Service Times

Sundays:

  • Bible classes for all ages at 9:00 a.m.
  • Worship at 10:15 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall
  • Worship at 10:15 a.m. in the Auditorium
  • Worship with Iglesia at 10:15 in the Chapel
  • Worship at 5 p.m. in the Chapel

Wednesdays:

  • Devotional at 3 p.m. in the Chapel
  • Bible classes for all ages at 6:30 p.m.

Hours of Operation

Church Office:

  • Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Community Life Center:

  • Walking Track
    • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Mondays & Thursdays
    • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Coffee House
    • 8 a.m. – Noon, Monday through Friday

Location

1106 Colonial Road, Memphis, TN 38117

Friday, September 18, 2020
New items are shown in bold red.  

 

Next Worship Gathering This Sunday, September 20th, at 5:30 PM

White Station’s first in-person worship gathering took place this past Sunday on the south parking lot near the Auditorium.  Those in attendance were blessed by worshipping God in song, spending time in prayer and scripture with each other led in English and in Spanish.  It was a blessing to just be with each other even if we were masked and kept our distance.  There were 139 in attendance Sunday night.  

We will gather again for worship this Sunday evening, September 20th, at 5:30 PM on the south parking lot.    We will sing together, spend time is scripture, pray and share communion together.  But we want to continue to love each other and our community well by ministering to vulnerable others, encouraging our members and those in our community to stay home if you are COVID-19 symptomatic, 65 years of age or older, have a serious respiratory or cardiovascular condition, or are immunocompromised.  Here are a few things to know about Sunday evening’ gathering:  

  • We will worship outside on the south parking lot, near the Auditorium
  • Feel free to bring your own comfortable camp chairs with you otherwise chairs will be provided for you 
  • Everyone will be checked in as you drive in the south parking lot and assigned a space that will keep you and others safe
  • To love each other well, we will follow Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 protocols and guidelines
  • Everyone attending is required to wear a face covering unless under the age of 2 years old
  • Social distancing is expected and we recommend that hands be washed or sanitized as often as possible

We’ve missed being with each other and want our time of worship together to be meaningful to God the Father but continue to keep each other safe as well.  Thank you for your continued efforts to be an everyday church in your neighborhoods, at work and in our community.  If you have any questions about this Sunday evening’s worship gathering, please call the church office. 

 

Virtual Bible Classes with Rubel Shelly 

Our virtual Bible classes are following our sermon series on the book of 1 Peter. In our classes this week, Dr. Shelly will talk about "How Hope Sustains God's People." All three videos are available here, and the accompanying discussion questions can be found here.

All of the resources from our previous classes can be found at http://cocws.org/media/virtual-bible-classes.

 

A Message from our Ministry Team

I’m Praying

What do you think about when someone mentions “prayer.” Is it usually just a list of requests? Is it a conversation with the Almighty that also somehow ends up being intimately casual, like with a best friend? Do you pray about what is on your mind that day or do you have a running prayer theme that sustains you through longer periods? Maybe it has been a while since you prayed at all? Or maybe you really don’t quit praying when you say ‘Amen’? Prayer is such a weird thing, when it comes right down to it. We stop what we are doing to direct our thoughts toward the One who already knows them better than we do. God already understands what you are expressing to him in far greater detail than you can imagine! Yet, He asks us to do it all the same. I suspect there are things which even when revealed in Heaven I won’t have the capacity to understand, but I do think I get why we are asked to pray to a God who already knows. It has to do with how this activity orients us to the rest of our life than with the actual transfer of information to our Father in Heaven. The act of praying is just as much for our benefit as the result that we may be asking for.

To continue reading Clay Fowler’s message, click http://www.cocws.org/media/daily-news

 

Mid-South Mobile Food Pantry 

In coordination with the Mid-South food bank, White Station church of Christ will be hosting our third mobile food pantry on Friday, September 25 beginning at 10:00 a.m.  We will be serving over 60 lbs of food to people in need! Click this link Mobile Food Pantry #3 to see the times to sign up.  

This event is rain or shine. All households picking up food MUST follow the guidelines stated below:

  • Only 2 families per vehicle allowed
  • One member per household MUST have a valid ID showing their address or have a document such as a utility bill, showing the address. ONLY TENNESSEE RESIDENTS MAY RECEIVE FOOD AT THIS DISTRIBUTION
  • All passengers in the vehicle must remain in the vehicle at all times
  • Each household must complete an eligibility form (provided upon arrival)
  • No walk-ups are allowed to receive food
  • No volunteers are allowed to receive food

 

Guys Outing - September 26

    • What – skeet shooting, fishing, lunch (provided), zip line, three level rope swing, and the 9 hole frisbee golf
    • When – September 26 from 8:00 am – 3 pm (come and go as you want)
    • Where – The Bland’s farm – 725 Asbury Drive, Somerville, TN, 38068. Large log at the entrance of our drive that says "Pleasant Valley." Our drive is about a 1/2 mile gravel road
    • Who – Guys at White Station and any friends who may want to come with you. 
    • How – please email Scotty Boone at 901boone@gmail.com or text 870-6614 if you plan to attend.  RSVP by Saturday, September 19.


Blood Drive Update

Thirteen people turned out for the recent blood drive. Vitalant collected 8 pints of whole blood and 1 double reds unit. 

First time donors were Ben Fowler and Patrick Lingerfelt! Thanks guys for rolling up your sleeves! Thank you to Brenda Berry, Clay Fowler, Terri Jones, Vicki and Don Kinder, Jimmy Luttrell, Ryan Luttrell, Ronn Rubio. Elaine Townsdin, Steve Townsdin, and Jackie Williams for coming out.  Gwen Lingerfelt was in the right place to assist in copying some paperwork when Vitalant's printer wasn't working. Thanks Gwen!

We appreciate Ken Kyle’s leadership for this very important ministry in our community and city.  

White Station will host the next blood drive on Wednesday, Nov 4. from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m 

 

Prayer Request from Elmer & Magdalena Emperado

Former White Station missionaries in the Philippines, Elmer and Magdalena Emperado requests prayers for their families in the Philippines. Several members of Magdalena's family members have tested positive for COVID-19. Also prayers for Elmer and Magadela who now live in the Washington, DC area. They are well but are troubled and desperately seek the prayers of WS for their family. 

 

Video Recordings from the "Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church" Virtual Workshop

All 6 speeches from the Aug 15 virtual workshop on “Becoming a Multi-Ethnic Church” are now available for viewing.  See the link below, and please share with others as you see fit. 
 
 

The Every Day Church at White Station

We are continuing to work on compiling a list of ways to be involved as an Every Day Church here at WS. Please look over the document below for ways that you can join others for fellowship. If you have anything to add, please send it to Ashley Garner at asheammo@gmail.com

Every Day Church at WS

 

Drive By Showers in September!

Congratulations to Payton & Janaye Elkins who were married on September 6th?  Payton is the son of Dan and Terrie Elkins.  Our shower to celebrate their marriage will be on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10- 11:30 at the Jordans (1200 Fair Meadow).  Payton and Janaye are registered at Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Macy’s.

On Sunday, Sept. 27th we will honor Caleb Miller and Emily McFarland.  Caleb grew up in our youth group and is the son of Mindy and Jody Miller!  The shower will be at the the Jordans (1200 Fair Meadow) from 2:00 -3:30.  They are registered at Amazon.com.  Please click her for a direct link to their registry - https://www.amazon.com/wedding/registry/YTN5TBLVUCPC?ref=wr_search_page_result_3

 
 

Church Office & CLC Closure

 
As the ministry team and staff continues to work from home, we remain available to assist you in any way possible. Contact us at office@cocws.org or 901-761-2007 and let us know how we can help you or if you have any questions. Prepackaged communion wafer and juice sets are still available Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM.  *Call 761-2007 to arrange a pick up time.

Live Streaming Sermons Available 

The White Station Leadership Team continues to pray and discern current events surrounding the COVID-19 virus.  Join us each Sunday morning at 10:15 A.M. for our live online worship and teaching by going to http://cocws.org/media/sunday-livestream.

Archived sermons can be found at http://cocws.org/media/sermon-recordings.


Pray for Those in the Hospital & Rehab

MEMPHIS JEWISH HOME (36 Bazeberry Rd, Cordova 38018)
Daniel Flatt is receiving rehab therapy for regained strength and skills for the broken hip. He also was exposed to Covid. Please pray his hip heals and the Covid test is negative. Also, prayers for mental fortitude are needed for all. Lea Ann is thankful for the strength provided through prayers.

METHODIST GERMANTOWN (7691 Poplar Ave, Germantown 38138)
*Melanie Semore (Joint heirs)  Update 9/17: 
The doctors were able to do the skin graft Tuesday but she is still in a lot of pain. Please pray that the skin graft heals as it should. And praises to the Father that Michael is feeling better with an adjustment in his medications. Please continue to also lift up Rebecca and Joe Galloway as they are super caregivers to Melanie and Michael.
Max Newman, (Cornerstone) the cryo-ablation procedure went very well and he should be back in a room shortly. If he continues to improve, he may be discharged home today. Thank you for the prayers.

BAPTIST HOSPITAL MEMPHIS (6019 Walnut Grove Rd 38119)
Bill Dorsey
 son of longtime member Dot Dorsey (Joint Heirs). Returned to the hospital because of urgent complications that need medical treatment. Prayers requested.

BAPTIST HOSPITAL REHAB 
John Maher, husband of Vivian Maher (Joint Heirs) admitted for tests and observation. Also, prayers for Vivian, she is very worried about him and her sister, Mary
.

 

Please pray for those of our members that are currently in nursing homes or rehab facilities.

Pray For Our Church Family

*Jane Betty (Charis) the pressure in her eye needs to go DOWN a lot. Update 9/17Jane saw her doctor yesterday, and her eye pressure HAS gone down to the mid-30's. She says she's not out of the woods yet, but it's going in the right direction. She returns tomorrow to see her doctor to recheck her eye's pressure. Please continue to pray for that pressure to keep going down all the way to the normal range (under 20). Thank you for your faithful prayers and support. 
Valerie Clements (Charis) Prayers for health concerns. 
Mark Davey (Faith Walk) Continue prayers as he manages life after his fall and for pain relief.
Dot Dorsey (Joint Heirs) Prayers requested her for health concerns and her son, Bill. 
Caroline Evans (Joint Heirs) Prayers for health concerns. 
Ann Little (Seekers)  Please pray she will be free from pain and regain her strength. 
Emogene Moore (Charis) Prayers for health concerns. 
Sandy Oster, (Lifesavers) being treated for laryngitis. Prayers for healing and restored vocals. 
Margaret Parson, (Bereans) prayers for pain relief and other health concerns. 
Bobbie Scrape (Joint Heirs) Prayers for health concerns. 
Michael Semore (Joint Heirs) Prayers for health concerns. 
Mary E. Smith (Joint Heirs) Prayers for health concerns. 
Ves Tinsley (Joint Heirs) Continues to show improvement. Prayers for his full recovery. 
Lucy Treanor (HOPE) Please continue to pray for Lucy as she will have oral surgery on Sept 21, and as they decide the next steps regarding her kidneys. 
Doris Watson, CT scan was fine, and she is on cellulitis antibiotics. Thank you for continued prayers. 
Janet Whitworth (Charis) Prayers for health concerns. 

 

Pray for Our Family and Friends

Jim and Julie Chester, uncle & aunt of Eddie Chester (Cornerstone) *Update: Julie has not had any complications with her Parkinsons because of Covid 19. Both are improving and doing much better. 
Dan Ferguson
 Vayna & Valerie Clements’s sister's brother-in-law 
is improving after pneumonia & Covid19,  but is still in CCU. He lives in Phillips, MS.
Gini Ferguson sister of Vayna & Valerie Clements (Charis) is recuperating after her fall last week. ENT doctor said surgery is not needed at this time. She is seeing a dentist today. Prayers as she continues to recuperate at home. 
Bill Fisher, brother of Margaret Cutsinger (Joint Heirs) in Hospice Care at home in Washington State. Pray that he finds peace and comfort and for Margaret for not being able to be with him.
Mary Herndan, sister of Vivian Maher (Joint Heirs) Continue prayers as she recovers at home 
Barbie Hodge, sister of Marty McIllwain (former member) is being treated for Covid-19.
Donna Bates Kent daughter of Betty Bates (former member) is being treated for a highly curable non-Hodgkin lymphoma. She will start chemo today. Please pray for healing.
Beatrice Lane, sister of Herbert Parson (Joint Heirs) Surgery went well. She’s in recovery right now and will be there a little while. The Parsons thank everyone for their prayers!
Shirley Lane (former member) Had successful surgery and is recuperating in Arlington TX. Waiting tests results to determine if dialysis is necessary. Her address: 2200 Franklin Dr., Arlington, TX  76011.
Madison Luibel Vayna & Valerie Clements’s nephew's wife. Is doing better after treatment for Covid, and family is no longer under quarantine. They live in Heber Springs. Thankful for prayers. 
Angie Newman, daughter of Jill Newman. Angie received a good report on the results of the second biopsy. Her surgery to have the mass removed from her neck has been scheduled for October 8. 
G.K. Pennington (former member) Prayers as he receives treatment for esophageal cancer. 
Carmen Peronto's (former member) mother has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Prayers requested.
Emily Scott-Lowe, sister of David Scott, in remission from breast cancer and has Parkinson’s disease,
Dennis Lowe, Emily’s husband, & Taylor Lowe, Emily’s son, as they are being treated for cancer. 
Travis Smarr, friend of Mark & Megan Davey (Faith Walk). Prayers for his eyesight to be restored. Brenda Trusty extended family member of Margie Bell (Lifesavers) feeling better and recuperating at home. Thank you for your prayers.
Shelby Turner, granddaughter of Harry and Nancy Seratt (Lifesavers) is receiving in-home therapy now. Please continue to pray for complete healing, for Harry and Nancy and Claire and Jeff. Also for her therapists as they work to keep the healing momentum going. 

 

 

Prayer Request on Behalf of Dr. Jim Wheless

Thank you all for praying for relief from the current pandemic, wisdom for those developing and testing new treatments and good health and calm for those in the health care field. In my 45 years of medicine I have never seen a time with so many anxious colleagues and co-workers at the hospital. They need to know they are being prayed for daily. Thanks for supporting in prayer these health professionals.

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