August 3, 2017  
Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Weekly Word
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Month of Musical Masterworks Begins this Week
Sunday, August 6
This Sunday morning, August 6, marks the beginning of Westminster's Month of Musical Masterworks, featuring outstanding guest instrumental musicians joining organist/pianist Paul Fleckenstein in presenting major instrumental works interspersed throughout the 10 o'clock worship service. To start off the month, we have not actually a "guest," but our own Merideth Hite Estevez, in a delightful work for oboe by Danish composer Robert Henriques. Click here for more details and the complete line-up for the month.
Chimes Deadline Reminder
Monday, August 7, 11:00 a.m.
The deadline for the SEPTEMBER 2017 issue of our newsletter, The Westminster Chimes, is Monday, August 7, at 11:00 a.m. Please submit your articles online. Go to and click on "Submit an Article." If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Hughes ( or 302-654-5214 ext. 130).
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A Defining Moment for Westminster
On Sunday, July 9, Dr. Jones publicly announced the progress of Westminster's Capital Campaign, "Our Faith, Our Foundation, Our Future," and why it is essential to the present and future of our amazing congregation. Our facilities provide space for 30 community ministries. We are raising $2 million for our Property Endowment Fund and additional funds will support our many mission programs. We want everyone to be a part of this great initiative. If you missed Dr. Jones' July 9 sermon explaining the importance of this campaign, please pick up a copy in the sermon rack on the literature table at church or click here to be linked to our website where you can read it online.
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Coming Up
Blessing of the Backpacks
Sunday, August 20,
8:15 and 10:00 a.m. worship
August 20th will be a special day in the life of Westminster! Please plan to attend one of our worship services that morning. Our pastors will bless children's backpacks, helping launch the school year with God's abundant blessings and the love and support of our church family. If you are a student, be sure to bring your backpack that day! Everyone else, join us as we launch our children and youth into the upcoming school year. Our goal is to distribute 500 backpacks to students at EastSide Charter, Highlands, UrbanPromise, and Shortlidge elementary schools. There's still plenty of time to make your donation! Thank you so much for your support.
Have You Tutored or Mentored
a Child?
Study after study has shown that the presence of a caring, involved adult can make a huge difference in the life of a child. If you have experienced the gift of serving as a tutor or a mentor to a child, we would love for you to share your stories in informal conversation with others in our congregation during our Ice Cream Social following the "Blessing of the Backpacks" on Sunday, August 20. Please contact us (302-654-5214 or with your name and the school(s) of your student(s). With deepest gratitude for your generous spirit!
Ice Cream Social
Sunday, August 20, 11:00 a.m. in Community Hall
BEAT THE HEAT! Join us for our annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 20, at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy ice cream, treats, face painting, and games in Community Hall!
Guatemala Youth Presentation
Sunday, September 17, 10:10 a.m.
in Community Hall
Save the date! Join us for an exciting presentation from the youth who traveled to Guatemala this past June. Attendees should expect to:
  • Learn about the recent Guatemala partnership trip from Westminster youth
  • Travel through Guatemala with us and get all your questions answered
  • Explore Westminster's new approach to sustainable mission

It is our mission to spread the word about Partnerships and Hope. Feel free to share with friends and family. All are welcome! RSVP at

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
June 19 - 30, 2018
You are invited to join Greg and Camilla Jones for a pilgrimage to visit and to learn about Biblical sites, and experience time in Israel, Palestine and and Petra, Jordan. We will be the guests of St.George's College, a safe and beautiful compound in Jerusalem. The cost is $3200 which includes lodging, meals, transportation and entrance fees. Airfare is extra. There are 10 spaces available. Please contact Camilla if you are interested (302-421-9249 or
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Westminster member Jeff Lippincott (pictured on the left) was surprised with a presentation and gift by representatives of the Quilts of Valor® Foundation. In recognition of his service and sacrifice in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War, Jeff was awarded a Quilt of Valor®. Congratulations, Jeff, and thank you for your service! Click here to see more photos.
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News to Note
WPC Seeks Part-Time Custodian
Do you know someone who might be interested in this position? Westminster is seeking a part-time Custodian to work every other weekend and a couple evenings during the week. Must be able to pass background check and drug testing. No phone calls, please. Send resume to Attn: Facilities.
An Easy Way to Keep Your Contributions Current
Many members have signed up to provide monthly contributions automatically through our online giving option. It helps to keep their pledge current and provide the church with a steady and predictable income stream. You are able to start and stop it at any time and change the amounts. Consider signing up this summer; it's easy! Visit and click the "Donate Now" button at top right corner. For questions, contact Colleen Falasco ( or 302-654-5214 ext. 131).
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Recent Life Events
Member Deaths - Those Who Have Joined the Church Triumphant
Please remember in prayer those who are grieving the loss of their loved one.
  • Lucille Greth
    February 8, 1931 - July 25, 2017
    A memorial service will be held at Westminster on Saturday, August 12, at 11:00 a.m. in Rodney Chapel.
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The Giver

We weary of our wanting,
wanting, and wanting more:
more food and less weight,
longer years and sharper wits,
more friends and fewer enemies.
For what then shall we pray?
Contentment? Thankful hearts?
Teach us first to love you,
creator of all things,
giver of all things;
to see the giver
behind the gift.

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at the ACRA July 4th Games in Arden, Delaware.

Photograph 2017 and prayer 2009 & 2017 © Danny N. Schweers

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