Covenant Class welcomes Dr. Art Echerd as guest speaker.
Covenant Class welcomes Dr. Art Echerd as guest speaker.
Weekly Happenings
February 23, 2024

Third Sunday of Lent

Holy Communion

“What’s Going On in Here?”

Guy D. Griffith preaching
Donovan Drake assisting

Exodus 20:1-17
Psalm 19, Hymn 61

Psalm 19


8:30 a.m. Laudate Choir

Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
- Shape-note hymn, arr. Hopson

Ubi Caritas

- Victor Johnson

11:00 a.m. Westminster Choir

Take Up Your Cross, the Savior Said
- Shape-note hymn, arr. Hopson

Teach Me, O Lord
- Philip W.J. Stopford


826 Lift High the Cross
307 God of Grace and God of Glory

If you would like a copy of the hymns in large print, they are located in the Narthex and on the Welsh dresser in the Parlor.

LIVE Stream

Congregational Reception to Welcome
New Members
12:00 p.m. • Parlor

The GETconnected Committee is hosting a reception to welcome and celebrate our
new members.
Everyone is welcome!

March 3
Basketball Jamboree
6:00 p.m. • Gym

Everyone welcome!
Come join us tonight for the Annual Basketball Jamboree! This is a fun, intergenerational
event, open to the entire congregation! Team registration is complete, but we would love

The suggested donation for spectators is $5 at the door. Pizza and snacks will
be available for spectators to purchase ($2/slice, $2 for a drink, and $1 for candy). If you can, please bring small bills.
Also, bring a package of diapers, sizes 4,5,6, for our diaper drive with Nueva Vida.

More info:
T.J. Piccolo,

Turning Towards the Light...

Mission Opportunities During Lent


Strick's Gift
Help fill baby bags with donated clothing items for newborns on Saturday, March 2, in the Koinonia Youth Café from 1:00 -
3:00 p.m.
Please contact Lena Levendoski,


Nueva Vida
March 3 - March 10, we will be collecting diapers for Nueva Vida, Westminster’s Spanish-speaking sister church as part of
our commitment as a Matthew 25 Congregation. Please bring them to the Mayfair Entry or to the Basketball Jamboree Sunday evening.
Please contact Ralph Wheeler,

March 2, 8

Living Waters for the World
Help install a system that will provide fresh water for families living without this basic necessity. The project is scheduled for
March 2 and 8.
If interested, please contact Doug Leins,

March 9 and 10

Habitat for Humanity
We need 5 more people!
As we all know, delays in construction mean delays in affordable housing for the community that needs help the most. Habitat for Humanity needs help on March 9 and March 10. The primary job will be framing and some similar tasks. Please
click here to volunteer.

Covenant Class • Fellowship Hall
Four-Part Series: The Pursuit of Paradise: Arabs and Israelis, Holy Lands and Homelands

In this four-part series, Dr. Echerd will teach us about the creation of the modern state of Israel, the origins of the Palestinian refugee
problem, and the role of the Holy Places in this whole story. Dr. Art Echerd comes to us from Harpeth Hall School, where he has taught European and World History for over thirty years.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 868 8927 4527
Passcode: 038315
The Rule of Benedict: Crafting Our Own Rule of Life
No class this Sunday. Please join the class in Fellowship Hall.

Faith & Fellowship • 214
Join us for an exploration of the Seven Letters of Paul. We will discuss the letters individually and collectively discovering
their purpose of the time, the collective themes of the letters, and what the letters/scripture say to us today.
For more info, please contact Donna Schwaber

Murdoch MacLeods • Library
We will discuss this week's gospel lesson.
For more info, please contact Paul DeWitt,

Young Families • Overlook Room
Please join the class in Fellowship Hall.
For more info, please contact Krissie Self,

Coffee & Conversation: Sunday School for Parents of Youth and Young Adults
Please join the class in Fellowship Hall.
For more info, please contact Fran Linley,
9:45 a.m.
Youth Sunday School
7th - 12th Grades
Koinonia Youth Café
No Youth Group
Please join us at the Basketball Jamboree.

9:45 a.m. • Sunday School
2s are in room 149
3s are in room 161
4s are in room 163
Godly Play/Kindergarten in 183
5th and 6th in room 292
1st - 4th Chapel first and then will be picked up in rooms.

March 3

Fourth Grade Mission Milestone during Sunday School with parents.
Our focus will be on our call to partner with others in our community and around the world.
4:00 p.m.
Children's Choir and Tintinnabulation rehearsals

5:00 p.m.
Laudatate Choir rehearsal

Draw Near to the Spirit 
Westminster Academy 
March 6
6:30 p.m. • Overlook Room

Lent is an ideal time to step back and reflect on the deeper movements of the spirit, and Elizabeth Caldwell helps readers do this through a simple but profound approach. Pause: Spending Lent with the Psalms invites us to take up the spiritual practice of encountering, sinking into, and deeply engaging with one psalm each week during Lent and Holy Week.
We hope you will join us for this special Lenten study.
Books available in the office. Cost $17.

March 14
Music Box
11:00 a.m.   Goodpasture Hall

12:00 p.m. • Lunch
Join us and listen to some jazz featuring Jim Ferguson (WPC member) and Michael Alvey. 
To reserve your lunch, please click the link below or contact Sherri Givens at; 615-292-5526.
The deadline to reserve lunch is Tuesday, March 12.
Reserve Your Lunch

June 3-9
Music Camp
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. each day

Rising 1st - 7th graders please join us for Music Camp 2024. Enjoy choir rehearsals, games, arts & crafts, story-time, handbells, dancing, and acting to prepare the musical that is performed on Sunday. Participants should also attend weekly Sunday afternoon rehearsals at 4:00 p.m. starting on April 7. Please register on the church's website
Missing your water bottle?
Recognize anything in the photo above? Please stop by the closet at the Mayfair entrance to find your missing items.
Lilies will grace our Sanctuary on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024. If you would like to purchase a lily ($10) in memory or in honor of a friend or family member, please place your order online at or by email to Terri Eckert. The deadline to order is March 17.
March 11
Women’s Covenant

Goodpasture Hall
11:30 a.m. • BYO Lunch
12:00 p.m. • Program

Our program this month
will be a little different; we
will have a participatory
presentation about “Sound 
Bath”—a meditative
process through healing
instruments. We hope you
can join us to learn more
about this interesting
method of relaxation.
For more information,
please contact:
Harriet Sewell
Margaret Wheeler

Remember the Joy is in the Journey!

Click here to learn about all the upcoming opportunities.

Tuesday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - Noon

Where you find that 2 or 3 are gathered…
”I’m there!”
Matthew 18:19-20
For more information, please contact Beth Drake.
March 6, 13, 20, 27
Acrylic Painting Class
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fee: $25.00 for the
4 days, includes all

Instructor: Emily Coleman
Please click here to register.
Jay, Mac and Wilson Hardcastle share their memories of growing up in Westminster in this video. 

Please click here to watch the video.
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