Westside Baptist Church of York  
 
Welcome to West Side Baptist Church of York
This is the website of West Side Baptist Church, located in Thomasville, Pennsylvania. As a local body of believers, we seek to know, love, worship, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator and Sustainer of all.    
The Church is Christ's designation for the assembly of people called by His name. As such, we believe according to Scripture, that our course has been sovereignly charted by God; our destiny secured by God; our members chosen by God; and our purposes defined by God. These truths endear us to Him.  

We are grateful to God for His mercy that He bestows upon us that allows us to meet at West Side to worship Him regularly. He has providentially and sovereignly seen fit to assemble this local part of His Bride, the Church, to exalt His Son, Jesus Christ — the One whose death and resurrection offers reconciliation between God and man, and the hope of Heaven. It is His grace that allows us, as His creation, to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. 

By God's grace, we endeavor to engage in genuine fellowship within our church family and extend a warm welcome to those around us, including you. As members of the body of Christ, we seek to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace as expressed in Scripture (Ephesians 4:3). We seek to be a source of life for a lost and dying world; a beacon of truth in our local community; a place of peace in a wearisome world; a place of forgiveness for the guilty; a place of comfort for the afflicted, and a place of hope for the hopeless. 

As you come and visit us, we trust that you will witness first hand God's grace among us, and we pray that we will live up to the name of Christian, as we follow our King, Jesus Christ.

"I Am Debtor"

When this passing world is done,
When has sunk yon glaring sun,
When we stand with Christ in glory,
Looking o'er life's finished story,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know-
Not till then- how much I owe.

When I hear the wicked call
On the rocks and hills to fall,
When I see them start and shrink
On the fiery deluge brink,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know-
Not till then- how much I owe.

When I stand before the throne,
Dressed in beauty not my own,
When I see Thee as Thou art,
Love Thee with unsinning heart,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know-
Not till then- how much I owe.

When the praise of heaven I hear,
Loud as thunders to the ear,
Loud as many waters' noise,
Sweet as harp's melodious voice,
Then, Lord, shall I fully know-
Not till then- how much I owe.

Even on earth, as through a glass
Darkly, let thy glory pass,
Make forgiveness feel so sweet,
Make thy Spirit's help so meet,
Even on earth, Lord, make me know
Something of how much I owe.

Chosen not for good in me.
Wakened up from wrath to flee,
Hidden in the Savior's side,
By the Spirit sanctified,
Teach me, Lord, on earth to show,
By my love, how much I owe.

Oft I walk beneath the cloud,
Dark as midnight's gloomy shroud;
But, when fear is at the height,
Jesus comes, and all is light:
Blessed Jesus! bid me show
Doubting saints how much I owe.

When in flowery paths I tread,
Oft by sin I'm captive led;
Oft I fall, but still arise;
The Spirit comes- the tempter flies;
Blessed Spirit! bid me show
Weary sinners all I owe.

Oft the nights of sorrow reign-
Weeping, sickness, sighing, pain,
But a night Thine anger burns-
Morning comes, and joy returns:
God of comforts! bid me show
To thy poor, how much I owe.

May 1837

R.M. McCheyne (1813-1843)

 

 

Lincoln Highway | PO Box 274 | Thomasville, PA 17364 | 717.225.6404