Westminster Presbyterian Church
This Sunday @ Westminster
Sunday Service (streamed)
December 27, 2020
A Service of Lessons & Carols
9:00AM - Traditional Service
10:30AM - Contemporary Worship
Online with YouTube
FOR THE KIDS: **No Sunday School December 27. See you January 3!**
Sunday School Live online happens on Zoom every Sunday at 9:45. Find the Zoom link and at-home materials here. (Page is password-protected. Email for password.)
In keeping with Westminster's theme for Advent worship this year, we are offering a daily devotional called Those Who Dream from A Sanctified Art. Beginning with the first Sunday in Advent and following the lectionary through Epiphany, each day offers something new: commentary, poetry, visual art, coloring pages, journaling, and Sabbath prompts.
Click HERE to access the digital-friendly or printable version. It is password-protected due to copyright issues. For password, check your e-blast or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coming In January
Your Mission Peace Eco-Justice Committee invites you to join us Sunday, January 17 at 6 pm online as we launch a new monthly series that we're calling "BIG ISSUES: local focus." We are hoping to introduce varying topics on BIG ISSUES in our world, with a LO-CAL FOCUS on each issue.
We initiate our series by sharing and then discussing a conversation between two individuals (Ed Edmo and Lani Roberts) who grew up near The Dalles, OR. Ed is Shoshone Bannock, Nez Perce, Yakama, and Siletz and lived at the fishing village at Celilo Falls until its destruction in March 1957. Lani grew up just outside The Dalles, a descendant of an early European-American settler family. Although they grew up in the same area and are the same age, their lives were lived in parallel fashion because of the differences in their ethnic heritage. You may know one or both of the people in this conversation--Ed is a well-known storyteller, poet and author, and Lani taught philosophy at Oregon State University.
On January 17 we will gather on Zoom to view their conversation and to discuss how their lives differed and what it may mean to us in Salem in 2020. Click here to view the two-minute promo that introduces their conversation: https://youtu.be/NtAvE7-khwQ?t=24. This has also been published as part of a book, and the authors have graciously given us permission to share their chapter with congregation members who wish to read it (or to refer to it for clarity while watching). Contact Christine Speak at email@example.com to request the chapter or for more information. Zoom link will be available on the church website.
JOIN THE NEXT ZOOM FELLOWSHIP
When: Sunday Mornings
Time: 9:00 - 11:45 a.m.
What have you been up to? With limited opportunities to see each other face to face, Zoom Fellowship is a social gathering to catch up on our lives together.
All you have to do is click at the bottom. If you do not have Zoom on your computer or tablet it will ask if you want to download the software. This usually takes seconds. Then it will ask if you want to “open zoom?” When you click on the “open zoom” button and you are in the waiting room and will be admitted by the host.
Once the room is open, you can chat with the people who are there. From 9:00 am to 10:00 am people who usually attend Contemporary Service can plan some small group time. At 10:00 am it will be Coffee Hour for the whole church. At 10:30 am Traditional Service folk can hang around to talk in a smaller group. The room will be closed 15 minutes after the Contemporary Service at 11:45 am.
In order to participate, you have to have a camera and microphone in your computer or tablet or connected to them. Webcams and external USB microphones are available for purchase on the web and delivered to your door.