Westminster News 
26 May 2019

Prayers and Praise

  • Sean and Dido have been together for over 15 years and have been married for 2 1/2 years. They have 2 kids, Kanissa who is 6 and Meeya who is 20 months, and 2 foster boys who are 12 and 16. They are a close-knit family who enjoy spending time at home together, watching the kids run around.
  • This week, please remember the volunteers, clients and staff of 1JustCity in your thoughts and prayers.

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 Programme 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.

Westminster Open

The Twenty-Second Westminster Open Golf Tournament is scheduled for TUESDAY, JUNE 4 at River Oaks Golf Course. Please mark your calendars.

John Black Memorial Market Day

John Black Memorial United Church is holding their annual Market Day on Saturday, June 1 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. Indoor Garage Sale, plants, books, home baking, pie by the slice, furniture, BBQ, frozen homemade pies by our famous Pie Ladiesto and so much more!

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, May 26
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Monday, May 27
    • Sparks, Lecture Hall: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Brownies, Concert Hall: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Guides, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Pathfinders, Board Room: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, May 28
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10:00 am – noon
    • Staff, Library: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Beavers, Concert Hall: 6:30 to 7:45 pm
    • Cubs, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Venturers, Board Room: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday, May 29
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Scouts, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 30
    • Quilters, Library: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
  • Saturday, June 1
    • Lee / Kaneski Wedding: 1:00 pm
  • Sunday, June 2
    • Communion, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Manitoba Astrological Association, Chapel: 1:00 pm

Gowns, Jewellery & Linens Sale

Saturday June 8th is a ‘Gowns, Jewellery & Linens’ Sale at Harrow United Church at 955 Mulvey Avenue from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. As a participant of the 2019 Crescentwood Rockwood Community Yard Sale we encourage you to come out, browse through the beautiful items that will be for sale and take home a treasure. If you have any questions please contact the church office at 204-284- 0079. Thank you.

Westminster Church Walkathon

Big Steps for Little Kids

The Inner & Outer Connections Committee (formerly Outreach) invites fit & active members of the congregation to take part in a Walkathon in support of Mulvey School and Westminster Daycare on Sunday June 2nd, 2019. The objective is to raise $1,500 for reading programmes and other enrichment activities and for indoor shoes. We ask participants to solicit sponsorships from families, friends and acquaintances, as well as from the congregation of Westminster Church. Anyone wishing to enjoy the walk and fellowship without soliciting sponsorships can do so for a $10 donation.

Following a light lunch at the Church on Sunday June 2nd, participants will gather at the home of Carol Harvey, 132 Riverbend Crescent at 1:00 p.m. Our route starts on Riverbend Crescent, then heads West on the footpaths alongside the Assiniboine River, across the Assiniboine Park footbridge, then east through the Park and along the Wellington Crescent footpaths back to the starting point. This is a lovely, leafy circuit of approximately 5 kilometers. Children welcome. The walk ends at Carol’s home for light refreshments and fellowship.

Manitoba Marathon info

Sunday, June 16, 2019 will mark the 41st running of the Manitoba Marathon, the premier fund raising event for Manitobans living with an intellectual disability. During the race it will be necessary to temporarily close some streets, while others will have traffic restrictions. The total time of the event as it winds along the 26.2 mile route is from 7:00 am � 1:00 pm. Depending on your location along the route, your drive to church may or may not be affected. Route maps are available on the narthex and hallway tables or online at manitobamarathon.mb.ca .

Nathan’s Notes

‘I Come to the Garden Alone’ is a very nostalgic and very sentimental hymn. The author, C. Austin Miles wrote the text after having a very vivid dream about Mary Magdalene
first encountering the risen Jesus after the events of Good Friday, and Easter. In recent times, this hymn has been found mostly at funerals, and in the general church season- but it really finds a home in the Easter Season, which ends on Pentecost Sunday.

Above: Appearance of Jesus Christ to Maria Magdalena, Ivanov Alexander, 1835