The Spire Online

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Baby Bundles Ministry

The Baby Bundles team at Westminster is part of Outreach and we have lots of fun! Most of us are grandmas who don’t have any new babies to knit blankets for, and we all love babies and making baby blankets. That’s how Baby Bundles got started. We make baby blankets and then bundle up infant clothing and a digital thermometer. These bundles then go to East Liberty Family Heath Care Center where the…

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Between Here and There -- March 2021

One year. This month marks one year since we first took serious action in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; a lot has changed in these past 12 months. Some of it has occurred naturally – things that would have happened anyway – and some of it was in direct response or reaction to the pandemic. But in both cases, we’re left with a very different landscape than that of our beginning. I think we can m…

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Easter Giving -- March 2021

Due to the unprecedented times and the many variables we currently are dealing with, only a few Easter flowers will be required to decorate the sanctuary this year. The Chancel Guild and Deacons have joined forces to decorate the sanctuary and help individuals in need during these difficult times. If you wish to contribute to the memory or honor of a loved one, you may do so by completing the…

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Lent 2021 at Westminster

Join Westminster in this season of Lent, exploring familiar objects with faith-filled eyes, accompanied by scripture to awaken us to God's presence everywhere. Join us on the journey through the opportunities below. Lenten Devotional Visit the church's homepage for a link to the day's devotion. Coffee Time and Study for Lent Mondays through March 29 10:00 - 11:15 a.m. on Zoom Join Louise Rogers…

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Messsage from Jo Forrest -- March 2021

As I type this, we will throw open the doors to welcome you to in person worship at both the Bridge and traditional services on February 28. After so many months of reaching across our safe isolation through YouTube, we will once again be able to see one another and worship together. Equally as vital, we will continue to livestream the services and post recordings for you to worship safely and…

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Peace and Justice Committee Hosting Watch Party, Discussion

The Peace and Justice Committee is focusing on anti-racism this year, promoting various activities and a periodic newsletter. Systemic racism is extremely complex because it is woven so deeply and pervasively into our culture and history. To try to understand it better, we are exploring different aspects of it. In March we are sponsoring a “watch party” and discussion of the film The Hate U Give via…

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Show Me Your Ways, Lord

“Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Remember, Lord, your great mercy and love, for they are from of old.” -- Psalm 25:4-6 (English Standard Version)

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Simple Prayers

My friend Sue shared that her husband Hal spotted a porcupine in a tree along Cherry Creek Trail in Colorado. Having spotted one, they kept staring up in the trees and spotted a second one. She was thrilled as she thought of these words from the Mary Oliver poem “Sometimes”: Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. Her message makes me smile when I think about the…

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