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Sunday Worship is offered online with singing and liturgy at 9am.  At 10am Sunday we offer a brief prayer service in person in the sanctuary with masks, physical distancing, no congregational singing and liturgy.

Wednesday vespers on the lawn at 6pm in person with masks, physical distancing, no congregational singing, liturgy.  This will also be streamed via our Facebook page.  

  If you feel led to support these ministry and emerging needs please go to               https://mmfa.info/west-side-moravian-church-wi-donation-form/

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Our Summer Worship Theme- Unraveled, Seeking God                                     When Our Plans Fall Apart 

The first part of the summer we gave attention to times when things do fall apart, are torn, come undone.  Now we are exploring the ways God meets us and weaves something new in our lives and communities.

For the Youth and Children’s Time here is a link to the Coloring Page https://www.moravian.org/bcm/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2020/07/In-All-Things-Love.pdf

ORDER OF WORSHIP FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 9th

Prelude

Welcome

Reading Today’s Moravian Daily Texts

 

Congregational Prayers for Moravian Worship “Pentecost & August 13”

ST.THEODULPH (151G), hymn 77

All praise, dear God, for founders who built this church by grace,

Our mothers and our fathers, whose legacy we trace.

Renew us now for service that we may hallow all,

Possessions, time and talents to answer to your call.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,

The whole earth is full of your glory!

 

You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, and by your will you brought them forth.

To you, the One who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be praise and honor, glory and might, forever and ever!

 

We know God as the Holy Spirit, who reveals the truth about God.

The world cannot receive the Spirit because it cannot see or know him.  But we know him, because the Spirit remains with us and is in us. 

 

God’s Spirit joins with our spirits to declare that we are God’s children.

The Holy Spirit is the helper who stays with us forever. 

 

Holy Spirit, Still Creating #496, vs. 1 & 3

Holy Spirit, still creating

Christ’s one church in tongues of flame, move within us and inspire us

More to serve God’s holy name.

 

Let us never claim your blessings come as trophies we deserve;

Make the goal of all our striving not to glory, but to serve. 

When the Holy Spirit comes upon us, we receive power, and we become God’s witnesses.

The fruit that the Spirit brings to the lives of those who follow Christ is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

 

The diverse and empowering gifts of the Spirit are given to each one for the common good.  None of us is useless to God.  None of us is sufficient by ourselves.  We serve through the body of Christ, and we depend on the people of Christ.

The Spirit’s gifts are given to equip believers for the work of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of faith and the knowledge of the Son of God.

 

Lord Jesus Christ, Head of your body the church, we thank you with humble hearts that to fulfill our heavenly Father’s good will for the salvation of all, through the power of the Holy Spirit you came upon the members of our church in years past, to unite them in love and service to proclaim your name to all the world.

We ask you today that through this same Spirit, you will anoint us to love you and each other, so that with our words and with our actions, we may bear true witness to you as Lord and Savior, to the glory of God the Father. Amen.

                                                                                  WORSHIP (159A), hymn 83

We covenant with hand and heart to follow Christ, our Lord;

With world, and sin, and self to part and to obey his word;

To love each other heartily, in truth in and with sincerity,

And under cross, reproach, and shame, to glorify his name. 

Scripture          John 17:1-2, 6-19

Meditation with Youth and Children~ Story of August 13th

 

Hymn               “God! When Human Bonds Are Broken”  #398, vs 1,2, 4

God! When humans bonds are broken and we lack the love or skill to restore the hope of healing,

give us grace and make us still

 

Through that stillness, with your Spirit come into our world of stress,

for the sake of Christ forgiving all the failures we confess. 

 

Send us, God of new beginnings, humbly hopeful into life. 

Use us as a means of blessing: make us stronger, give us faith.

 

Sermon             When Community Unravels

 

Our Offerings  Celebrating the ways we can offer ourselves and our resources

to reflect Christ’s light in our care for others 

>Financial Tithes and Offerings can be mailed into the church office at 1707 South Oneida, Green Bay 54304

>Electronic direct deposit forms can be secured from the church office- call 920.499.4433

>Online Giving can be accessed at https://mmfa.info/west-side-moravian-church-wi-donation-form/

 

Prayers of Intercession

 

Closing Hymn                             In Essentials Let us Be United” #397

In essentials let us be united, joining in God’s sovereign truth, that our Father is the Lord Almighty,

Maker of the heavens and earth; that God sacrificed his Son, Christ Jesus, who became for us salvation wonderous; that the Holy Spirit lives in each heart that does believe. 

 

In the non-essentials of church doctrine let us open minded be, showing kindness, mercy, understanding,

And respect diversity; let us practice tolerance and goodness, walk in love and be our Savior’s witness;

For we are God’s family even though we different be.

 

In all things our Father, Lord and Savior, teaches us the law of love;

Then let love determine our behavior, for tis God’s command to all;

May this motto live in all God’s children as we strive to follow love’s direction;

May God bless us as we show charity in all we do. 

Benediction & Postlude                                                                   CCLI 172614

 

 

 

 

 

Funeral Service for Ozzie Anderson- Sunday, August 2nd, 2020

Celebrating Ozzie August 2, 2020

Posted by West Side Moravian Church on Sunday, August 2, 2020

Eulogy For Ozzie Anderson, Written By Ozzie’s daughter Linda Mattson

My dad led a long and happy life.  He will be remembered as a very charming man that could win you over with his smile.  What inspired me to share with you today was how he used his hands.  As I share the many ways that he used his hands ,  I would like you to imagine how you were involved in seeing his hands in your life.

 

Hands of Love: My dad used his hands to support and love as a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, brother, uncle, neighbor,  church member, friend, co-worker. He offered firm handshakes and hugs unconditionally. He loved and supported his children and grandchildren while attending ball games and concerts. He volunteered at the church  loaves and fishes meals and community shelter.

My dad used his hands and lap to spoil several lap dogs including, Scrappy, Bandit and Cindy.

Spirtual Hands:   My dad used his hands to navigate his bible and held them folded in prayer.  Later in his life he attended bible study at WSMC and would spend hours at night in his chair reading and studying Gods word.  His bible held reference to that. 

In his early years he spent a lot of time in prayer on a lake or river.

Hands of a Servant:    My dad served his country in the US Army.  He trained in Germany during the Korean War era, but was on the boat to Korea when the war ended. 

My dad used his hands to help a friends in need. It might have been to help out with snow shoveling, Ice dams on Briquelet, leaf raking and home projects.

Hands of a Handyman: My dad used his hands to tinker with things to make them work again, no need to buy new!!  In my life I was blessed to have Ozzie and Lloyd (his brother) the electrician, who worked in tandem repair and replace toilets, faucets, water heaters, boat motors, car engines, air conditioners, fuse boxes, garage doors etc.  He seldom threw spare parts, fittings, copper pipes away as they would be used later to help a neighbor, family member or friend in need.  For many years he was known as, “The Keeper of the Church Boiler”.   He was able to tweak and repair the boiler to extend its life.

Hands of a Sportsman:  My dad will be remembered for using his hands as a skilled fisherman.  He even thought like a fish.  When he wasn’t fishing, he was thinking of fishing.  He taught his children and grandchildren the skill of setting the hook.   His hands were skilled with a fillet knife to present boneless fillets ready for the frying pan.   His favorite fishing locations were trout fishing on the Oconto river, Boulder Lake, Glen Lak, Clear Lake and the Three Lakes chain around Camp Luther.  

My dad used his hands for hunting deer with rifle and a bow.  He had great eye hand coordination. He enjoyed hunting with his brother Lloyd, son-in-law, Steve and grandson, Dave.

Athletic Hands:  My dad used his hands in numerous sports speaking of great eye/hand coordination.

It began with baseball at Tank Park, then Football at Green Bay West High. In the army he was a boxer and after returning home he was known as “One punch Anderson” because it truly was all it took. Pitching horseshoes began at Tank Park and concluded in the Men’s league at the Watering Hole. He was well known in the horseshoe circuit  in class A pitching in several  local and regional tournaments

He bowled with the boys and on a couples league with Evie

I think my dad holds the record for a lifetime achievement 62 years of playing dartball in the Protestant church league as a proud member of West Side Moravian church,  beginning when he was a teenager.  

He knew his way around a pool table.  He even played pool at Allouez Parkside Village.  When his dementia increased we changed the rules and were happy to get any ball in any pocket.

Hands and Brain:  As dementia took its grip on him, my dad used his hands to build puzzles working well into the night.  He attended Mind Mover classes at NEW Curative.  Mind moving activities included puzzles, games and art.  Yes who knew that he had a knack for drawing and painting.

Hands of a Skilled Craftsman: My dad was a natural for working with his hands.  Not too much for book learning.  After serving in the army he began an apprentice program in Plumbing.    When other friends were earning more money as Steamfitters he hit the books and learned the Streamfitting trade.  He was a proud member of Local 400.  He put in long hours at power plants and paper mills.  There was hard work mixed with shenanigans , like Crafting booyah kettles and belt buckles 

Hands of a Homemaker and Caregiver:   My dad’s hands served our mother Evelyn after she suffered a stroke.  Over a ten year span he learned the skills of a homemaker including, shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry on top of the yardwork and repairs that he already took care of.  He was very attentive to her personal care and physical therapy to help her recover from the stroke.  

And I saved the best for last…..

Hands for Celebrating Happy Hour:  My dad’s hands were no stranger to holding a bottle of beer or some other spirits.  Some of his favorites include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Schlitz, chugging out of German beer steins in Munich during the army, Manhattans at Boulder Lake and later in life Franzia boxed wine each night before bed .

So dad thanks for the lessons you taught me.  I am grateful that you were my dad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congregational Core Values

Christ, Our Lamb Has Conquered! 

                      We follow as we Worship, Share in Fellowship and Christian Love                                                                      As we Learn to be Like Christ the Lamb                                                  &  In our Care for Others