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  • Westminster CommunityWestminster Presbyterian Church, Nashville, Tennessee

    Fostering a caring, diverse & deeply spiritual community Published every other week.

    www.nashvi l lewpc.org

    Service for the Lords Day

    February 26, 2017Transfiguration of the Lord

    Holy Communion

    Exodus 24:12-18; Matthew 17:1-9; Peter 1:16-21

    Sermon: Mountain Tops and Thin Places

    Guy D. GriffithAssisting: Heidi Hudnut-Beumler

    Mardi Gras MusicWestminster and Laudate Youth Choirs

    and Sam Levine and his New Orleans Jazz Band

    March 5, 2017First Sunday in Lent

    Holy Communion

    Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7; Psalm 32; Matthew 4:1-11

    Sermon: Donovan Drake

    Assisting: Guy D. Griffith

    Anthems: 8:30 am Laudate Youth Choir I Want Jesus to Walk With Me

    Spiritual / arr. Nicholson

    11:00 am Westminster Choir Ave Verum

    Philip W. J. Stopford

    Hymns: 618 O Love, How Deep, How Broad, How High

    167 Forty Days and Forty Nights

    February 22, 2017Volume 41, Issue 4

    Ash Wednesday March 1The Lenten journey from the ashes of death to resurrected life begins on the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday, which signifies a time to turn around, to change directions, to repent. This first day of Lent reminds us that unless we are willing to die to our old selves, we cannot be raised to new life with Christ. The first step of this journey calls us to acknowledge and confront our mortality, individually and corporately. In many traditions, this is symbolized through the imposition of ashes placing a cross on ones forehead. During the imposition of ashes the words: You are dust, and to dust you shall return (Genesis 3:19) are repeated again and again. We are to remember that we are but temporary creatures, always on the edge of death. On Ash Wednesday, we begin our Lenten trek through the desert toward Easter.

    - An excerpt from the Companion to the Book of Common Worship (Geneva Press, 2003, 109-110)

    Please make plans now to attend the worship service on Ash Wednesday, March 1, beginning at 7:00 pm in the Sanctuary.

    MARDI GRAS 2017!!! Sunday, February 26

    Come celebrate the last Sunday before Lent in worship at Westminster on Sunday, February 26, 8:20 am and 10:50 am. Sam Levine and his New Orleans Jazz Band will start rocking out ten minutes before each worship hour. The Laudate and Westminster Choirs will then join them to lead worship with such favorites as Down by the Riverside, Just a Closer Walk with Thee, This Little Light of Mine and several other southern classics. This great celebra-tion is always a favorite at WPC, so bring family and friends, and help us wor-ship with spirit on Sunday, February 26.

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    Donovan Drake, Pastor [email protected] D. Griffith, Associate [email protected] Hudnut-Beumler, Interim Associate [email protected] Pence, Associate [email protected] Maness, Director of Christian [email protected] Harris Kramer,Director of Youth and Their [email protected] Booth, Associate Director of [email protected] Piccolo, Associate Director of [email protected] Semingson, Director of Music [email protected] Brecht, Associate Director of Music [email protected] L. Webb, Church [email protected]

    SessionClass of 2017Drake CaltonSusan West CareyGeorge Crawford IIIWilford FuquaEleanor GloverKate GriffinLeslie GroteCarolyn Griffin HallDoug LeinsGary ShockleyBrock SturdivantDennis R. WilliamsClass of 2018Blake BrookshireKelly ChristieLisa ColeAmy DennisonWard DeWitt IIICherrie Farnette

    Hugh HarveyAnn HumbrachtElaney JohnsonPatrick WarfieldRichard WarrenTom WilsonClass of 2019Ellen AndersonLayne BryantCarol Callaway-LanePam KobanFred LowranceColleen McCanlessScott PortisBob SewellChris ShurdenNick SievekingPhil StuartRosemary Verrall

    Mission stateMentWith Gods help, Westminster Presbyterian Church fosters a caring, diverse, and deeply spiritual com-munity that nurtures lives of faith, hope, and love. Through prayer and with thanksgiving for Gods grace we seek to grow in the spirit of Jesus Christ, joyfully committing ourselves to worship, study, and service in the local community and the world.

    Life At Westminster

    You may call the church office at 615-292-5526. If you have an article for the newsletter, please send it to Jennifer Dutton, Communications Coordinator at: [email protected] The deadline is 4:00 pm on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 2017.

    WESTMINSTERPresbyterian Church

    Westminster Community (USPS 765-260) is published January through December biweekly by Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3900 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205-1899. Period-icals postage paid at Nashville, TN POSTMAS-TER: Send address changes to WESTMINSTER COMMUNITY, 3900 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37205-1899.

    to the ChurCh triuMphantRoupen Metcalf GulbenkFebruary 18, 2017 Husband of Billie Jean Bitsy Phillips Riegle-Gulbenk.

    I am the resurrection and the life

    hospitalMary Helen Denson West Meade RehabDavid Linn Discharged


    Pray ForBuffalo Valley Presbyterian ChurchBuffalo Valley, TennesseeMorgan Wallace, pastor

    Westminster Wednesday Night DinnerDue to the campus renovation, Wednesday night dinners have been postponed until Spring.

    New ArrivalProud Grandmother, Anne Carr, is so excited to announce the arrival of granddaughter, Meredith Wilkinson Jones, on January 26, 2017.

    Annes daughter, Anna, and her hus-band, Paul, are doing well.

    Memorials & HonorariaMemorialsTorrey Baxter NanceNancy and Hale Hooper (Music)

    Joan Marks YearwoodBill and Trudy CarpenterLibby and Dr. Ralph W. MassieMary and Don Stover

    HonorariaIn honor of the 50th wedding anniversary of Dennis and Elaine Williams

    A gift to the Living Waters Fundfrom Dr. and Mrs. Terry Allen

    Changing Gears Spring Trip Wednesday, March 8Carnton PlantationWednesday, March 810:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Join us for a day of fun and fellow-ship as we lunch at The Chop House restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee and then tour Carnton Plantation. The bus will leave Westminster at 10:30 am and return by 3:00 pm. The cost of the plantation tour is $12, plus the cost of lunch. Sign up with the church office (615-292-5526) by Monday, March 6.

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    Life at Westminster

    Lenten Devotionals available in the ParlorLent is not just the season for giving things up. It is an invitation to pause and regroup to shake the dust off and take new steps. To help us with this, this year we are using a piece developed by Sanctified Art.

    Sanctified Art is a collective of artists in ministry who create resources for worshipping communities. They have designed a calendar to be colored in day by day using the companion devotional as a guide. Each day they invite us to read the scripture text. They have written reflections on the text, and the imagery we are to color. We and they hope this daily rhythm of reading, reflecting, and coloring will become a powerful spiritual practice for you this season.

    You can learn more about their work at www.sanctifiedart.org.

    Spring New Member Classes to Begin March 12Twice a year, new member classes are held for those who want to explore membership or have discerned they are ready to join this community of faith. Our spring series of classes will begin March 12, 2017. All interested in membership are encour-aged to attend. Westminsters life and mission, and the many opportunities for growth in faith, discipleship, and service will be shared, as will be Reformed faith, theology and worship, Westminsters church structure and governance in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the abundant avenues for learning, fellowship, and involvement.

    If you are interested in learning more about these classes and the new member process at Westminster, please contact the Rev. Heidi Hudnut-Beumler (615-292-5526; [email protected]), or Elder Jim Hartman (615-383-8759; [email protected]).

    If you would like to participate in the spring new member classes, please sign up through the church office with Trisha Biggs (615-292-5526; [email protected]).

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    Save the Date!

    Saturday, May 20

    Volunteer OpportunityPreston Taylor Ministries offers job shadowing opportunities for 5th-12th grade students over their Spring Break each year. Spring Break in the Marketplace provides a one-on-one experi-ence with a volunteer who is willing to spend 2-4 hours show-ing a student his/her workplace and teaching a little about that career. Providing a student with different experiences gives an idea of what a career could look like and the sacrifices needed to get to that career. On top of the introduction to a career, our hope is that each student also has positive interaction with a caring adult.. This year we will be sending 40 students out into the workforce and we need more mentors than ever.

    Here are some specifics: Dates: March 21st-23rd Times: Mornings or Afternoons (2-4 hour time commitment) Transportation: if you can pick up, that is great; if necessary, we can provide transportation PTM will make sure we have a background check on every mentor.

    If you have any questions, contact Collin Spindle (903-327-3295; [email protected]). You can sign up online at www.prestontaylorministries.org/event/spring-break-marketplace/

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