The Spire Online

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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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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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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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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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Walking the Labyrinth During Pandemic Times

I am often asked the difference between a labyrinth and a maze. Indeed, in literature the terms are interchangeable but not correct. Recently I have found the perfect meaning for a maze: attempting to register for the COVID-19 vaccine! You find a location and fill out the form, including taking a picture of your insurance card. When you get to the end, you find that all the slots are full. You…

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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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