Westminster News 
26 January 2020

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Valley Pastoral Charge, Woodmore Manitoba, in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • Everyone is welcome to come for a hot lunch after church TODAY sponsored by the Congregational Care Committee!
  • Next Sunday, February 2, is Communion Sunday. The Minister’s Discretion Fund will receive the Communion Offering.

Broadview Magazine

It’s Broadview magazine (formerly The Observer) subscription renewal time. $25 per year (10 issues). Special discount for current subscribers — give subscriptions as gifts for just $20! Deadline for gift subscriptions is January 31. Renewal deadline is February. Call Marilyn @ 204-784-1330.

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Westminster News&nmbsp;
19 January 2020

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Trinity Elkhorn United Church, in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • We welcome and thank Lynne Mavins for accompanying us on the piano this week.
  • Mark your calendars for a hot lunch after church on January 26 sponsored by the Congregational Care Committee! The sign-up sheet will be out next week. Everyone is welcome!

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Westminster News 
12 January 2020

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Transcona Memorial United Church, in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • Rev. Sherri hopes to do some visiting in the coming weeks. If you would like a visit, please call the office and let us know (204-784-1330).
  • Annette Kletke’s father, Werner Thiem, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 6. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please keep Annette and family in your thoughts and prayers.
  • Thanks to Rev. Don McIntyre for leading worship and covering emergency pastoral care while Rev. Sherri was on vacation.
  • We welcome and thank Lynne Mavins for accompanying us on the piano this week.

Thank you Westminster!

I have been so blessed by your cards and expressions of sympathy on the loss of my father-in-law.
I would also like to thank you all for the past 10 years that I have been employed at Westminster as your Office Administrator. We have laughed and cried together and I have been blessed because of my time here. God Bless you all and may we have many more good years ahead — Marilyn.

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Westminster News 
5 January 2020

Prayers & Praise

  • The Rev. Sherri McConnell returns to the office this week.
  • Thanks to Rev. Don McIntyre for leading worship and covering emergency pastoral care. If you have a pastoral emergency please call 204 – 784 – 1330 and leave a message.
  • Don Menzies will be away today and next Sunday. We welcome back Lynn Mavins for these two weeks.

Sanctuary Ceiling Repair

Much needed plaster work is happening to the sanctuary ceiling now. This work will continue until January 31, 2020. Because of this, the sanctuary will be accessible on the south side only. Pews will be moved around the north side as required for scaffolding.

The organ will be sealed and unusable for the duration of the plaster work. The piano will be used for worship services.
Worship services will continue to happen in the sanctuary during this time of repairs. If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to a member of the Property Committee.

The January 2020 edition of These Days, Daily Devotions for Living by Faith is here. Pick up your copy from the hall or Narthex.


Lent 2020

Looking ahead to Lent 2020 at Westminster United Church! Questions of Faith, with a nod to Star Wars – led by Rev. Dr. Jim Christie / three Evening Sessions exploring what we know in terms of current scholarship and research about Jesus’ life, death and beyond, and what it all means for our lives and faith today. Dates and times to be announced in January. All are welcome!

  • Session I: A New Hope: Jesus of Nazareth, what we know of him and how.
  • Session II: The Empire Strikes Back: The Passion Narratives and their Implications.
  • Session III: The Return of . . . : The Resurrection, in context, today and beyond.