Announcements – Sunday, March 29, 2020
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 & WORK OF WPUC
March 29 – April 5, 2020
Today Lent 5 On line – watch your email for further information
Sunday Lent 6 (Palm Sunday) On line – watch your email for further information
Scripture readings for April 5, 2020 are Psalm 118:1-2; 19-29 and Matthew 21:1-11.
Recently Patrick sent out an email about “Five Ways to be the Church when Church is Canceled” by Erin Wathen. Item number two on that list was to send in your offering. “This may seem like a small thing in the grand scheme right now, but trust me. It matters that you continue to get your offering in, as long as you are fiscally able. This is a great time to reexamine online giving options, or encourage folks to sign up for automatic withdrawal (aka PAR). Even the healthiest congregations can find themselves in the hole, and quick, after just a few Sundays of missed offerings. If you can’t give online, mail in a cheques, send a carrier pigeon, do what you have to do. Even if the building is empty, bills and salaries need to be paid; what’s more, you’re helping your church maintain mission commitments to the community in a time when the commitment is more important than ever. Go to WPUC’s website and look for the Donate tab at the top of the page. Click on that and you will be directed to a form which you simply fill out and submit. The bonus is that you get an immediate tax receipt and you don’t have to wait until February 2021.
Bread Bags Required
Your Outreach Council needs clean (used) plastic bread bags to package the baked goods donated by Tim Horton’s for our Food Reclamation Project. They would also welcome twist ties. Please leave the bags and twist ties in the West Broadway Bins in the front entrance.
Baking for West Broadway Community Ministry
If you are bored during this time of social distancing and isolation and you love to bake do we have an opportunity for you. Gwen Polak is arranging for a safe pick up of cookies to be delivered to West Broadway Community Ministry each Friday. Cookies must be placed in plastic zip lock bags. If you would like to participate please contact Gwen at (204) 256-8661 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the Minister
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 will be constantly checked and so if you need to speak to me, please call and if we do not answer leave your name and number and I will call you back. We are in this together and will we get through this together, because that is what we do here at Windsor Park United Church.