Nov. 18 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation


26th  Sunday after Pentecost, November 18, 2018

Stewardship Sunday II


We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Candle-Lighting & Prelude:     “Interlude”                          Denis Bédard

Introit:                         “Show Me Thy Ways”                         Walter Pelz

Opening Prayer

Hymn VU 407                        “O Joy of God”                          HIGHWOOD

Children’s Story

Hymn  VU 575    “I’m Gonna Live So God Can Use Me”   I’M GONNA LIVE


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.)


Prayer of Confession

      God of Holy Mystery,

      Sometimes we are overwhelmed with diversity.

      We want others to believe and think as we do.

      It is difficult not to rush to judgement.

      Help us to find our common call amidst our diverse beliefs.

      Strengthen us into one united body,

            willing to be your hands and feet.


Meditative Silence & Words of Assurance

We Hear the Word


Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:11-18; 23-25

Hear what the Spirit is saying to the Church.

      Thanks be to God.

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


Anthem           “Rivers of the Living Water”                     Karen Marrolli

Flute: Bettina N.

Sermon:                      “Faith and Diversity”


We Respond

Hymn VU 603            “In Loving Partnership”                   PARTNERSHIP

Minute for Stewardship                                                                        Keith L.



Offertory:    “I Have Decided to Follow Jesus”         arr. John Carter

Dedication Hymn MV 191 “What Can I Do”

Offertory Prayer and Dedication of Pledges


Prayers of the People

Prayer Introit: MV 175 “May We but Wait”

Prayers of Thanksgiving and Intercession

The Lord’s Prayer VU 959 (sung)


Hymn MV 171 “Christ Has No Body Now but Yours”      Warner/Gunn

Benediction                                                                St. Teresa of Avila

Choral Response:  MV 205         “Great Amen”

Postlude:                    “Toccata in Seven”                             John Rutter



November 18, 2018

1750 Grosvenor Ave.

Winnipeg, MB R3N 0H9

Phone: 204-489-6974

Facebook: @WestworthUC

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.

  • Please join us after the service for coffee and visiting in the narthex. 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 S. and Florence B.

Usher:  Janet S.

Scripture Reader:  Paul G.



Counting Team today is Team C – Dave S’s team



Sunday School will be learning about Solomon Builds the Temple (1 Kings 6)

Youth Grades (5-8) will meet with Marilyn in Room 2.

Maggie Barnett 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 today so please have pledges in the Green Pledge box in the narthex.


Lesley Fox is a chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces and remains in covenant with our congregation. She is currently serving overseas as chaplain to our forces in the UK, Norway/Sweden and Latvia/Lithuanian/Estonia. She is missing Canada, her friends and family—including her church family!  She spends her spare time crocheting and particularly misses Jujubes! Let’s send her a care package filled with Canadian foods, memorabilia & yarn. We’ll collect items until next Sunday, Nov. 25, and mail the package to her at the end of November.

CHEER BOARD KNITTING Thank you to our knitters who have knit 70 mitts and 172 toques plus 8 hats for West Broadway. New wool has arrived.

upcoming events

UCW UNIT 77 MEETING Wed. Nov. 21st at 1:30pm at the home of Marilyn Trickett.  The book, The Night They Came For Til, by Rebekah Lee Jenkins will be discussed.  The author, who hails from Souris, Manitoba, will be present. All women are welcome.

UCW UNIT 94 MEETING Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30pm. This month we have one of our own congregants, Lee-Ann Blase, speaking about her career in costuming. She studied textiles and history at the U of M and put those areas together to work for many years at the Mb Museum in the area of conservation. All women are welcome.


Art & Origami:  Paper, Paper Everywhere!! All Welcome.



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. YAZIDI FOOD BLITZ Thank you to all who supported the food blitz on behalf of our Yazidi neighbours. It was an outstanding success. 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, Thank you as well for the incredible support for the November lunch at West Broadway Community Ministry. Hosted by Barb and Brian Gwyer, our friends at WBCM enjoyed their favourite meatball sandwich lunch. Our next lunch will be hosted by Dan and Ruth W. on Thursday January 17, 2019. There is no December lunch.
  3. 10,000 VILLAGES SALE Dec. 9 As we approach the season of giving, consider purchasingfair trade products for your loved ones from Ten Thousand Villages. The Outreach Committee will be hosting a sale on December 9th after the service in the Parlour. A variety of items will be available. We will accept cash, cheque or credit.
  4. 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 McKay at 204-269-5292 or for questions or concerns.
  5. 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.
  6. LITE BLUEBERRY PANCAKE BREAKFAST Friday November 30 from 7am – 10am. The annual LITE (Local Initiatives Toward Employment) fund raising Blueberry Pancake Breakfast is coming. Tickets are $20. At the door.
  7. 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!
  8. 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 elevator)

  • 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.
  • CHRISTMAS SALE McClure UCW Saturday, Nov. 24 10 am – 1 pm  533 Greenwood Place (behind the CNIB building)
  • RENAISSANCE VOICES SING JOYFULY! Friday, Nov. 30 & Sat. Dec. 1 at 8:00pm Young UC Tickets $25/$15
  • SING! U OF M CHOIRS SEASONAL CONCERT DEC. 1 AT 7:30PM Westminster UC  $15/$10 Directors:  Elroy Friesen & Stuart Sladden
  • MALE CHORUS YULE SING ’18 DEC. 2 AT 2:30PM WITH Wpg. Youth Chorus. Covenant Christian Reformed Church 653 Knowles Ave.
  • ANDREWS RHUC HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW Dec. 8, 10-3PM. Choose gifts from a variety of great vendors. If you have something you’d like to sell, tables are still available. Contact Alexis at 204-489-4308 or Lyla at 204-488-7425.


Minute for Mission

Rendez-vous 2017: Be the Church!

Our gifts for Mission & Service support programs for youth like Rendez-vous.

In August 2017, close to 600 youth, young adults, and youth leaders gathered in Montreal to sing, dance, learn, and be inspired to share their voices with a world and a church in desperate need of hearing them. Rendez-vous is a national United Church get-together that happens every three years in different locations around Canada.

Rendez-vous 2017 met in Montreal at Concordia University. The theme was “Be the Church.” The conversations were passionate as youth and young adults explored their faith on a deep level. There was an inclusivity among participants, as the many who had never been to Rendez-vous were quickly included in groups that had bonded over the years.

Each day began with gathering music, often top-40 dance hits that got the group moving, followed by inspiring speakers. These included Paola Márquez from Colombia, who spoke about how supporting Mission & Service is the best way to make a huge difference; Aidan Legault, who talked about using our voices for change; Rodger Nishioka, who shared his wisdom and humour each day; and Moderator Jordan Cantwell, who shared a message of hope for the church. Inspiring music came from Rick Gunn and the band ReGenesis and singer Coco Love Alcorn. All who gathered left at the end of the four days inspired and ready to truly be the church!

Thank you so much for making gatherings like Rendez-vous possible through your gifts for Mission & Service.

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.