Westminster News 
1 September 2019

Prayers & Praise

  • Please remember the congregation and staff of Korean United Church in Winnipeg, MB in your prayers this week.
  • This morning we welcome Lynne Mavins as guest organist. Lynne will be filling in for Don until September 29.
  • Please note that choir will be resuming on Thursday, September 5.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, September 1
    • Morning Worship, Rev. Don McIntyre: 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Monday, September 2
    • Labour Day, building closed
  • Tuesday, September 3
    • Knitting group, Chapel: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Wednesday, September 4
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Congregational Care Committee, Chapel: 2:15 to 4:15 pm
    • Y-Not? Karate, Lecture Hall: 5:00 to 7:00 pm
    • Westminster Housing Society Tenancy Board, Library: 5:15 to 6:30 pm
  • Thursday, September 5
    • Worship Committee, Chapel: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
    • Choir, Sanctuary: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Friday, September 6
    • Y-Not? Karate, Gym: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
    Bell Tower Community Café & Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, September 8
    • Morning Worship, Rev. Sherri McConnell: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Holiday update

Please note that our office administrator, Marilyn Thiessen, will be returning September 4. We thank our events coordinator, Michael McKay, for filling in for her during the month of August.

We recently received a letter from David Armour, Director of Philanthropy for the United Church of Canada:

Dear Friends in Christ,

Thank you for all you do to live out Jesus’ teachings of loving one another. God’s compassionate presence is made real by the generosity of our lives. Today, we are especially thankful for your generosity for Mission & Service in 2018. […]
Mission & Service giving means that families needing food and care are welcomed and fed; people in the hospital are visited and accompanied; people seeking justice are supported in their call for rights; people needing housing find shelter and security; students receive bursaries for their journeys to becoming ministers; churches testing innovative ministry ideas get funding and coaching; people from the margins find a welcome and a home; and searchers find belonging.


You make great things happen through Mission & Service and through the ministry of your local church. You are truly an example of what it means to love one another! On behalf of our neighbours whose lives are changed by your generosity, thank you for your vital Mission & Service ministry.

Save the Date!

Sunday, 20 October 2019, 10:30 Service: Guest Speaker: Dr. Neil Craton, writer of the book Wisdom from the Homeless: Lessons a doctor learned at a homeless shelter. NEIL CRATON was born and raised in Winnipeg, where he has practiced medicine for 35 years. He has been involved in many aspects of the Winnipeg sport medicine community, including as physician for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Canadian National Women’s Volleyball team.
Dr. Craton’s book, Wisdom from the Homeless: Lessons a doctor learned at a homeless shelter, was published in the fall of 2018. He writes, “The homeless men and women I have met at Siloam Mission have taught me profound lessons about perseverance through suffering, expressing joy in dire circumstances, and the rewards of service to those in need. I want to share those lessons with you.” We look forward to hearing more of Dr. Craton’s reflections!