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Westminster-St. Paul’s welcomes you to worship, Sunday mornings at 10.30am.

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, Westminster-St. Paul’s (WSP) is a church in the Reformed Tradition, which seeks to nurture people toward the development of a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ.

The minister, the Rev. Karla Wübbenhorst, is the one regularly involved in the preaching and sacramental ministry at Westminster-St. Paul’s. Worship includes songs of praise, in styles both ancient and modern, and a focusing on needs in our community and in the wider world, which needs are taken into the prayers of the People and into the Church’s programs of outreach.

Worship remains our “main event” for the committed and the curious of all ages, with a staffed nursery provided year round for children under 4.   Sunday school is provided for ages 4 and up. 

Parents with babies and toddlers are invited to the weekly meeting of “Toddler, Baby and Me” on Mondays from 9.30-11.30am.

 


Seniors enjoy our Wednesday dinners (third Wednesday of every month 11.30 am - 2:00 pm, September through May) known as “Special Days.” 

Other Programmes

Many other programmes are held in our building midweek.  Please phone the church office during office hours (9am-12 noon, Tuesday to Friday) for meeting times and places, or with enquiries about space rental.  

Welcome to Join with us

If you are in Guelph we warmly invite you to worship with us at Westminster-St. Paul’s. You will find rich, Christ-centered worship, and a friendly congregation. Needs of the elderly, among others, are met by our fully accessible building and by the hearing assist system in the sanctuary. There is also ample parking in our paved lot, adjacent to the building. We are a Christian community desiring to be a beautiful thing for God and a meaningful presence to those who live in our neighbourhood. Come, let us meet you!"


Worship Service at 10:30 am

  Sunday School and Nursery Provided


Fellowship Luncheon on the 1st Sunday 
of September to June


The Music 

The people of Westminster-St. Paul’s speak of how the music program contributes to their feeling of being spiritually uplifted during worship.   Hymns are usually accompanied on organ and piano. 

Once a month, usually the second Sunday, the congregation gathers at about 10:15 am to sing hymns during the time prior to worship. 

The choir consists of some 12 voices.  Singers are welcome in every section.  Choir practice is on Thursdays at 7 pm in the sanctuary. 


As a Congregation of God's people we seek to:

- serve God and our neighbours

- help families and individuals to grow in Christ

- communicate Christ's love to the surrounding community and larger world

Special Events

 Sunday March 8, 10.30am, Worship for the Third Sunday in Lent.  Sermon: “A Tent for Worship in the Wilderness”

Sunday March 8 (and Sundays through to May 10, exclusive of Easter) 12.30-2.30pm, Christian Odyssey, a programme for youth considering profession of faith/church membership, meets at Kortright Presbyterian Church (this is a joint venture with youth at Kortright).

Wednesday March 11, 7.30-9am, Men’s breakfast Bible study, book of Revelation, Rob Brown, leader.

Thursday, March 12, 9.45-11.30am, Women’s morning bible study, the beatitudes, Rev. Karla leader.

 Sunday March 15, 10.30am, Worship for the Fourth Sunday in Lent.  Sermon: “The Enemy in the Wilderness”

 Wednesday March 18, 11.30-2pm, Special Days Luncheon.  Beef stew.  $10.

 Sunday, March 22, 10.30am, Worship for the Fifth Sunday of Lent.  Sermon: “Exile and Agony: Wilderness Experience among the Gardens”

 Wednesday March 25, 7.30-9am, Men’s breakfast Bible study, book of Revelation, Rob Brown, leader.

 Thursday, March 26, 9.45-11.30am, Women’s morning bible study, the beatitudes, Rev. Karla leader.

 Sunday, March 29, 10.30am, Worship for Palm Sunday with palm procession.  Sermon: “The Temple in the City.”  Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week.

 Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7pm, A service of Communion and Tenebrae.  A special holy week service focusing on Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and the gathering shadows as he is arrested and tried.  Meditations: The Cry of the Whole Congregation (Wangerin)

 Good Friday, April, 3, 10.30am, A service of solemn remembrance of Christ’s suffering and death on the cross and of profound thanksgiving for the reconciliation he accomplished.  Meditations: The Cry of the Whole Congregation and the Ragman (Wangerin)

 Easter Son-rise Service, April 5, 7.30am, Our early communion service for Easter day, followed by the Resurrection Breakfast.  Meditation: Jesus, the Good Shepherd who lays down his life and takes it up again.

 Easter Sunday Worship, April 5, 10.30am,   A joyous festival of praise on the day of Resurrection.  Trumpet, lilies, flags, reception of new members.  Sermon: King Jesus turns the Wilderness into a Garden.

 Tuesday April 7, 1-2.30pm, Searching Questions study group discusses intelligent design vs. neo-Darwinian teaching on evolution.

 Wednesday April 8, 7.30-9am, Men’s breakfast Bible study, book of Revelation, Rob Brown, leader.

 Thursday, April 9, 9.45-11.30am, Women’s morning bible study, the beatitudes, Rev. Karla leader.

 Sunday April 12, 10.30am, Worship for the First Sunday after Easter.  Westminster-St. Paul’s takes part in the Presbytery of Waterloo Wellington Pulpit Exchange, and welcomes guest minister, the Rev. Alex MacLeod of Kortright Presbyterian Church.  Rev. Karla speaks at Kortright on this day.

 Wednesday April 15, 11.30-2pm, Special Days Luncheon.  Meatloaf.  $10.

 Wednesday April 22, 7.30-9am, Men’s breakfast Bible study, book of Revelation, Rob Brown, leader.

 Thursday, April 23, 9.45-11.30am, Women’s morning bible study, the beatitudes, Rev. Karla leader.

 Saturday, April 25, 10am-4pm, Guelph Doors Open, provides tours of the Westminster-St. Paul’s building, an example of the work of architects Richard Pagani (1958 original building) and David MacAuley (2003 addition).

 Monday July 13-Friday July 17, VBS. 9am-3.30pm.