Westminster News 
9 February 2020

Prayer & Praise

  • Please keep the congregation and staff of Angus Bonner Memorial United Church of South Indian Lake, in your thoughts and prayers this week.
  • There will be a Pancake Supper at the church on Tuesday Feb. 25 starting at 5:30. A sign-up sheet will be up next week.

Thank you, folks at Westminster United Church

Thank you very much for your donation of scarves, toques and hats to West Broadway. The need is continuous as the weather is cold and conditions are wet. People are most grateful — West Broadway Care Team.

Upcoming Worship Services

  • Sunday, February 16th: Rev. Michelle Owens, Principal of the Centre for Christian Studies, Guest Preacher
  • Wednesday, February 26th, 7:00 pm: Ash Wednesday Service at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street (two blocks north of Portage Place). A service hosted by Knox, with shared leadership from the Ministers of Knox, Young and Westminster United Churches. All are welcome!

Join us for the Lent 2020 Study at Westminster United Church

Questions of Faith, with a nod to Star Wars – led by Rev. Dr. Jim Christie. Three Evening Sessions exploring what we know in terms of current scholarship and research about Jesus’ life, death and beyond, and what it all means for our lives and faith today. All are welcome! Please call the church office to register! Sessions are from 7:00 to 8:30 pm (in the Lecture Hall).

  • Wednesday March 4
    Session I: A New Hope: Jesus of Nazareth, what we know of him and how.
  • Wednesday March 11
    Session II: The Empire Strikes Back: The Passion Narratives and their Implications.
  • Wednesday March 25
    Session III: The Return of . . . : The Resurrection, in context, today and beyond.

This Week at Westminster

  • Sunday, February 9
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary & Chapel: 10:30 to 11:30 am
    • Westminster Concert Organ Series – Jean-Willy Kunz: 2:30 pm
  • Monday, February 10
    • Westminster Housing Society, Library: 5:15 to 6:30 pm
    • 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, Library: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
  • Tuesday, February 11
    • 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, February 12
    • Families Anonymous, Library: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
    • Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, Sanctuary: 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 13
    • 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, February 14
    • Congregational Care Committee, Library: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
    • Rovers, Gym: 7:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 16
    • Morning Worship, Sanctuary & Chapel: 10:30 to 11:30 am

JEAN-WILLY KUNZ
2:30 pm, Sunday, 9 February 2020

Jean-Willy Kunz is the first organist in residence of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal. In addition to playing both with the Orchestra and in recital, he sees to the development and showcasing of the OSM’s Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique at Maison symphonique de Montréal. His most recent performances include concerts with l’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, l’Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra,  les Violons du Roy, saxophonist Branford Marsalis, as well as with the singers Pierre Lapointe, and Rufus and Martha Wainwright. Jean-Willy Kunz is organ professor at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and artistic director of the Canadian International Organ Competition.

PROGRAM

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
The Carnival of the Animals (trans. Jean-Willy Kunz)
— with texts written and narrated by Bill Richardson

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Variations on « Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen »

INTERMISSION

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

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
Messe de la Pentecôte (excerpts)

Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
Carillon de Westminster

Tickets at the door or at McNally Robinson. Single tickets: adult $25; senior (65+) $20; university or high school student with card $10.