The Spire Online

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Adult Spiritual Development -- April 2021

SPIRIT -- Silence for Our Lives Lord Jesus, create in us silence so that we may listen to your voice in Creation and in the Scriptures, in events and in people, above all in the poor and suffering. May your word guide us so that we may experience the power of your resurrection and witness to others that you are alive in our midst as source of fraternity, justice, and peace. Amen. — Carmelite p…

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All Aboard the Rocky Railway -- Barefoot School 2021

Save the Date! Barefoot School, Westminster's Vacation Bible School, will be chugging along the railway June 21-25, 9:00 a.m. – noon. Children going into kindergarten through sixth grade are welcome to join and participate in the fun and learn about Jesus. This year, Barefoot School will take place at the church. COVID-19 precautions will be in place. Registration will begin May 1, 2021. Come a…

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Between Here and There -- April 2021

When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?” – Mark 16:1-3 Though the details of the story are undoubtedly different, my hunc…

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Deacon Happenings -- April 2021

The Deacons work to serve Christ through caring ministries. At Westminster Church last year, many of the traditional caring programs were stalled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Our Deacons got busy and created new ways to care for the congregation and community while keeping safe. Here is a collection of the ways they are reaching out to our members and the wider community at this time and for…

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Easter Questions

When my daughters were young, we came to Easter worship at Westminster Church with my extended family. We all got dressed up in our Sunday best and a few of us arrived early to “hold our pew.” We got the one we wanted, five rows back on the right-hand side. A bit later, the rest of the family arrived along with hundreds of other church goers in their Sunday best. The sanctuary was adorned with pre…

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Message from Jo Forrest -- April 2021

photo credit: Paul Turner Several years ago, I had the privilege of walking St. Cuthbert’s Way, a pilgrim trail that begins just below Edinburgh and traverses the border lands between Scotland and England, ending at the North Sea. St. Cuthbert roamed that region in the early seventh century, introducing Christianity with only the Gospel of John and the psalms he sang by heart. Most days we e…

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Session Update -- April 2021

On March 15, the session met, with almost everyone present. The commitment to serve and to do so faithfully each month is such an asset to this church and our future. Dave Heilman was elected to serve as Treasurer, completing John Null’s term. He will stand for re-election in the fall at the next election of officers. John Null has been clear in his commitment to remain engaged in several o…

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