Nov. 12 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation


11:00 am November 12, 2017

Remembrance Sunday


We Gather to Worship

Westworth Winds

“Fanfare For The Common Man”                              arr. Aaron Copland

“Royal Canadian Air Force March Past”                   Davies and Dyson

        Danny Boy”                                                                            arr. Samuel Hazo

        “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”                            arr. John Edmondson


Welcome and Announcements

Candle Lighting and Prelude

“I Vow to thee, My Country”                    Gustav Holst/ Eric H. Thiman

Prayer for Peace VU 693

Hymn VU 679                      “Let There Be Light”                               CONCORD


Prayer of Confession

       We remember those who have sacrificed their lives

               to resist hate, fascism and intolerance.

       As we remember, we confess that we have not always lived up to their high calling.

       We confess selfish gain that ignores communal wellbeing.

       We confess prejudice that marginalizes minorities.

       With gratitude for your forgiveness, we ask you to renew our hearts, that we may help sustain a world for which others have died and whom we now remember.


“Last Post”                                                        trumpeter: Captain Rick Sellwood

One Minute of Silence



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

Children’s Hymn MV 104       “Know That God is Good”


Reading:           “In Flanders Fields”           Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae

(Children are invited to go to church school)


Epistle Reading: I John 3:11, 16-18

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church

Thanks be to God.


Responsive Reading: VU793 “Psalm 78” Part One


Gospel Reading: Luke 10:25-37

This is Gospel of Christ.

Thanks be to God.

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


Anthem:    “Make Me an Instrument of Thy Peace”

                                    Text: St. Francis of Assisi, Music: Mary McDonald


Sermon: “Why Canadians Remember”


We Respond

Recognition of Veterans & Members of the Canadian Armed Forces

Hymn VU 678         “For the Healing of the Nations”     WESMINSTER ABBEY



Offertory:  “A Hymn of Peace”                                      Penny Rodriguez

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 806 “O God Our Help in Ages Past” vs. 1-4, 6             ST ANNE


Choral Hallelujah                                                                             ST GEORGE

Postlude: “Fanfare for the Common Man”                    arr. Aaron Copland


Thanks to our trumpeter Captain Rick Sellwood.



Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd  

204 489-6974 Ext. 22

Director of Music:  Debbie McLeod                     Organist:  Dorcas Windsor

Minister Emerita:  Eleanor Geib

Coordinator of Children, Youth & Family Ministries:    Maggie Barnett

204 489-6974 Ext. 23                                       

Office Administrator:  Heather Lavery                   

Church Phone # 204 489-6974 Ext. 20                           

Church Accountant:  Jenny Jeffers      


Hosts: Barb and Kent Magarrell

Ushers: Jennifer Snyder and Janet Sealey

Scripture Reader: Will Firth                        Poem Reader: Caitlyn Fleischaker


We extend our condolences to Eunice and Doug P. on the passing of Eunice’s mother, Elsie S.


A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all the convenors, contributors and many many volunteers who helped to make our 2017 Luncheon and Bazaar such a great success.  Our profit for this event was $9,642.92 which will be included in the general funds.

Wendy Moroz and Janet Sealey, Co-Convenors


CE and Community News

Our Westworth Kids Community Outreach made 10 pans of banana bread for West Broadway Community Ministry. Our thanks to Danielle, Julia and Cheryl for all their help.


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.

This week at Westworth:

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

Newcomers’ Welcome Breakfast in the Parlour at

9:30 AM.

Westworth Kids will be learning about -A Ruler from Bethlehem, Micah 5:2-5

Jazz Haz Play Rehearsal at 2:00pm in the sanctuary.

Ceremony of Carols practice at 7:30pm in choir room.

Please have your Cheer Board knitting in today. Thank you.

Counting Team is Team C – Dave S’s team


Nov. 14

M & P meeting in the library at 7:00pm.

Nov. 15

Unit 77 will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Kathy Wilson to discuss the book The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.

CE meeting at 7:00pm in the library.


Nov. 16

Unit 7 meeting in the parlour at 9:30am.

West Broadway Luncheon at 12:30pm.

Future Present Practice at 2:00pm in the sanctuary.

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


Nov. 17

CE Community Jazz Haz Play starts at 6:30pm in the sanctuary.

Nov. 18

Men’s Spirituality starts at 9:00am in the upper classroom.

Nov. 19

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

Westworth Kids will be learning about Angels Visit, Luke1:26-38

Ceremony of Carols practice at 7:30pm in choir room

 Turkeys for Rossbrook House – Advance notice

On behalf of Westworth, the Outreach Team has once again agreed to coordinate the donation of cooked, frozen, sliced turkeys with gravy to support the drop-in at Rossbrook House over the Christmas period. Get your turkey soon and prepare to cook-up a storm. Watch the bulletin and the notice board for details. Questions or concerns may be directed to Allan McKay at



Opportunities to support 1JustCity:

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

  1. The September Lunch for our friends at West Broadway Community Ministry will be held Thursday, Nov. 16. You are invited to share in this vital ministry by contributing to the monthly offering of meatball subs, home baked cookies and fruit. The sign-up sheet is available in the Narthex. Please speak to our November hosts Barb and Brian Gwyer or  phone 204 489-4071 if you have any questions.


    1. LITE’s 21st Annual Wild Blueberry Pancake Breakfast Friday, November 24 at 7 AM – 10 AM Indian and Metis Friendship Centre 45 Robinson at Dufferin Winnipeg, MB R2W 5H5 You’re invited to LITEs largest fundraiser to celebrate 21 years of creating jobs! You will enjoy a delicious locally-sourced menu, live entertainment, good people and good times. You will also have the opportunity to meet some of LITEs grant recipients whose lives have been changed thanks to the opportunities LITE’s donors provide. Regular priced  tickets are $20. Limited income tickets are $5 Not a morning person but still want to support the event? Purchase a Sleep-in ticket! For each sleep-in ticket purchased,  LITE will donate 3 tickets to a community organization in Winnipeg’s inner-city. Sleep-in tickets are $20

  2. Gifts with Vision catalogues have been mailed from the National Church to many of you, and you will have noticed exciting opportunities for gifting! Members of the Outreach Team will be greeting you and handing out copies of the catalogue at the end of today’s service. Grab an extra copy of the catalogue for yourself, and share the excitement with family and friends!


Community News (please see more info on bulletin board)

  • Stuffed Toys from Kenya made by women in the Baba Dogo slum in Nairobi. They are made by single mothers, living with HIV and have no other means of providing for their families. All donations go to the community to cover costs of material, to pay a fair wage and the remainder to cover school fees at the Baba Dogo Sacred Heart Parish School for orphans or children from families without resources. Toys will be available the Sunday before Christmas. Contact Peter Denton
  • The new date chosen for the UCW 55th Anniversary “Celebrating Spirit” service will be MONDAY, NOV. 20TH at 7 p.m.  at the same location, Harrow UC, 955 Mulvey Ave. The Offering will go to the Mission & Service Fund, and there will be a brief PowerPoint ‘Morogoro Women’s
  • Training Centre’ report, followed by refreshments and fellowship.  If you are able, please RSVP approximate numbers able to attend.  We look forward to seeing you.
  • Grey Street Players present a hilarious, original dinner theatre productionThe Grobbit a musical theatre fantasy spoof of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and other fantasy works.  Nov. 24-26. Details on poster
  • World Village Gospel Choir Greatest Hits! The concert starts at 2 pm on Saturday Nov. 25th at Knox UC, 400 Edmonton St. Tickets are $15 at the door, kids 12 and under free. Save $3 by checking the link for an online ticket discount. We are so looking forward to performing for you! Scroll down form some videos of past performances. For more info and tickets:
  • Junction Players and St. Mary’s Road UC present Dessert Theatre Nov.30th, Dec. 1st and 2nd at 7:00 pm Dec. 3rd at 2:00 pm Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Students call 204-257-0678 613 St. Mary’s Road
  • The Government of Canada is matching donations to the Rohingya crisis until Nov. 28. Over half a million Rohingya people have escaped extreme violence and persecution in Myanmar and are seeking refuge across the border in Bangladesh. Bangladesh is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees, many of whom fled with few possessions and are deeply traumatized. Families are exhausted, and struggling to get by. Until Nov. 28, Canadian Foodgrain Bank donations to their Rohingya Refugee Appeal are eligible for 4:1 matching through our regular ongoing grant agreement with the Government of Canada. Help us respond!   944-1993
  • Handel’s Messiah Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra Dec 15-16. Save 20% off ticket prices, use code WESTWORTH when ordering and Westworth receives a portion of the ticket price. 949-3999.


A Play about Embracing Diversity

If you and your children missed this at the Fringe Festival, it’s not too late, since one of our churches offered to host it for all of us. This is a great opportunity for our children and their families to enter into dialogue about affirming others for who they are. This play explores themes of bullying, making a positive out of a negative, and working together to find solutions. There will be handouts before the show with some things to watch for and think about during the show and then a post-show follow-up to bring it all together while enjoying some refreshments.


Jazz Hazz Productions


‘Tales of Foreign Lands and People’

a storytelling performance about diversity

geared for ages 4-12 and their families


Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 6.45pm

(Mark your calendars as this is VERY soon!)

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Ave, Winnipeg ,MB

Adults $10.00, children $5.00, families $20.00

includes refreshments

Tickets available at the door



Westworth United Church

& Interesting Theatre present

FUTURE PRESENT:  An Elleston Liddell Mystery

a radio play by Tim Higgins

Live Cast-Live On-stage Sound Effects – Live Music

Friday, November 24  7:30pm Broadcast begins

Saturday, November 25  7:30pm Broadcast begins

Sunday, November 26  2:30pm Broadcast begins

Coffee/Tea/Dessert included

Tickets $20 (Children & Students $10)

Available at the door (1750 Grosvenor Ave.)



Minute for Mission

A Chaplain and Church Planter


Our gifts for Mission & Service have supported training for ministers and building churches. Let us hear the story of one man who made a huge difference in many lives!

The Rev. Dr. Waldo Edward Lovel Smith was a United Church minister, author, navy chaplain, professor, and church planter who is remembered fondly by former students, veterans, ministers, and parishioners. The ripples of his commitment can be felt today.

During World War 2, Waldo was granted a leave from his pastoral charge in Grafton, Ontario, to serve as chaplain in the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade in Canada, England, and Italy. He was awarded the Military Cross for rescuing John Matheson in 1943 while serving in Italy. Waldo carried John from where he lay on the ground to a field hospital. John Matheson is the man who helped Canada choose the flag design we love today.

After the war, while teaching at Queen’s Theological College, Waldo used support grants to create many churches in the developing communities around Kingston, Ontario. One that is still a thriving congregation today is St. Andrew’s By-The-Lake United Church. Waldo formed the congregation in a nearby school in 1951. With support from the Missionary and Maintenance Fund (now Mission & Service), the church was created in its current location with student minister leadership until 1957, when it called its first full-time ordained minister.

We sing thanksgiving for the giving hearts of those who have answered the call to chaplaincy.


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!