Announcements – March 28, 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
March 28-April 4, 2021
Sunday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. – On-line Palm Sunday Worship service – watch your email for the links
Sunday, March 28 at 11:30 a.m. – After Worship Fellowship via Zoom
Thursday, April 1 at 10:30 a.m. – Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation via Zoom
Thursday, April 1 at 7:00 p.m. – On-line Maundy Thursday service – watch your email for the links
Friday, April 2 at 10:30 a.m. – On-line Good Friday service – watch your email for the links
Sunday, April 4 at 10:30 a.m. – On-line Easter Sunday Worship service (Communion) – watch your email for the links
The scripture readings for Thursday, April 1, 2021 are Exodus 12: 14-18, 40-42 and Luke 22:14-20
The scripture reading for Friday, April 2, 2021 is John 18:1 – 19:1-42
The scripture reading for Sunday, April 4, 2021 is John 20: 1-18
Holy Week Services
Please set aside some time to join us for our special Holy Week services. Our Palm Sunday service, celebrating the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem, will have music led by the Praise Team. On Thursday, we will be presenting a brief service of worship for Maundy Thursday. This day is special during Holy Week as it commemorates the Last Supper and Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet as an expression of servant leadership. On Good Friday, join us as we share and reflect on the Good Friday narrative in a new and unique way. Celebrate Christ’s resurrection with us on Easter Sunday! All services will be on-line and you are welcome to invite friends and family to share this time with us!
Palm Sunday Craft
If you would like to make your own palm frond for Palm Sunday, go to: http://www.windsorparkunitedchurch.com/crafts-for-celebrating-palm-sunday-at-home/
Church Office Hours
The office will be open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please call before you come to confirm that that someone is there.
Windsor Park Community Hub
Windsor Park United Church is excited and proud to announce the launch of the Windsor Park Community Hub through a Stay At Home Manitoba grant from the Province of Manitoba. This new initiative will be a place for us to engage in community and with community during these pandemic times.
This Hub is designed to connect, inspire, engage and entertain the Windsor Park and broader Winnipeg community during these pandemic times, helping foster community and connectedness safely – from home.
ALL are welcome to our virtual community – regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or spirituality. We will be providing a selection of some familiar and not-so-familiar community programming via Zoom and YouTube that will connect our community from the comfort of home.
This world pandemic has forced so many of us to make adjustments. At this time, it’s too early to tell when life will get back to “normal”, but that doesn’t mean things need to stop. History has proven that community and connectedness will always play a major role in our lives, even when our lives aren’t easy. We need to focus on the good, more now than ever, and let our passions flow wherever we are.
All you need is a high-speed internet connection, and a computer, tablet, or phone that supports video communication, and you have everything you need to be able to take part in online programs!
The new website was be launched on Monday, March 22, 2021. We invite you to check out this amazing initiative at windsorparkcommunityhub.com and please invite all of your friends and family to check out the great programming that we will be offering during the upcoming Spring Break.
Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation
The next Thursday Morning Coffee and Conversation is Thursday, April 1 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 April, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive it.
After Worship Fellowship
There will be no After Worship Fellowship on April 4, 2021. Enjoy your Easter! There is a new link for the month of April, please send an email to email@example.com to receive it.
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 11, 2021 via Zoom. Please contact the office to register and receive the link.
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 or by clicking the Donate button above. You can also drop your offering in the church mailbox, use e-transfer (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Canada Post. Our mailing address is: 1062 Autumnwood Drive, Winnipeg, MB R2J 1V7. Thank you!