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ROAR into Vacation Bible School!
Our theme, ROAR! is an epic African adventure the explores God’s goodness and celebrates the ferocious faith that powers us through this wild life. Westminster will be joining with Christ Presbyterian Church (CPC) for Vacation Bible School, June 17-20, from 5-7:30 pm.VBS is free and open to all children ages 3 years through 5th grade and will include dinner, stories, games, crafts, and more! CPC will be the host site and it will be staffed with volunteers from both churches (carpooling will be offered).Registration opens in May and we hope you can come! Contact Katie in the office for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLICK HERE to register online.
Make Music Madison at Westminster! June 21
Enjoy the sounds of the Cajun Spice Duo when they come to our patio from 4:30-5:30 P.M. on June 21, 2019 as part of the Make Music Madison, a city wide event. Susan Padberg, the vocalist and guitar player, has been attending our Thursday gatherings. She will perform with Cynthia Moore, on the fiddle. In case of rain, the event will move indoors.
Allied Community Festival / Block Party at Reach Dane Building 4709 Verona Road on Saturday June 22nd 1 to 5 PM
You’re invited to the Allied Community 2019 summer festival and block party!! It’s a celebration and an opportunity to make new friends. It’ll be an afternoon of fun, music, food, and activities for children. Come and enjoy yourself. If you can volunteer or are willing to bring a dessert, contact Rhea S. Hope to see you there!
Take Me Out To The Ballgame!
Mallard’s Baseball Game Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 PM. We are planning an all-church outing to see a Mallard’s Baseball game on the evening of June 26th.If you have not been to a Mallard’s game at Warner Park, they are great fun. We are reserving covered picnic tables along the third baseline. Tickets are $31 per person (children under 5 are free).The price includes ALL-YOU-EAT ballpark food and 3 tabs that can be used for beer, wine or kid’s games, so come early and come hungry and bring the kids/grandkids! There is a signup sheet in the Narthex on the table by the coat racks. Scholarships are available, just contact Juanita H or Katie in the church office. A final count and payment will be due June 10. You can make checks payable to Westminster.
Summer Garden/Nature Walk Schedule for 2019
The Thursday Book Group is coordinating three nature walks and lunches this summer. All are invited and welcome to join! Here is the schedule (All Thursdays)
6/27 Walk by Wisconsin River in Sauk City, Lunch @ Blue Spoon Cafe
7/25 Rotary Gardens-Janesville, Lunch @ Citrus Gardens
8/22 Olbrich Gardens, Lunch @ Daisy Cafe
We will plan on meeting at church for those who want to car pool at 9:30 for each outing. More specific directions and details will be available closer to each outing. Put these dates on your calendar and we look forward to some great fellowship and fun for summer. For any questions, please talk to Connie Evans.
A Moment for Music from Joe Chrisman...
Festival of Hymn Singing on Sunday June 30th - Each week, we bring the joys and concerns of our hearts into the worship service. Some of us are happy with a spirit that sings, and others are mourning with a heavy heart. Some are angered by injustice of the world, and others are filled with prayers of gratitude for God’s many blessings. Yet, God “comes by here” to meet us all in worship. On Sunday, June 30, our worship service will be a festival of hymn singing structured on the spiritual, “Kum Bah Yah,” which translates as “Come By Here, Lord.” Written as a sung prayer, this spiritual recognizes the diversity of joys and concerns in the body of Christ and celebrates that God faithfully “comes by here.” We will read scripture and sing hymns as, together, we worship God through song. Be sure to invite a friend to join you for this special summer worship service at Westminster.
Handbell Week in July! In yet another opportunity to serve God through the gift of music, please consider joining us for Handbell Week. This is a wonderful musical experience to share together…especially for those who may not feel they have been blessed with the gift of song. Those age mid-high and older are welcome to participate. The music we learn during handbell week will be incorporated into the worship service on Sunday, July 14. The schedule will be as follows:
● Wednesday, July 10 – we will rehearse from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
● Sunday, July 14 – we will meet for a final rehearsal and service prep at 9:00 a.m. and then contribute these musical offerings in the 9:45 a.m. service.
I hope you will join us for this opportunity for music and fellowship as we prepare to glorify God through music. Be sure to invite a friend to join you!
Summer Sings in July and August! Have you ever wanted to sing in the Chancel Choir, but haven’t been able to commit to the weekly rehearsal schedules? Are you now, or were you ever, a choir member who misses the particular blessings of making music and leading worship? If you answered yes, then a Summer Sing Sunday is for you! If you have adult children or older grandchildren home visiting you on a Summer Sing date, invite them to join you and participate! This opportunity is open to anyone senior-high age or older and it’s a wonderful way to introduce a singing neighbor or friend to worship at Westminster for just one Sunday.
On Sunday, July 21, and Sunday, August 18, you are invited to assemble with fellow singers in the rehearsal room (Room 7) at 9:00 a.m. We will rehearse music that will be used in the 9:45 a.m. worship service that morning. You can choose to participate on either date (or both) depending on your personal schedule.
You can find more information on these and other musical events in our June Newsletter.
Summer Pontoon Boat Ride
Ahoy, Me Hearties! The MSCR Pontoon Boat Ride will be Sunday, July 28,from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Enjoy a ride on Lakes Mendota and Monona, passing through the Tenney Park locks and catching sundown over the lake. Each of three canopied boats carries 15 passengers, with a limit of 45 riders in total. See sign-up sheet on the narthex table. Sign-up deadline July 14. Cost is $7.00 per rider, make checks to Westminster with “Pontoon” in memo line.