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Canstar Community News did a lovely feature and video on our 125th Anniversary! The in-depth article is here, but first, enjoy the video above!

Mark Damisch in concert
7:30 pm, Sunday, 16 September 2018

Westminster Church is presenting Chicago based pianist Mark Damisch in concert performing a Gershwin/Copland program. Mr. Damisch has been performing concerts all over the world since he was a teenager. He donates all benefits from performances to local charity causes and to date has raised over $1 million for non-profit organizations worldwide. He takes no fee for concerts and pays his own air and hotels. His program at Westminster will include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, American in Paris, I’ve Got Rhythm along with Copland’s Rodeo and a portion of the Billy the Kid suite. Check out his web site.

Tickets are $15.00 and will be available at the door. All proceeds from this event will be shared between Bell Tower Community Café and 1JustCity.

Westminster News 
23 September 2018

Random notes …

  • Thank you Lynne Mavins for accompanying our worship service today.
  • A celebration of life for Allan Denton was held in the Lecture Hall this past Wednesday. Rev. Sherri McConnell presided.
  • A big thank you from the Membership and Fellowship Committee to all the people who helped make the lunch last week so successful! It was great to see everyone enjoying the food and conversation and the desserts were wonderful!
  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the United Centre for Theological Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

Nathan’s Notes

A few years ago the choir performed “Rejoice in the Lamb” by English composer Benjamin Britten. It’s a fun piece- the music is dynamic, and the text is really lovely. It’s tough though. Throughout the piece, the music changes time- the beat, or tempo stays the same, but the groupings of those beats changes. It can be a nightmare! Imagine trying to dance a waltz, but every time you get to the first beat, it’s been shifted.

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Westminster News 
16 September 2018

Random notes …

  • Our guest organist today is Lynne Mavins. Thank you Lynne!
  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of Crestview United Church.
  • TODAY after church – Welcome Back Congregational Lunch – Stay for buns, salad and conversation. All are welcome! (silver collection).
  • Congratulations to Kristel Mason and Luke Kennerd who were married in our sanctuary yesterday afternoon. We wish them a lifetime of blessings.

Nathan’s Notes

Ludwig Van Beethoven was an interesting character. A myriad of anecdotal stories exist about the man – he was a grumpy old curmudgeon who counted his coffee beans every morning to make the perfect cup of joe. I find it very amusing that this grumpy man would be able to compose the beautiful melody that we sing today as our opening hymn. The well-known theme is Beethoven’s musical representation of “Universal Brotherhood”. The text we sing today is not the text Beethoven used as his inspiration, but is just as fun and engaging to sing!

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Westminster News 
9 September 2018

Random notes …

  • Our guest organist today is Lynne Mavins. Thank you Lynne!
  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember Winnipeg Presbytery staff.

Welcome Katelyn McIntyre!

Katelyn is beginning her first year as Children’s Table Coordinator. Manitoba born and raised, she will be entering her fifth and final year of her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Manitoba majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Religion. Through encouraging theological learning in a creative environment, she hopes to create a positive, accepting, and welcoming space for the youth and children of Westminster Church.

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Westminster News 
2 September 2018

Random notes …

  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember Crescent Fort Rouge United Church.
  • Rev. Sherri McConnell presided over the internment service for Alan Denton on Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Old Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery. A Celebration of Life is planned for Wednesday, September 19, from 5 to 7 pm in the Lecture Hall.
  • Kudos to Dan and Jasson for steam cleaning the carpets and runners in the whole building this week. Great job!

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