Weekly Update
This Week's Top Topics
Anchor Coffee House
This Saturday, February 3, Anchor Coffee House presents Ry Taylor at
7:00 p.m.
Sweetheart Dance
All are invited to Westminster Preschool's Sweetheart dance Friday, February 16. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and the dance begins at 6:15 p.m.
Sunday, February 4

  • We will celebrate Holy Communion together

  • 5th Sunday after Epiphany

  • Pastor Scott will preach “Giving Life”

  • Scripture readings will be Exodus 20:1-17 & John 2:13-22.

Announcements and Events
Pastor Bill to Speak at this Week's All Things Considered
Pastor Bill Ekhardt will be speaking at this week's All Things Considered on the topic of "Peacemaking." Join us after worship at 11:10 in the Chapel.
Shrove Tuesday Pancakes
Mark your calendars to join us on February 13 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. for our traditional Shrove Tuesday pancake supper.
Ash Wednesday Potluck
We will gather in Westminster Hall at 5:45 p.m. on February 14 to share a simple soup and salad "potluck" before worship.
Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 14 at 7:00 p.m. At our Ash Wednesday service we will enter a season of quiet introspection, in preparation for ..
The Fine Arts Series presents
Organ & Winds February 11
Hear Westminster's own, Kris DeWild, as she showcases our glorious Dobson organ with a performance..
Lenten Devotions
Pastor Scott will be writing a special Lenten Devotional for the season of Lent. Click below to sign up.
Blessing Bags
They are meant to be kept in your car to pass along to those you may see on the street looking for help.
Are you college-age adult (18 – 23 years old) and want to learn valuable skills, receive one-on-one mentoring from ...
VBS Reveal
Join us Sunday, February 18 in The Commons as we reveal this year's VBS theme! Registration will also open at that time.
Gallery Exhibit
The Westminster Visual Arts Committee presents an art exhibit by Laura Sherlock, Westminster’s Director of Communications.  
Help Create Lenten
Gallery Display
The Westminster Visual Arts Committee invites folks of all ages to help us create our Gallery Art Exhibit for Lent.      
Church Women United
Church Women United will meet on Monday, February 12, at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 4126 Ingersoll Ave.
Chancel Flowers
Please consider purchasing flowers in honor or in memory of a loved one(s), to help beautify the Sanctuary for worship. The cost is $50. Dates are available this winter. Please e-mail  Diane Green  or call 274-1534.
Ushers Needed
Ushers needed for worship. Scheduling is done on a rotating basis. Ushers welcome worshippers, distribute bulletins, assist with seating and collect the offering.
Personal Notes
Hospitalized or in Health Care Centers

  • Marcy Nelson, Calvin Healthcare
  • Juanita Sayre, Kavanaugh House, 56th St.
  • Virginia White, Deerfield
February Birthdays (90 years and above)

  • Dorothy Brown, 92
  • Vivian Haag, 92
  • Marie Wichael, 101
Thank You

  • Thank you to everyone who helped with yesterday's blood drive.
We had:
  • 24 registered to donate
  • 1 was a first time donor!!
  • 19 units of blood collected! This surpassed our goal of 16!! Awesome!!
  • Up to 57 lives saved or sustained!

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. The next meeting is February 7. This month’s book is “The Boys in the Boat.” Click here for more information.
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 February 7.
Presbyterian Women: Hope Circle meets the first Thursday of the month at 10:00 a.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is February 1.
Restaurant Group 1 meets the First Saturday of the month.
Their next meeting is Saturday, February 3 at 5:15 p.m. at the Club Car Restaurant, 13435 University in Clive.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month.
Their next meeting is being planned.
Presbyterian Women: Eve Circle meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Their next meeting is February 27.
The Gay-Lesbian-Straight Affirmation Group meets the third Sunday of the month in the Seminary Center at 9:00 a.m. Their next meeting is February 18. All are welcome. Click here to learn more.
Stitchin’ Time will meet Thursday, February 22, at 1:00 p.m. in Hope Alcove. Bring your knitting, crocheting or sewing, and
join us!
Afternoon Bridge will meet Friday, February 23, at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. All are welcome!
Men’s Basketball meet every Monday at 6:30 pm. in The Commons.  
Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
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