October 5 World Communion Sunday/Peacemaking Offering & Blessing of the Animals (3pm)
Exodus 20:1-4,7-9, 12-20
Theme:The Power of the Ten Commandments to Free
The Peace You Just Don’t Get
Theme: Inner Peace
The 11:00am worship service features a full choir and organ and takes place downstairs in the main sanctuary.
To our parents: Children are always welcome in worship! Infants and toddlers are lovingly cared for in the Nursery Room throughout the worship service, should you wish to take advantage of this care. Worship Kits are available for young children. Following the children’s story, preschool and kindergarten children are escorted to the preschool room by their teachers and/or parents.
CLICK HERE to reserve your appointment time online for your sitting or you may sign up at coffee hour this Sunday, October 5 after each service; after the 9:00 am service outside the Social Hall and after the 11:00 am service in the Patio Room by the fire place. At your portrait appointment you will be able to view a variety of your poses immediately after your sitting.
Kids…needed for Mad Science Experiment! No really we want you to join us for Connecting on Wednesdays (COW) where you will learn about some awesome stories in the Bible from our Mad Scientists AND perform some incredible science experiments. This is open to elementary school kids. Adults, we need you too! There are 3 different study choices for the 6 (alternate) week program:
On Schedule Sundays during winter months shuttle buses drop off 100 homeless adults who have been screened and enrolled in a community emergency shelter program. All guests have signed a contract pledging “no drugs, no alcohol, no cigarettes, and no violence.”
while guests settle in for the night church volunteers are on hand to cook and serve dinner. The church building provides a warm, dry, safe place for the guests to sleep the night. Early the next morning, guests leave the church building and return to the streets.
On All Saints Sunday we will be honoring our saints, departed family and friends of Westminster this past year, by reading their names during each of our worship services. If you would like someone’s name to be read please notify the church by calling the office at 442-8939 or via email. CLICK HERE
“Christian Stewardship is the practice of systematic and proportional giving of time, abilities, material resources and influence, based on the conviction these are a trust from God, to be used in service for the benefit of all people, in grateful acknowledgment of Christ’s redeeming love, caring for and managing all that God has given us.” Bring your estimate of giving card to church on this Sunday to be dedicated.
This Sunday Westminster will celebrate the Presbyterian church’s Scottish heritage. Everyone is invited to wear their plaid and celebrate the roots of the Presbyterian Church even if you’re not Scottish! A guest bagpiper will perform at the 11:00am service. Shortbread will be served at the coffee hour following both services.
We will also be baptizing the son of Kace & Walter Schwarm’s son, Theodore Felix Emanuel Schwarm at the 11 am service.
If you followed the media coverage last month you saw of a pastor living on the streets to experience homelessness, trying to raise funds for Sacramento Steps Forward. This is our partner organization that coordinates houses of worship to feed and shelter 100 homeless adults, one night at a time.
We are all set to do our part as one of the houses in Winter Sanctuary on four Sundays: