Congregational Email May 20, 2021


Loraine is on study leave May 17-24 and will not be accessing email during this time. In case of emergency pastoral care for this coming week, please contact Rev. Earl Gould at (204) 888-1543.


May 23:

Pentecost Sunday with Rev. Earl Gould

May 30:

Prairie to Pine Regional Service, pre-recorded at Westworth and will be available as of 10:00 am May 30. Just as Westworth officially became Affirming last Sunday, our Region will become Affirming on May 30 and they are pleased to include our rainbow decorations. Connect through the following Youtube link or register below to receive a Zoom invitation. Please bring your communion elements. We will follow this with a Zoom dessert. Wear your Pride colours and bring a dessert such as PIE pie! We’ll visit and celebrate. Connect through the following Youtube link or register below to receive a Zoom invitation.
Register in advance and you’ll receive the link by email automatically (remember to check your spam folder):



We give our sincere condolences to Loraine and Nancy in the loss of Loraine’s mom Colleen S. Loraine’s parents Colleen and Roy Slive in BC. During this difficult time, Loraine was with her parents and family virtually via FaceTime. Such heart break when we are unable to physically touch our loved ones as they pass on. Our thoughts and prayers are with Loraine and Nancy as they grieve this loss of a very special person in their lives.

Loraine is off this week and would like time to grieve with her family. She also needs time to work with family and friends to finalize plans for her mom’s passing. Loraine has requested no phone calls this week and will not be responding to e-mails. Reverend Gould will be covering for all spiritual needs at the church during her absence.


This week’s Sunday school lesson, “An Angel Frees Peter” has been sent by e-mail and it includes all the age groups from N/K to G5/6, with the activity sheets.  If you need a printed copy of the curriculum, please let me know at

This is the last Sunday school curriculum I will be e-mailing out until Sunday school resumes in September. Keep checking our Face Book page as Julia will continue to read a bible story for you each week throughout the summer.

The Sunday school teachers will be on Zoom this Sunday from 10.15am-10.40am to chat with you. Our theme this week will be about Prayer.  Then join the Affirming Service for Westworth online starting at 10.45am this week following Zoom Sunday school .

This week’s bible story is read by Julia and The Lord’s Prayer is read by Danielle. Your Sunday school teachers are on the Westworth Face Book page for you to view and there is also a link in the CE drop down menu on our web site.

The Bible Story is also available here:

There will an NO Sunday School on May 30th as the Regional Service will begin at 10.00am, we hope you can Zoom  attend this. Join me and your Sunday school teachers for Blue Jean Sunday school, June 6th and 13th.

Sunday School Zoom Information- Please note this is a NEW Meeting ID and Passcode

Meeting ID: 889 9495 5678

Passcode: 116778


Making a Difference at Home …..

1. West Broadway Community Ministry: 

  a.  Lunches: On behalf of the congregation, Carol W will deliver meatballs, sauce, buns, fruit and cookies for the staff and volunteers at WBCM to prepare and serve the guests at lunchtime on Thursday, May 20. We are grateful to all of you who continue to support this vital ministry. Plans are now being made for a BBQ for our June lunch. Cheques may be sent to the Westworth office with the memo line indicating “WBCM lunches”.

  b. West Broadway Community Ministry (WBCM) Emergency Pantry: Thank you for your continuing support for the folks in the West Broadway area. Cheques to Westworth with “WBCM Pantry” on the memo line are gratefully received!


Making a Difference in the World ….

Help families who are struggling because of the COVID-19 devastation in India



Dear Westworth United Church:

We want to congratulate you on your Affirming Journey and your desire to discern God’s direction for your faith community. It is with joyful hearts, spirits dancing and mindful congratulations that we join with you this Sunday in your Affirming Celebration. May the hope of the Easter Story and joy of the Resurrection resurrect you to new Affirming Life. Blessings in your journey and celebration.

– Rev. Karen Lumley

St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church


Congratulations to Lesley F for being awarded the Vice Chief of Defence Staff Commendation for exemplary service representing Canada. Leslie was recognized for her Outcan work of setting up a Benevolent Fund, establishing an International Women’s Day event in Europe, bringing a peer counselling program to Europe and other various activities.