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Soup Luncheon & Auction Saturday December 7
Join us for fellowship & fun at the PWW Soup Luncheon & Christmas Auction Saturday December 7 from 11:30-2:00 in the Narthex. We encourage you to bring a new item that you have created, cooked, or wish to donate to the auction. Proceeds benefit local community agencies and our Westminster PWW mission work. For questions please talk to Judy Graham.
The Westminster Chancel Choir will lead us in a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in worship on December 15. The structure of this worship service is based on service of the King’s College Choir conducted annually at their chapel in Cambridge since 1918.
The creator of the original Cambridge service described it in this way: “Its liturgical order and pattern is the strength of the service; the main theme is the development of the loving purposes of God, from the Creation to the Incarnation, through the windows and words of the Bible: the scriptures, not the carols, are the backbone.”
This service is rich with musical offerings, many of which are drawn from the English carol tradition. However, as with all worship services at Westminster, the faithful expression of God’s word is our primary focus. In this service especially, the music - the handmaid of the liturgy - is our response to God’s word proclaimed. In this Festival, we have an opportunity to respond to God’s word through carols and choral compositions from the 4th to the 21st centuries, which exhibit our rich heritage of Christmas music. The service will be enriched by organ, piano, trumpets, and handbell accompaniments. The congregation will also join in singing several carols. Please invite a friend to join you for this special service of worship at Westminster on December 15!
Calling All Quilters!
The time has come to make another banner for the sanctuary! If you are interested in any part of the planning, shopping, coordinating and sewing of a new banner, please contact Sandy Curran (firstname.lastname@example.org). No experience necessary, just a positive attitude and a willingness to work together. This could be “sew” much fun!
Mitten Tree The mitten tree is officially out!
Knitwits is making and collecting new hats, gloves and sweaters to help local school kids in need (especially Lapham Elementary and the YWCA). Donations will be collected all winter. Just attach items to the mitten tree that is across from the sanctuary by the coat rack. Handmade or store bought items are fine. Any questions, talk to Jean Ruhde. Thanks!