Aug. 19 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

13th Sunday after Pentecost, August 19, 2018


We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Candle-Lighting & Prelude:    “Fairest Lord Jesus”              Dale Wood

Call to Worship/Opening Prayer

Hymn VU 198            “Come, O Spirit, Dwell among Us”         EBENZER


Prayer of Confession                   adapted from a prayer by Janet Morley

O God, you have searched us out and known us,

   and all that we are is open to you.

We confess that we have sinned in using our

   power to dominate.

   and our weakness to manipulate;

we have evaded responsibility

   and failed to confront evil;

we have denied dignity to ourselves

   and to each other,

and too often we have fallen into despair.

                                                                                                                                                 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.”


Time with Children

Hymn VU 341                  “Fairest Lord Jesus”         SCHÖNSTER HERR JESU


We Hear the Word

 First Scripture Reading: I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-15

This is testimony to the Word of God

      Thanks be to God.


Responsive Reading: VU 833 “Psalm 111” (without refrain)


Gospel Reading: John 6:51-58

This is the Gospel of Christ.

      Thanks be to God.

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


Musical Offering                                                    Linda Herman, clarinet



We Respond

Hymn VU 472            “O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts”            MARYTON



Offertory:  “Be Thou My Vision”                              Penny Rodriguez

Dedication Hymn VU 540 “Grant Us, God”

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 642                  “Be Thou My Vision”                            SLANE


Choral Response:            “Hallelujah”                                  ST. GEORGE’S

Postlude:          “Postlude in G”                                              G.F. Handel



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    


Usher:  Janet Sealey

Scripture Reader:  Petra Thanisch


This week at Westworth

Thanks to Rev. Don Ross for leading worship this morning.


Other Announcements

Westworth Vacation Bible School

  • August 27th – August 31st  from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Cost: $75.00/child/Full Day week; ages 4-12
  • Theme: A Road Trip with Mary and Joseph – The Christmas Story
  • Registration forms: contact Maggie or Heather in the office or online at


Circles for Reconciliation

Circles for Reconciliation circles for Westworth members have been organized, starting September 2018. There is a choice of:

Tuesday evenings starting at 7 pm, or Wednesday afternoons starting at 1:30 pm. Start date for both circles would be the week of September 17.

The Indigenous Family Centre on Selkirk Avenue will accommodate the circles in a partnership with Westworth members. You can register via the Circles for Reconciliation website and in the neighborhood section, please indicate IFC-Fall.

If you have any further questions or need help registering, please contact Ingrid Dowan at


Summer Schedule:

Our worship service will begin at 10:30 am from June 17 – September 2. It will resume at 11:00 am as of September 9.

Westworth office will open again on Monday, August 20 and services will resume at Westworth. Rev. Don Ross will lead us in worship Aug. 19 and Rev. Heather Robbins will lead in worship Aug. 26.

For emergency pastoral From Aug. 19-August 20, please call Rev. Karen Lumley, minister at St. Andrew’s River Heights, on her cell at (204) 250-5073. From August 21-28, please call Rev. Heather Robbins at (204) 889-7609 (home) or (204) 295-1542 (cell). Loraine will return Aug. 29.


2018 Pledges and Donations from January to July received from identifiable givers.

Pledged                     Received               Total Pledged

M+S                                       $  22,780                    $  20,619                    $   39,052

Westworth operations       $148,265                    $142,796                    $ 254,168

Total                                      $171,045                 $163,415                $ 293,220


Total of all donations for the past 3 years.

2016   $162,227                 2017   $161,621                 2018   $163,415

Please refer to the bulletin board in the Narthex for monthly updates.



  1. West Broadway Pantry  There are specific needs right now that include small jars of Peanut Butter (500 ml or less); Cheese Whiz, 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!


Community News (please check bulletin board by the elevator)

  • Come hear the Brahms Requiem, this magnificent work will be performed by the 80-voice Winnipeg SummerChör on Friday Aug. 24th at 7:30 pm Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton St. Tickets are $15 at the door, doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets (with a discount) are available online at:
  • HYMN SING REUNION Concert on Sunday, August 26 at 3:00 p.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church. For more information you can go online to 465 Stafford St.
  • Immanuel UC is looking for a Sunday School Director. 8 hrs/wk @ $20 per hour starting Oct. Contact Leslie Ross


Photo Directory

Upon making some early attempts at planning for a new photo directory for Westworth, it was found that for security reasons (for our e-mail list) primarily, it was not feasible at this time to do an “in house” directory. The Community Ministry Team has decided to return to the same company who did our last directory. Plans are underway to do this in October of this year.

We are way overdue for a new version but to be of the BEST use – we need everyone to be in it! It is our hope that you all will make your best effort to set your appointment times and join your church family in making this version of the Directory a big success.

Below, see the schedule of photography sessions:

Tues, Oct 9                  2:30 – 8:30pm

Wed, Oct 10                2:30 – 8:30 pm

Tues, Oct 16                2:30 – 8:30 pm

Wed, Oct 17                2:30 – 8:30 pm

Thurs, Oct 18               2:30 – 8:30 pm

Fri, Oct 19                   2:30 – 8:30 pm

Sat, Oct 20                   9:00 – 3:00 pm

Only those folks who have their picture taken will get a free photo directory. There is no cost for sitting for the professional photo, and no obligation to purchase photos but you will have the choice to purchase added pictures if you wish. There will be people sitting in the narthex before and after the Sunday services, starting in September to make your appointments. If you plan to still be away on summer break in September, PLEASE, consider calling Shirley Watts (204-489-7695) or e-mail at to make your appointments. Doing this early will insure that you get the time slot best for you.

One last item: our committee will need some people’s help to do this and if you can give us even a little time – it would be so appreciated. Call Shirley for this as well.


Come join us for a BBQ

And Open House at

Westworth United Church,

1750 Grosvenor on August 30th, at 5.30pm


Pork in a Bun’ (The Pork Marketing Board) with a drink and dessert ($5.00 per person)


Let us show you what we will be offering in our community this coming Fall:

Caregivers and Tots drop-In Tuesday Mornings

Gymnastics and Qigong for Children, Youth and Families

Once a Month on a Friday evening   Games and Fun Night for all ages.

Brownies and Sparks

Westworth Annual Bazaar and Rummage sale

Concerts throughout the year


Please visit our website at for more information

Everyone welcome



Minute for Mission

Safe Haven, Stepping Stone


Our gifts for Mission & Service create community and support people living on the margins.

Centre 507, located at Centretown United Church in Ottawa, is an adult drop-in centre and support service that describes itself in its motto: “Safe Haven, Stepping Stone.” Each day, 100 or more people—many facing such challenges as homelessness, poverty, addiction, mental illness, unstable housing, chronic unemployment, and physical abuse— come into the centre seeking a safe and friendly environment.

Daniel Hayward is a former chaplain at Centre 507. He reminisces about his days journeying with the people who drop in: “A lot of coffee and many games of chess! I remember listening to a man who had been released from prison in Kingston, got on the bus to Ottawa, and ended up right away at 507, which is two blocks from the bus station. A young woman came in looking for support; she was pregnant and had been rejected by her church. Parents would arrive, searching for adult children who could be on the streets in Ottawa. A volunteer from a local United Church would repair clothing for grateful participants.

“I led memorial services for participants who had died. One man had no family or money at all and received the solitary burial provided by the government, but the people of Centre 507 and Centretown United showed up so that he would not be alone. Centre 507 staff, volunteers, and participants make a great effort to ensure that no one feels abandoned.” Mission & Service cares for these neighbours.

If Mission & Service giving is already a regular part of your life, thank you so much! If you have not given, please join me in making Mission & Service giving a regular part of your life of faith. Loving our neighbour is at the heart of our Mission & Service.