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Weekly Enews 3/15/18

Thursday, March 15, 2018


3rd Sunday Brunch

Join us this Sunday for our 3rd Sunday Brunch. The Deacons will be preparing a St. Patrick’s Day meal featuring Jamie Pickett’s corned beef and cabbage and lots of side dishes. Everyone is welcome to join us in the Fellowship Hall following the Worship service.


Week 4- Key Lesson: God Forgives Our Sins and We must also forgive!

Activity 1: Say the Lord’s Prayer Together

Activity 2: Have a family discussion: when was the last time you argued. Who was offended or wronged?  Was their forgiveness?  What does that even mean?

Activity 3: Have everyone write or list a time that they know they were forgiven. How did it make you feel?


Read: 1 Corinthians 13:5

Have someone read the following and then answer the questions:


Forgiveness means not punishing people for their wrong actions. It also means treating people as if they never did something wrong.  God is in the business of forgiveness.  He wants to forgive us from all we have done wrong.  He forgets our wrong doing.  This doesn’t mean there are no consequences, but it does mean God loves us no matter what we have done.  Can we demonstrate the same kind of love by forgiving the people who have offended us?



How do we know we are forgiven?

How can we forgive more?

What does it mean to not keep a ‘record’ of wrongs?


Weekly Lenten Lunches

Join us each Tuesday for lunch and a devotion. Lunch is available anytime between 11:30 and 1:00 so you choose what time works best for you. Pastor Tim will lead a brief devotion at 12:15. This week’s topic is St. Patrick. The lunches are open to everyone so invite your family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors.


EASTER LILIES – Westminster will decorate the Sanctuary on Easter with memorial flowers. If you wish to give a flower in honor or memory of a loved one, you can call Pat in the church office at 428-6603 or e-mail: wpcdecatur@sbcglobal.net or fill out the form in the Sunday bulletin.  Please indicate if it is in honor of a memorial and who it is given by. Flowers are $8.00 each.   The deadline for ordering is Monday, March 26, 2018

BUILDING SECURITY:  A new policy is being currently established that our custodial staff is locking the church sanctuary and other access doors at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday mornings. This is to help secure our building during our worship time. If you are a little late and need to get into the building, the black kitchen door on the north side of the building will be open for access. Thank you for helping us hopefully provide a safe and secure environment for our members to worship.


Website Feature

Our website address is: www.wpcdecatur.org. This week we are going to talk about the main page top menu bar.

“About” – brief history of the Church, staff info including contact information, & facilities

“Sermons” – click here to watch past services

“Get Involved” – takes you to sub-tabs for Prayer and Care, Children and Youth, LOGOS,

VBS, Adult Education, Presbyterian Women, Resources, Volunteer Opportunities, and Church Officer Resources

“Calendar” – takes you to the weekly calendar with the option for a monthly view

“Blog & News” – this is where you will find the Pastor’s Blog, the monthly newsletter, and

the weekly Enews. You may also sign up here to receive one or all of these in your

email each time they are updated.

“Contact” – gives directions to the Church, the Church phone number, and emails for the

Church staff members

“Give” – click here to give your pledge or donation electronically


In the top right hand corner the is an “f” – this will take you directly to Westminster’s Facebook page. We hope you will check out all of the menu items and get familiar with what the new website has to offer.


Sunday, March 18

Scripture: Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 5:5-10, and John 12:20-33

Sermon: “The Cost of Salvation”

Jazz Sunday

3rd Sunday Brunch


On the calendar

Fri. 3/16 Volunteer at the Good Samaritan Inn 9:00 am

Rummage Sale for Garfield Montessori in the Fellowship Hall 8:00 to 2:00

Sat. 3/17 Rummage Sale continues 8:00 to 12:00pm

Sun. 3/18 Confirmation 11:00am

Deacons 11:00 am

Mon. 3/19 Finance Meeting 12:00 pm

Tues. 3/20 Lenten Lunch 11:30 am

Staff Meeting 1:00 pm

Wed. 3/21 Men’s Bible Study 7:00 am

LOGOS 5:00 pm

Choir Practice 7:30 pm

Thurs. 3/22 Session Meeting 6:00 pm