Weekly Update
Jazz Sunday
We continue our Eastertide celebration with Jazz Sunday this Sunday during worship. This year Karla Killinger will bring back musicians and music from her father’s Big Band and ...
Anchor Coffee House Announces special guest!
Saturday, April 7, Anchor Coffee House welcomes Bob Black and Banjoy, with Special Guest Annie Savage on fiddle!! Doors open at
6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 8

  • The Scripture readings will be 1 John 1:1-2:2 & Psalm 133.

  • Pastor Scott will preach “Singing Along the Way."

  • Jazz Sunday
Announcements and Events
All Things Considered Welcomes JJ Singh Kapur
This Sunday, April 8, after worship, at 11:15 JJ Kapur will be joining us to discuss his work advocating for Sikh civil liberties.
CROSS Trivia Night
Please consider donating a basket to be auctioned for the benefit of CROSS Ministry. Please deliver to Westminster by Friday, April 13.
Company is Coming!
Come, help share the love of God with our Family Promise guests April 22-29. We need volunteers for setup, supper prep, supper hosts, evening hosts, overnight hosts, Saturday morning hosts and take-down.
Focus Groups
In April and May we will have four family focus groups to learn from you how we can be the best church together.  
Confirmation Sunday
During our April 22 worship service, 12 Eighth grade students will answer the questions of membership and making their public profession of faith. 
New Member Class
New member classes will be held  Sundays April 15 & 22 at 11:15 , after the worship service. To sign up please e-mail Diane.
Spring Clean-Up
The Building & Grounds Committee will hold a Spring Clean-up day Saturday, April 14, (rain date is
April 28) for the church grounds, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. 
Easter Pictures
If you have any pictures from Holy Week and Easter at Westminster, please share them on Facebook with the tag #westpresdmm or e-mail them to Laura.
Special Recital
Join us after worship, Sunday,
April 15 at 11:15 a.m. for a special recital by our bass section leader, Paxton Gillespie. This event will be held in the Sanctuary.
Personal Notes
Hospitalized or in Health Care Centers

  • Roger Zobel, Edgewater (no visitors)
  • Glenn Clark, Mercy
  • Virginia White, Fountain West
  • Marcy Nelson, Calvin Healthcare


Thank You

  • My family deeply appreciates your condolences in our father's death on March 9. We continue to be comforted through your many calls, texts, cards and hugs. A special thank you to Judy Sebern Beachy for sharing the "Legend of the Cardinal" and to Jan Davison for her framed artwork and her poem "The Message of the Cardinal." - Roxanne & David Neary, Vikki Lewton, Robin Large and Leona Jacobs

  • The staff at Westminster would like to thank everyone who volunteered and worked to make Holy Week a resounding success. We had 125 different volunteer jobs completed from Thursday to Sunday.
April Birthdays  (90 years and above)
  • Thelma Brower, 93
  • Ruth Clark, 100
  • Nancy Douglas, 91
  • Paul Larson, 90
  • Mary Lucy, 96
  • Gwen Rabenberg, 90
  • Maynard Reece, 98
  • Doris Troxel, 90
  • Bev Wooddell, 90
Westminster Calendar

Click  HERE  to see what's happening at Westminster 
this week and in the weeks to come!
To schedule a meeting or event, please   Contact Joan.
Group Information
Westminster is a fairly large church with nearly 1100 members. Small groups help bring the church down to a manageable size. We have numerous groups that bring together folks with similar interests. 

If you have any updates to this list, or questions about any of these groups, please contact Joan at 274-1534.
Book Club meets the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge . Read "A Grandson's Story" and meet the author at our April 4 meeting at 6:30 p.m., to offer input and comments! Click here for more information.
Presbyterian Women: Hope Circle meets the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is April 5.
Restaurant Group 1 meets the First Saturday of the month.
They are meeting Saturday, April 7, 5:15 p.m., at Maxie’s Restaurant, 1311 Grand Ave. in West Des Moines.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month.
Their next gathering is Saturday, April 21 at Tumea & Sons,
1501 SE 1st St. in Des Moines.
The Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group meets the third Sunday of the month at 9:00 a.m. in the Seminary Center. Their next meeting is April 15. All are welcome. Click here to learn more.
Presbyterian Women: Eve Circle meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is April 24.
Stitchin’ Time will meet Thursday, April 26, at 1:00 p.m. in Hope Alcove. Bring your knitting, crocheting or sewing, and
join us!
Afternoon Bridge will meet Friday, April 27, at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. All are welcome!
Men’s Group meets Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. in the Seminary Center. They also meet the first Wednesday of the month at 6:30 a.m. at the Waveland Cafe. Their next breakfast is May 2.
Men’s Basketball meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in The Commons.  
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org