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Holy Week

Holy Week ~

Palm Sunday ~ Sunday, March 25th
~ The Easter Experience and DIGG classes for children
~ Worship at 10:30 am

Maundy Thursday ~ Thursday, March 29th
~ Supper with Communion at 6:00 pm in Roberts Hall ~ Please bring a side dish ~ Worship Team will provide the entrees

Good Friday ~ Friday, March 30th
~ Ecumenical Service at 7:00 pm ~ OU Chapel ~ Offering to go to Hope House

Easter ~ Sunrise Service in the Fireside Room at 6:30 am
~ Continental Breakfast immediately following and ending at 9:30 am
~ Easter Egg Hunt – 9:30 am ~ Gather in Roberts Hall for instructions
~ Resurrection Egg Story Time ~ 10:00 am ~ Gather in the Sanctuary for story time

Come worship with us as we celebrate our King’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem
Come eat together with us as we celebrate our Lord and Savior’s Last Supper
Come experience the darkness of Good Friday as we remember and mourn His death
Rejoice with us on Easter as we celebrate our Risen Lord! Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!

Easter Bags

Once again Westminster has a goal of 50 Easter bags for Hope House to provide our friends in the community with a nice Easter dinner. To date we have 44 bags. If you have not purchased an Easter bag and would like to do so, please contact our office 242-1824 OR email us at as soon as possible. We will be picking up the food this Saturday and packing the bags this Sunday, Palm Sunday during Fellowship Hour. Thank you so much!

FYI..As of yesterday, we had 25 bags. We put out a plea late morning today and we received 19 more! Thanks to you, we can once again provide a nice meal to our community friends! Please know how much you all are appreciated! Praise God for whom all blessings flow!


Please join us for AWANA! We WANNA YOU to be at AWANA!!!

March at AWANA

21st ~ NO AWANA
28th ~ Splash into Life Night ~ Pulled Pork (Westminster Hosts)

Westminster in Prayer

John Madrid’s wife, Arcely, daughters Brianna and Isabella ~ John is Rae Warren’s friend and we’ve prayed for John while he’s been ill ~ He passed away on Thursday Evening
The family of Linda Sanders, friend of LaDora Jackson ~ Linda passed away
Bill Ballinger ~ Successful knee replacement ~ Prayers for comfort during the healing and recovery
Carol Gorton
Tracy Robinson and Lupe Martinez ~ friends of George and Joyce Records ~ serious health concerns
Rose Hanes ~ Recovering from a recent hospital stay
Evelyn West ~ Treatment following removal of a tumor
Lynda Hafner ~ Geri Polsley’s grandmother who was diagnosed with cancer
Beth Mollett ~ Bad headaches
Eldon Turner ~ Rae Warren’s father ~ many health concerns
Helen ~ Donna’s friend who is struggling with her health ~ Also prayers as she mourns the recent passing of her brother
Julie Leonard ~ Successful surgery, Praise the Lord!! Prayers for continued healing
Jolea Ray Harris ~ Daughter of Billy and Shelby ~ Praises to God!! Please continue to pray for the Harris family
Oliver and Nolan Colbern ~ Twin sons of Casey & Suzy Colbern ~ Born Friday, March 9th ~ Praise God!!
Sondra and Jaci ~ Sondra is Rae’s friend, Jaci is her daughter who is getting chemo and this month having a stem cell transplant ~ Jaci lives in Idaho and her mother lives here
Gene Van Horn & Family ~ friends of the Records ~ Recovering from a farm accident
Don Van Horn
A Teacher Friend of Debbie Hutton
Kenny Dunlap ~ Donna’s friend, Helen’s brother ~ hip replacement
Debbie Hutton
Bill Dotson ~ Alex Bopp’s Lifelong friend ~ Treatment has stopped and Hospice is called in
Sandi Edmonds ~ Sandi is doing better each day! Thank you, God!
Loretta Cecil ~ Alex Bopp’s sister ~ Back in assisted living and doing well! Thanks be to God!!
Beth Griffin ~ Tammy Gorton’s sister
Don Carr
Emily Polsley
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

Church Family in Care Centers
Vintage Park: Mary Lou Sheldon, Leroy Fredricks, Cal Ewing, Norene Hobbs, Wynona Hayward, Carol Gorton
ORV Plaza: Marilyn Nordeen, Phyllis Foster
ORV Skilled Nursing: Joel Nordeen, Shirley Barnes, Becky Lepley, Sandi Edmonds
Out of Town: Loraine Hanscum, Virginia Cordle
Wellsville Retirement Community Center: Wanda Ballinger

Spring Fling!!

Once again Westminster will be a part of ‘Spring Fling’ and host a pasta bake lunch from 11:00 am-1:00 pm on Thursday, March 22nd. In order to do this event, many hands are needed. Please think of ways to help. Can you greet the families? Are you able to bake cookies or brownies? How about going to the store and picking up needed food items. We always need people to help cook the macaroni, serve, and clean up. Please see the sign-up sheet in the foyer and consider giving of your time and/or treasures to support the youth and their families of our community as they have a week of fun-filled activities during their Spring Break. Thanks be to God for allowing Westminster to be a part of this!

Easter Egg Hunt & Story Time

Easter Egg Hunt and Resurrection Egg Story Time

The Mission/Outreach and Christian Education Ministry Teams are partnering for our annual Easter Egg Hunt.

Children (toddlers through the 5th grade) will collect eggs Easter Sunday beginning at 9:30 am following a Continental Breakfast in Roberts Hall. Children should gather in Roberts Hall and will be dismissed in different age groups. The Easter eggs that are hidden will NOT be filled, EXCEPT for a very special few. After the children find their eggs, children will bring them to Pastor Mark’s office and exchange them for a bag of goodies. If a child finds a special egg labeled on the outside with a gold star and a number, he/she should hold onto that egg for our special Story Time at 10:00 am in the Sanctuary. **Please bring an Easter basket or bag of some kind in which children can collect the plastic eggs.

Community Youth Group (CYG)

Sunday Evenings from 5:15 pm-7:30 pm, come check out the fun the youth in our community are having at First Baptist Church! This group represents several churches from the area who come together to talk about things that affect you everyday and help you make good choices. The youth do a lot of ‘cool’ things, some of which are going to open gym, going to a comedy club, eating out together, bringing in the New Year together, etc.

Prayer is the theme for March with the exception of March 25th when the theme is ‘Journey to the Cross’.

Beverage Tabs


Please remove and save the tabs from your beverage cans for the Ronald McDonald House which is an ongoing mission project at Westminster. We have a large wooden house in the Church for you to put them in as well as smaller ‘houses’ to take home and fill up on your own. Thank you for making a difference in the life of a child and his or her family going thru cancer.