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Sunday Service – March 3, 2024

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

On Sunday we share the Sacrament of Communion. This will happen in the last half of the service (and our young people will rejoin the wider group in the sanctuary when this happens). Jesus said: “Do this in remembrance of me.” Through The Lord’s Supper, we are spiritually nourished by Christ himself. (See separate announcement for teaching children about the meaning of Communion.) Pastor Ruttan will teach through Esther 8. Things are getting very messy in ancient Persia! And yet, God continues to work in less-than-ideal circumstances (both then and now). If you’re in a position to do so, you can share a financial offering (in person or digitally) for our Deacon’s Fund—a fund which exists to help people who are struggling either inside or outside the congregation. Many people have been helped in practical ways by this fund through the years. This is something we do every time we celebrate Communion. Just mark your gift ‘Deacon’s Fund.’ Volunteers will teach and bless our children, take care of them in the nursery, prepare coffee and snacks, usher or work behind the scenes, and pray for you! Let’s continue to journey through Lent together at worship.

Sunday Service – Feb.25, 2024

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie

This Sunday is the second Sunday in Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Good Friday and Easter, excluding Sundays. It is a time of preparation and spiritual refinement. The service begins at 10:01 am and we will praise, pray and encourage one another in hope. We continue our teaching series on Esther. She approaches the king, he responds favorably, Mordechai is exalted, and Haman is brought to a tragic end. It is a blunt illustration of Proverbs 16:18–that pride goes before destruction… then and now. Each week, volunteers teach our children, care for them in the nursery, prepare snacks and coffee, and usher, answer questions, and pray for you. What a gift! Let’s continue our trek toward Easter—together at worship.

Coldest Night of the Year Walk 2024

It's that time again! Grab your hats...lets walk! If you can't walk...see the 5 other ways to support this outreach (below). We walk on Feb. 24, 2024 in Support of Youth Haven, Barrie. Join us in this, our 8th year! Wow! Julie Cunha heads up our team again! We are so thankful for her consistent support of this outreach and the work she puts into it every year. Thank you Julie!  A little bit about Youth Haven (taken from their website)... 'Youth Haven provides youth experiencing homelessness and at-risk youth between the ages of 16-24 with the love, support, guidance, programs and life skills needed to foster their sense of well-being and security. As Simcoe County’s only emergency shelter for youth experiencing homelessness, Youth Haven also provides outreach services and programs to at-risk youth in Barrie, Orillia, Midland, southern Georgian Bay and south Simcoe.' Would you like to walk with us and raise funds? Click here to join our team, The Westminster Walkers! There are also 5 other ways to support this outreach... 1. Follow this link and click 'donate to team'. You can choose a specific walker to give to, or choose the team name at the bottom and input your credit card information to give whatever amount you choose. 2. On Sunday's, mark an offering envelope 'CNOY' and insert cheque or cash – Then put into an offering box. 3. Send an e-transfer to the church with a note that the funds are for CNOY - 4. Julie will set up a pledge table during fellowship time on the last couple of Sundays before the walk. You will have the opportunity to donate cash, which she will deposit toward our goal. 5. Share this link on your social pages so that others can support our walkers.  ...

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