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Blue Hymnals To Be Returned To Donors
By Tom Northenscold, Worship Council Chair
As you are most likely aware, Westminster has replaced the 1990s-era blue hymnals with the new Presbyterian hymnal. When the blue hymnals were introduced, over 1,000 hymnals were donated and inscribed through the generous gifts of Westminster members and friends.
The members of the Hymnal Task Force would like to return the inscribed blue hymnals to the donors. If you or a family member donated a hymnal in the 1990s and would like to have it returned to you, please stop by the Heller Commons after the 8:30 or 10:30am services during March. Volunteers will be available to help you locate your hymnal(s).
Each year the Church marks the season of Lent, the 40 days before Holy Week, echoing the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness prior to the beginning of his public ministry. This time for Jesus was introspective as he faced the fundamental temptation of human life to put ourselves at the center, displacing God as the Holy One, the Creator and Redeemer of life, who alone is worthy of our worship.
The theme for Lent, 2014, asks What Does the Way of the Cross Ask of Us? This question invites us to a time of introspection to consider Mindfulness, Humility, Mercy, Repentance, and Mortality. We face our humanity head on—but we do not need to be alone in the process.
Our Lenten journey draws us together in small Covenant Groups to study the preaching texts for each week, to grow in our sense of community, and to prepare ourselves for the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Covenant Groups gather each week on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, committing to making the journey together as we follow the Way of the Cross. That Cross is empty, for we follow the Living Christ into the world. Nevertheless, it is a sign that suffering is part of life, and that God’s suffering in Jesus embraces the depth of our human need.