God, as part of their worship to Him. This helps to keep things in the right perspective and also helps to serve with the right heart and attitude.

We thank God for the many who give sacrificially of their time and talents to serve God and others, and to help make Westhill Church a light in our community.

Pastor Bryan