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Church Newsletter Volume 16 - Issue 19 November 1st, 2016 The Chimes Westminster Presbyterian Church 1015 Winthrop Avenue Joliet, Illinois 60435 815-725-6687 Westminster Presbyterian Church Minister - Every Member of the Church Pastor - The Reverend Matthew T. Robinson Music Director - Barbara Pierce Organist- Steven Eaklor Administrative Assistant - Linda Bromer Custodian - Mike Riley Parish Associate - The Reverend Charles E. Glidden Church Building ~ 725-6686 Church Office ~ 725-6687 FAX ~ 725-7866 Office Hours ~ Mon. thru Thurs. 9-4:30 Fri. 9-12 Website: www.westpresjoliet.org Email: [email protected] www.facebook.com/ westpresjoliet

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    Church Newsletter Volume 16 - Issue 19 November 1st, 2016

    The Chimes

    Westminster Presbyterian Church 1015 Winthrop Avenue Joliet, Illinois 60435 815-725-6687

    Westminster Presbyterian

    Church

    Minister - Every Member of the Church

    Pastor - The Reverend Matthew T. Robinson

    Music Director - Barbara Pierce

    Organist- Steven Eaklor

    Administrative Assistant - Linda Bromer

    Custodian - Mike Riley

    Parish Associate -

    The Reverend

    Charles E. Glidden

    Church Building ~

    725-6686

    Church Office ~ 725-6687

    FAX ~ 725-7866

    Office Hours ~

    Mon. thru Thurs. 9-4:30 Fri. 9-12

    Website: www.westpresjoliet.org

    Email: [email protected]

    www.facebook.com/westpresjoliet

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    This Saturday, October 29, we’re having a party - Trunk or Treat that is.

    From 2:30 to 4:30 we’ll have games, food, Trunk or Treat and lots of fun. I

    hope our whole church family will turn out for this party.

    Did you know that the name “Halloween” actually has Christian origins?

    The ancient Celts of Ireland and the British Isles had a festival of Samhain

    (pronounced sow-hen). Samhain marked the end of summer and

    preparations for winter. Winter was harsh, resources could be scarce and

    survival was tenuous. The festival of Samhain acknowledged that just as

    the warmth and bounty of summer gives way to the cold and scarcity of

    winter, human life also gives way to death.

    Around AD 300 Saint Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland. Gradually, the Gospel

    spread throughout the British Isles. Typical to Christianity's spread to new cultures, the church put a

    Christian slant on existing holidays. Samhain was no different. All Saints Day, celebrated since the

    7th century, came to fall on November 1, the day after Samhain. And Samhain was renamed All Hal-

    lows’ eve, or Halloween. Hallow is an archaic word for Saint, so “Halloween” literally means “All

    Saints Eve.”

    Okay, enough of the History Lesson. Find a zany costume and come join your church family for

    Trunk or Treat this Saturday, October 29 from 2:30 to 4:30 PM here at the church. See you there.

    Shalom,

    Matt

    The Reverend

    Matthew T. Robinson,

    Pastor

    Musings From Matt. . .

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    Supplies needed for

    KidsHopeUSA

    If you have been wondering how you might support

    our KidsHopeUSA volunteers and program, we are

    in need of donations of various supplies.

    There will be a basket in the narthex (or the mail

    room) to accept these donations.

    The other way to support our mentors and the

    children they will work with, is with prayer!

    Thank you,

    Linda Evans, Leader/Trainer

    Items needed include:

    Games such as Connect Four, Life, Trouble,

    Sorry, Checkers, Jenga, Go Fish, Uno, Scrabble,

    Guess Who, Mancala, Yahtzee, Battleship,

    Boggle

    playing cards, dice, kids puzzles, flash cards

    (multiplication/fractions)

    blank note cards

    blank thank you cards

    markers

    sticker books

    hidden pictures

    dry erase markers with eraser

    dry erase boards

    small packages Kleenex

    wipes

    A collection box for letters for Hannah Robinson is on the congrega-

    tional table. Matt and Peggy will be sending care packages a couple

    of times a month if you would like to send a card or note.

    Thanks.

    Called Meeting

    There will be a Called Meeting of the Congregation on Sunday,

    November 6th, immediately following our Worship Service, for the

    purpose of electing church officers. Please plan to attend.

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    1ST

    Annual Trunk or Treat

    Kids Fall Extravaganza!

    Come One! Come All! Traditional Trick or Treating with a twist,

    all at the safety of

    Westminster Presbyterian Church parking lot!

    Date: Saturday, October 29, 2016

    Time: 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

    Location: 1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet

    Supported by Church Communities of:

    Westminster Presbyterian and Nueva Esperanza

    Remember those years gone by, when we ran from house to house

    and yelled Trick or Treat? Trunk or Treat is a safe alternative

    for today’s youth to experience that same JOY.

    Join us Saturday October 29th for the

    First Annual Trunk or Treat Kids Fall Extravaganza.

    Volunteers are needed for the following:

    Creatively Themed Decorated Car Trunks – Prizes Awarded

    Safety Ambassador to help with questions and guidance

    Social Hall activities

    Committee members needed:

    Please contact Mission Team Members

    Dawn Banks or Sheila Huckins to volunteer.

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    Sanctuary Flowers For November

    November 6th – John Sikes in loving memory of his wife, Ruth Sikes.

    November 13th – Ardith Efner in loving memory of her husband, Robert Efner.

    November 20th – Louis & Gayla Audia in celebration of their anniversary.

    November 27th – Lois McMillin and Nancy Dock in memory of Joan Stoner.

    To The Glory Of God...

    In Loving Memory Of...

    In Celebration Of...

    LOGOS Themes Fall 2016

    Nov. 2nd Pirate Night Wear an eyepatch.

    Corn dogs, chips, veggies & dip, milk and dessert.

    Nov. 9th Minion Night Wear your minion shirts.

    Chicken nuggets, green beans, fruit, milk and dessert.

    Nov. 16th Count Your Blessings Think of what you are thankful for.

    Turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn, rolls, milk and dessert.

    Nov. 23rd NO LOGOS - THANKSGIVING Eat with your Family.

    Nov. 30th Sports Night Wear sport shirts.

    Hot dogs, buns, chips, veggies & dip, milk and dessert.

    Dec. 7th A Heavenly Event Happy Birthday, Jesus!

    Ham, cheesy potatoes, vegetable, rolls, milk and dessert.

    If you don’t like

    what is being

    served, you may

    bring your own

    dinner, but no

    fast food or pop,

    please.

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    Bible & a Brew

    We will meet again on November 9th.

    Please join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

    to study God’s word to us in today’s world.

    At the same time, enjoy some home-brewed craft beer, craft soda, or brewed coffee!

    Westminster Presbyterian Church

    1015 Winthrop Ave., Joliet, IL 60435

    Call 815.725.6687 for more information

    or email [email protected]

    All men of the church are always invited to join us!

    Breakfast is usually at 8 o’clock and then we have Bible Study from 9:15 till 10:30 in the

    library at the church. The food and fellowship are always great and the bible study can

    be a challenge.

    Our Breakfast Schedule:

    November 5th Bakers Square in Joliet.

    November 19th Pancake Breakfast at church.

    December 3rd Matty’s Restaurant in Shorewood.

    December 17th Pancake Breakfast at church.

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    Our Prayers

    For:

    Please take a few moments to

    pray for these members and

    friends of our church family:

    Helen Anderson

    Tom & Ruthann Bone

    Family of Doris Cartelli

    Jan & Frank Chandler

    Maria Garcia

    Rev. & Mrs. Carl Geider

    Dorie Glidden

    Lori Kerschbaum

    Gladyce Kleck

    Laura McCloud

    Mike Matay

    Betsy Nurczyk

    Cheryl Sheridan

    Ruth Shuma

    Margaret Sebby

    Mary Udell

    Amy Zbroskewich

    When you pray to God, sometimes he sends a human. . .

    Our Stephen Ministers are ready to care for you!! If you or someone

    you know is going through a difficult time, please contact our Stephen

    Ministry.* Let us help!!

    Linda Evans 815-725-6218

    Barb Gutierrez 815-729-2282

    Linda Henize 815-467-2705

    Pastor Matt 815-725-6687

    *Confidential lay caring ministry. Stephen Ministers are caring

    Christians who are trained to offer a listening ear.

    Free Pancake Breakfast

    So Others May Eat

    Everyone is welcome

    Westminster Presbyterian Church - 1015 Winthrop Avenue

    Joliet, Illinois 60435

    815-725-6687

    Served from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

    Next date: November 19th, 2016.

    Come and help us,

    come and eat with us,

    or come and do both.

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    PRESBYTERIAN WOMEN NEWS A huge thanks goes out to everyone who helped to obtain all the materials that we needed to put together the three kits that were our goal for this year. Our heart-filled thanks goes out to everyone who helped to support this program. People who have seen first-hand the distribution of CWS kits…over and over again they have heard, ‘Thank you! This is just what we need!’ Penny Thomson , Moderator Marlene Jones, Vice Moderator

    Number of Kits

    School Kits 100

    Hygiene Kits 65

    Emergency Clean-up Buckets 5

    P.W. SECOND HAND SALE

    Westminster Presbyterian Church

    We did it.

    With your hard work and support, we made $757.94 on the 2nd Hand Sale.

    Thanks to everyone, so very, very much.

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    Contact Us

    Westminster Presbyterian

    Church

    1015 Winthrop Avenue

    Joliet, IL 60435

    815-725-6687

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