Westminster News 
27 October 2019

Prayers & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of the Hungarian United Church on Ellice Avenue in your thoughts and prayers this week.

Coming up in Worship

  • November 3 Anniversary Sunday and 7 pm Jazz Vespers
  • November 10 Rev. Don McIntyre
  • November 17 Stewardship 1
  • November 24 Stewardship 2

Rose Window Campaign

Georgine and Jim Palmquist would like to invite you to a fundraising dinner for the Rose Window Campaign on Sunday, November 10th at their home, 48 Purcell Avenue. The cost is $35 per person (tax receipt issued by Westminster Church). RSVP 204-775-1939 by October 30th. Limited seating, call early!

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, October 27
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Westminster Organ Concert, Sanctuary: 2:30 pm
  • Monday, October 28
    • Sparks, TBA: 6:30 to 7:30 pm
    • Brownies, Concert Hall: 6:03 to 8:00 pm
    • Guides, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Pathfinders, Library: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, October 29
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10:00 to 12:00 am
    • 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, October 30
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Sanctuary: 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 31
    • Quilters, Library: 10:30 am to 2:30 pm
    • Tai Chi, Lecture Hall: 5:30 to 6:30 pm
    • Choir, Sanctuary: 7:00 to 8:30 pm
  • Friday, November 1
    • Bell Tower Community Café & Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Rovers, Gym: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 3
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Bob Burton art exhibit, Lecture Hall: 1:30 pm
    • Jazz Vespers, Sanctuary: 7:00 pm

Westminster’s Children’s Christmas Sale

Westminster’s Children’s Christmas Sale gives children an opportunity to participate in the Christmas spirit of giving without their parents having increased financial pressure added at an already-expensive time of the year. Each year, about 100 children purchase and wrap about 600 gifts for their families and friends – all donated! Every item is 25 cents and every child goes away with a million-dollar smile. Please donate anything you think a child might like to choose for someone special – pretty teacups, mugs, dishes, vases, candles, glasses, ties, scarves, costume jewelry, books, toys, puzzles, stuffed toys, games, Christmas decorations, dolls, make-up, nail polish, and stationery, to name a few! Please be sure to include only new and like-new items. And thank you for your generosity and compassion. We would also appreciate donations of bags, tags, scotch tape, and new adult scissors! Please drop off your donations at the Church office or leave them with a caretaker. To volunteer, please call the church office at 204-784-1330.

Casual, part time position

Trinity United Church in Fort Richmond is looking to hire a casual, part time, administrative assistant to cover office duties during our regular office administrative assistant’s medical absence. If you like connecting with people and have good computer skills (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, emails), please email your resume/cover letter to the TUC office at tuc@mymts.net . Please pass this announcement along to anyone you think may be interested.

‘Winter Blues’

‘Winter Blues,’ presented by Kellie Williams, Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg Branch. The Community Health and Wellbeing Program will take place at Temple Shalom, 1077 Grant Ave. at 1:30, Wednesday, Nov.6, 2019. All are welcome, especially those over 55. Entrance is free. Refreshments provided.

Jazz Vespers Service

Sunday, 3 November 2019, 7:00 pm; Anniversary Sunday @ Westminster United Church, Maryland and Westminster. A service of Jazz, Readings & Reflections, Refreshments served after the service! Please join us!

Meadowood’s Craft Sale

United Church in Meadowood’s annual Craft Sale will be held on Friday November 1st from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm and Saturday November 2nd from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. A tea room will be set up with lunch and refreshments available. See poster for more information.

‘Darnit! It‘s a Doggone Dilemma’

Oakbank United Church is proud to present their 27th annual dinner theatre production Darnit! It’s a Doggone Dilemma from January 16 to February 8, 2020. Tickets are $50 (includes $25 tax receipt) and may be purchased by contacting Pam at 204.902.0731. A full synopsis and available seating may be found at www.oakbankdinnertheatre.com.

and they caught 153 fish

The Artwork of Rev. Bob Burton, Sunday, 3 November 2019, 11:30 am to 2:00 pm, Westminster United Church (immediately following Sunday worship service, in the Lecture Hall). An opportunity to meet artist Rev. Bob Burton, and to view some of his art. Part of Westminster United Church’s Anniversary Sunday Celebrations.

Season-opening concert!

Westminster Concert Organ Series presents the First Concert in our 31st Season

SEBASTIAN HEINDL (Leipzig, Germany)
First Prize Winner of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition

The Heroic Organ

‘Reformation / Metamorphosis / Revolution’

Eugene Gigout (1844-1925)
Grand choeur dialogue

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564


Overture to the Oratorio St. Paul with Choral Sleepers awake
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), tr. W.T. Best / S. Heindl

Cesar Franck (1822-1890)
from Trois Pieces:: II. Cantabile Ill.Piece heroique



Thierry Escaich (b. 1965)
Trois Poemes
1. Eaux Natales – Puer natus es nobis
2. Le Masque de mort – De Profundis
3. Vers l’esperance – Kyrie eleison, Christe eleison, Kyrie eleison


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Overture to the Tragedy of Egmont (tr. T. Heywood, IS. Heindl)

Westminster United Church, Westminster Ave. at Maryland St.
2:30 pm,Sunday, October 27, 2019, tickets at the door or at McNally Robinson

Three-concert season subscription: $60; single tickets: adult $25, senior (65+) $20, university or high school student with card $10. Call 204-784-1330 or visit westminsterchurch.org.