Dec. 24 Early Bulletin

Westworth United Church

1750 Grosvenor Avenue, Winnipeg

on Treaty One Territory in the heart of the Métis Nation


December 24, 2019

Christmas Eve Intergenerational Service, 6:30 p.m.



Prelude:                             “Sussex Carol”                       Noel Rawsthorne

Welcome and Announcements

Cherub Anthem:               “Shepherd Boy”                   Charlotte Algozin

                                                Emily Casselman, recorder

Opening Prayer VU 63 “A Christmas Prayer of Confession”

Advent Candle Lighting

Carol VU 71 “Twas in the Moon of Wintertime”         JESOUS AHATONHIA


Passing of the Peace

May the peace of the Christ child be with you this holy night.

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.”)


A Very Merry Mixed-Up Christmas Pageant

By Gwynne Watkins

Act 1

Carol VU 69                    “Away in a Manger”                      CRADLE SONG

Act 2

Carol VU 73:   “The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy”        THE VIRGIN MARY

Act 3

Carol VU 43          “Go, Tell It on the Mountain”                     GO, TELL IT

Act 4

Carol VU 91                  “The First Nowell”                   THE FIRST NOWELL




Offertory:   “Manger Medley”                                        Mark Hayes

Offertory Carol VU 74 “What Child Is This?”             GREENSLEEVES

Offertory Prayer


Christmas Prayer

Lord’s Prayer VU 921 “The Lord’s Prayer”


Carol VU 67                            “Silent Night”                         STILLE NACHT

                                        Jewel Casselman, recorder


Postlude:                      “Tidings of Joy!”                         arr. Lloyd Larson





Pageant Players:

Reverend: William L.                                       Herod: Vaughn G.

Leslie: Ana W.                                                   Narrator: Kevin S.

Gabriel: Chuck R.                                             Star: Sophie L.

Mary: Danica S.                                               Joseph: Raya S.

Interjecting Kid: Molly R.

Director: Maggie Barnett


Advent Candle Lighters:  Shirley W. and Eunice P.

Ushers:  Paul E. and family



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    


CHRISTMAS OFFICE HOURS & 2019 DONATIONS The office will be closed from Dec. 25-Jan. 1 and will re-open Jan. 2. Any 2019 donations should be received prior to Dec. 31 to be included with your 2019 donations. Thank you.

FAITH EXPLORATION GROUP   Monday evenings in January and February Loraine will be leading a group on the basics of the Christian Faith and the United Church. For any adults who are interested in becoming members, being baptized or confirmed. Beginning Jan. 13 7:30pm-9:00pm. Please contact Loraine if interested.

“A LEARNING AND SHARING OPPORTUNITY FOR PERSONS WITH DEMENTIA AND PARTNERS IN CARE.” A five session opportunity to investigate the research in dementia and share personal stories with others. The goal of the sessions is to open up opportunities of strength and self preservation for the care giver. This sessions will allow participants to explore the possibilities and understand the need for an individual diagnosed with dementia to be part of decision making in their care. This program will give the care giver, family and the person diagnosed with this debilitating disease, the tools to maintain personhood and a loving relationship with family thru this very difficult journey. . It would be most beneficial to you and to the group if you could attend all five sessions.

Please join us Thursday afternoon 1:30pm -3:30 pm January 23-Feb 20, 2020.

Worship Around the Breakfast Tables

Dec. 29, 2019

Breakfast 10:30 am    Worship 11:00 am



Upcoming Westworth Events in 2020


Mondays Jan 13-Feb. 10          7:30-9:00pm       Faith Exploration


Thursdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 20     1:30-3:30pm       Dementia and Partners

in Care Workshop

Saturday, Feb. 29                        6:00 p.m.             Samedi Swing Big Band

Dance Music

Sunday, Feb. 2                              7:30 p.m.             Taizé Epiphany Service

Wednesday, Feb. 26,                 7:30 p.m.               Taizé Ash Wednesday


Sunday, April 5                            7:30 pm                 Taizé Holy Week Service

Thursday, April 9                        6:00 pm                 Maundy Thursday

Dinner & Service

Friday, April 10                           Joint Good Friday Service with St.

Andrew’s River Heights

Sunday, April 12                          10:45 a.m.            Easter Sunday Service

Sundays, Apr 19-May 10    6:30 – 9:00 p.m.         Interfaith Dialogue,

different venues

Friday, Apr. 24                       7:00 – 9:00 p.m.       Rummage Sale

Saturday, Apr. 25                   9:00 a.m.-noon       Rummage Sale continues

Sunday, June 7                             7:30 pm              Taizé Pentecost Service