December 6, 2010

Happy Monday Westminster! Only 19 more days until we get to celebrate the birthday of our sweet Savior!  The Advent music shared last Tuesday set the tone for my advent season. I appreciate our choir members who give of their time and talent so freely! I had the joy of sitting behind Julia yesterday at worship. What a gift she gave me when she heard the congregation sing the refrain of  Angels We Have Heard on High. Wouldn’t  it be awesome if we would respond to God’s calling with her kind of response??? Amazing stuff could be done! She was smiling from ear to ear and enjoying singing. The love that she gives us so freely is a lesson to be learned.

Speaking of wonderful music – the Children’s Christmas Service will be held on Sunday afternoon, December 12, at 5:00, followed by the Youth Christmas Drama “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” Participating in the service will be the Boys’, Chancel, and Girls’ Choirs and the Westminster Choristers singing traditional carols arranged by David Willcocks and Peter Van Eenam as well as music by Guillaume Costeley and Eric Whitacre. I hope you are making plans to attend both programs.

Other items of interest:

  • Foyer groups shuffle in January. What an awesome thing Sue Murrian started here years ago! They are a great way to make new friends or renew old friendships at WPC. Please call Sue (524-5638) or email her ( to join a group, drop out for a while, or with questions.  
  • Bell Ringers are needed for our Salvation Army station: the shifts that still need to be filled are: Friday (10) from 10 to noon, and 2 to 4 and then on Monday (13th) noon to 2 and 2 to 4. Please email me back if you can take a shift(s) and I’ll sign you up.
  • FISH deliveries are this Thursday: I can’t even begin to tell you how many phone calls we get daily here for food and utility payments. FISH is a great ministry here in Knoxville. To volunteer to make deliveries – call Barbara Wilkinson (300-8845). She will pair you up with someone to deliver some bags of groceries.

If there are any of you who have some extra time on your hands this coming Friday – I will most likely need some extra hands to prepare the bulletin, the program for the Children’s Christmas Service, as well as the Christmas drama program.  I will know better as to what time that volunteers are needed as I get closer to Friday.


Renee Wiesehuegel