Apr. 15 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

3rd Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2018


                                 We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Candle-lighting & Prelude:         “Christ is Arisen”             Wilbur Held

Introit:      “Christ Being Raised From the Dead”                 Walter Pelz


Opening Prayer:                        (adapted from VU 679 “Let There Be Light”)

Let there be light, let there be understanding,

Open our lips to sing praises.

Open our minds to ponder.

Open our hearts to wonder.

Hallow the world God made.


Hymn VU 168             “The Risen Christ”                              WOODLANDS

Prayer of Confession

      God of grace,

      Our minds are clouded with judgement.

      We see only what we fear.

      Clear our minds to see the beauty that lies beneath.

      Open our minds to possibilities and potential,

            which the Spirit of resurrected power can bring forth.


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.”


Confirmation and Membership Transfer


Blessing VU 429 “May the Blessing of God Be Upon You”

(the children may now go to Sunday School)


We Hear the Word

Responsive Reading: VU 727    “Psalm 4”


Scripture Reading: Luke 24:36b-48

This is Gospel of Christ.

      Thanks be to God.

      Sung Response:  VU 826, Refrain 2 “Hallelujah”


Anthem:          “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”                             J.S. Bach

Sermon:                “Open Mindedness”


                                    We Respond

Hymn VU 185      “You Tell Me That the Lord Is Risen”               NOËL



Offertory:              “What Wondrous Love”                    Craig Curry

Dedication Hymn VU 544 “In Gratitude and Humble Trust”

Offertory Prayer


Prayers of the People

Prayer Introit: MV 16      “Come & Fill Our Hearts””

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer VU 921


Hymn VU 158                        “Christ Is Alive”                              TRURO


Choral Response: VU 974           “Amen!”

Postlude:        “Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won!”                 Jan Bender



Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd        westworthminister@gmail.com

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                                              churchschool@westworth.ca

Office Administrator:  Heather Lavery                               office@westworth.ca

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

Church Accountant:  Jenny Jeffers              churchaccountant@westworth.ca


Hosts:  Florence van Dijk and Alex and Zoe Attazada

Usher:  Maureen Lelond

Scripture Reader:  Shirley Watts


We extend our condolences to Janice G. and family on the passing of Jessie W.


There will be a Memorial Service for Robert B. on

Apr. 27 at 1:30pm at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave.


There will be a Funeral Service for Jean P. today at 2 pm at Westworth.  In lieu of flowers, donations to Siloam Mission would be appreciated by the family.


This week at Westworth:

Counting Team is Team B – Dan’s team


The Westworth Kids This week we will be learning about Early Believers Acts 2: 43-47, 4: 32-37.  Next week we will learn about the Holy Spirit Acts 2: 1-21

Westworth Youth -meet Sat. at 3:30 pm in the upper classroom for Qigong.

Mums/Caregivers and Tots Tuesday Morning Drop-in from 9.30-11.00am


THE GREAT WESTWORTH RUMMAGE SALE Fri. Apr.27 7pm-9pm and Sat. Apr. 9am-noon Sign-up sheets are on bulletin board for volunteers who can offer a hand, aid the church in fund raising and enjoy fellowship.  Any amount of time is appreciated – bring your family, bring your friends. This is a once-a-year event.

Faith Café Thursday, Apr. 19 at 10:30am. The topic will be Atonement and Communion.

Unit 7 will be meeting on Thursday April 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Janet’s house to see pictures from China.

Earth Day Service: April 22 Amanda Davis we will be speaking about how her faith connects to the environmental.

WESTworth  HOEDOWN If you enjoyed Corny Rempel as Elvis last year, come on out to see him as Johnny Cash. It will be a western themed night promising to be lots of fun. Invite your friends and neighbours and make a party of it.

Date:     Saturday, May 12

Time:     doors open at 5:30pm

Cost:      $25 adults, $10 for 12yrs and under

(pay as you are able tickets available only in the office)

Cash bar for beer, wine and soft drinks

The evening includes dinner, performance and dancing to the Haskins Street band.

We are looking for folks who might like to help with set up and clean up, provide ice cream buckets or contribute to making cookies for dessert. See sign up sheets in the narthex.


Christian Family Sunday: May 13 We will begin this service with a blessing of bikes and wheels. Please bring your bikes, roller blades, skateboards, scooters, walkers, and wheelchairs for a blessing. Weather permitting, we will begin the service on the east lawn beside the sign for the blessing and will then proceed into the sanctuary for the rest of the service. There will be a security person looking after the bikes and wheels during the service.

Taizé Pentecost Service May 14, 7:30 pm. Come for a time of quiet meditation and chanting as we celebrate the Spirit moving in our midst.

We no longer need plastic bags for the prayer shawls. Thank you.

Photo Directory: We have attempted to put things in place to do an “in house” photo directory but have found there to be too many complications surrounding privacy issues. Therefore, we have decided to return to the previous format with the same professional company handling the project. This will take place in the fall but we will start making appointments for those pictures before summer starts. Stay tuned for more information soon.

There are only two seasons – winter and baseball.” And, now that winter is behind us, it is time to put the Goldeyes game, that we Westworth keeners will be attending, into your calendars. Reserve June 8th, 7:00 pm, for a game against the Chicago Dogs. Watch for the sign-up sheet to appear in the narthex. Contact Nancy Williamson (sarahtrois@shaw.ca) if you want more information.

Conference Worship -Westworth will not be holding a Sunday Service on May 27 in order to encourage people to attend the final worship service of Conference. The 10:00am service will be at University Centre, University of Manitoba. Please sign up will you will attend plus if you can provide a ride or need a ride.


  1. West Broadway April Lunch Nancy Doern White, with Marion and Denis Simpson will host this month’s hot lunch on Thursday, April 19th for over 160 people at West Broadway. Meatball sandwiches, fruit and home baked cookies are on the menu, and you may find the signup sheet in the Narthex. Your Outreach Team is grateful for your continued support of this monthly program to provide a nourishing meal that is appreciated so very much by our guests.
  2. West Broadway Pantry Just a quick note to our faithful supporters who so generously supply the emergency food program with canned and dry food. There are specific needs right now that include small jars of Peanut Butter (500 ml or less); tinned meat, especially tuna, but also chicken, ham and salmon;  pasta sauce; pork and beans; granola bars. Always gratefully received are travel size toothpaste, shampoo, and soap, as well as personal hygiene products.  Thank you Westworth for your continued and generous support of the guests at West Broadway! 


We received $190 from our Good Friday loose collection that was sent to 1JustCity. Thank you for your support.


New Member Bios

Denise Jones

I grew up near Fredericton, New Brunswick and attended the Burtts Corner Church of Christ, where I was baptized. I am married to Brett Lougheed and we are blessed with two great kids, William (age 9) and Sophie (age 7).  My relationship with Brett and a well-timed position at the Archives of Manitoba brought me to Winnipeg in 2005. After visiting many churches in the City, we found Westworth after moving to the neighbourhood in 2010. I serve as secretary of the Finance Committee and help with the weekly offering counting teams. My academic background is in history and archives, with degrees from the University of New Brunswick, Concordia University and the University of Toronto. Since 2015, I have been working for the City of Winnipeg as an Access and Privacy Coordinator.


Brett Lougheed

I was raised in Erickson, Manitoba where I was baptized and confirmed as a member of the Erickson Lutheran Church.  I attended the University of Manitoba where I received a Master’s degree in Archival Studies.  I am now the University Archivist and Digital Curator at the University of Winnipeg Archives.  I have attended Westworth United Church since moving to the River Heights area in 2010.  I have served on the planning committee of the Lenten Studies series for the past three years.  The Church has been very welcoming to my family and I am happy to be formally becoming a member of the Westworth family.

Committees or teams who would like bulletin announcements of their groups meetings or events, please provide an announcement to the office by noon Wednesday. Also let the office know of any meetings you have scheduled so they can be added to the church calendar. Thank you.


Community News (please see bulletin boards for more info.)

  • Young UC presents Love Bertie, a Play by Joch & Emily Warriner

May 3-5 7:00pm  call 204 783-0128

  • Charleswood UC Rummage and Sports Card Sale – Sat. April 21, 9 a.m. to noon. 4820 Roblin Blvd. at Dieppe Road.



Minute for Mission

Mission and Service 101

Have you ever wondered what Mission & Service really is? Where did it come from? Well, I am going to tell you!

Mission & Service is how we live out the call of the church to do God’s mission.

Mission & Service wasn’t always called Mission & Service. Before 1925, the three original denominations that joined to create The United Church of Canada—Presbyterians, Methodists, and Congregationalists—saw mission as an important part of church life and supported it in many ways.

Since church union, the name for the way we support the mission and service of the church has gone through many changes: first came the Woman’s Missionary Society along with the Home and Global Mission Boards, then the Missionary and Maintenance Fund, and later the Mission and Service Fund. Now, it is simply the Mission & Service of The United Church of Canada.

Mission & Service is not a separate fund within the church. It is the foundation of how we offer healing and hope in a hurting world. Mission & Service supports education programs; women’s empowerment; food, housing support, and advocacy to alleviate poverty; assistance for theological students, lay leaders, and camping; congregational support; healing the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people; youth programming like Rendez-vous, and much more!

Mission & Service is the heart and soul of The United Church of Canada. If you already give, thank you so much. If you do not give, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith! Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.