Nov. 11 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

Remembrance Day Service, November 11, 2018

10:40 am


We Gather to Worship

Westworth Winds

“O Canada” – Cdn. Forces version           arr. Maj Ken Killingbeck

“Air for Band”                                                        Frank Erickson

“On a Hymnsong”                                by Philip Bliss   D. Holsinger

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


Welcome and Announcements


Candle-Lighting & Prelude:  “O God, Our Help in Ages Past”

                                                                                                                            Healey Willan

Introit:                        “A Better World”                           Sonja Poorman

Call to Worship

We gather to Remember …

We will stand, in silence –   remembering the death.

We will stand, in silence –   remembering the destruction.

We will stand, in silence –   remembering the loss.

We will stand, in silence –

remembering the horror of war:

the ongoing horror for the soldiers,

for the women, men, and children,

to the land and all that lives on it.


We will stand, in silence –

Remembering.      Waiting,      Watching.

Working for peace –

            in our lives,     in our community,

            in our country,      in our world.

In all these things, with all these things –

we gather in community

            to worship God and to offer 

            our prayers for peace with justice.

God is with us.


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


Prayer of Confession

Creator God, on this Day of Remembering, we know we have not always acted with peace and love. We often identify people as “the other.”

      God, forgive us. Fill us with love. 

We are often involved in the fighting and turmoil in our families and communities. God, guide us to be the makers of peace.

      God, forgive us. Fill us with peace.

Fill our hearts to overflowing with love for humankind, respect for human dignity, and the audacity to care for creation. Gift us with courage when we falter.

      God, forgive us. Fill us with love.

There are too many days when we are not prepared to sacrifice our time and talents for the benefit of others. Remind us every day of the servicemen and women, the peacekeepers and peacemakers, who are prepared to sacrifice their lives for people around the world.

      God, forgive us. Fill us with peace.

We ask for your guidance in our times of self-doubt, our times of selfishness, our times of fear, and our times of arrogance.

God, forgive us that we may be your people

in all ways and in all of our days. Amen.


Words of Assurance

“Last Post”                        Keith Davidson, bugler

Two Minutes of Silence


Reading:         “In Flanders Fields”           Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae


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.” Following the Passing of the Peace, the Children may go to Sunday School.)


We Hear the Word

Responsive Reading: VU 851 “Psalm 127”


Gospel Lesson: Mark 12:38-44

This is the Gospel of Christ.

      Thanks be to God.

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


Anthem:          “In Flanders Fields”                                    Eleanor Daley

Time of Remembering


We Respond

Hymn VU 679            “Let There Be Light”                              CONCORD



Offertory:                   “Amazing Grace”                 Arr. by Gerald Sebesky

Dedication Hymn MV 191 “What Can I Do”

Offertory Prayer


Prayers of the People

Prayer Introit: MV 175 “May We but Wait”

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer VU 921


Hymn VU 682                  “O Day of Peace”                             JERUSALEM

Commissioning and Benediction

Choral Response:  MV 205         “Great Amen”


Postlude:       “Brighton Beach Concert March”                 W. P. Latham

“Abide With Me/Last Post”        – arr. Murray Riddell of Winnipeg

Randy Dalton, bugler


Welcome to Rev. Bonita Garrett, Official Civilian Chaplain for the 17th Wing.


welcome to westworth

We hope you’ll find us to be an encouraging, friendly group of people. While we don’t make any claims to be perfect, we are regularly discovering truths that are changing us individually and enriching our lives as a church community. Our doors are open to all who come near, and our hearts are open to receive those we meet. If you have been thinking, praying, searching and hoping for a place to belong, we welcome you to join us and make yourself at home in our midst.

  • The Sunday morning coffee service is on at 10:30 am. We encourage you to bring your own mug each Sunday.
  • If this is your first time here, or if you’re new to Westworth, fill out the pew card and drop it in the collection plate.
  • Children’s activities are on the coat tree.
  • Listening aids can be obtained from the ushers.
  • Please avoid leaving or entering the sanctuary during prayers.
  • Westworth is a scent free church.


Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

204 489-6974 Ext. 22

Director of Music: Debbie McLeod Cherub Choir Director: Jewel Casselman

Organist:  Dorcas Windsor         Westworth Winds Director:  Ray McClelland

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:  Shirley Ann Simkulak and Florence Baker

Usher:  Elaine Pigden

Scripture Reader:  Shirley Watts




 We extend our condolences to Bettina & George N. on the passing of Bettina’s step grandmother in Nova Scotia.


Counting Team today is Team B-Dan’s team



Sunday School will be participating in the Remembrance Day Service.

Maggie will be visiting her family from November 7-21, inclusive, so will be away 2 Sundays:  Nov. 11th and 18th.  Maggie has arranged all the lessons ahead of time and Sunday School will be led those two weeks by Julia and Danielle whom the children know well.

STEWARDSHIP PLEDGES will be dedicated Nov. 18 so please have pledges in by that date. Green Pledge box will be in the narthex to collect your pledges.

COFFEE AFTER CHURCH Please join us for fellowship and conversation. Please remember to bring your mug from home!

CHEER BOARD KNITTING Please bring in your knitting.

LUNCHEON & BAZAAR A big ‘THANK YOU’ to all the convenors, contributors and many many volunteers who helped to make our 2018 Luncheon and Bazaar such a great success.  Our profit for this event was $9,742, which will be included in the general funds.

Wendy M. and Janet S., Co-Convenors


upcoming events

THE MEN’S SPIRITUALITY BREAKFAST is on Saturday November17th 09:00. The topic will be: Personal Responsibility, (where does it begin and where does it end?) All are welcome; enter via the rear doors of the church.

UNIT 7 UCW Thursday Nov 15 at 9:30 a.m. will meet in the parlour on for a social morning.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENING Nov. 23 at 6:30pm Art & Origami:  Paper, Paper Everywhere!! All Welcome.

Ecumenical Advent Taizé service December 10 at 7:30 pm  Come for a quiet, meditative service with Taizé chants on Monday, December 10 at 7:30 pm at Westworth United Church. Our Taizé services are expanding as more people hear about them. We now have an amazing cantor, along with our excellent flutist. If anyone would like to practice singing parts or playing an instrument, please let Loraine know. Our practice will be Monday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 pm at Westworth. If you would like to read scripture in another language, please let Loraine know.



  1. NEIGHBOURS HELPING NEIGHBOURS! Thank you so much to those of you who supported the Neighbours helping Neighbours blitz today.  Government-sponsored Yazidi refugees are finding it very difficult to make ends meet, and need our help. Should you still wish to be part of  this effort, see Ruth Wiwchar after church today. Food that will be appreciated is: Large bags of all- purpose flour, Sugar, Bags of dried Red split lentils, Bags of Dried Chickpeas, Tetley Orange pekoe tea, Canola Oil, Long Grain Rice, Couscous. You may also support this initiative by writing a cheque  made out to Jewish Child and Family Service, noting “ Operation Ezra “ in the memo section of the cheque. Please mail to Michel Aziza at 748 Park Blvd South, Winnipeg, MB R3P 1W3 who will take your cheque to the JCFS office for processing. Tax receipts will be issued for amounts greater than $10.
  2. WEST BROADWAY NOVEMBER LUNCH, Thursday, November 15: Barb and Brian will host this month’s hot lunch 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.
  3. ROSSBROOK HOUSE TURKEYS Through the work of your Outreach Committee, Westworth will once again provide cooked and sliced turkeys with gravy for Rossbrook House. The turkey may be placed in foil pans suitable for reheating and then frozen. Gravy can be frozen in plastic containers. Rossbrook offers a drop-in program over the Christmas break when they provide the hot turkey sandwiches. This is your opportunity to smell that beautiful roasting turkey and to support your community. If you are able to provide a turkey by Dec 17th 2018 for this cause please sign-up on the sheet in the narthex. A reminder card is also nearby the sign-up sheet.  Contact Allan  at 204-269-5292 or for questions or concerns.
  4. GIFTS WITH VISION Your Gifts with Vision catalogue will have arrived in your mailbox this month, along with your issue of the Observer. Please consider having your Christmas gifts this year truly “make a difference” in our world by supporting this Mission and Service initiative. You will find within the pages, local projects that need your support.
  5. PANCAKE BREAKFAST Your Outreach Team is co-ordinating a fundraising Pancake Breakfast for West Broadway Community Ministry at Applebees Restaurant (Grant Park) on Saturday morning February 9, 2019 from 8 – 10 am. Please mark your calendar now, and plan to join us! Please let one of the members of the team know if you are able to assist in serving. More information soon!
  6. 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 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.


community news (please check bulletin board by the elevator)

  • BEER AND HYMNS In support of Young UC, Refugee Support Fund Sunday Nov. 18 at The Handsome Daughter 7:30pm $10 at door, 61 Sherbrook St. Doors open at 7:00pm
  • OAKBANK UC’S DINNER THEATRE PRODUCTION, JUST JOHN Tickets are $50 each and include a $25 tax receipt. For details on this year’s production and seating, please check Tickets may be purchased by contacting Barb at 204.805.2854.
  • THE WINNIPEG BOYS CHOIR CONCERT November 25th 2:00pm with flautists Emma and Laurel Ridd.  This concert is in support of Oak Table! 207 Thompson Dr.