Westminster News
September 10, 2020
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CHURCH GIVING
Westminster Presbyterian Church is pleased to offer a digital option for making contributions. This is not intended to replace giving as a part of corporate worship, but to provide another way to give for those who may be unable to attend church in person or would like to set up an automatic tithe. For online giving, click HERE. You may also 
mail a check to the church office. Thank you all for your continuing faithful and generous stewardship of God's resources.   

"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work" (2 Cor. 9:7-8).
SUBMIT YOUR PRAYER & PRAISE REQUEST
If you are unable to attend corporate worship in person, we still want for you to make your prayer requests known so that we can pray for one another. You may do that by sending an email to office@wpc-hsv.org. In the subject line, please write "Prayer Request." If you would like your prayer request to remain confidential, then please annotate as such. Please submit all prayer requests no later than 4:00 p.m. each Monday. We will publish our weekly prayer and praise email on Tuesday of each week.
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Preparation for Worship
Beloved Congregation,

Both of our worship services this Lord's Day will be held together by two unifying themes: man's confession of sin and God's forgiving grace. In the morning service, I will be preaching from Ezra's great prayer of national confession. Pastor McGowan will be preaching from Jonah's prayer issued from the belly of the great fish in the evening service. In both accounts, the realities of man's rebellion and God's forgiving grace appear in technicolor. What could be more relevant in our present-day? The world falsely thinks that biological disease, financial meltdown, and social inequality are the gravest dangers of our day. In truth, sin is the universal and catastrophic mortal threat to all humanity.      

Sunday will be Pastor McGowan's final sermon at Westminster before moving to Tallahassee with his dear family. The Lord has been gracious to give Sean considerable gifts for ministry, and we are thankful for the opportunity to be recipients of them. Please consider coming out to support him in his final labor in the Word among us. 

This weekend is also the Share Your Faith Workshop for which we have been praying so long. Please continue to pray that God will abundantly bless this time for evangelistic study. Our presenter, Pastor David Todd, would surely benefit from your prayers as well. Let's all pray that God will make Westminster Presbyterian Church a strong garrison for training and sending Gospel communicators into this lost and dying world. 

Your prayers are the machinery of this small kingdom outpost that we call Westminster Presbyterian Church, so please keep them in full supply. 

In the bonds of Christ's love,

~Pastor Joe
Online Worship
Our weekly worship bulletin is available HERE. It contains the hymns we will be singing and suggestions from Pastor Steele regarding ways for you to maximize the sense of corporate worship though at home. We have also added the announcements that are included in the tri-fold bulletins for our congregants who worship at home.

The Livestream is available HERE and starts at 9:25 a.m. for the morning service and 5:55 p.m. for the evening service. The Westminster Facebook page also supports the Livestream for those who prefer to use their Facebook account. 
Would you like to join WPC?
September 13 - October 11, 2020
Our next New Members Class is scheduled for Sundays at 11 am during the Sunday School hour.  We will meet on the following five Sundays: September 13, 20, 27 and October 4 & 11, 2020. This five-week class is designed for you to learn more about our beliefs, values, and opportunities for service.  It also serves as the first necessary step toward membership. If you are interested in attending in person or virtually, please email the church office at office@wpc-hsv.org
Youth Announcements

Youth Parents: There will be a meeting for parents of Middle and High School students this Sunday, September 13th at 4:45 p.m. in the parlor. We will be discussing plans for the fall and providing an overview for parents new to this age group.

Youth Group will start meeting again on Wednesday, September 16th from 6:30 - 7:30. Due to COVID restrictions, we will not be providing a meal but Nick Robison will be teaching.
More details will be coming soon. Contact Eric Fulcher at eric.fulcher@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Children & Youth Sunday School
Starts September 20th!

We are pleased to announce we will be offering Sunday school for children and youth starting September 20th. We will also be offering Nursery for all ages during both services and the Sunday school hour.

Children will meet in the lobby at 10:45 and will
walk over to WCA together under adult supervision.

Toddlers - Nursery
Preschool - WCA Room 100
Kindergarten - WCA Room 101
1st and 2nd grades - WCA Room 102
3rd and 4th grades - WCA Room 104
5th grade - WCA Room 103
Middle School Girls - WCA Room 208
High School Girls - WCA Room 209
MS & HS Guys - WCA Room 205
Choir Starts Next Week!
Please make plans to attend next 
Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30 for our first choir practice of the season! We will use the sanctuary to maintain social distance but we will remove our masks so we can enunciate and see one another's mouths! We invite all singers whose voices have matured (typically 9th grade and up). While we would prefer that you can read music, we can teach you on the fly! We enjoy our time singing so we ask you to come with a joyful countenance and ready to sing all genres of music.
Questions? Please contact Tom Adams at 256.797.5656 or teadams102557@gmail.com. If you need nursery for infants - age 4, please email Jessica Perez at jessica.perez@wpc-hsv.org
 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Please join us for a time of prayer on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. in the church Narthex. Due to COVID restrictions, we won't be offering a meal or children's services at this time but we will have nursery available for infants - age 4. Please email Jessica Perez at jessica.perez@wpc-hsv.org if you need nursery services. We are working to create a virtual option for those that are not ready to participate in person. We will set up prayer groups of 6 to 8 people to meet via a virtual platform like Zoom. As is our practice on Wednesdays, we plan to set up separate groups for men and women. If you would like to participate in a prayer group virtually, please send an email to prayer@wpc-hsv.org.     
Nursery Volunteers Needed!
The nursery is looking for volunteers for Sunday worship
services, Sunday school, and Wednesday evenings for our infant, toddler and preschool class. If you would like to volunteer or if you are already a volunteer and wish to come off the list or change your normal schedule, contact Jessica Perez at jessica.perez@wpc-hsv.org.

Baby Shower

Please join us for a Baby Shower honoring Hilary Robison given by the Ladies of WPC.

 

When: Saturday, September 26th at 11:00 AM 

Where: Suzanne Wellborn's home

23 Front Street 

Madison, AL 35758

*Registered at Target & Amazon

Security Volunteers Needed
Calling all Men: The church is in need of additional volunteers to provide building security during events for the women's ministry.  Responsibilities simply include monitoring the side entrance and ensuring that only appropriate attendees are allowed in; ensure the door is locked/latched when you depart. Click HERE to sign up to serve. 
Nursing Home Outdoor Hymn Sing
Please come make a joyful noise with us on Monday, October 12th at 5:30 p.m. as we gather outside Morningside of Madison (49 Hughes Road) to give praise through singing. We will be following social distancing guidelines so please bring a mask. If you have any questions or would like to bring an instrument, please contact 
Jacqueline Bryant at 256-656-9635 
Missionary Spotlight
World Reformed Fellowship

Attendees pose at the 2019 World Reformed Fellowship General Assembly in Jakarta, Indonesia, which drew hundreds of people from around the world.

The mission of the World Reformed Fellowship is to promote a cooperative network for communication and sharing of ministry resources among their membership of evangelical and reformed Christians in the advancement of the Gospel across at least 61 nations. WRF emphasizes that it is a fellowship, not a council. Councils tend to require tight agreement doctrinally or in polity, or focus on mutual declarations of an academic nature.

WRF is designed to surmount difficulties caused by geographic, cultural, or linguistic barriers and to offer a gathering point where Reformed leaders can grow to know one another and then work out mutually beneficial cooperative agreements. WRF provides one level of fellowship for denominations and another for agencies, institutions, lay persons and leaders. Nearing its twentieth anniversary, the WRF has a growing membership of over 73 denominational members (in 30 countries), 54 congregational members (in 26 countries), 114 organizational members (in 30 countries), and 374 individual members (in 53 countries). 

For more information, visit their website at https://wrf.global/.