Current Events, News, and Information
◊ A Report from the Recent Mission Trip to the Humanitarian Respite Center
Jill Clark was one of eleven members of the Spring Break Mission trip to the border. You can read the report she recently presented to the congregation here.
◊ Photos for Church Directory Taken This Sunday!
Westminster’s Membership Committee is working on creating a new hard copy directory using our REALM membership program. We need individual, couple or family photos for the new directory. A photo station will be available this Easter Sunday in the hallway of Fellowship Hall. Stop by to have your picture taken before or after brunch that morning.
◊ Good Friday Tenebrae Service–7:00 p.m.
On this holy night we gather in the sanctuary for a Tenebrae (Latin for “darkness”) service based on Jesus’ Seven Last Words from the Cross. Hymns, solos and choral music, a guest appearance by harpist, Shana Norton, and Faure’s In Paradisium will accompany the readings of this mysterious and meditative service. Childcare is available.
◊ One Great Hour of Sharing
This morning we collect the One Great Hour of Sharing offering, which enables the church to share God’s love with neighbors in need around the world. OGHS supports: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, which responds to both natural and human-made disasters around the world; the Presbyterian Hunger Program, which provides food to the hungry and seeks to eliminate the causes of hunger; and the Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People, which empowers communities to create economic and social change.
To give to this vital work, place cash or a check in the OGHS envelope in your bulletin or make an electronic donation on the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s website. Children, please bring your fish banks forward during communion.
◊ Westminster’s Past and Present Pastors Album
An album that includes photos and biographies of Westminster’s pastors and associate pastors from 1947 to the present was recently presented to our congregation. The album is available in the church library. Browse through it to learn more about our rich heritage! Thanks to Susan Cockburn and all the contributors who helped assemble the album.
◊ The WPC Book Club
The WPC Book Club will meet on Thursday, April 25th at 7 p.m. in the library to discuss A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. Maxine Montgomery, English professor at ACC, will be our discussion leader for this fiction which has been described as a “haunting tale of courage in the face of cruelty and the power of love to overcome the darkness that lives in us all.” Please put this meeting on your calendar, as your presence makes these discussions even better!
◊ John Knox Ranch Work Day
Our friends at John Knox Ranch are hosting a drop-in work day on Saturday, May 11th from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Bring your work gloves and come dressed for a variety of projects including clearing brush and painting. Lunch provided; bring a swimsuit if you’d like to cool off in the river.
◊ Westminster’s VBS—Already 90% Full!!!
Save the date for Westminster’s VBS (with the option to stay for Triumph Sports Camp) July 29th–August 2nd. We’re going To Mars and Beyond to seek out great Bible stories and fun times! For more info and to register, click here.
◊ WPDS Openings
The Day School has limited openings in the fall for the Toddler and Two’s classes. Children must be at least 15 months old by Sept. 1st to be in the Toddler classes and 24 months by Sept. 1st to be in a Two’s class. More information regarding our play based Christian Preschool can be found at https://wpdsaustin.wordpress.com/ or by calling the Preschool office at 512-459-5062.