Westminster News 
18 August 2019

Prayers & Praise

  • Please remember the congregation and staff of Johnston Garrioch United Church in Cross Lake, MB in your prayers this week.
  • This morning, we welcome Lynlee Wolstencroft as guest soloist.
  • Please note that our office administrator, Marilyn Thiessen, is on vacation for the month of August. Events coordinator Michael McKay will be filling in for her until September 4.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, August 18
    • Morning Worship: 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Wednesday, August 21
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Friday, August 23
    • Bell Tower Community Café & Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 25
    • Morning Worship: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Flipside Opera

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm: Augustine United Church (444 River Avenue) hosts Flipside Opera in a program of opera, operetta, and popular songs. Fruit punch, lemonade, and dainties will be served. A free will offering will be taken. Hope to see you there!


The Creation, performed by SummerChör

On Friday, August 23rd come hear Haydn’s choral masterpiece, The Creation, performed by SummerChör community choir plus orchestra! Soloists are Sarah Jo Kirsch (soprano), Justin Odwak (tenor) and Matthew Pauls (baritone). Nathan Poole is acting as concertmaster. Tickets can be purchased at the door, but a discount applies when you order in advance online: tiny.cc/creation


Save the date!

Sunday Oct. 20, 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!