July 21 Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation

6th Sunday after Pentecost: July 21, 2019

We Gather to Worship

Welcome and Announcements

Candle Lighting and Prelude

Call to Worship

Gathering P1 2019 (Year C) Page 35 Catherine Tovell, Used with permission.

God is in this place.

We come to refresh and recharge in God’s presence.

God calls us to serve one another in all we do.

      We come to be equipped for this service.

God’s actions are always ones of love and acceptance.

Honouring God, we vow to let our actions declare this love and acceptance.

Let us worship God.

Prayer of Approach

Hymn: VU 661 “Come to my Heart”                             COME TO MY HEART

Children’s Time

Hymn VU 288  “Great is Thy Faithfulness”                        FAITHFULNESS

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.”

Following the Passing of the Peace, the children may go to the upper classroom if accompanied by an adult.  Otherwise, they are welcome to stay in the sanctuary.  Activity packs are available at the back of the sanctuary as well as books, puzzles and colouring materials in library.)

Prayer of Confession

Gathering P1 2019 (Year C) Page 45 Catherine Tovell, Used with permission.

Gracious and Everlasting God, you have always been with us and always will be with us. Sometimes we forget that and think we are in charge and that what happens depends on us and us alone. Forgive us. Help us in this time of worship to accept your presence and to open our eyes to your Spirit among us, within us, everywhere we go. Amen .

Meditative Silence

Words of Assurance

We Hear the Word

Responsive Reading: VU 777  Psalm 52

Scripture Lesson: Luke 10: 38-42

This is the Gospel according to Luke

Thanks be to God.

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

Musical Offering: “Today, We All are Called”                 arr. B. Portman

SOLOIST: Austin Winchell

Sermon:                                 “Sisterhood”

We Respond

Hymn VU 371  “Open My Eyes, That I May See”                OPEN MY EYES



Dedication Hymn:  VU 540 “Grant Us, God, the Grace”

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 595  “We Are Pilgrims”                                      SERVANT SONG


Choral Benediction:    “Hallelujah”                                      ST. GEORGE’S



Thank you to Heather Robbins, for leading us in worship while Loraine is on sabbatical May-July. Rev. Earl Gould is offering pastoral care during this time and may be reached at (204) 888-1543 (home), (204) 795-7535 (cell) or ejgould45@shaw.ca

Minister:  Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd      (on sabbatical May 1st – July 31st)

westworthminister@gmail.com                                             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                                              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

Ushers:  Alan and Kathy W.                                                        Guitar: Alan W.

Scripture Reader:  Colleen W., St. Andrew’s River Heights UC (SARH)

Leading Worship:  Heather Robbins                                Pianist: Nicola Davies



SUMMER SERVICES start at 10:25 am.

THANKS to Alan W. for sharing his musical talents this summer and for Nicola Davies sitting in at the piano while Dorcas is away.

MAY – JULY PASTORAL CARE Rev. Earl Gould is available for pastoral care needs while Loraine is on sabbatical. Earl plans to be in Loraine’s office Thursday mornings (204-489-6974, ext 22).  At other times, Earl is available at 204 888-1543 (home) or 204 795-7535 (cell).

OFFICE HOURS Heather continues on a graduated return to work program and is in the office full days on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and afternoons Wednesday and Thursday.  Andrea covers Wednesday & Thursday mornings.

Summer office hours: July – Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm.  August – CLOSED


In July, there will be a children’s time in the Worship Service.  Following Children’s Time, the Upper Classroom is available for parents and children who wish to hear the service and be able to play. Please note that parents must supervise their children.  Children are welcome to stay in the sanctuary; a variety of children’s packets are available at the back.

SUMMER VBS Heaven’s Kitchen – Foods of the Bible Aug 26th-Aug 30th.  VBS curriculum 9 am-1 pm; fun activities 1 pm-4 pm.  Full or part days. Subsidies, bursaries and family rates available.  Registration forms at the church, or on website.

upcoming events

LORAINE’S SABBATICAL  Loraine is on sabbatical May-July, travelling across Canada to visit and learn from thriving United Churches. We are grateful to retired ministers and laity in our midst who have and will be leading us in worship at this time.


St. Andrew’s River Heights (SARH) United Church will be coming to Westworth for all of July.  During Loraine’s holidays in August, Westworth will go to SARH, 255 Oak St. for worship.  (The service starts at 10:30 a.m.) We will conclude our joint worship with SARH folk at their church Sept. 1st with Rev. Karen Lumley preaching and Loraine leading in communion.  After Sept 1st, we return to our respective congregations for regular worship.

CELEBRATE SUNDAY July 28th  The last Sunday of every month, Westworth celebrates Milestone events in your life. If you have a Birthday, Anniversary, Graduation or other milestone, please write it on a slip of paper and place it in our Celebration Box in the Narthex. At the end of the service, Earl will read them out. If you would like to bring cake or cookies on the last Sunday to help celebrate your milestone event  with others, it will be served after the church service.

SAVE THE DATE August 29th, 5:30 pm Westworth’s

Second Open House & Barbecue

Barbecued food supplied by the Pork Marketing Board  ($5 per person). Donations of salads, vegetables and desserts requested. Watch for sign up sheets in the narthex in July. Beverages provided.  Children’s menu available. Please join us.

ATTENTION: COMMITTEES AND SMALL GROUPS  All small groups and committees have been asked to have a display ready for the Open House August 29th.  These displays can be staffed by a volunteer or self-explanatory.  If you need help turning what your group does into a visual, you can call Andrea F.

WESTWORTH’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON AND BAZAAR will be on October 26, 2019. The Treasure Table team has already been hard at work washing, packaging and pricing items for this event. This area sells small house wares, ornaments, candles, jewelry, jig saw puzzles, toys, women’s dress scarves, Christmas decorations and so much more! If you have items to donate, please get in touch with Nancy D-W. Items can be dropped off at the church during the summer, in the lower storage area under the west stairs, and should be marked “Treasure Table 2019”.   Books, crafts and “like new” items should be marked “General Store 2019”.



July and August are always a lean time for WBCM as people are often away.   Shelves are full of Kraft Dinner, but other priority items are greatly needed.

If you will be away and are unable to donate to the pantry buckets, please consider a monetary donation. Please make cheques payable to Westworth UC with “WBCM Pantry” on the memo line. Thank you so much for your generosity!

  1. CIRCLES FOR RECONCILIATION: Westworth and St. Andrews River Heights members are encouraged to register for our upcoming Circle at West Broadway Community Ministry (WBCM) 222 Furby St. on Fridays September 6 – November 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am to 11:30 am. It is very important that all participants make the commitment to all ten sharing circles. A certain bond happens in the circles and it is important that the circle at most times have the right complement of participants. However, life does happen, family emergencies and so forth, so it often happens that participants are forced to miss a week.  To register, go to http://circlesforreconciliation.caand click on the Register icon. Fill out your identifying information.  In the section ‘Neighbourhoods’, indicate you wish to register for the Westworth Circle starting Sept. 6th. Or, contact Ingrid D. for assistance at idowan@shaw.ca.  Questions? Contact Marion M. at 204-269-5292 or marionlynne@shaw.ca.

community news (More info on bulletin board by elevator)

  • Charleswood UC VBS Monday July 29th to Thursday August 1stCalling all explorers! ROAR Vacation Bible School is just around the corner. We are heading onto the savanna with our backpacks, ready for an adventure to celebrate a ferocious faith that guides us through this life.This is sure to be an exciting time. We meet at 5:15 pm each night, enjoy a light supper at 5:30 and wrap up at 8:30 pm. We are excited about this change in format and hope it offers something new for you as well. Cost per child is $35 for four days of thrills, frenzy & drama.There is room on the safari van for guests who wish to take a wild ride with us. Call 204-832-3667 to book a seat for your children and grandchildren.
  • Camp Genesis LGBTQ* friendly arts camp for 7 – 12 year olds July 29th – Aug 2nd. Info: smrucartscamp.wixsite.com/campgenesis.
  • Grands ‘n’ More Giant Art Sale – Sept 29th Norwood Community Centre. New, recycled art.  Donations welcome Info: 204-270-8447.

Helping Cubans in Times of Trouble

For more than two decades, food delivery tricycles supported by United Church Mission & Service (M&S) partner, the Christian Centre for Reflection and Dialogue (CCRD), have carried meals to elderly and infirm residents in Cárdenas, Cuba. CCRD grows, prepares, and delivers food to more than 100 people every day.

Established in 1991, the centre supports churches in their work of social assistance and sustainable development. It is a space for Christians in Cuba to work together with others to support and help Cuban people in need.

When Hurricane Irma struck Cárdenas in September 2017, the people served by the CCRD food delivery program found themselves vulnerable in another way. Their homes were among those seriously damaged by the strong winds and heavy rain that came with the storm.

With financial contributions from the people of The United Church of Canada, CCRD provided new windows and doors—and, in a few cases, new houses—to people in need. Beneficiaries of CCRD’s agricultural training programs received seeds and tools to replace what they lost.

Each year, CCRD also hosts several groups of United Church people who want to learn more about Cuba and the church’s work there for justice and inclusion.

Your contributions to M&S help keep training programs and food programs going. Your support to ongoing United Church emergency appeals allows partners to respond in times of trouble.

If M&S 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 M&S.