Archives: January 2015 - Westworth United Church



Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, January 25, 2015 Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-15 I don’t remember much about Sunday School, but apparently my brother and have a legacy. When we heard about the story of Jonah, we were so mad at the whale for swallowing Jonah that we grabbed the paper whale …Read more

Called by God

Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, January 18, 2015 I Sam 3:1-11; Ps 139 Has your body ever put you on alert? Perhaps butterflies in your stomach, sweaty palms, tingling ears. Now—I’ve had sweaty palms and butterflies in my stomach, but I’ve never had tingling ears. Does this exist, or is this just …Read more

Zeebu 2015

February 14-16 (the February long weekend) in Carman, Manitoba. Theme: “Wired In: Technology & Spirituality”  The retreat is open to all those in Grades 7-12.  Registration and payment is available on-line.

Fellowship Luncheon

 On January 25 at the service, we will be having a hot lunch with chili and buns. There will be Scottish themed snacks and dessert with entertainment by Brochan Lom. There will be a sign up sheet in the narthex.

Wonderfully Human — Humbly Divine

Rev. Dr. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd, Westworth United Church, January 11, 2015 Mark 1:4-11 Welcome to the season of Epiphany. It is supposed to be a season of discovery, of sun breaking through the ice fog, of confusing darkness diminishing, of frenzied chaos calming. But our new year has not had a very good start. Darkness …Read more

Messy Church

Messy Church on January 18th, from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. is going to be a Movie Night! After the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year’s celebrations, join the fun as we watch Cloudy, with a Chance of Meatballs. And for supper…you guessed it, dinner rolls, meatballs and a variety of sauces, salad and …Read more

Everything Old Is New Again

Rev. Mona Denton, Westworth United Church, Sunday, January 4, 2015 Jeremiah 31:7-14, John 1:10-18   No one has ever seen God. It is God the only Son, who is close to the Father’s heart, who has made him known.  (John 1:18) Today is the final Sunday on our journey from Christmas to Epiphany. In these days after Christmas, …Read more

The Extra Gift – Finding Our Way to Bethlehem

Rev. Mona Denton, Westworth United Church, December 24, 2014 Luke 2:1-20, Matthew 2:1-11  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth,and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:7) Every church I have served has had a nativity set, …Read more