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Westminster-by-the-Lake / Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend Church Services at Camp Henry

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Worship at Camp Henry with Westminster Presbyterian Church twice this summer.  Services will be held on Sunday's over Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day Weekend. 

Come meet Westminster's new Associate Pastor, Rev. Jen Porter, who will be speaking during the Memorial Day Weekend Services.

Sunday, May 24, 2015 / 10 AM

Sunday, September 6, 2015 / 10 AM

MissionMatters

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     MissionMatters Worship Mission
Sunday, May 10, 2015

The story in Mark 12:38-44 is about the widow who puts her whole life in the temple treasury. Hers is an act of sacrifice to an institution that has failed her. And yet she is noticed and blessed by Jesus for her sacrifice. What can that mean for us who seek to serve Christ through the life of an institution.


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Praxis Makes Perfect

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     Worship
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Someone once said that it’s not about being smart; it’s about being good, that it’s not about being successful; it’s about being faithful. I’m not sure that faith and goodness are easier than being smart or successful, but they are definitely different.


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May Chimes: Education “Worship, Study, and Faithful Acts of Service…”

  Chimes Education Mission
Thursday, April 30, 2015

The May issue of Chimes is now available. In this month's issue: 

  • Education
  • Elder for Children's Ministries
  • Educational Programming
  • Partnership for Mission
  • Much more!
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Say What?

Rev. Chandler Stokes

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

In this passage from Mark’s gospel, he talks about the resurrection. What do we understand about religious language, religious thought and reason from our interaction with this text? There is a certain humility to the religious life, and Jesus certainly invites us to that humility.


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Worship Schedule for May 2015

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Praxis Makes Perfect

May 3—The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Mark 12:28-37
There is no power out of the church that could sustain slavery [even] an hour,
if slavery were not sustained in the church.

                         -Frederick Douglas quoting Albert Barnes, 1852
Music: Stacey Tanner, Cello at 8:30a
Sanctuary Choir at 11:00a

MissionMatters

May 10—The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Community Service at CRC
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Mark 12:38-44
Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks to lead and serve by
Stewarding our resources, including those of time, money and Creation.

                       -Westminster Vision and Mission 2010
Music: Deb Eid and family at 8:30a
Sanctuary Choir at 11:00a

When in Our Music God is Glorified

May 17—The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Choir Recognition
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Revelation 4:1-11
"It protected us from hate," she wrote, "and literally nourished our souls."
                      -Alice Herz-Sommer on music in Terezin
Music: Sanctuary Choir at 8:30a & 11:00a

The Vulnerable Spirit

May 24—Pentecost
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Acts 2:1-21
The Spirit is wind and not wall. It is possiblility and not coercion.
It is opportunity and not threat.

         -Walter Brueggeman
Music: Sanctuary Choir at 10:00a

What the Spirit is Saying

May 31—Trinity Sunday
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Romans 8:12-17
When we cry, "Abba! Father!"it is that very Spirit
bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God.

-Romans 8:15-16
Music: Sanctuary Choir at 10:00a

In Whose Image?

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     Worship
Sunday, April 19, 2015

During this post-Easter season, we are thinking about seeing with Easter Eyes. What might that suggest about how a human being valued. My colleague Rick Spalding once wrote: Caesar can stamp his picture and pedigree far and wide, but he cannot come near the true commerce that animates us. So Caesar will get many or most of the coins – and be flattered by how well his likeness is rendered in the medium of cold, hard cash; but the coin of the realm of our flesh and blood is the image of God. What is rendered to God is whatever bears the divine image. Every life is marked with that inscription, an icon of the One who is its source and destination.


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Seeing

Rev. Jen Porter

Sermon     Worship
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Through what lens do we interpret the world that we see? We can walk back to Galilee, to Emmaus, to our lives, Christ risen but untransformed and full of grief. The world has been changed, God’s living word is here, God is present breaking bread in our midst. “Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him and he vanished from their sight.”


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He Goes Before You…

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     Worship Easter Lent
Sunday, April 5, 2015

This Sunday is Easter Sunday, when we celebrate the Resurrection of the Lord. Rev. Stokes will be preaching on Mark 16:1-8: "He goes before you..." The resurrection is not only behind us but before us. Love has transformed the world. The choir will offer "Let the People Praise Thee, O God" by William Mathias and two pieces from Handel's Messiah, including the Hallelujah Chorus.


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Surely, not I?

Rev. Jen Porter

Sermon     Sermons Worship Lent
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rev. Jen Porter preaches on Maundy Thursday.


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Worship Schedule for April

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Surely, Not I?

April 2—Maundy Thursday
Rev. Jen Porter preaching on
Mark 8:24-25

The Shape of Freedom

April 3—Good Friday
Community Service at CRC
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Exodus 23:24-34
Music: Chandler Stokes, baritone at 8:30a
The First Word: "Father, forgive them..."

Where Does it End?

April 5—Easter Sunday
The Resurrection of the Lord
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Mark 16:1-8

EASTER EYES

Looking at the World Anew

Seeing

April 12—The Second Sunday of Easter
Rev. Jen Porter preaching
The Sacrament of Baptism

In Whose Image?

April 19—The Third Sunday of Easter
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Mark 12:13-17

Say What?

April 26—The Third Sunday of Easter
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Mark 12:18-27

Community Good Friday Service

  Worship Good Friday News Updates
Monday, March 30, 2015

The 80th Community Good Friday service will be held at Central Reformed Church on Friday, April 3, from 12:00-2:00pm. The service will feature music from some of the finest soloists in the area, hymn singing and meditations on the Seven Last Words from the Cross.  Participating churches are Westminster Presbyterian, First United Methodist, LaGrave Avenue Christian Reformed, First (Park) Congregational, Fountain Street, the Cathedral of St. Andrew, and Central Reformed.  A free-will offering will be taken for God's Kitchen.  All are welcome -- come when you can, leave when you must.

Words of Life

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     Worship
Sunday, March 29, 2015

The 8.30 service Sunday will be a call to our faithfulness to the Word: to be a place where the Word takes root, where what God needs spoken, what God needs done, has a will to bring it into reality. The 11.00 service will be a beautiful expression of the church’s faith and confidence in the grace of God. We invite you to bring your memories of loved and cherished ones, to commune with them while the music gives voice to our prayer and our praise. Please join us.


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April Chimes: Pastoral Care “the essence of praxis”

  Chimes News
Friday, March 27, 2015

The April issue of Chimes is now available. In this month's issue: 

  • Pastoral Care Team
  • Care and Connection with Confirmands
  • Making Connections, Building Relationships
  • Educational Programming
  • Much more!
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Known

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     Worship Lent
Sunday, March 22, 2015

“Knowing" is part of the language of covenant in Scripture; “knowing” communicates an intimate sense of God’s love. And to be known is an extraordinary thing, especially when it comes to God’s knowledge of us—because that knowing is always accompanied by love.


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