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 
12 May 2019

Prayers and Praise

  • Congratulations to Susan and Leo Hachey as they celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on May 10th, 1969 in the Cochenour United Church. Their four children are Paul, Tess, Natasha, Monique and they have 8 grandchildren.
  • This week in the prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of the United Church in Meadowood.
  • The Twenty-Second Westminster Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for TUESDAY, JUNE 4 at River Oaks Golf Course. Please mark your calendars.
  • Rev. Sherri will be away on continuing education next week and Rev. Don McIntyre will be leading the service on May 19. Please call the office for emergency pastoral care.

Debugging

Our apologies. Over recent weeks, the office has obtained some new software that ‘in theory’ will make it easier for the entire staff to share documents and give us the ability to save documents more securely. Theories, as we know, don’t always work in the real world. Since April 11, we have had a number of issues with our email accounts and some of our software. We think we have
most of the bugs worked out, but if you have sent an email in the last while and not received a reply, please let us know by calling 204-784-1330. Thanks for your patience and understanding — Sherri, Marilyn, Michael and Nathan.

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Westminster News 
5 May 2019

Prayers and Praise

  • This week in the prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of Trinity United Church.
  • Thanks to all who helped make the Emmet Cahill concert a resounding success on May 1st. The choir, ushers, ticket and CD sales volunteers made everything look easy. Advance ticket sales managed so capably by Shannon MacFarlane and Marilyn Thiessen. Special thanks go to committee members Nathan Poole, Rebecca McIntosh, Rita Menzies and Rev. Sherri McConnell. It truly was ‘Some Enchanted Evening’ — Carol Latter.
  • We offer our condolences to the family of Margaret Harrison who passed away on April 26. The funeral service will be at St. Andrew’s River Heights on May 7 at 7 pm.
  • We offer condolences to the family of Judy Kuzyk who died on April 20. Rev. McConnell will be presiding at a graveside service at the end of May.
  • We offer condolences to the family of John Copsey died in January. Rev. McConnell will be presiding at a graveside service at the end of May, with a funeral reception in the chapel.

Please remember each of these families in your prayers.

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Westminster News 
7 April 2019

Random notes …

  • This week in the prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of St. Matthew’s-Maryland Community Ministry.
  • Last week for Coffee and Conversation with the Minister. Rev. Sherri invites you to stop by for a time of informal conversation along with some coffee, tea and goodies … no agenda, no expectations, just a time to visit … Wednesday morning, 10 am to 11 am.
  • Next Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday Potluck Lunch after church. Everyone welcome. Just bring something to share! See Helen La Rue for more info.

Easter Flower Fund

If you’d like to remember a loved one this Easter by contributing to the Easter flower fund, please send the office the following information. Your name, phone/email address, the name(s) of the person(s) you would like to honour and the amount and method of your donation. Flower fund forms can be found on the narthex or hall tables.

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