Lent and Easter

Worship Services

Ash Wednesday Service

February 14

7:30pm

In-person

Lent 1
Mark 5:21-43
“Jesus Heals Two Women” 

February 18

10:30am

Online & In-person

Lent 2
Mark 8:22-26
“A Blind Man is Healed”

February 25

10:30am

Online & In-person

Lent 3
Mark 8:27-9:8
“Death Prediction and Transfiguration”

March 3

10:30am

Online & In-person

Lent 4
Mark 10:17-27″A Rich Man’s Question”

March 10

10:30am

Online & In-person

Lent 5
“Parable of the Tenant Farmers”

March 17

10:30am

Online & In-person

Palm Sunday
Mark 11:1-11, 12-21
“Jesus Enters Jerusalem”

March 24

10:30am

Online & In-person

Maundy Thursday

March 28

7:00pm

Online & In-person

Good Friday

March 29

7:00pm

Online & In-person

Easter Sunday Early Morning Service

March 31

8:30am

In-Person

Easter Sunday

March 31

10:30am

Online & In-person

Activities

WUC’s Lenten Reflections

Available online

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Labyrinth

March 6

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Sanctuary

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Easter EGGstravaganza

March 30

10:00am – 12:00pm

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Outreach

Easter Flowers

Easter Flowers donated in memory of loved ones.

Volunteer drivers wanted

Delivery to Families
March 31 after service

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Additional Information


WUC’s Lenten Devotional Books

Congregants have participated in writing Lenten reflections that have been compiled into downloadable booklets. Click the button to download a copy for personal use.

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Labyrinth


We can sometimes feel ourselves walking in metaphorical wildernesses in our lives. Feeling alone, adrift, apart, or lost? Come find comfort at the quiet centre.

Our sanctuary contains a labyrinth. On March 6, we welcome you to walk the path to the centre in prayerful meditation. The sanctuary will be a peaceful space glowing with candlelight. Space for conversation and reflection is available in the founder’s room after your walk.

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Easter EGGstravaganza

Our exciting Easter EGGstravaganza will take place at Westminster this year for our children 12 years and under. On Saturday March 30 from 10:00am – 12:00pm we will have crafts, games and Easter treats! Don’t miss the Easter Egg Hunt at 10:15 am!

We’re looking forward to an EGGcellent EGGstravaganza!

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“Operation Easter Flower Memorials”

Easter is a time to remember our friends and family who have passed on. At Westminster, we honour them with Memorial Donations that are acknowledged in the Easter Sunday e-mail blast and the monthly Westminster World newsletter. Funds raised are used to purchase beautiful spring flowers to decorate the sanctuary on Easter Sunday.

Following the service, these flowers are then distributed to members and friends in need of some cheering up as they may be ill, in hospital or long-term care; have been experiencing difficult times; or recently lost a loved one. The list of recipients is compiled by the Ministry and Office staff, the Wellness Committee and the Friendly Visitors. Any remaining flowers will be delivered to someone who is newly identified and needs remembering. If you know of someone who would appreciate a gift of flowers, please notify the church office, preferably by e-mail at wuc@westminster-uc.ca or if necessary, by phone.

Donations will be received now until March 25

Via e-transfer

Step 1: please complete the online registration form by using this link: https://forms.gle/65zvfRKnPoT5MtTe6
Step 2: when making the e-transfer
o make security question = “EASTER” (please use all caps)
o make security answer = “FLOWERS” (please use all caps)
o please also include the following in the message line: “for Easter Flowers”

Via cheque or cash

Step 1: please complete the registration form
o preferably by using the link provided above
o OR by using the paper registration forms available in the church office and Narthex
Step 2: place your cheque or cash donation in an envelope, and either drop off at the church office or place in the offering plate during Sunday Service
o please indicate “Easter Flowers” and your name on the envelope (both are important!)
o if not using the online registration form, please include the completed paper registration form in the envelope

Any memorial funds remaining from the purchase of flowers will go to Westminster’s Local Fund. The full amount of your donation will be included on your 2024 tax receipt.

If you are able to assist with the delivery of flowers on Sunday, March 31, or if you would like more information, please contact Crystal Smith at crystal.a.smith55@gmail.com.

Receiving the potted plants at Easter brings heartfelt joy and blessings to the recipients, reminding them that they are part of our family. Please consider donating today.

With thanks from The Wellness Committee

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