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Welcome to West Side Fellowship
The West Side Fellowship is a small church planted in the St Johns area of Worcester in March 2012.
For what I received I passed on as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15v3-4
From the beginning our goal as a church was to be as Christ focused as possible. Our forgiveness, salvation, access to the Father are only possible through the complete work of Christ on the cross. As such our goal is to bring glory to God in thankfullness for what he has done for us through Christ. The core focus of our teaching is on seeking the Lord, listening to what God has to say to us sothat we may walk in obedience to his ways.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.
Putting the Kingdom of God first is a key part of the focus of the church with the goal to have the same devotion to the Lord as we see in the early church. As such church life centres around teaching, fellowship, the breaking of bread and prayer (Acts 2v42), that as a church we would grow in maturity and bring glory to the name of Jesus.
Our vision is to see each member finding their place in the body of Christ and allowing their ministry to be developed.
As well as a desire to see people come to a knowledge of Christ locally we also have a world vision with members actively involved in ministry in Poland as well as supporting the needs of Christians in other countries.
If you would like to join us or want more information please feel free to get in touch.
Sunday Service Room Changes
Our Sunday services take place at the Worcester Early Years Centre, Manor Farm, Lower Wick, Worcester, WR2 4BS.
Room location can change so please check the website or contact us for more information or transport.
Contact Simon on 01905 425976 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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3rd March 2020
So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Over this last month we have been looking at the book of Exodus and how God led the Israelites out of Egypt and the lessons they learnt along the way. Learning to trust God for His provision of food and water on a daily basis, learning to trust Him for their protection from the enemies that would enslave them. Learning to trust God in each and every situation is not easy, we are so quick to panic when the difficult times come upon us and it certainly was a month that saw difficult times as storms raged around causing chaos and damage to so many.
However, as storms raged around, it was also a month that saw loss of friends and loved ones. It is at times like this that material loss seems insignificant and once again our eyes are drawn to our own mortality and the thoughts of our eternal destination. In our Bible studies it was good to ponder on these things and once again make sure that we are on the right path, looking to Jesus and following in his footsteps.
It is during these times we start to understand our need of being rescued, of somehow being lifted out of the chaos that can so easily overwhelm us.
The Psalmist wrote:
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Waiting patiently for the Lord in a slimy pit is not easy, we are impatient, we want things sorted now and often abandon seeking the Lord for a quick solution of our own, missing out on the Lords provision for our life. If only we will go to the Lord, if we will seek His wisdom and His ways, He is more than able to meet all our needs and provide for us in the worst of wildernesses just as He did for the Israelites.
The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
No matter how deep and slimy the pit is that you find yourself in, the Lord’s help and provision is only a prayer away.