Westminster News 
11 August 2019

Prayers and Praise

  • Please remember the congregation and staff of MacGregor United Church in MacGregor, MB in your prayers this week.
  • We offer prayers and condolences to the Brown family on the death of Jo Brown. Jo died at the end of July, and her funeral was August 2 at St. Andrews River Heights United Church.
  • Prayers and condolences are also offered to Carol Latter and Mike Herba and family on the death of Carol’s mother, Doris Latter. A celebration of life took place this past week at Fort Garry United Church.
  • This morning we welcome dramatic soprano Sandra Bender as guest soloist. Sandra Bender her Master of Music at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music in 2009 and has sung such roles and excepts as Lady Billows in Albert Herring (Britten), the title roles in Turandot and Tosca (Puccini), Elsa von Brabant in Lohengrin (Wagner), 3rd Norn in Götterdämmerung (Wagner), Fiordiligi in Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), Lady Macbeth in Macbeth (Verdi), and Blanche de la Force incPoulenc’s Les Dialogues des Carmélites. A seasoned recitalist, Sandra has performed over twenty solo concerts, and has been a finalist or semi-finalist in the Canadian Music Competition, the George London Foundation, the Liederkranz Foundation, and Gerda Lissner Opera Competitions, competing in the Wagner categories. Most notably, Sandra has twice won the District of North Dakota with the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She currently teaches voice lessons at the Winnipeg Conservatory of Music.
  • Welcome back to both our Minister, the Rev. Sherri McConnell, and our caretaker supervisor, Dan Beauvais! We thank Murray Cheney for assisting in Dan’s absence.
  • The Westminster Child Care Centre had a Petting Zoo come for a visit on July 26. This is always enjoyed by church staff and the neighbours too.

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Westminster News 
19 May 2019

Prayers and Praise

  • We send our love and prayers to Jim and Jan Christie and family on the recent death of their son, Charlie. Arrangements are pending.
  • The Twenty-Second Westminster Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for TUESDAY, JUNE 4 at River Oaks Golf Course. Please mark your calendars.
  • Thank you, Rev. Don McIntyre for leading worship this morning.
  • Rev. Sherri returns to the pulpit next Sunday.

From Container to Table

‘From Container to Table: Grow edibles on your balcony or patio,’ presented by Ken Land, St. Mary’s Nursery and Garden Centre. This Community Health and Wellbeing Program will take place at Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave. at 1:30, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. All are welcome, especially those over 55. Entrance is free. Refreshments provided.

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Westminster News 
28 October 2018

Random notes …

  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of Grey Street United Church.
  • Please keep Bob Burton in your prayers as he recovers from some time in the hospital.

Nathan’s Notes October 28th

Sine Nomine is the name of the tune we sing to “For all the Saints,” “Go to the World,” and others. It’s a latin term for “With no name.” Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote this well known tune in 1906, and so many years later it still stands as one of our most recognizable in the Anglican, and Protestant church. A neat feature is the bass line- the lowest notes walking along the bottom of the tune. It never stops! It evokes a sense of marching- marching behind the saints that lived their lives before us. If you have a good view, be sure to check out Don Menzies’ feet as they pedal along!

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Westminster News 
21 October 2018

Random notes …

  • Our condolences to Loretta Basiuk and family on the death of her mother, Lena Basiuk. The funeral will take place next week.
  • Condolences also to Cheryl Drachuk and her family on the death of her sister, Elaine.
  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of Spirit Path Church.

Mission, Vision and Values Conversation Today!

Come join us for an open, friendly conversation about who Westminster is as we work towards a promising future….11:45 – 12:45 in the chapel; led by Carol Latter (board chair) and Rev. Sherri. If you can’t join us today, the next one is November 4. If you aren’t able to attend either session, please send us your responses and thoughts to info@westminsterchurch.org.

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