After selling their brother Joseph into slavery, I am pretty sure they assumed they would never see him again. They had thrown him in a pit to die, sold for twenty pieces of silver. He calls them closer: “I am your brother…” and he pauses for what must have felt like forever. Then he says it: DO not be upset or angry over what you did to me. For – Joseph theologically interprets his whole story – God sent me before you to preserve life. Joseph has a really high sense of God’s providence. There has been a famine that will last five more years, he says, and God had you sell me into slavery in order to get me here, to keep the people, to keep the promise, alive. You didn’t send me here, as much as you think you did. It was God.Read more...
Sunday, September 10
9:45am, Fellowship Hall
Children and youth are invited to come meet their Church School teachers while parents confirm their kids’ info on the class rosters. Breakfast snacks and beverages will be provided.
At about 10:10am, children and youth will go to their classrooms with teachers. Adults will stay to hear about the upcoming adult Christian Education opportunities. If you have never been part of a Church School class or short-term elective, come learn more about these wonderful offerings and meet the people who will be leading them.
Westminster’s Chancel Choir welcomes you! All voice parts are needed. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:30-9:15pm and Sundays at 10am in the Music Room.
Our season begins with a dessert party and rehearsal at the home of Carol & Jack Walker on Thursday, September 7, at 7pm. We’ll sing for Rally Day on September 10 and continue with our regular rehearsal schedule on September 14.
One of many highlights this season is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation; music during the month of October will focus on this special event. Preparations for our Advent/Christmas season also begin in the fall.
We welcome new singers at any time, but the start of a new season is a great time to join. There are many excellent reasons to sing in the Chancel Choir:
- As a choir member, you offer a valuable service to the church, enhancing worship with beautiful choral music.
- By sharing your musical gifts, you’ll enjoy wonderful music and rich fellowship on a regular basis.
- Choir members are hard-working, fun-loving, and caring people. Your life will be enriched by joining this spiritually and musically rich group of friends.
We look forward to welcoming you as we make a joyful noise to the Lord! Contact: Monica Rossman, Minister of Music (email@example.com; 919-489-4974, ext. 113).
All who volunteer with children and youth at Westminster must complete a Child & Youth Protection Policy Training, which will be offered in Room 105 on:
- Wednesday, August 23, at 6pm
- Sunday, August 27, at 11:15am
In a continuing effort to share a better understanding of the church’s financial strengths and needs, the Session is undertaking a series of newsletter articles about how committees work to define the mission and program of the church, and how the program is funded and managed through the operating budget. The fifth installment explains the Assimilation Committee’s work.Read more...