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Westminster News

Preparation for Worship

Beloved Congregation,
Our sermon text for this Lord’s Day represents a transition between the joyous dedication of the wall in chapter 12 and a sad descent into sin in chapter 13.  With a beautiful simplicity so common to Holy Scripture, I hope you will agree with me that this transitional passage helps us better understand how to live day-to-day as God’s people.
Over the next few months I would like to use this weekly correspondence as a means of walking you through the various aspects of our corporate worship service.  It is important that we understand why our worship services are structured the way they are. And so we begin this week with the PRELUDE.  Our prelude is a musical piece designed for spiritual reflection and preparation.  We recognize that most people show up to church overwhelmed from the chaos and busyness of the preceding week.  The prelude is designed to help calm our minds and hearts as we prepare to meet with God.  We encourage you to reflect on the words being sung or played, to pray silently, or to meditate on Scripture as you await the call to worship.
As we draw closer to Sunday, please be in prayer for all aspects of our corporate worship service that we might enjoy the blessing and presence of our Triune God.
~Pastor Joe

This Week & Beyond

Adult Sunday School at Westminster: offered in the sanctuary studying the book of Judges led by David Hammond.

Growth Groups for Adults: We offer several men’s, women’s, and mixed groups for study, fellowship and prayer throughout the week. To see the full list of available groups CLICK HERE.

New Members Class scheduled for Sundays at 11 am (during the Sunday School hour) in the Parlor.  This class is designed for you to learn more about our beliefs, values, and opportunities for service.  It also serves as the first necessary step toward membership.

College Sunday School:  We will re-locate to WCA Classroom 105 for the following five Sundays: February 10, 17, 24 and March 3.

Join us Wednesday night for food, fellowship, prayer and catechism training for our children. The meal service will be from 5:45 until 6:15 and costs $5 per person with a $20 per family cap. You can pay by cash or check on the night of the meal. Please be sure to indicate your meal order on the back of the Blue Sheet so that we know how much to plan for.

 

From 6:30 until 7:30 pm we will offer a variety of discipleship opportunities to choose from:

  • Children (4’s, 5’s & K’s): Children’s Catechism Training
  • Children (1st – 2nd grade): Children’s Catechism Training
  • Children (3rdgrade – 5th grade): Shorter Catechism Training
  • Youth (6thgrade – 12th grade): Youth Group
  • Adult: Choir or Prayer Meeting

2019 Missions Conference 

Dr. Bill Schweitzer – How Shall They? The Logic of Missions – (Romans 10:14-15)
Friday, March 8
   6:00 pm – Dinner – in the church lobby
   6:45 pm – 1st Session – How Shall They Believe?
                       (Childcare provided for ages 0-3)
Saturday, March 9
   9:30 am – Continental Breakfast – in the church lobby
   10:00 am – 11:10 am – Missionary Reports
                     (Childcare provided for ages 0-3)
Sunday, March 10 (note that Daylight Savings Time starts)
   9:30 am – Morning Worship – How Shall They Hear?
   11:00 am – Missionary reports during Sunday School hour
   6:00 pm – Evening Worship – How Shall They Preach?
**Please indicate your meal order and attendance on the Blue Sheet
Also, the Missions Committee is asking for families or singles to host missionary fellowship lunches on Sunday afternoon, March 10. If you are interested in providing lunch for a missionary and a small group of WPC members, please sign up with your email address below. Contact Laura Diaz with questions, laura.t.diaz@gmail.com.
Women’s Events:
Huntsville Pregnancy Resource Center: 

Formerly Choose Life (220 Rands Ave. SE, Huntsville). This ministry provides free and confidential help for pregnancy-related decisions in a non-judgmental and compassionate environment.  Please join us on February 25 at 11:30 am for a 30-minute tour of HPRC to learn more about this ministry. Watch for signup details. If you have questions, please contact Christa Post, 256-679-0764.

“Crowned” is a post-abortive small group ministry at HPRC. The next group starts the week of March 5, 2019.and will meet Tuesdays 9:30a -11:30a or Thursdays 6:00p -8:00p. Contact Hallie at 256-534-1996 or HMcOlgan@HuntsvillePRC.org . Groups form twice a year, March and September.
The annual 40 Days for Life campaign emphasizing private and public prayer for the end of abortion begins March 6 and runs through April 14.
**WIC RETREAT
WHEN:        April 26 and 27
TIME:          Friday, April 26 (Check-in at 4:00 pm
                     Saturday, April 27 (Check-out at 11:00 am
WHERE:      The Vision Retreat Center in South Huntsville
COST:          $25 (meals only)
              $65 (meals and lodging)
                        **Scholarship available
DEADLINE:  February 22, 2019
Please join us as we explore The Blessings of Covenant Community: Being Blessed and Blessing Others featuring our own Elizabeth Steele, Mary Katherine Keel, and Jennifer Murphree.  This year our spring retreat will be located in south Huntsville’s own The Vision. It is a nicely appointed, slightly rustic, hillside venue offering comfortable conversation areas, large fireplace, game room, meeting spaces, as well as shared rooms, & cabins.  We will enjoy a seated dinner, light nighttime snack, & hot buffet style breakfast.  Please indicate if you request gluten free meals when you register.
SCHEDULE:
Friday, April 26, 2019
4:00 pm             Check-in
5-6:00 pm          Dinner
6:30 – 7:30 pm   Session I (with Fellowship time afterward)

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

7-8:30 am           Breakfast
9-10:30 am         Session II
11:00 am            Check -out
    **We suggest loading your car prior to Session II
If you have questions or a roommate preference, Angie Fulcher at 256-509-4041 or Tracy Gunn at 256-651-8827.

MEN’S EVENTS


Who-Said-Men-Can’t-Be-Social hosted by Nat Causey on Tuesday, February 25th at 6401 Dunnavant Place, Huntsville, at 6:30 pm.

YOUTH

Don’t forget: Church Mission Trip to Palmer Home on June 10-14, 2019. This trip is not just for youth (college age, families, rising sixth grader, anyone)! Help us serve the Palmer Home community in Hernando, MS. Questions – ask Joe Crowhurst Crowhurst.je@gmail.com, Chris Ferguson chris@anyturtle.comor Stacy Murphree smurphree92@gmail.com for more details.

Sunday Servants:
SERVING
Sunday: Feb 17, 2019
NURSERY – Morning Worship
Scooter & Angie Johnson, April Stegman
Garret Grady, Kendall Branscomb
Deb & Emma McFadden
NURSERY – Sunday School
Noelle Thompson
NURSERY – Evening Worship
Eion Grady, Lucy Fulcher
HEAD USHER
Logan Bryant
SEXTON COUNTER
Matt Harness, Wade Pettus
SOUND
Clif Barnes, Jacqueline Bryant
COFFEE FELLOWSHIP
Chris Wellborn
COMMUNION SET UP
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WCA DOOR MONITOR
Craig Bosma