April 12, 2018  
Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Weekly Word
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Bright Ideas: LEDs for your Home and Church (and a free LED)
Sunday, April 15, 10:10 a.m.
in Classroom 5
Are you using energy-efficient LED lights in your home? Probably you are, but maybe you still use some older technology lights as well, or are not sure LEDs are right for every application. At this 10:TEN session, Roger Reinicker will explore the benefits of LED lights and convince you to toss out those old incandescents. If you are one of the first 25 to attend, you will also receive a free 9W LED bulb (equivalent to a 60W tungsten bulb)!
Wilmington Gun Violence: Final Sunday Seminar
Sunday, April 15, 10:10 a.m.
in Classroom 6
Last month, Mayor Mike Purzycki and Yasser Payne and Darryl Chambers from the University of Delaware discussed gun violence in Wilmington. This Sunday, we will hear from Rob Prestowitz of UrbanPromise, who will share how pursuing mutually transformative relationships, in a structured program, empowers youth to achieve sustained positive outcomes, despite the surrounding violence.
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We are Building a Team for the Guatemala Partnership and Would Greatly Welcome Your Participation!
Sunday, April 15, 10:10 a.m. in Classroom 3
As they say, it takes a village, and we are looking to expand ours as Westminster's partnership with the Association of Mam Christian Women for Development is strengthening. We are assembling a dedicated team to steward this relationship and support the development projects from latrines to family gardens to prayer partnerships - there is something for everyone! Fresh off the plane from Guatemala, join Cathy Higgins and Carrie Saathoff on Sunday, April 15, at 10:10 in Classroom 3 to hear an update on progress and highlight opportunities for you to become involved. All are invited to attend - Spanish not required!
WPC Networking: Dig Your Well Before You Are Thirsty
Sunday, April 15, 10:10 a.m. in Classroom 2
I'm sure everyone will have their taxes done by April 15th and will be at church that day! We'll meet in Classroom 2 again during the 10:TEN hour. Our focus will be on networking profiles - formats for one pagers you can use when you meet someone for networking. Invite someone else you know to come along, whether a WPC member or not!
Membership Exploration
Sundays, April 15 and 29, 10:10 a.m.
in the Staff Conference Room
Have you been considering membership at Westminster? Please join us on Sundays, April 15 and 29 during the 10:TEN education hour in the Staff Conference Room (office wing). These Membership Exploration sessions are wonderful opportunities to learn more about our congregation, to discover ways to connect with others at Westminster, and to learn about ways to serve within and beyond our community. We look forward to seeing you then.
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Coming Up
Celebrate Earth Day! Plant Seeds for the Future
Sunday, April 22, 10:10 a.m.
in Community Hall
Plant native seeds to take home that will attract birds and bees in your garden. Make it your gift to the planet. All ages welcome!
TRIAD Addiction Recovery Speaker Event
Wednesday, April 25, 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church
TRIAD Addiction Recovery's next speaker event features Rebecca Flood, President and CEO of Ashley Addiction Treatment. Her topic will be The Specialized Treatment Needs of Women in Addiction. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church (1108 N. Adams Street, Wilmington, DE 19801). The event has been approved for 1 CEU by the Delaware Certification Board. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. We hope you can attend!
Send-Off for Susan Moseley
Sunday, April 29, 10:10 a.m.
After 14 years as our Church Educator, Susan Moseley is leaving us to pursue other endeavors. Please join us during the 10:TEN education hour on April 29 as we thank Susan for her service to Westminster, share memories, and say goodbye.
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The storytellers of Godly Play 1 (one of our programs for children) held a luncheon to thank Susan Moseley and wish her well on her new endeavors. Pictured left to right: Judy Stoddard, Diane Chandler, Patti Ridout, Susan Moseley, Barb Stratton, Judy Stoffer, and Caroline Glaeseman. Members and friends are invited to a "send-off" for Susan on Sunday, April 29, at 10:10 a.m.

Email photos to photos@wpc.org .
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News to Note
My Story - Barry Cobb
Being a deacon for the last three years has been a gratifying experience working alongside so many willing volunteers to serve the Westminster congregation: young, old, in-between, active now and active in the past. I know every small effort I make for the church is paid forward and multiplied by the resonance in others. And, if I can't help in a particular situation, another member can. Doing something beneficial for the church is like getting compound interest on an investment. Being a part of Westminster encourages the joy and peace from knowing the church is not about me. - Barry Cobb
Thank You!
Dear Friends,
Your cards and words of comfort for Jim and me after the death of Jim's father were so much appreciated. Thank you for all your expressions of support and many kindnesses over the years. We are truly blessed to be part of the Westminster extended family.
In love and gratitude,
Susan and Jim Moseley
DR Congo Mission Co-workers Dr. John and Gwenda Fletcher
Dr. John Fletcher is a surgical consultant to the eight hospitals supported by the Presbyterian Congregation of Congo (CPC), working with the hospitals' staffs to improve their surgical knowledge, skills, judgment and techniques. IMPC is the hospital nearest our partner Kananga Presbytery. Gwenda serves the CPC's Education Department helping to enhance the quality of education in the church's 702 elementary and secondary schools. The partnership values mutual learning and teaching as well as giving and receiving. Our desire to help the people of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) as well as learn from them is facilitated and coordinated through our mission co-workers.
The Moment I First Saw God I Was in Guatemala
Involvement in mission transforms both the ones who are served and the one who serves. In this recent blog post, 180° youth leader Josh Cox reflects upon his trip to Guatemala and its impact on his spiritual journey. Read Josh's reflection here.
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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.
  • James R. Bercaw ( obituary)
    August 10, 1923 - March 9, 2018
    A memorial service will be held at Westminster on Saturday, April 21, at 1:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary, followed by a reception in Rodney Chapel.
     
  • Barbara (Lukens) Miller (obituary)
    January 18, 1936 - March 24, 2018
    A memorial service will be held at Westminster on Saturday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception in Rodney Chapel.
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We Are One

It helps to sit in a circle,
everyone facing inwards
so all can see and be seen.
Then sometimes it happens.
We speak in turn,
each voice eager to keep
the common thought alive,
each one eager to hear.
We understand and
are understood.
We continue to be ourselves
even as we become
a single organism,
us,
a new being,
a new identity,
out of many, one.
Then we go our separate ways.
Even then, it is not obvious
that we are no longer one.
If the new being vanishes
with our mutual departures,
why do we leave smiling,
even happy?

Photo of Bird's Nest Fern at Longwood Gardens as its fronds unfurl - possibly Asplenium australasicum.
Photograph and prayer © 2018 Danny N. Schweers
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