Easter Bags for Hope House

Look for your Mission and Outreach Team Members in the foyer selling Easter Bags for Hope House. Once again they will be $20 each. Our goal is 50 bags. We will be filling them on Palm Sunday, April 14th.

As always, thank you for sharing your heart and money to help make someone in our Community smile!

Cal Ewing

Cal Ewing passed away Sunday, March 3rd.

Cal was a 33 year member of Westminster Presbyterian. Family and friends are encouraged to post their condolences and memories on Cal’s Tribute Wall at www.dengelmortuary.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church or Sacred Heart Catholic Church in c/o Dengel and Son Mortuary, 235 South Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067.

We are comforted knowing Cal is reunited with his loved ones and with God in Heaven.

Wynona Hayward

Westminster lost a very special lady last Wednesday, Ash Wednesday, March 6th. Wynona is now reunited with the love of her life, Orville and as much as we miss her, we rejoice knowing she is in Heaven and free of all pain.

If you wish to make memorial contributions in her name, the family suggests to: Westminster Presbyterian Church, Franklin County Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association in c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067.

Condolences also may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com.

What a gift Wynona was to all who were blessed to have her in our lives! She was loved very much and will be greatly missed!

Rowdy Wranglers 4-H Club

Come out and help our Rowdy Wranglers, also known as The Hepner and Patterson Boys –

Monday, March 25, 2019 dine out or carry out at Smoked BBQ Creations ~ They will donate 15% of your total bill to the Wranglers 4-H Club.

What do you have to do?

There are flyers at the Welcome Center in the foyer of WPC. Present the flyer to your server at SMOKED CREATIONS on Monday, March 25th (offer good ALL DAY) and the benefits will go to help our boys!

Thank you for your support!!

Westminster in Prayer

The Family of Wynona Hayward ~ Wynona passed away March 6th
The Friends of Cal Ewing ~ Cal passed away Sunday, March 3rd
The Family of Ed Corbett ~ Friend of Scott and Courtney Sands ~ Please pray for his wife and 2 daughters
The Family of Larry Swinnerton ~ Please pray for Michelle Johnson and family as they mourn the passing of her father
The Family of Linda Neece ~ Linda is a friend of the Sands family and passed away
Barb (Underwood)Wells ~ Experiencing liver failure ~ Pray for Barbara, A.R., their 2 children and Sharon Underwood as well as all family
Brooke (Waldron) St. George ~ Brooke was hospitalized last week, is home now ~ Complications related to childbirth
Jeff and Julie Shafer, Meganne and Connor Hooser ~ Please keep them close in prayer
Julie Porter
Debbie ~ Debbie Dunn’s friend who has Stage 4 COPD
Gary Lee Bowling ~ Admitted into VA Hospital – He relapsed a few months ago and was in the hospital; Lab work did not turn out well, so Doctor admitted him into VA – Keep him close in prayer
Gene Seaton ~ Friend of Gary Harris’s ~ Gene starting chemo treatment this week
Alex Bopp ~ Has a spot on his bladder and will need surgery ~ Please keep Judy Hasty and Alex in your prayers
Sabrina Dudley ~ Julie Leonard’s granddaughter who has suffered emotional stress and struggling due to some heartbreaking life-changing events
Sandy Galvin ~ Please keep Sandy and Pastor Ron in your prayers as Sandy fell and was hospitalized with complications ~ Praise God she is home and can do therapy at home, but it will be a long time recovery
Eldon Rader ~ Hospitalized with heart problems
Uncle Don ~ Beth Mollet’s uncle who has cancer
James Wren ~ Needs a new liver
Kathy Sandstrom and Family ~ Shirlene’s cousin, Kathy lost her daughter, Kelsey to a blood clot; Her husband passed away from cancer; Kathy and her son are doing their best each day with such tragedy
Cooper Heishman ~ Cooper is moving more and more and will be transferred by helicopter to a long term facility in Nebraska. He still is not awake; Melissa Pippin, his cousin said prayer is really needed for him and his family
Kathy Reynolds ~ Please keep Bob in your prayers also
Darlene Lister ~ Judy Hasty’s friend whose cancer has returned; Asking for healing and strength as she continues her treatment
Wynona Hayward ~ Rock Creek ~ In Hospice ~ Has good and bad days
Sheri Sellers ~ Nedra and Jack’s friend, Janie Nourot’s daughter-in-law; Gets around on motorized scooter; Will be a long recovery, but doing better!
Mark Todd ~ In Rock Creek
Darold Cain ~ Is presently at Wellsville Rehab
Loisann Eversmeyer ~ Marie Stewart’s aunt who had a stroke; she was moved to Wellsville Retirement Home
Allison Williams ~ Angela Lisle’s sister has chronic health issues and small children; New meds have caused other issues; She also has received news about a family member with a serious illness
Brenda Garron-Carroll ~ Terri Thompson’s Aunt in NY; Severe stomach pain, hospitalized twice and the doctors cannot pin down the cause
Carol Sue Brown ~ Nedra Porter’s sister is in alot of pain and sleeping alot; Her husband, Jay Dee has sores that need to heal before he can have knee replacement surgery
Erik Warren ~ Ongoing health issues ~ Continue to keep him in your prayers
Dick and Marge Martin and their grandson, Sage and family ~ Sage has leukemia
Jauslyn Quinn ~ Terri Thompson’s granddaughter (17 years old); Spent a night in Children’s Mercy and the doctors cannot pin down what is causing her pain; She previously had pancreatitis
Allen Cain ~ Terri Thompson’s friend’s son who has been suffering from seizures and is now in KU Hospital for the 4th time. He is having testing on his brain to try and determine the cause
Renea George ~ Mother of one of our Small Steps Preschool teacher ~ Update: Going thru chemo – A few more treatments needed and hopefully the tumor has lessened so surgery can be done
Les Bradford ~ Friend of Damon Williams, LaDora Jackson’s son; Les’s mother was just diagnosed with cancer; Please keep their family in your prayers; No new report
Riley Howell ~ 6 year old little girl at Children’s Hospital; Has a respiratory infection that needs to clear prior to chemotherapy treatments
Kristie Batten ~ Hasty Awards employee with cancer; Going thru chemo and coping well
Patty ~ Terri Thompsons’s friend who is going thru chemo for multiple myeloma
Beth Mollett ~ She and Richard are looking for a car and larger place to live; Prayers for her son, Gabriel that he is kept safe and blessed
Gary Vathauer ~ Joyce Records’ Dad is back home and he and Beverly stopped in the office! Doing well!!
Les Arnold ~ Joe Ferguson’s cousin, Steve Warren’s friend~severe injuries from being thrown from a horse
Stanci Marsh ~ friend of Karen Harris’s ~ Chemo regimen is over; Starts oral treatment for 2 years
Michelle Johnson’s sister’s husband, Larry ~ Larry is in need of chemotherapy, but unable to get until his kidney functions better
Sarah ~ Friend of Courtney Sands ~ Transferred to Rehab facility in Omaha
The Family of Ivy Maxwell
Charlene Gibbs, Sherril Unruh’s neighbor ~ huge blood clot
Paul Pennock ~ Nedra Porter’s brother may lose an eye; Needs heart surgery, but reluctant to have it done
Virgil Croucher ~ Friend of Bob Dunn
Shirley and Hans ~ Don Carr’s sister and brother-in-law; Shirley’s alzheimers is getting worse and her husband, Hans is going blind
Ron Robison ~ Judy Hasty’s best friend’s husband ~ Holding his own
Angela Lisle
Debbie Hutton
Christopher Browne and his Sister, Caroline ~ Christopher called in and asked for prayers for healing; He for his heart and his sister for epilepsy and depression; Strength for both
Casey Ward
Trevor Riley ~ Doing better and hoping for his surgery in March ~ Waiting for it to be scheduled
Janie Nourot ~ Nedra Porter’s friend
The State of Nebraska ~ natural disaster
New Zeland ~ Hate killings
Those who have lost jobs and are looking for employment
Our 2nd Friday Community Dinner Friends
Those who have lost loved ones
Those who were affected by natural disasters and those who are helping in the rescue
Our Missionaries
Our Military
Victims of Hate Crimes
LifeCare Center
Our Nations Leaders ~ President Donald Trump and Vice-President Michael Pence
Our Enemies
Pray for all those who put their lives on the line everyday for each one of us ~ Police, Fire Department, Emergency Workers

Church Family in Care Centers
Vintage Park: Norene Hobbs, Carol Gorton, Lawanda Gorton
Rock Creek West: Marilyn Nordeen, Phyllis Foster, Faye Hunt, Becky Lepley
Rock Creek Skilled Nursing: Joel Nordeen, Shirley Barnes, Mary Lou Sheldon
Wellsville Retirement Community Center: Wanda Ballinger, Darold Cain

Called Congregational Meeting

Thank you to all who stayed for the Congregational Meeting. Your new Elders and Deacon are:

Elder ~ Class of 2019
Keith Gaeddert

Elder ~ Class of 2021
Megan Cevoli

Deacon ~ Class of 2020
Donna Greenawald

They will be installed/ordained on Sunday, March 24th.

2019 WE Conference on Diversity

Save the Date!

‘The Power of Community Civility and Belonging’ with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn

March 28, 2019
2:00 pm-9:00 pm
Schendel Conference Center and Fredrikson Chapel, Ottawa University


Dr. Terrell Strayhorn is Founding Chief Executive Officer of Do Good Work Educational Consulting, LLC. He also serves as Interim Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs and Professor of Urban Education at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, TN. Previously, Strayhorn was on the faculty at The Ohio State University, where he served as Professor & Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE). An internationally-recognized student success scholar and “a foremost authority on issues of equity and diversity,” Strayhorn is author of over 10 books and more than 200 book chapters, journal articles, and other scholarly publications. His most popular book, College Students’ Sense of Belonging: A Key to Educational Success, sold record copies nationally and its 2nd edition will debut September 2018. Strayhorn is lead editor of a forthcoming book on the future of HBCUs that charts a way forward for transforming Black colleges today. He has given hundreds of invited keynote lectures at more than 700 universities and conferences across the globe. He has had an abiding life-long commitment to equity, diversity, and social justice. Longtime civil rights leader and activist, Marian Wright Edelman, President of the Children’s Defense Fund, wrote in 2014: “Strayhorn [is] a brilliant, Black professor” whose research yields critical insights for addressing long-standing problems in education.

Known for using the hashtag #DoGoodWork on social media, Strayhorn was named one of the country’s top diversity scholars by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education in 2011, one of Business First’s “Top 40 under 40,” one of the “Top 20 to Know in Education,” and became the youngest full professor in Ohio State University’s history in 2014. He has been quoted in major news outlets including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside HigherEd, Huffington Post, and newspapers across the nation. He shares his expertise on a national level as Guest Board Member for the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA) and Immediate Past-Chair of AERA’s Research Focus on Black Education (RFBE). Strayhorn received a bachelor’s degree (BA) from the University of Virginia (UVA), a masters degree (MEd) in educational policy from the Curry School of Education at UVA, and doctorate (PhD) in higher education from Virginia Tech. He is currently pursuing a graduate certificate in Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, several honor society’s including Phi Kappa Phi, and a proud native of Virginia Beach, Virginiaw


Inquirer’s Class

We will have an inquirer’s class after worship at 12:00 pm on Sunday, April 7th. If you are interested in learning more about what it means to be a Presbyterian, if you wish to join our church, or if you just want to come and hang out with Pastor Mark, please let us know. Lunch will be provided.

Lenten Prayer Wall

You will find a Lenten Prayer Wall in the foyer at Westminster. You will find paper, pen, and tacks for you to write a prayer and post it on the wall. Feel free to write as many prayers that come to mind during this reflective season.