Westminster Presbyterian Church
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This Week @ Westminster
Sunday Worship Services
In-Person and Streamed
October 24th, 2021
Traditional Service - 9:00 AM
Contemporary Service - 10:30 AM
Scripture - 1 Samuel 16:1-13 & Psalm 51:10-14
Sermon: Venturing Out:
Pastor Kelly Wadsworth
FOR THE KIDS:
In-person Sunday School every week from 10:30-11:30 for Pre-K/Kinder. First through Fifth Grade will begin in the sanctuary with their families at 10:30 and be invited to Sunday School ~10:45 (more info here). Use-at-home Sunday School materials are available here. The nursery space will be open for family use (unstaffed) with TV capable of streaming the service coming soon.
2022 Pledge Drive Kick-Off
Next Sunday, October 17, is KICK-OFF SUNDAY for our Annual Fall General Fund Pledge drive, Building On Our Past, Embracing the Future. Every member and friend, whether worshiping with us in person or online, is invited and encouraged to financially support Westminster Presbyterian in Salem. Due to COVID concerns, all Pledge Packets will be mailed. Additionally, this year we have created a web page that is just for the Pledge Drive. Pledge Packet contents are there, as well as the weekly Minute for Mission presentations, updates on how we’re doing, letters going out to the congregation, etc.
Join us as we continue to build on our past and look forward to an exciting future!
Tuesdays @ 10:30am
In Person or on Zoom
CLICK HERE TO JOIN WITH ZOOM:
Meeting ID: 874 9873 9836
Join the Pastor's Bible Study
Fifth Sunday - October 31st
The Mission, Peace, Eco Justice Committee-sponsored 5th Sunday Donation Drive is coming! October 31, 2021. This particular drive will be benefitting Salem For Refugees. (salemforrefugees.org) This non-profit organization is in need of Restart Kits as we welcome refugee families into our community in the coming months.
They are in need of very specific items in order to provide fully complete kits. Please look over the following items to see if you might be able to commit to purchasing anything.
Welcome Kit: Electric tea kettle/tea, monthly calendar, map of Salem, scented jar candle/lighter, blanket, “welcome” door mat, notebook/pens, umbrella, scissors, small sewing kit, flashlight/batteries, wall clock with numbers
Kitchen Kit: Dishes (8 plates/bowls), 8 cups/glasses/mugs, silverware (forks, knives, spoons for 12), silverware holder, 2 dish towels, 2 potholders, paper towels/holder, hand soap, 11-13 gal. Trash can/garbage bags, dish drying rack
There are two ways to sign up to donate: 1. Write your name/contact info on the physical sign up sheet in the church narthex, or 2. Contact Katie Nelson (email@example.com or text message 503-580-5631) to find out availability/sign up for an item or items.
Bring your item(s) to church on or before October 31, 2021, or contact Katie Nelson (503-580-5631) to arrange pick up.
Westminster Reads Returns This Fall!
Westminster Reads returns with Chasing Fireflies, a powerful work of fiction by Charles Martin. “Learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night.” Find more info on the book here: https://www.thomasnelson.com/9781595543257/chasing-fireflies/.
Read or listen to the book, then join a discussion group on Monday, November 8, at 6 pm at the church. Sign up here: https://forms.gle/QyyrRUCPEKB97t8N8.
New Members Class
The next New Member Class will take place at 11:30AM on 3 Sundays in October:
October 17th, October 24th and October 31st.
If you would like to participate, call the office (503) 364-3327, or talk with Pastor Kelly after services.
Creation Care - Our Dwelling Place
"Dwelling Place" is a series we’re presenting this Fall which dovetails with our study of creation in worship services. The series of events and lectures (a modified ‘Fall Frenzy’) will explore our church and grounds as our spiritual dwelling place, as well as the Hebrew concept of the “temple” and its applications in our time. We’ll look at Creation Care and end the series in January with a half-day Saturday Experience.
The next event in the series is described below. For more info, see the adult ed page.
Sunday, October 24 at 6:00 PM
Dr. Eric Long, professor of biology at Seattle Pacific University will join us via Zoom to present "Priests of
Creation: Fulfilling our Biblical Call to Tend and Keep the Earth." We'll explore the biblical juxtaposition of
creation being "good" and also "groaning", how God's command to Adam to "tend and keep" Eden relates to
us today, and the symbolism of Eden as temple. This presentation can also be attended in-person or via Zoom.
Caring For Creation
Understanding and Caring for The Trees of Oregon
This month we're looking at the trees of Oregon, and learning how to be good caretakers of our forests and garden trees.
Get answers to all your tree questions here.