Worship July 3, 2022

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

On Sunday, July 3rd we gather to praise God! The first part of our service will be a Vacation Bible Camp Rally! We will learn about and sing our theme song and provide a take-home that will encourage you to pray for our campers. You'll enjoy the fresh campy feel of the church and sanctuary. Pastor Ruttan will preach on the theme text for the week: Ephesians 3:14-21. We will also have the live-streaming going and enjoy some fellowship time after the service. Please remember that masks are now optional indoors at Westminster (see separate announcement).

Vacation Bible Camp 2022

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

Dear Camp Family, Vacation Bible Camp is here and this year we travel to Mars and Beyond! At ‘To Mars and Beyond’ VBS, your campers will enjoy an interactive, energizing, Bible-based goodtime as they explore where God’s power can take them. They will become Voyagers and discover how to serve God and God’s mission for their lives. After a high-energy Opening Assembly time, Voyagers make their way to the Bible Story Station. Interactive Bible lessons reveal Power Launcher (key learnings) to equip them for an active life with God. Your Voyagers will also discover our Vector Verse (Bible memory verse), Ephesians 3:20 – Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us! Campers will expand on their discoveries by making their own art projects at the Craft Station, exploring the wonders of creation at the Science Station, playing games at the Recreation Station, and enjoying tasty treats at the Snack Station. Blast Off on this Epic Adventure with Us! Join us at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 170 Steel Street on Monday July 4th, 2022 through Friday July 8th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day. To register or to find out more about To Mars and Beyond VBS, call the church office at (705) 728- 0541 to see if there are any spaces left. Online registration is now closed because we are near capacity. We ask for a $25.00 registration fee for each camper to be paid online via etransfer (etransfer@westminsterpc.ca) or cash/cheque to our office. Sincerely, Your VBS Team

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Worship July 10, 2022

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

On Sunday at 10:01am we'll gather in person to praise the only One who is worthy of our ultimate devotion -- Jesus! We will enjoy a video review of our Vacation Bible Camp, pray together, welcome Carolyn Trott to lead us in music, and be blessed by Sunday School ministry. Pastor Ruttan will resume our series through John's Gospel with a sermon on John 7:1-24. Jesus says: "Do not judge by appearances, but judge with right judgment." What does that mean? Is it ever appropriate to judge? What is the difference between being judgmental and having judgment, and how does any of this build others up? That's what we'll explore. There will also be a live-stream of the service on YouTube. Live on YouTube at 10:01 a.m.

Worship July 17, 2022

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

Do you feel like we are entering into a new time, a new era? If so, you're not alone. Things are changing on a very big scale, globally. But we are not totally done the previous era, and have not totally arrived at this new era. Right now we seem to be in a gray zone. Mark Sayers thinks that for many people it will be an era of increased uncertainty, increased anxiety and increased complexity. On Sunday July 17 Pastor Ruttan will explain more, and also how John 7:25-52 orients us for what we need to know to navigate this gray zone, and this massive uncertainty and change. We will again welcome Carolyn Trott to help with music leadership, there will be Sunday School, and we will sing, pray, open our Bibles, and encourage one another on the pilgrim way! The service is at 10:01am in person and online. Live on YouTube at 10:01 a.m.

Worship July 24, 2022

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

Grace opens doors. Don't hands open doors or automatic push buttons? Well, yes. But this is about hearts, minds, priorities and faith. The famous story of the woman caught in adultery will be the theme for Sunday. From it comes Jesus' famous statement: "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her." On Sunday our nursery care also reopens! There will be Sunday School, Fellowship Time after the service, and we will welcome Nena LaMarre who will help lead us in music. We will pray big prayers and have our eyes drawn upwards into the hope of God. Join us in person or online Live on YouTube at 10:01 a.m.

Worship July 31, 2022

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life." This Sunday, July 31, 2022 (10:01am) that is our main text. It was also our memory verse from last month. It's a famous saying. Light is good; darkness is bad. But what does light represent? What about darkness? How do you follow light? This is what we'll explore. We will have Sunday School (and nursery care!) and will welcome Nena LaMarre to again help with music. We praise, we pray, we ARE the body of Christ together. Join us in person or online Live on YouTube at 10:01 a.m.

We Remember Jon Macklem

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

We recently announced the passing of Jon Macklem. Jon died on July 19th after a difficult battle with cancer. He had a vibrant faith, was a hard worker, and had a big heart for the people around him! Jon and Ann became a part of the Westminster family in 2017. You can read Jon's full obituary by clicking here. A memorial service will be held at the church on Sat. Aug. 6 at 1:30pm with a time of fellowship to follow. Please note that as per provincial regulations, masks are now optional indoors at Westminster. If you are unable to attend in person, you can tune in to the service live online on our YouTube channel here. Let’s honour God and remember Jon well, giving thanks for his life and that he is now in the presence of his faithful Friend and Saviour!

Worship Sunday August 7

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

"The truth will set you free." Yes, it's another of Jesus' famous statements. They are plastered over courthouses and libraries. But what do they mean? Free from what? And why were his words so controversial to people who thought they already had it all together? That's what we'll explore on Sunday as we look at John 8:31-38. We also welcome back Music Director Jenn Harris after her vacation! We will sing to God, pray together, learn a new memory verse, have Sunday School ministry, nursery care, and fellowship time. God's people honour God! Please join us online or in person at 10:01 a.m. Live on YouTube at 10:01 a.m.

Gardeners Needed!

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

“Once again we need to weed, trim, and mulch our gardens. All helping hands will be welcome Saturday August 13th. from 9:30 to 12 noon. Thank you to all your previous work as our gardens are improving. Please let the office (705-728-0541 / office@westminsterpc.ca) or myself know (705-737-1941) if you would like to help. Judy”

Worship Sunday August 14, 2022

Westminster 170 Steel Street, Barrie, Ontario

We are meant to become like Christ, meant to become God's hope for the world. This Sunday August 14th, Henna Kim will lead our service. She will show how this is the meaning of our lives and the purpose of our ministry. Trust that being transformed into Christlikeness is already happening in us, and will be perfectly finished when Jesus returns. We will sing to God, pray together, have Sunday School ministry, nursery care, and fellowship time. So, let us be bold, take the freedom in Christ and trust the Holy Spirit in us. Live on YouTube at 10:01 a.m.