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.

Office hours change!

Please note: Marilyn’s office hours have recently been changed by Ministry and Personnel. The office will now be open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to noon and 12:30 to 3 pm. (closed for lunch from 12:00 to 12:30). Thank you for your understanding.

Westminster Open

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

Taaxi fund

The Westminster Taxi fund was set up to allow folks who find it difficult to make their way to church, the ability to come on Sundays at no cost to them. Please remember this important outreach to our church family.

Glen & Margaret Harrison Scholarship Fund

The Glen and Margaret Harrison Scholarship Fund has been established by the Gilbert and Sullivan Society to assist young performers in continuing their training after high school. As the Society will no longer be mounting productions, there will be fewer opportunities for young performers. The Fund is endowed at The Winnipeg Foundation. Brochures with information about making a donation are available in the back hall table of the church.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, May 5
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Monday, May 6
    • 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
    • Property Committee, Library: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
    • Ministry & Personnel Committee, Chapel: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Tuesday, May 7
    • Knitters, Chapel: 10:00 to 12:00 am
    • Staff, Library: 12:00 to 1:00 pm
    • Foundation Committee, Library: 4:00 to 5:30 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 8
    vFamilies Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Centering Prayer, Chapel: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
    • Scouts, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
    • Inner & Outer Connections Committee, Chapel: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 9
    • 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, May 10
    • Congregational Care Committee, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 11
    • Winnipeg Singers, with Ola Gjeilo, Sanctuary: 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, May 12
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am

Free public lecture

7:00 pm, Tuesday, May 7th: free public lecture by Dr. Diana Butler Bass, Award-winning author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks. Eckhardt Gramatte Hall, University of Winnipeg (515 Portage Avenue.)

Harrow’s Spring Garage Sale

Friday May 10th & Saturday May 11th is Harrow’s Annual Spring Garage Sale. Friday hours are 4:30 to 7:30 pm, Saturday hours are 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. There will be treasures of all sorts to choose from, a bake sale table, plant sale table & a coffee kiosk. Come out and enjoy browsing for a special item. If you have any items to donate please contact Harrow United Church, 955 Mulvey Avenue 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 kilometres. Children welcome. The walk ends at Carol’s home for light refreshments and fellowship.

World Village Gospel Choir

Stairwayto Heaven

Join us for a delicious feast of world music from around the globe, plus funky and uplifting gospel music sung by a 60+ voice choir full of energy with amazing soloists and a great band. And yes, we are singing “that song!” Our concert is at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St., at 3 p.m. on Saturday May 11th. Tickets $15. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

Legends of country music tribute

Windsor Park United Church is hosting Country Blend’s Tribute to the Legends of Country Music on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at Windsor Park United Church, 1062 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1C7. Tickets are
$20.00 and are available through the church office (204-256-8792 or office@windsorparkunitedchurch.com). Cash or cheques only.

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. The 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.

Part-time bookkeeper wanted

Churchill Park United Church is looking for a part-time bookkeeper to begin work on June 1/19. The deadline for applications is noon, Friday, May 10. Please send applications to cpuchiring@gmail.com.
More information in the posting on the bulletin board.

We appreciate and acknowledge the following for their support in making our display of Easter flowers possible.

In Loving Memory of … from

Dalis Kendall, Dorcas Kendall, Desdemona Walters … Philistina Howard
Lena and Henry Basiuk, Val Harder … Loretta Basiuk
J.E. & Marguerite Yarnell … Shelagh & Ross Yarnell
My mother Charlotte Thiem, my grandparents Frieda & Reinhard Thiem … Annette Kletke
Anne Makowsky, Matt Derewianchuk … Susan Phillips
Jack & Marion Abra, Jim & Shirley Williamson … the Abra family
Eddy Grivell … John Grivell
Family and friends … Bob and Ann Peeler
Our Parents and daughter-in-law Diana … Lawrence & Lynn Heise
Family members … The Chicoine Family
Our husband and Dad, Ernest Mort … The Mort Family
Marilyn Huband, Henry Schellenberg, May Audrey Hardy (Susie’s mother) … Susie and Thomas Conrad
Al Harvey, beloved husband, father and grandfather … Carol Harvey
Myra Davidson … Mary Ann Taylor
Frank Hodgkinson … Megumi Hari and Tim Moore