Monthly Archives: March, 2019
If you’d like to donate toward the Easter lilies in honor, memory, or celebration of your loved one(s), please give online at www.bit.ly/myWPCevent, or complete the form included in Sunday’s bulletin insert. Dedications are $10 each. Please make checks payable to WPC with “Easter Lilies” in the memo line. Place your form and check in the offering plate or bring it to the church office.
Dedications will be published in our Easter bulletin. Donated Easter lilies will adorn our Memorial Garden on Easter Sunday. If you make a donation and would like to have a lily, feel free to take one from the garden after the 11:00am service on that day.
We challenge all of Westminster to fight world hunger one step at a time by participating in the CROP Walk, an 8-kilometer walk and symbolic journey that is the typical daily trek for thousands in developing countries to gather fresh water.
Durham’s 2019 CROP Walk will take place on Sunday, April 7, at 2:30pm and begins at Duke Chapel. Sign-ups for walkers are available in the Mission Center, or you can sign up, sponsor a walker, or make donations at https://www.crophungerwalk.org/durhamnc/wpc.
Last year, WPC raised $14,000 and won the “golden sneaker” award for money raised by a church of our size! Our 2019 goal is $15,000. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us, either as a walker or sponsor!
Wednesday, April 3, 6:30pm – “Lenten Imagery as Seen in Modern & Contemporary Art”
Led by Ruth Caccavale – Music Room
Hear a discussion of Lenten influences on art in our modern times. Ruth is a former professor of art with Rutgers University and currently serves as a gallery guide at the Nasher Museum. A gifted teacher, some of you may remember a few years ago the excellent class Ruth taught, along with Monica Rossman, on the music and art of Holy Week. We hope you will join us.
Friday Morning Prayers, Throughout Lent
The Congregational Care Committee invites you to pray with them on Fridays at 7:00am. Wherever you are at that hour, take a few minutes to pray for those you know and love, and for the needs of the world. Know that the Congregational Care Committee and others will also be praying at that same time, that we might be bound together as our hearts are lifted to God. Prayer Concerns & Celebrations are included in the worship bulletin.
Holy Week Silent Campus
To maintain our rhythm of worship and reflection, we do not schedule meetings on our campus during Holy Week. The only groups that will meet are support groups (NA, OA), Bible studies, and groups that support Holy Week worship services. We pray you will join us in this journey: Come by, take a walk, or sit and pray in the Memorial Garden.
Sunday, April 14 – Palm Sunday
8:30am & 11:00am Worship
Children are invited to gather in the Courtyard 10 minutes before each service to line up for our Palm Parade with their Fish Banks for One Great Hour of Sharing.
April 18 – Maundy Thursday
Come remember the intimacy of the upper room and the Last Supper as we gather around the table in communion. Remember the words Jesus gave us as he departed, his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane, his betrayal by Judas, his final hours on the cross.
April 19 – Good Friday
2:00pm Prayer Walk of the Passion
Experience a unique adaptation of the “Prayer Walk of the Passion,” an intergenerational, interactive event depicting the transformative moments of the Holy Week. “Prayer Walk of the Passion” touches the core of who we are as Christians. Come and see! Sign up at http://bit.ly/WPCprayerwalk.
April 21 – Easter Sunday
Resurrection of the Lord
8:30am & 11:00am Worship Special music by Chancel Choir and Brass Ensemble
9:45am Potluck Easter Brunch Bring your favorite breakfast dish to share; beverages provided.