Oct. 22 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

11:00 am October 15, 2017

20th Sunday after Pentecost


We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Prelude and Lighting of Christ Candle:

“Nettleton”                                                                         Gilbert Martin


Introit:       “Put Your Hand in the Hand”                     Gene McClellan

                       Soloist: Will Firth


Call to Worship

With praise on our lips, we come to worship God.

With love in our hearts, we offer ourselves in service.

With healing in our hands, we share God’s peace.

With confidence in our steps, we come as God’s beloved,

Open to receive God’s love; ready to pass it on.


Hymn MV 30    “It’s a Song of Praise to the Maker”      Duck/Klusmeier


Prayer of Confession

Our Creator, you have made us in your image.

Help us know, at the core of our being,

        that we are your beloved;

        created to receive and give love in abundance.

Our wounds and trappings have obscured

        our deepest selves.

We confess words and actions that have betrayed

        your image.

Teach us how to live out of our true selves;

Teach us how to become more like you.


Meditative Silence

Words of Assurance


The Peace of Christ

One: May the peace of Christ be with you.

All: And also with you.

(Please extend to others a blessing of peace with words such as, “Peace be with you,” or “Peace,” with the response, “And also with you.”)


We Hear the Word

Children’s Time

Hymn MV188    “I Thank You, Thank You, Jesus”      Traditional Swahili


First Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:4-13

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

Thanks be to God.


Responsive Reading: VU 819 “Psalm 99”


Gospel Reading: Matthew 22:15-22

This is the Gospel of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

Sung Response: VU 840 “Your Word is a Lamp” refrain 5


Solo:     “Today We Are Called”                  KINGSFOLD, arr. Brenda Portman

Soloist: Blake Collis


Sermon: “Whose Image do We Bear?”


We Respond

Hymn MV 157                      “I Am a Child of God”                               Harding



“Why I Give” – Peter Sim

Offertory          “Trio”                                                         Joseph Rheinberger

Dedication Hymn:  MV 182 “Grateful” (refrain)

Offertory Prayer


Prayers of the People

Prayer Introit VU 400 “Lord, Listen to Your Children Praying”

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer VU 921

Hymn VU 713                “I See a New Heaven”                    I SEE A NEW HEAVEN

Commissioning and Benediction

Choral Hallelujah                                                                                          ST GEORGE

Postlude:          Instrumental by Haskin St. Band


Thanks to the Haskin’s Street Band for playing for today’s service.


Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd            westworthminister@gmail.com

204 489-6974 Ext. 22                                    Director of Music:  Debbie McLeod

Haskins St. Band Director:  Ray McClelland

Minister Emerita:  Eleanor Geib                            Organist:  Dorcas Windsor

Coordinator of Children, Youth & Family Ministries:    Maggie Barnett

204 489-6974 Ext. 23                                                    churchschool@westworth.ca

Church Accountant:  Jenny Jeffers                              treasurer@westworth.ca

Office Administrator:  Heather Lavery                              office@westworth.ca

Church Phone # 204 489-6974 Ext. 20                                      www.westworth.ca


Hosts: Alma Acheson and Dorothy Reid

Ushers: Maureen Lelond and Janet Sealey

Scripture Reader: Teresa Sztaba

Candle-lighter: Phio White


We extend our condolences to Bob and Glenna L. on the passing of Bob’s father.

What does the United Church believe? How have these beliefs changed over the decades? Join us for our fall study on Mondays, 7:30-9:00 pm, beginning Sept. 11 through to Oct. 30. You may attend as many Mondays as you wish—each session is complete in itself. These sessions are adapted for laity from a course Loraine teaches on United Church history and theology. Please sign up in narthex.

Oct. 23: Is Jesus the only way? Interchurch and Interfaith Relations

Oct. 30: What are United Church values? What is our future direction?

Nov. 6 Mac Watts will lead us in a discussion of the United Church’s        changing beliefs over the decades as sung in our hymns


United Church Observer The yearly fee is $25.00, and the envelope for payment is on the coffee ledge for your convenience. Please contact Rochelle Baker at 489-6102 or email aandrbaker@shaw.ca or Heather at the office with any changes or questions you may have. The deadline has passed so please send in your renewal. Thank you for your support.

Please have your Cheer Board knitting in by Nov. 12. Thank you.


This week at Westworth:

TodayWestworth Winds meet at 9:30am in the band room.

WorthyKids will be learning about John the Baptist Luke 3:1-18

Ceremony of Carols practice at 6:30pm in choir room

Counting Team is Team D – Walter’s team


Oct. 23

Fall Study continues today at 7:30pm in the parlour.

Oct. 24

Haskins St. practice at 7:00pm in the choir room.

Council meets at 7:30pm in the parlour.


Oct. 25

Bazaar set up starts at 1:00pm in the parlour and 4:30pm in the upper classroom.

Governance Meeting starts at 7:30pm in the library.


Oct. 26

Bazaar set up continues today.

Senior Choir starts at 7:30pm in the choir room. New singers are welcome to attend.


Oct. 27

Bazaar set up continues.

Oct. 28

Bazaar 11-2pm.

Oct. 29

Westworth Winds meet at 9:30am in the band room.

Ian’s Farewell at 10:30am.

WorthyKids will be learning about John the Baptist Prepares the Way Mark 1: 1-8

Ceremony of Carols practice at 6:30pm in choir room

Loose change Sunday returns.

LUNCHEON AND BAZAAR 2017! Next Saturday October 28th is the BIG day! The annual Luncheon and Bazaar will be held between 11 am and 2 pm here at Westworth. Have you invited all your family, friends, and neighbours yet?  We are looking forward to seeing and greeting everyone there!  If you wish to make a contribution to the Home Baking or General Store areas, please bring them to the church on Friday October 27th .   Please ensure your baked item is labeled e.g. Banana bread and also include a notation as to whether there are nuts or not.  Monetary donations are also welcomed.  Thank you for your contribution… each one adds to the success of the event!

Farewell Reception:  We are saying farewell to Ian Thomson, our Custodian who recently resigned, on Sunday, October 29th from 10:30 to 11:00 in the Narthex, just prior to the service.  This is an opportunity for you to talk to Ian, thank him for his service and enjoy some light refreshments.  We’ll be presenting him with his gift at that time and hope you can attend.

Dedication of Pledges Oct. 29. Please bring in your pledges by this date.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW for the radio play Future Present: An Elleston Liddell Mystery being performed at Westworth on November 24th 7:30pm, 25th 7:30pm and 26th 2:30pm. Cast includes some familiar faces/voices from Westworth.  Ticket price includes tea/coffee and cookies at intermission.  Pricing for children, adults and low income.  Tickets available in the narthex after the service or in the office during the week.

Newcomers’ Welcome Breakfast Invitation: The Membership Team of Westworth would like to extend an invitation to ALL NEWCOMERS, and those who may be returning after an extended time away from Westworth, to join us in The Parlour for a Welcome Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 9:30 AM.   Mark your calendar and plan to attend.   Further details will soon be available.

Spare Change Sunday- Here’s another option for responding to those who ask you for spare change. On the last Sunday of each month, we will have a basket at the back of the church into which you are welcome to put your spare change. This will go towards West Broadway Community Ministry, which provides services including meals, counselling, advocacy, laundry facilities, telephone, voice mail and a computer lab for those living in poverty.

Westworth is looking for a handyperson to do repairs around the church,  if you are recently retired or have time on your hands and are able to fix and repair things,  please give the church office a call 204 489-6974 Ext. 20.  The job would be occasional and on an as needed basis.  Remuneration paid.

Donations from “identifiable givers” for the year including the month of Sept. for the past 3 years.

2015      $223,359             2016      $205,464             2017      $204,550

Based upon pledges, we anticipated $214,852 in donations. Please refer to the bulletin board in the Narthex for monthly updates.



Opportunities to support 1JustCity:

* Please check the New Outreach Board for more information about exciting events!

  1. 1Just City Gift Catalogues and Gifts with Vision catalogues are available now. There are a few copies of each catalogue available in the Narthex today. More have been ordered and should be available next Sunday.

Remembrance Day Service: Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning at 10:45 am with pre-service music. During the service, we will be recognizing veterans and those currently serving in the Armed Forces.


Community News (please see more info on bulletin board)

  • The Alleluia Singers of CFR present our fall concert of Gospel music on Sunday Oct 22nd at Crescent Ft Rouge UC, 525 Wardlaw at 1:30 pm.
  • The Winnipeg Singers Thanksgiving & Remembrance Tues., Nov. 7 7:30pm Westminster UC


Minute for Mission

Nations Uniting

Our gifts for Mission & Service support the journey toward reconciliation. Let us hear a story of one of our Mission & Service partners in Ohsweken, Ontario.

In the Six Nations First Nations community in southern Ontario sits a simple white building. For over five years Nations Uniting has offered a place of community and provided educational workshops to the surrounding communities on and off the reserve at various locations up and down the Grand River.

Healing Circles and Grandmothers’ Teas are times of quiet sharing, with each person in the circle getting a chance to talk or ask questions and, most importantly, to respectfully listen to one another’s stories of life. As people listen, they learn from one another.

Nations Uniting also uses the Blanket Exercise developed by KAIROS Canada to bring to life teachings and reflections of forgotten Canadian history.

The number of Sharing Circles is increasing as other churches hear about what Nations Uniting is doing and yearn to know more about their First Nations neighbours.

We sing thanksgiving for the programs of healing and reconciliation offered through the Mission & Service–supported ministry of Nations Uniting.

If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!

Tickets now Available for:

Future Present:

An Elleston Liddell Mystery

A radio play by Tim Higgins

Presented by:

Westworth United Church & Interesting Theatre

     Nov. 24th , 25th 7:30 p.m.        Nov 26th 2:30 p.m.

            Westworth United Church 1750 Grosvenor

Adult $20         Child (12 & under)  $10


              Low income option 

          (office 489-6974 ext 20)

Coffee/tea/dessert available at intermission






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