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  1. News : Lenten & Holy Week Happenings & Services

    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
    7:30pm Worship

    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
    12:00pm Worship
    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.


  2. News : 2018 Easter Offering

    WPC’s annual Easter offering will be collected on Sundays, March 25 and April 1. Half of the offering will support One Great Hour of Sharing, an ecumenical effort that began in 1949, and continues to provide relief to those affected by natural disasters, provide food to the hungry, and assist in helping to empower the poor and oppressed.

    Children are invited to collect their offering for One Great Hour of Sharing in a colorful fish bank. Fish banks are brought in during the children’s Palm & Fish Bank Parade at both worship services on Palm Sunday, March 25. If you need a fish bank, you can pick up one in the lobby of the Mission Center.

    The other half of WPC’s Easter offering will go to Rebound. Rebound gives Durham Public Schools high school students on short-term suspension the opportunity to continue their studies while suspended from school. It helps students to stay on top of schoolwork during suspension; develop self-knowledge and improve self-esteem; gain effective communication and conflict management skills; and reconnect with family, school staff, and the larger community.

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  3. News : 2018 Potluck Easter Brunch

    Celebrate Easter Sunday over brunch with your Westminster family! There will be a potluck brunch in the Fellowship Hall from 9:45-10:45am on Sunday, April 1.

    All families are asked to bring something to share. Please sign up and let us know what you’re bringing. Beverages will be provided.

    If you can help set up on Saturday, help during the brunch, or clean up after, please contact Beth Day.

    Come join in a  meal together with family, friends, and guests!


  4. News : Holy Week 2018

    Holy Week will be observed at Westminster with a “silent campus” and special worship services. Only support groups like Narcotics Anonymous and those that support Holy Week worship will meet on WPC’s campus. Our schedule will be:

    Sunday, March 25: Palm Sunday
    The children’s Palm & Fish Bank Parade will take place at both services. Parents, please have your children in the Courtyard 10 minutes before each service to receive palms for the parade, and don’t forget the fish banks! (Extras in the Mission Center lobby.)

    Thursday, March 29: Maundy Thursday
    A worship service will be held at 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. Come remember the intimacy of the upper room and the Last Supper as we gather around the table in communion.

    Friday, March 30: Good Friday
    All are welcome to come for worship at 12pm in the Sanctuary.

    Sunday, April 1: Easter Sunday
    Worship will take place at 8:30 and 11am in the Sanctuary. A Potluck Easter Brunch will take place at 9:45am in the Fellowship Hall. Please sign up to bring a dish to share.


  5. News : 2018 Easter Lily Donations

    Easter LiliesYou may make a donation to the Easter Lily Fund in honor, memory, or celebration of your loved one(s) this Lenten/Easter season. These donations will be used to purchase lilies to decorate our campus on Easter Sunday, April 1, and your dedications will be published in a special bulletin insert that day.

    You can donate online or complete a donation form and return it to the church office by Monday, March 26. Donation forms are available in the Mission Center as well as in worship bulletins through March 25. Forms can be placed in the offering plate with your check on Sunday or brought to the church office. Checks should be made payable to WPC with “Easter Lilies” in the memo line.

    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 11am service that day.


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