Congregational Email Sept 23, 2021

MINISTER’S MESSAGE We were hoping to outline the details of our reopening plans in this week’s congregational email. However, we have hit a bit of a snag and need to work out a few more issues that have arisen. For this reason, we will NOT be having our safe reopening service this Sunday. It will …Read more

Worship for September 26, 2021

This Sunday at 10:45 am we will have a “soft”re-opening for members of our leadership team only. Everyone else is invited to join us on YouTube. Watch this website for information on our re-opening plans.

September 19, 2021, Gentleness Born of Wisdom by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

Gentleness Born of Wisdom James 3:13-18 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. I am so grateful for the creative foresight that protected Assiniboine Park for the enjoyment of so many. It has been a particularly important place of retreat and socializing …Read more

Outdoor Service on September 19

On Sunday, September 19, at 10:30 am we will worship outdoors and Assiniboine Park. We will be at picnic site 20, south of the Pavilion. See the map for details. Bring your own lawn chairs. The service will be cancelled in the event of rain. This service will not be recorded. Livestream services will resume …Read more

Congregational Email Sept 16, 2021

MINISTER’S MESSAGE Once again, our committees have been hard at work in preparation for our gradual reopening plans. The Safe Reopening Committee and the Worship Team, in particular, have been meeting this past week and Council has moved up their meeting by one week to Sept. 22 to consider our overall reopening plan, amongst many …Read more

Sept 12, 2021 Sermon: Faith After Doubt: Simplicity Stage One by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd

James 3:1-12 May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. Discouragement seems to be a common sentiment these days as we watch hospitals and health care workers targeted and lambasted after going the extra mile for all of us over the past 1 …Read more

Congregational Email Sept 9, 2021

MINISTER’S MESSAGE Although I began this fall with a heavy heart because of the increasing anger and polarization in our country, this week has brought me cautious hope because of what is happening at Westworth. We are a flurry of activity as we prepare to be a polling station, offer an in-person and live-streamed funeral …Read more

Worship for Sunday, September 12, 2021

Join us on Youtube at 10:45 am as Sunday worship resumes for the fall. This Sunday, we will celebrate the Sacrament of Baptism and introduce Bill Quinn as our new music director.  

Congregational Email Sept 2, 2021

  Minister’s Message I hope that we have all had some time this summer for relaxation & rejuvenation. Nancy & I had two great weeks in Victoria visiting my father, clearing out the remainder of my mother’s belongings and taking Dad on slow walks by the ocean and under the big trees. When you’ve been …Read more

Sept. 5, 2021 Sermon: The Good News of Change by Rev. Loraine MacKenzie Sheperhd

Mark 7:24-37 Loraine MacKenzie Shepherd May the words of my mouth and the meditations of all of our hearts be acceptable to you, our God. What was the most common topic Jesus preached? Was it morality? No. Judgement? No. Gender-justice? No. Although it did have to do with justice in a broader sense. A just …Read more