Westminster News 
11 November 2018

Random notes …

  • The abstract painting on the platform this morning is a work by our own Robert L. Burton, titled Hovering Doves of Peace.
  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of Harrow United Church.

Mincemeat!

Westminster’s famous mincemeat will be on sale on Sunday, November 25th following the service. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your supply. Price remains unchanged at $6.00 a tub.

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Westminster News 
4 November 2018

Nathan’s Notes

Today’s anthem include words from a longer very ancient prayer. It’s attributed to St. Patrick, the second Bishop of Ireland- and dates from the 5th century. This kind of prayer is meant to invoke God’s protection against every kind of evil. You can find a part of this prayer in Voices United, hymn 317. The music is very contemporary, using surprising harmonies to enhance the words we sing.

This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the clients and staff of United Church Halfway Homes.

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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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Westminster News 
14 October 2018

Thanks!

Special thanks to Lynda Trono, Ron Dunsmore and Anisha Saddler from West Broadway Community Ministry for leading our worship service this morning and teaching us about their work.

Nathan’s Notes October 14th

I have two pieces of homework for you this week. Can you define the word “contemporary” as it pertains to music? Even better, can you define it as it pertains to church music? There’s no need to write to me, or catch me after the service to give me your comments, just think about it. Spend some time this week really listening to the music that surrounds you, and decide for yourself. Listen to the music this morning. Save for the last hymn, all of the composers are still living, and active in the church music scene. Does this define contemporary? Secondly, can you define what is sacred? I remember a few years back when we invited Karl Stobbe to our service, to perform a violin solo. What he played was definitely NOT sacred, but did the beauty, and transcendent quality of his playing glorify God? I promise, no homework next week.

This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of Gordon-King Memorial United Church.

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