Westminster News 
6 January 2019

Random notes …

  • Thank you Rev. Don McIntyre and Lynne Mavins for lending your talents to our worship service this morning.
  • We offer condolences to Alice Nichol and family on the death of husband Jack Nichol on Dec. 29/18. A memorial service took place on Jan. 3. Jack and Alice are former members of Westminster United Church. Please hold Alice and family in your prayers.
  • This week in the Winnipeg Presbytery prayer cycle we remember the congregation and staff of Knox United Church.
  • Contributions for the 2018 tax year will be accepted until today.

Memory Tree

Stars on the Memory Tree have been purchased by Valerie Morrow, Shannon MacFarlane, Margaret Cuddy and Cynthia Goncalves. The Memory Tree will be in the sanctuary until January 31, 2019. Order forms for memorial stars are in the narthex and the back hallway.

Nathan’s Notes

Today’s anthem is well known to us as a hymn. The tune is called Thaxted — What’s a ‘Thaxted’ you ask? I know the answer, but I’m not going to tell you. This is your music history homework for the week. The composer, Gustov Holst wrote this memorable tune as part of a larger piece, named after the planet Jupiter. It’s part of a larger suite, called “The Planets”, written between 1914-1916. There is a piece dedicated to each planet, excluding the Sun, and our own planet Earth. Pluto was also left out, as it was only discovered in 1930. I encourage you to listen to the whole suite — especially Mars and Venus.

Sanctuary Flowers

The flowers in the Sanctuary are generously donated in loving memory of:

  • Betty Halstead; from Roy Halstead
  • family and friends; Bob & Ann Peeler
  • Agnes Aikens; Judy Hill
    Myra Davidson; from Mary Ann Taylor
  • family and friends; from Patrick Chicoine
  • Charlotte Thiem, Frieda & Reinhard Thiem; from Annette Kletke
  • Marilyn Huband, Henry Schellenberg and May Audrey Hardy (Susie’s Mother); from Thomas & Susie Conrad
  • Jack & Marion Abra; Jim & Shirley Williamson; Norma Schnerch; the Abra Family
  • Dalis Kendall, Dorcas Kendall, Desdemona Walter; from Philistina Howard
  • Ernest Mort, beloved husband and father; from the Mort family
  • my parents Charles & Freda Clement, sisters Claire Stubbs, Gladys Thomas & nephew Bob Stubbs; from Ron Clement

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, January 6
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am
  • Monday, January 7
    • 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
  • Tuesday, January 8
    • 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, January 9
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Westminster Housing Society Tenancy Board, Library: 5:00 to 6:30 pm
    • Centering Prayer, Chapel: 6:00 to 7:00 pm
    • Inner & Outer Connections Committee, Chapel: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
    • Scouts, Gym: 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 10
    • 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, January 11
    • Centering Prayer, Library: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Membership, Fellowship, & Pastoral Care Committee, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Bell Tower Community Café & Wpg Harvest Food Bank: 6:30 to 8 pm
  • Sunday, January 13
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary: 10:30 to 11:30 am


You’ve already been so generous, but if you find yourself with leftover gift wrap, ribbon and gift bags, don’t store them at your place. Bring them to Westminster and we’ll store them for the Children’s Christmas sale 2019. We’ll even take gifts for next year’s sale.

The Mitten Tree

The Mitten Tree is up and awaiting your donations of mitts, hats, and scarves in the Narthex.