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MissionMatters Pledge

 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Note: Did you know that stocks can be gifted to MissionMatters? Information is available at the MissionMatters table or through Kathy Cisler (kathyc@wpcgr.org) in the church office. More info can be found here.

The Shape of Freedom

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon    
Sunday, March 8, 2015

This Sunday, March 8, 2015 in worship: The commandments are so often thought of as a burden. They were not so intended—not at all. Read in their context, they tell us quite clearly that God establishes a relationship with Israel and only then offers the law. “Obedience to law is thus not a response to the law, but a response to God and to all that God has done.” (Leanne Reed) The law is an amazing gift.


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Dying in Christ

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon    
Sunday, March 1, 2015

Last week we looked at the first covenant—the divine heartbreak that binds God to us. This week the heartbreak is not all that different, but it is a much later covenant; we will explore the new covenant “in Christ’s blood.” It is not a simple concept and yet so much of our tradition alludes to this covenant. Come and join us as we celebrate communion together and enter the mystery that is Christ’s saving love.


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March Chimes: Praxis

  Chimes Lent Praxis Youth Sunday Camp Henry wcdc Membership
Friday, February 27, 2015

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

  • Membership: Welcoming new members
  • Camp Henry: Preaching the Gospel at all times, and when necessary use words.
  • One Great Hour of Sharing
  • Educational Programming
  • Much more!
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Worship Schedule for March

 
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dying in Christ

March 1—The Second Sunday in Lent
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
John 12:20-33
Music: Westminster Women's Choir at 8:30a and11:00a

 

The Shape of Freedom

March 8—The Third Sunday in Lent
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Exodus 20:1-17
Music: Chandler Stokes, baritone at 8:30a
Sanctuary Choir at 11:00a

 

The Children's Musical

March 15—The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Carol Choir and Chapel Singers

 

Known

March 22—The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Mark 14:53-72
Music: Karl Falb, Violin at 8:30a
Cherb Choir & Sanctuary Choir at 11:00a

 

The Faure Requiem

March 29—Palm-Passion Sunday
Music: Violin at 8:30a
Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra at 11:00a

Heartbreak of God

 
Sunday, February 22, 2015

The theme for Lent this year is The Grammar of Faith: Covenant. And the story of the flood is the story of God's covenant with us, God's steadfast love toward God's people. Come and hear how the Good News is woven into this ancient story from Genesis. 

Additionally, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism at the 8:30 service and commission Barb Wybrecht for ministry in Haiti at the 11:00 service.
 

Divine Heartbreak

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     Worship
Sunday, February 22, 2015

"Divine Heartbreak" This Sunday, February 22 is the First Sunday in Lent. We will have two services--one at 8.30 am and one at 11.00 am. Rev. Stokes will be preaching on the "Heartbreak of God." The focus will be on the story of the flood, which raises serious questions about God and destructive power. How can this be a story of the God we know in Jesus Christ? What is God's intent? Join us.


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Quit Whining

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sermon     Worship
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Please join us this Wednesday, February 18 at 7pm for our annual Ash Wednesday service. The service will include time for prayer and the traditional imposition of ashes. It is a moving and intimate service. If you have not attended before we encourage you to this year. Rev. Stokes will be preaching on Numbers 21 and John 3 and will introduce the theme for Lent: The Grammar of Faith—Covenant.


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2015 Lent Worship Schedule

  Worship Lent Ash Wednesday
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

LENT 2015
The Grammar of Faith:
Covenant

February 18—Ash Wednesday
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Numbers 21:4-9
Quit Whining?

 

February 22—The First Sunday in Lent
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Genesis 9:8-17
Divine Heartbreak

 

March 1—The Second Sunday in Lent
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
John 12:20-33
Dying in Christ

 

March 8—The Third Sunday in Lent
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Exodus 20:1-17
The Shape of Freedom

 

March 15—The Fourth Sunday in Lent
The Children’s Musical

 

March 22—The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Rev. Chandler Stokes preaching on
Mark 14:53-72
Known

 

March 29—Palm-Passion Sunday
The Faure Requiem

Rooted and Reaching

Westminster Youth

Sermon     Worship Youth
Sunday, February 8, 2015

"Rooted and Reaching" We are blessed at Westminster to have a thriving youth ministry as well as a vibrant music ministry where our youth are invited almost every Sunday to offer their gifts to God as part of the public and visible worshipping life of the Church. On one Sunday each year, we are further blessed as the youth are invited and empowered to plan and enact the whole drama of the Sunday liturgy together.


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Leading from the Center

Rev. David Baak

Sermon     Worship
Sunday, February 1, 2015

“Leading from the Center” is recognized as an effective way to get things done in business, politics, etc.…it’s a common sense approach. It is also what is suggested by the promise of “raising prophets among us” (Deuteronomy 18.15-20 and Mark 1.21-28)— the focus of worship on Sunday. This is part of the series “Body Language: What Has Changed Us” and explores the question of intrinsic authority—a principle illustrated by the ordination and installation of our newly elected officers. Rev. David Baak, preaching.


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February Chimes: MissionMatters

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

  • Mission Does Matter
  • Mission Matters - WCDC Benefits
  • Mission Matters - Camp Henry Dining Hall Expansion
  • MissionMatters - Upgrades for the Pantry
  • Much more!
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The 2014 Annual Report and Meeting

  annual meeting News annual report Updates 2014
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Each year, Westminster produces an annual report of its life and ministry during the past year. The purpose of this report is to inform and remind us of the multitudinous ways in which God has been faithful in the life of our congregation. We’re pleased to announce that the 2014 Annual Report is now available.

2014 Annual Report | 2014 Financials

 

We invite you to join us at the annual all-congregation meeting on Sunday, January 25 following the 11:00a service—lunch is provided! You can ask questions of principals from staff, Trustees, and session, hear an update about our MissionMatters capital campaign project, celebrate the Lord’s faithfulness and generosity, and remember the saints from our congregation who have passed into the fuller life of the Church Triumphant.

Mission Does Indeed Matter at Westminster.

  MissionMatters
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mission does, indeed, matter at Westminster.

We believe we were sent here to do what God has called us to do. That is our mission as a church: to do what God has called us to do. It is what matters most of all.

At the very least, our mission is to fulfill our stated congregational vision: to do justice, love, kindness, and walk humbly with our God. Our mission is to do what the charge at the end of worship tells us every week as we go out to be the church:go into the world in peace, have courage, hold onto all that is good, return no one evil for evil, strengthen the faint-hearted, support the weak, and help the suffering. Honor all people, and love and serve the Lord, rejoicing in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Without a roof over our heads and our sanctuary, we would not have the kind of worship that drives our work for God and that keeps us focused on our work in mission. So, we must see that the roof is paid for.

But mostly, mission is what we do for people outside the walls of our sanctuary. For the first time in a Westminster capital campaign, instead of tithing a portion of the funds raised to an"outside the walls" mission, we are dedicating more than half of the $2,500,000 to be raised to the core missions of Westminster: the Westminster Child Development Center, Camp Henry, and the Downtown Food Pantry. All three missions are critical parts of the Westminster vision.

The following pages give information about the needs of these areas.

MissionMatters Brochure | Case for Support

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