June 22, 2017  
Westminster Presbyterian Church. The Westminster Weekly Word
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Our Youth Are In Guatemala - Check Out Their Blog!
June 21 - 28
Ever wondered what a mission trip was like, particularly in Guatemala? Follow along with our youth as they are in Guatemala this week. Subscribe to the blog for email updates before, during, and after the trip. Thanks so much for your support.
Summer Brunch
Sunday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.
in Community Hall
Please join the Westminster deacons this Sunday, June 25 in Community Hall following the 10:00 a.m. worship service for a summer brunch. 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 with Westminster members and friends. We look forward to seeing you there!
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Coming Up
Church Office Closings
The church office is closed on the following days in July and August:
  • Monday, July 3
  • Tuesday, July 4
  • Fridays in July (except July 21 for Vacation Bible School)
  • Fridays in August
If you have an emergency and need a pastor, please call the church office at (302) 654-5214 and press 6 to leave a message on our emergency voice mailbox.
A Reminder About the Weekly Word
Continuing in July, the Weekly Word e-newsletter will run every other week. We WILL have a Weekly Word on 7/6 and 7/20. Please mark these 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 gladly accepted and will be saved for the appropriate Weekly Word dates.
Flying Solo Celebrates Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 7:00 p.m.
at Iron Hill Brewery on the Riverfront
July 4th fireworks! We'll have dinner first at Iron Hill Brewery on the Wilmington Riverfront at 7:00 p.m., followed by watching fireworks. If possible, we will try to sit on the upper deck and watch the fireworks from there, or move outside to watch after dinner. Please RSVP to Margo at margoreign@gmail.com by June 25 so we can make a reservation.
Mental Illness Education Event: Hope for Recovery
Saturday, July 8, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church
The National Alliance on Mental Illness in Delaware is offering a FREE workshop - Hope for Recovery - on Saturday, July 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Brandywine Valley Baptist Church (7 Mount Lebanon Road, Wilmington DE 19803). Spend a day with trained family members who will share practical information as well as their experiences as caregivers to help participants understand the complexities of supporting those living with mental illness. Discussion topics include mental illnesses, treatments, coping strategies, communication, support and recovery. Please bring your own lunch and beverage(s). Free, but registration is required. Contact Pat at (302) 427-0787 or pmcdowell@namide.org. Click here to view the flyer.
Decorating Days for VBS
Saturdays, July 8 and 15,
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
It's almost time to transform Grace Hall and the surrounding areas into Hero Central for Vacation Bible School. So plan now to unleash your decorating powers and help us create an awesome, whimsical environment that sets the mood for adventure and excitement! We need all sorts of skills and abilities, so please join us on one or both Saturday mornings for fun, food, and folderol!
Vacation Bible School
July 17 - 21, 8:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Register NOW for the best week of the summer! Each day, we will take kids on awesome adventures alongside some of our favorite Bible heroes and discover the qualities that make us truly heroic in God. Your child will learn Bible stories, enjoy friendships, and create fun memories that last a lifetime. Our 2017 VBS program will be here before you know it! Click here for the registration forms (two pages) . BOTH pages must be completed in order for your child or grandchild to participate in Vacation Bible School. Please return both forms to the church at the same time. Thanks so much!
3rd Annual Summer Celebration at Franks Wine
Thursday, July 20, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
What is Greg's favorite beer? How about Sudie's favorite wine? Here's your chance to find out! Join us for a two-hour wine and beer tasting at Franks Wine (1206 N. Union Street, Wilmington, DE 19806). The tastings are BYOG (bring your own glass!), and we'll have light snacks to enjoy. As an added bonus, there is a 10% discount on beer, wine, and spirits purchased during the event. Plus, Franks Wine will donate back 10% of total sales that evening to WPC! Cost: $15/person. Click here to register. Space is limited to 40 people. Questions? Contact Craig Stabler at rcraigstabler@gmail.com .
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Westminster members Mary Vane and Roger Reinicker, who are also on our Earth Care Committee, attended the Clean Water Rally on June 6 in Dover and met with Governor Carney to lobby for more funding for clean water programs in the state.
Email photos to photos@wpc.org .
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News to Note
A Quiet Sanctuary
Yearning for quiet time in our beautiful sanctuary? There is a simple way to have that time for yourself and to help the church. Have you noticed the pew pockets? They are full of information and are frequently updated. If you could set aside an hour or two a few times a year to help keep the inserts fresh, you would really be serving the church in an important way. Please consider this opportunity and contact Greg Jones at church.
A Mission That Needs You
Westminster has always cared for hungry men, women, and children in Wilmington. One way we do this is by sending money and volunteers to Emmanuel Dining Room. On the 4th of each month, a team of three prepares lunch for about 150 people. This means that there are 36 opportunities each year. Westminster is seeking someone to coordinate the schedule. This can happen from home using phone, email or SignUpGenius.com (a free online tool). Please consider this chance to serve Westminster and people in great need. If you think you are called to this ministry, please contact Greg Jones at church.
Casseroles for Andrew's Place
Can you make a casserole for Friendship House this summer? Andrew's Place, a transitional house for men, is in need of dinners this summer. They are asking for casseroles that can be delivered to Epiphany House on Union Street. The casseroles will then be put in the freezer at Epiphany House and brought to Andrew's Place as needed for meals throughout the summer months. Please call Marcy Perkins at (302) 428-0151 or Dede Johnston at (302) 658-6282 if you can help. Pictured: WPC member Sue Frost with the folks at Andrew's Place.
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Recent Life Events
Welcome, New Members!
On June 18 and 19, we received five new members at Westminster - Jeff Argus, Gary and Kitty Knox, Scott Patrick, and Mary Anne Peters. We are glad they have united with our church family, and we pray that this church will be a blessing in their lives.
Member Deaths - Those Who Have Joined the Church Triumphant
Please remember in prayer those who are grieving the loss of their loved one.
  • Edith "Edie" Lennox (obituary)
    July 29, 1918 - June 20, 2017
Congratulations on Your Little One!
We welcome these children into the Westminster family.
  • Lilly LaVonne Ferrell ~ Born May 17, 2017
    She is the daughter of Sarah and Jason Ferrell and granddaughter of Diane and Chad Chandler.
  • Nathaniel Derek Breuer ~ Born June 11, 2017
    He is the son of Alex and Stephanie Breuer and brother to Megan.
Blessings to the Newlyweds
  • Peter Gildner and Alyssa Atanacio ~ Married May 28, 2017
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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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