May 31, 2018  
Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Weekly Word
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Submit Graduate Names by Tomorrow!
Deadline: June 1
Westminster Church would like to acknowledge the class of 2018. If you would like your name listed in our bulletin on Sunday, June 10 and in the July/August issue of The Westminster Chimes, please send an email to Susan Williamson ( susanwilliamson@comcast.net) with the following information by June 1. Please put "Graduation" in the subject line.
  • High school graduates:
    - Full name and parents
    - Name of your high school
    - Plans for the fall
     
  • Post high school graduates:
    - Full name

    - Institution name and location

    - Degree
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Summer Service Times
June 3 - August 26 (Summer Schedule)
  • Service in Rodney Chapel at 8:15 a.m.
  • Service in the sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.
    Join us for Summer Tea hosted by our deacons following the 10:00 a.m. service.

For a full schedule of all events and programs for children, youth, and adults on Sunday mornings and throughout the week, please check our up-to-date calendar at calendar.wpc.org.

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Coming Up
Let's Talk About It - A Periodic Series
Sunday, June 10, 9:00 a.m. in the Ruth Christie Room
Facilitated by Sue Linderman
White people are unaccustomed to talking about race and its implications in their lives. Yet at some level everyone recognizes that racism and prejudice have a profound impact on our communities and our country. We need opportunities to experience the challenges and benefits that come from bringing racial issues into the light of day. All are welcome to join us on June 10th as we continue the journey of exploring our beliefs about race, with openness to differing opinions and respect for one another. At this session, we will discuss taking a knee during the National Anthem.
Chimes Deadline Reminder
Monday, June 11, 11:00 a.m.
The deadline for the JULY/AUGUST 2018 issue of our newsletter, The Westminster Chimes, is Monday, June 11, at 11:00 a.m. Please submit your articles online. Go to www.wpc.org/communications and click on "Submit an Article." If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Hughes ( nhughes@wpc.org or 302-654-5214 ext. 130).
Weekly Word to Run Every Other Week in June and July
June and July 2018
This June and July, the Weekly Word will be distributed every other week. We WILL have a Weekly Word on the following dates: 6/14, 6/28, 7/12, 7/26. Please mark these four Thursdays in your calendar and schedule your announcements accordingly. The deadline remains the prior Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. Please submit online at www.wpc.org/communications. Early submissions are gladly accepted and will be saved for the appropriate Weekly Word dates.
Summer Brunch 2018
Sunday, June 24, 11:00 a.m.
It is that time of year again for the Westminster Summer Brunch! Please join the deacons on Sunday, June 24 in Community Hall following the 10:00 a.m. service. There will be a variety of delicious breakfast casseroles, salads, and desserts provided by the deacons. Members of the congregation are invited to bring salads or desserts as well. Please leave them at the reception desk prior to the 8:15 and 10:00 a.m. services. This is a great time for fellowship and to gather with our church family for casual conversation. We look forward to seeing you there!
Stephen Ministry Class Applications
Deadline: June 30
Applications for the new training class starting in September are available during Summer Tea in Rodney Chapel or by contacting Jill Getty ( jgetty@wpc.org). If you would like more information about Stephen Ministry or the upcoming class, stop by the table following the 10:00 a.m. service during June. Completed applications should be turned in to Jill Getty's mail slot by June 30.
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On Sunday, May 13, our children and youth presented the musical comedy, "Life of the Party: The Story of Mary and Martha," a story about everyone's favorite sisters celebrating the anniversary of Jesus' visit to their home with song, parables, and lots of laughs. The children and youth of Westminster worked tirelessly preparing this wonderful show. Thank you so much for supporting them! Click here to see more photos.

Email photos to photos@wpc.org .
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News to Note
Westminster Youth Music Ensemble Plays at AI DuPont Hospital Memorial Service
On Sunday, May 20, eight of our youth, led by Dr. Merideth Hite Estevez, provided music for the annual memorial service for children who passed away at Alfred I. DuPont Children's Hospital in 2017. Two of our youth played violin, four played cello, and two played percussion. The group performed an arrangement of Amazing Grace and sang the "Hymn of Promise" by Natalie Sleeth. This service provides community support for families who have lost children, and the presence of our youth was a great blessing to them in their grief.
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Recent Life Events
Welcome, New Members!
In May, we received eight new members into the Westminster congregation - Maura Curran, John and Patty Ellis, Gathoni Murugi-Jenkins and Rob Jenkins, John McGraw, and Joe and Kelly Westcott. We are thrilled they have united with our church family, and we pray that this church will be a blessing in their lives!
Congratulations on Your Little Ones!
We welcome these children into the Westminster family.
  • Xanthi Juliette Rassias ~ Born May 23, 2018
    She is the daughter of Julie Reinicker Rassias and Pete Rassias and the granddaughter of Sandie and Roger Reinicker.
     
  • Aslyn Cora Zimmerman ~ Born May 22, 2018
    She is the daughter of Liz and Justus Zimmerman and the granddaughter of Debbie and Chuck Brown.
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The Westminster Weekly Word features a new Photo Prayer once a month. You may browse all Photo Prayers by Danny Schweers at any time by visiting www.photoprayer.com.
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