This week our youth shine in their musical leadership during worship. For the opening and closing voluntaries we will have a string quartet featuring Leah Patek on violin with Parker Sullivan, violin, Elizabeth Bambury, viola, and Carmen Day, cello. Nick Bird will play Chopin’s Nocturne in C-sharp minor for the offertory, and the Singers will offer anthems by Marty Haugen and David Blackwell. Winston Barham is our organist this week, and he will also share his skills on the piano as well. Winston will be joined by guitarists Anna Smith, Mark Outlaw and Joey Paulson, along with Elton Oliver on banjo. The service will conclude with the powerful hymn For Everyone Born by Shirley Erena Murray.
Greeters are needed in March and April to help visitors feel welcome at Westminster. Please sign up in the Gathering Space or call Carolyn Kelly for more information.
This year the theme for the Worship & Music conference at Montreat is “Then Sings My Soul.” Please consider attending this exciting conference in North Carolina exploring the riches of God’s love, expressed in worship and music. The conference is open to adults and youth (rising 4th grade and up), with child care and camp experiences for infants and children too young for the conference. Housing can be found in college dorms, Assembly Inn, or in rented houses. The conference is offered twice: week 1 June 18-23 and week 2 June 25-30. Megan, director of Fine Arts will be attending week 2 along with our organist, Jonathan and their son Paul. Please email Megan for more information, or visit this webpage: http://www.presbymusic.org/montreat.html. Registration is currently open.
In case of snow, sleet, or freezing rain, we will air any cancellation on local radio and TV stations. Bear in mind that there are Westminster Presbyterian Churches in many other cities—including Waynesboro, Lynchburg, and Richmond. Please be sure you hear the announcement for Westminster in Charlottesville.
In addition, our website will have up-to-date information: www.westminsterva.org. Any weather-related changes to the worship schedule or other activities will be posted on the main page of our website.
The church’s voicemail message will also announce any cancellations due to inclement weather. People who have specific responsibilities—like church school teachers, ushers, musicians, sound system engineers—should check one of the above resources if there is inclement weather.
We hope we won’t be having inclement weather on Sundays, but please keep this information in mind if bad weather comes our way on the weekend.
The Congregation is urged to attend the Annual Meeting and Lunch
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Worship will be shortened to allow time for the Congregation’s Annual Meeting; childcare will be available for infants through Pre-K.
Items of business will include:
- Hearing a report on the 2017 budget;
- Election of two Trustees;
- Division Reports for 2016;
For your information:
- Covenant pastor’s contracts have been renewed for 2017;
- Pastor’s initial terms of call are set for 2017 as negotiated in 2016;
- There will be another congregational meeting scheduled in the spring to elect elders, deacons, and nominating committee;
- The Fellowship Committee will provide soup and beverage. Please bring bread, cheese, or fruit to share.
Please join us for information, food and fellowship!