Worship
Sunday, January 5
9:15 a.m.
  • Epiphany

  • We will celebrate Holy Communion together.

  • Pastor Scott’s message is entitled “From Flaming Star to Humble Homage.”

  • Isaiah 60:1-6 and Matthew 2:1-12 will be our Scripture lessons.

  • There will be no Kids’ Worship this Sunday, so children can celebrate Communion with their families.
Announcements
Join January Winter Choir
During the cold and wintry month of January, we invite you to join the January Winter Choir! 

Every Sunday of the month, we will 
gather to rehearse at 8:15 a.m., in the Sanctuary, to prepare the anthem for the 9:15 a.m. service. The selections will be fun, accessible, and encourages singers of all skill levels. We won’t be wearing choir robes either, so come as you are, ready to sing!

Kids & Youth Classes 
Resume next Wednesday
Kids' and Youth classes will resume next Wednesday, January 8, with dinner at 5:30 p.m. 
Monroe Elementary Book Collection
As part of our Mission Sunday on January 12, the Social Justice Committee will be collecting children’s books for our partner school, Monroe Elementary. 

Please bring new books for grades 1 through 6. These will be taken to Monroe for their students. You can drop the books off in the office, or bring them to church on January 12. 

We also ask the congregation to assist us on Mission Sunday, January 12, when we box the books for delivery and create letters of encouragement for the students. We’ll have paper and markers in The Commons, so that you can write a note and/or decorate letters with your drawings. 
Thanks for you continued support of Monroe Elementary School. 
Offering Envelopes for 2020
Offering envelopes for the year 2020, for those who requested them, will be available through January 12 on a table outside of the office. If you are unable to pick them up, please contact Ruth in the office, at 274-1534.
Contribution Statements
Contribution statements for 2019 will be e-mailed or mailed out mid-January. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Bloxham at 274-1534, or rbloxham@westpres.org.
Book Club to Discuss Minding the Manor on January 8
The Westminster Book Club will move its January meeting to the second Wednesday of the month to discuss the memoir, Minding the Manor, by Mollie Moran. The Book Club will meet on January 8, at 6:30 p.m., in Simmerman Lounge, and all are welcome!
2020 Pledge Cards
Please prayerfully consider your pledge for 2020. We are blessed to have the opportunity to reach out to our community and our world with God’s life-giving gift of Divine grace and love.  

If you have not yet turned in your pledge card, please turn it into the office.
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 Joan Mahaffey at jmahaffey@westpres.org or call
274-1534.
Personal Notes
Congratulations

  • To Aaron Schultz, our Director of Music and Arts and his wife, Jenn, on the birth of their daughter, Cecilia Tiemeier Schultz, on December 23. 
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 c ontact 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.
Pizza Lovers' Group meets the second Tuesday of the month. Their next gathering is January 14, at 5:15 p.m., at Godfather's on University, in Des Moines.
Men's Group meets weekly at 6:00 p.m. in the Seminary Center, as part of our Wednesday night programming. They also meet the first Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 a.m., at the Waveland Café. In January, they will meet on the 8th at 6:30 a.m., because of the New Year’s holiday.
Restaurant Group 2 meets the third Saturday of the month. Their next gathering will be January 18 at 5:00 p.m. at Christopher’s on Beaver Ave.
Yo­ung Parents Group  meets the 3rd Sunday of each month, from 10:30 - 11:15 a.m. There next meeting will be January 19 in Simmerman Lounge. They also have a quarterly outing. Watch for updates!
Book Club will meet Wednesday, January 8, at 6:30 p.m., in Simmerman Lounge. They will be discussing "Minding the Manor."   Learn more here.

Afternoon Bridge 's next gathering will be January 23 at 1:00 p.m. in Simmerman Lounge. Call the church office at 274-1534 if you'd like to join in!

Men’s Basketball meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. in The Commons.


Restaurant Group 1 meets the first Saturday of the month. Their next meeting is being planned.
Empty Nesters' Group's next gathering is being planned.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Ave. Des Moines, Iowa
515-274-1534 www.westpres.org