May 18, 2017  
Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Weekly Word
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Upcoming Sunday Worship Schedule
  • May 21
    One service at 9:00 a.m.
    Westminster Choir and orchestra presents Schubert Mass in G-major during the service.
  • May 28
    One service at 10:00 a.m.
  • June 4 through August 27
    8:15 a.m. service in Rodney Chapel
    10:00 a.m. service in the Sanctuary
For a full schedule of all events and programs on Sunday mornings and throughout the week, please check our up-to-date calendar at calendar.wpc.org .
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Music of Franz Schubert
Sunday, May 21, 9:00 a.m. service
At the 9 o'clock worship service this Sunday, May 21, a beloved choral masterwork, the Mass in G-major by Viennese composer Franz Schubert, will be presented by the Westminster Choir, accompanied by string orchestra. With the various movements interspersed throughout the service, you can perhaps imagine yourself transported back to the early 1800's where you may have heard this music on a Sunday morning at a parish church in Austria. Pictured is Schubert's grave, at the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery) in Vienna. Note: ONE worship service this Sunday at 9:00 a.m.
Guatemalan Coffee for Sale to Support Our Youth Trip
Sunday, May 21
Last Sunday, our cookie and coffee sale raised nearly $800 for our upcoming youth trip to Guatemala. Thank you to everyone who participated! This Sunday, the remainder of our coffee will be available for sale just outside Rodney Chapel after the one 9:00 worship service. This high-quality Guatemalan coffee was generously donated to us, so 100% of all purchases will go directly to the Chad Miller Mission Fund in support our youth trip to Guatemala in June. Coffee is $15 per bag. Please stop by this Sunday, and pick up a bag of Guatemalan coffee!
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Coming Up
Weekly Word to Run Every Other Week in June and July
Starting June 1
This June and July, the Weekly Word will be distributed every other week. We WILL have a Weekly Word on the following dates: 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20. 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.
Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community
Saturday, June 3, at Bellevue State Park
The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is an annual fundraising walk that benefits local health and human service agencies. The walk provides a 5K walk route and 1-mile walk route. The primary goal of the walk is to help participating organizations raise money for their individual missions. Two of the participating organizations that Westminster supports are Family Promise and Friendship House. Join us for the 2017 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on Saturday, June 3, at Bellevue State Park, Figure 8 Barn in Wilmington. For more information, contact Dede Johnston ( johnston.dede@gmail.com or 302-690-9084).
3rd Annual Clean Water Rally
Tuesday, June 6, 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon in Dover, DE
Gather at the steps of Delaware's capital to celebrate all things water. In the afternoon, discuss the importance of clean water with your State Representative and Senator!* Registrants will receive a FREE t-shirt and tickets for food from a local food truck. Registration is required. Visit www.delnature.org/cleanwater . *Meetings with legislators are optional (12:30 - 4:00 p.m.) and will be set up for you.
Adult Ed/CIL Evening Event: Perennial Philosophy
Thursday, June 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Rodney Chapel
John Amoroso, Ph.D. and Anna Swora, M.Ed. will be discussing the Perennial Path and Perennial Astrology which is a unique and integrated approach regarding the application of astrology to one's psychological and spiritual development. Through research in Jungian psychology, world religions, and transpersonal studies, a model for pursuing a psycho-spiritually grounded life. This model focuses on not only proven spiritual practices but the psychological dynamics or complexes that affect the process of life. John holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and maintains a psychotherapy practice. Anna Swora is a professional astrologer, educator, and certified transpersonal counselor. Free event; donation optional. Register at www.cil-de.org .
'Young at Heart' Luncheon to Welcome Summer!
Saturday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. 
in Classroom 6
The chance to reconnect with friends and meet new people, a delicious light luncheon and a program by Ed Okonowicz - this promises to be another wonderful event for Young at Heart, members and friends of 'retirement age' - all for only $10! Many of you will remember Ed's informative, amusing presentation on "Muskrat, Scrapple and More" at a previous luncheon. This time, Ed will regale us with "Remembering Nights at the Drive-In", so bring some of YOUR memories along (at least the ones you can talk about). Call the church office (302-654-5214) or add your name to the signup sheet at the reception desk to make your reservation. Join us as we welcome summer!
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The Westminster deacons prepared and sold 117 boxes of cookies at the cookie sale last Sunday, May 14! Nearly $800 was raised for the upcoming youth trip to Guatemala. A few of our deacons pictured (from left to right): Carol Neff, Amy Bickhart, Lois Underhill, Kris Marvel, Judy Stoffer, Barry Cobb, and Sue Weissinger.
 
Email photos to photos@wpc.org .
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News to Note
Seeking Part-Time Director of Preschool Ministries
If you love children, love to organize, and would love to earn some extra money, you may be just the person we need. Westminster's Sunday morning ministry for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers is searching for a new director. The nursery and preschool suites are beautiful, welcoming spaces, and our nursery care providers and volunteer Godly Care teachers/coordinators are exceptional. However, we need a director to oversee these Sunday morning programs and keep them running smoothly. Please click here to read the job description, and contact Susan Williamson ( susanwilliamson@comcast.net ) to learn more or to apply for the position.
Calling All Knitters
Spring is a great time to clean out any unused yarn you may have tucked away in a closet. Our youth will be going to Guatemala mid-June. There is much need of yarn for a prayer shawl ministry. If you have any to donate, please put in a bag, mark for Cathy Higgins and leave at reception or the coat closet outside Community Hall.
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Recent Life Events
Welcome, New Members!
On Sunday, May 7, we received four new members at Westminster - Peggy Brown, Doris Larson, Nathan Palmer, and Kent Smith. We are glad they have united with our church family, and we pray that this church will be a blessing in their lives.
Congratulations on Your Little One!
We welcome this child into the Westminster family.
  • Kaylea Ann Donaghy ~ Born May 7, 2017
    She is the daughter of Charlie and Sara Donaghy and granddaughter of Alice Donaghy.
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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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