Pastor’s Post :  David Barrett, July 30, 2020


Looking forward to seeing more of you in Sunday Worship.  We had about 39 last Sunday and everyone wore masks.  It was a special time of worship and fellowship.  Our scripture for this Sunday will be Philippians 1:3-11.  Ladies Bible study has resumed on Monday at 7:00 pm and on Thursday at 10:00 am.  Bro. Daniel is leading a Bible Study on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm via Zoom   Send an email to asking to join and he will send you an invitation.  Men’s prayer time will begin next Tuesday, August 4 at 6:00 am.  I also want to remind our deacons of their meeting on Monday, August 3, at 5:30 pm.  It is very possible that other activities will be added in the near future.  The Nominating Committee is working to fill positions in Westway’s committees and ministries.  Please email your ministry and committee interests to  I appeal to you to pray for the deacons and the ministerial staff for wisdom as decisions are made for the future of Westway.

Prayer requests for the week are as follows.  Charles Mathewes family (His dad, John L. Mathewes passed away), Mark & Suzanne Williams family (Suzanne’s sister, Amy Shields passed away. Pray especially for her husband, Berkeley), Betty Mitchell, Logan Horne, James and Yolanda Mitcham, Dennis Benton, Connie Campos, Sue Capshaw, the Chestnuts: Lucille, Keith and Julie, Sandi Crawford, Chris Goodwin, Hazel Holmes, Kenneth and Cyndi Hughes, Sidney Hughes, Robert and Brenda Moore, Mary Nevels (Having problems with new pacemaker), Carol Newsome, Eva Ray, Carla and Mark Smiley, Tom Snyder, Loleen Styers, Mary Valdez, Bill Vineyard, Harold Wood, (doing much better), Austin Manning, Joe Rodriguez, Trish Slayton, Bertie Harbour, Betty Kersch, Shirley Stewart, and Jennifer Wilson, niece of Pat Barrett (Doing much better).  Do not forget to pray for our nation, revival, and our brothers and sisters in the Lord!

When I am going through tough times, I always think of Psalm 46.  “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. 2 Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; 3 Though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling. 4 There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. 5 God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved… 7 The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge” (Psalm 46:1-5; 7, NKJV).


 Have a blessed day,

David Barrett