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News - News, April

The Diaper Drive Ends Sunday

1 in 3 US moms suffer from Diaper Need. In 2018, we generously donated over 22,000 diapers and 19,000 wipes to 7 local agencies that support local families suffering from diaper need. Help us again by bringing in diapers and wipes in April. No mother should have to worry about Diapers! Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

Living Waters for the World Update & Informational Meeting

The last week of March, Pastor Jon and Elder Colin Kelly signed a partnership covenant with the community of El Cubulero in Honduras to install a water purification system in 2019. We are so excited for this new partnership! Learn about our work with Living Waters for the World, at an informational meeting at 4pm this Sunday in Spellman Jr. even if you are not necessarily interested in going on a trip. We will cover what we have done to date, the status of our three projects, and plan for the future. Questions? Contact Jon Frost.

Spotify Playlist for 11:10 Service

If you use Spotify and attend the 11:10 service, or enjoy contemporary music, check out this playlist for Eastertide. It will be updated with songs we will use over the next several weeks. Note: these songs are the original recording artist, not recordings of our worship band. Questions? Contact Jon Frost.

Tickets Still on Sale for Saturday's Audrey Assad Concert

7pm April 27 in the Sanctuary
Audrey Assad is an author, speaker, producer, and critically lauded songwriter and musician. Enjoy an evening with Audrey where she will share songs and stories, weaving her beautiful music together with her own journey in this intimate live experience. $15 per ticket, order today! Questions? Contact Jon Frost.

Join the Awe and Wonder Easter Challenge

Christians celebrate the joy of Christ’s resurrection from Easter to Pentecost. During this season of Eastertide, we invite you to notice awe-inspiring sightings each day, and share them in our Facebook group. Capture your sighting via a photo or video, or create a drawing, painting, or collage and post it, or share a link to an awe inspiring article you’ve read. Questions? Contact Lynn George or Jennie Clark.

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Thank You from the WPC Library

The library committee wants to thank you for your very generous support during library week. We had a tremendous response to our request for donations. 22 titles were selected; that’s an 85% response rate to our request! We’re excited about adding the variety of books and other materials to our collection for our members’ enlightenment.

Endowment Grant Deadline is Next Friday, May 3!

Looking for funds to help support a project or program? Know a religious or charitable purpose that would advance Westminster's mission? Then apply for a grant and Westminster Endowment can help!Click here to learn more. Next chance 2019: Aug. 2nd, Nov 1st For help and support in applying, contact Tim Krenz.

Thank You from Broad Street

A huge thank you from Broad Street Ministry (BMS). 398 pairs of men’s brief’s were delivered to BSM on April 15. It is so wonderful that our congregation can give the gift of dignity to our friends at BSM. Words are hard to describe what it means to them, many thanks to all who participated.

Easter Sunday Traffic

RIGHT TURN ONLY WHEN EXITING THE CHURCH PARKING LOT! 
We will have police assistance at our entrance to facilitate more efficient entrance and exit from the parking lot. Thank you for your help! Questions? Contact Gerry McShane.

One Great Hour of Sharing Ends Sunday

We have been receiving a special offering for One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) during Lent. If you have not already given to OGHS, there still is time to participate! OGHS, supports programs that provide disaster relief, food, clean water, training, and resources to people all over the world. Children and families please bring back your fish banks on Easter Sunday when we dedicate our donations. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield or Donna Harrison.

Holy Week Schedule

Palm Sunday

8:30am    Traditional Service•
9:45am    Traditional Service•* 
11:10am  Contemporary Service•
5:00pm    Palm Sunday Evening Service

 

Holy Week

7:30pm April 18    Maundy Thursday Service•*
12:00pm April 19  Good Friday Service 
5:00pm April 20    Easter Vigil Service

 

Easter Sunday

6:00am       Sunrise Service
8:30am       Traditional Service•
10:00am     Traditional Service•* 
11:30am     Contemporary Service•

• Childcare is provided during this service
*This service will be live streamed at westminsterpc.org/livestream.

Join Us for Celebrate Recovery

7pm every Thursday in The Site
Come and join this life changing, confidential ministry for those struggling with hurts, hang-ups, and habits. It's the first step towards wholeness and healing. New members are always welcome. Questions? Contact the CR leaders.

High School Dinner on Monday!

6:30-8pm April 15 at The Benfer's House
If you are a junior or senior in high school, come hang out for dinner next Monday for our next monthly dinner gathering. Bring $5 and yourself! RSVP by Saturday to Chris Clark.

The Diaper Drive is in Full Swing

1 in 3 US moms suffer from Diaper Need. In 2018, we generously donated over 22,000 diapers and 19,000 wipes to 7 local agencies that support local families suffering from diaper need. Help us again by bringing in diapers and wipes in April. No mother should have to worry about Diapers! Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

Holy Week Labyrinth

The labyrinth will be set up during Holy Week in Spellman Hall.  All are invited to walk the labyrinth. This is an opportunity to reflect upon Jesus and the events of this week that lead to the cross.  Walking the labyrinth is prayer in motion. Walking invites us to open to God who is on the journey with us. Finger labyrinths are available for those who have difficulty walking. There will also be stations around the outer perimeter of the labyrinth for reflection. There is a special Scripture and reflection for each day of Holy Week. 

Labyrinth Schedule

Palm Sunday, April 14            8 AM – 7:30 PM

Monday, April 15                     8 AM – 9 PM

Tuesday, April 16                     8 AM – 9 PM

Wednesday, April 17                8 AM – 9 PM

Maundy Thursday, April 18     8 AM – 9 PM

Good Friday, April 19                8 AM – 1:30 PM

Holy week is the most beautiful and the most important of the church year. It is the drama of our salvation and our life. It is also a week of profound renewal. We renew our baptismal life as we see again the battle that God in Christ wins against all the powers of darkness and destruction in our world and in our lives.

A meaningful way of praying this week is simply to follow it. All we have to do in our prayer is be open and receptive, content to follow and to receive what God chooses to give us. In this way our prayer enters into the way Christ lives . He allows himself to be taken on a journey by the Father. Thy will be done. So let scripture and reflections take you on this road. Be attentive to it. Notice its details. Entrust yourself to it.

Our Preschool is Hiring!

Westminster’s Preschool has an opening for an afternoon teacher’s aide (from 12:00-3:00pm) for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are looking for a great part-time job with a group of wonderful people, please contact Jackie Steinmetz, Preschool Director.

Order Your Easter Flowers!

If you would like to order Easter spring flowers in memory or in honor of someone, contact Barb Drain with your name and the dedication you would like listed in the bulletin. The cost is $12. Orders will be taken through Monday, April 15.

Signup for our Next Rise Against Hunger Packing Event!

9:30am-12:45pm Sunday, May 19
Join us to pack over 25,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger. Volunteers are needed to set up, pack meals, and clean up. Everyone from 4 to 104 is welcome. Click here to sign up or make a donation. Questions? Contact Angela Emrich.

Endowment Grant Deadline is Coming Soon!

May 3
Looking for funds to help support a project or program? Know a religious or charitable purpose that would advance Westminster's mission? Then apply for a grant and Westminster Endowment can help! Click here to learn more. Next chance 2019: Aug. 2nd, Nov 1st For help and support in applying, contact Tim Krenz.

Be the Easter Bunny for our Preschool's Easter Egg Hunt

9-11:30am April 16 & 17
Our preschool needs help to hide eggs for their Easter egg hunts. It’s a lot of fun watching and helping the children find their eggs too. Questions or to volunteer, contact Jackie Steinmetz.

Enroll Now for the 2019-2020 Preschool School Year

Westminster’s Preschool has openings in the following classes for the 2019-2020 school year: 2 ½-year-old Monday/Wednesday AM class, 3-year-old Tuesday/Thursday and Monday/Wednesday/Friday AM classes, Pre K 4/5-year-old PM class, and the Parent & Me Class. Tell your friends to contact the preschool if they know of someone looking for a preschool. Questions? Contact Jackie Steinmetz.