Announcements – January 31, 2021
Windsor Park United Church seeks to be a welcoming community. Based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, we nurture our faith and spiritual life by: worshipping and learning together, caring for each other, embracing our diversity, reaching out to those who live around us and working together in service to Creation.
THE LIFE AND WORK OF WPUC
January 31 – February 7, 2021
Sunday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m.– On-line Worship service (Fourth Sunday After Epiphany) – watch your email for the links
Sunday, January 31 at 11:30 a.m.– After Worship Fellowship via Zoom
Thursday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. – Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation via Zoom
Sunday, February 7 at 10:30 a.m.– On-line Worship service (Fifth Sunday After Epiphany / Communion) – watch your email for the links
Sunday, February 7 at 11:30 a.m.– After Worship Fellowship via Zoom
The scripture readings for Sunday, February 7, 2021 are Isaiah 40:21-31 and Mark 1:29-39
Church Office Hours
Please call before coming to the church make sure someone is in the office. The mail, phones and email will continue to be checked daily.
Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation
The next Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation is this Thursday, February 4 at 10:30 a.m. It is a great time to check in and have a short visit. There is a new link for the month of February, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive it.
After Worship Fellowship
After Worship Fellowship takes place on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. There is a new link for the month of February, please send an email to email@example.com to receive it.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Snuggling under a cozy blanket is a comfort many of us particularly enjoy during the winter. Sadly, many children in our city do not have access to the luxury of a bed and linens. To address this need, retired police officer, Jim Thiessen, has founded a local chapter of Sleep in Heavenly Peace. The non-profit organization is dedicated to constructing twin-sized beds and donating these – complete with mattresses and bedding – to children whose families lack the resources to afford such comforts.
A suggestion was recently made that some of us might like to support this endeavour. Since many of us are looking for productive ways to spend our time indoors, we propose that any interested WPUC members and friends join us in this “virtual blanket-making bee”. You can knit, crochet, sew, or quilt a new twin-sized blanket/afghan/bed covering in January and/or February. Completed items can be dropped off at the church. Please call first to make sure someone is there to take your donations. A safe pick-up can be arranged. All donated items will be taken to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace depot in early March. Please contact Deanna Kernaghan (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Gwen Polak (email@example.com) for additional information.
Calling All Knitters
Splash Daycare is in need of about a dozen arm warmers for children, a dozen leg warmers for children, and about 10 to 12 adult size leg warmers. If you require patterns, please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org. When finished, these can be dropped off at the church (call first to make sure that someone is there to receive them) or contact the office and pickup can be arranged. Thanks so much.
Message from Patrick
If you feel the need to talk, to vent, to laugh, to hear another’s voice, please know that the phone and the email at the church is constantly being checked so if you need to speak to me, please call. If you get the answering machine, leave your name and number and I will call you back. We are in this together and we will get through this together, because that is what we do here at Windsor Park United Church.
If You Are Inside The Church Building
If for any reason you enter the church building you will find a log book and hand sanitizer. Please use the hand sanitizer, sign the log book, and record what areas of the building you are in (no matter how short your stay!). It is mandatory that you also wear a mask. This is to aid in keeping the building clean, sanitized, and safe.
Life, Work, Ministry, and Mission Support
Thank you for your continued financial support of Windsor Park United! If you would like to make a donation to help out with the life, work, ministry, and mission of Windsor Park United Church, you can donate at our CanadaHelps on-line donation page: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/m/47090/donation. You can also drop your offering in the church mailbox, use e-transfer (email@example.com), or Canada Post. Our mailing address is 1062 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1V7. Thank you!