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A Message from Gregory Knox Jones

All glory, laud, and honor to thee, Redeemer, King,

To whom the lips of children made sweet hosannas ring!


Ride on! ride on in majesty!

The hosts of angels in the sky

look down with sad and wondering eyes

to see the approaching sacrifice.

Ride on! ride on in majesty!

In lowly pomp ride on to die;


With echoes of these two hymns we sang on Sunday still reverberating in my mind, I offer this Palm Sunday reflection.

Next Seven Days

TONIGHT: Peace & Justice Thursday Evening Education Event (Update)

Thursday, March 28

We will not host our regular weekly education event tonight. Instead, we invite you to Westminster’s Maundy Thursday worship service at 7 p.m. (see information below). Join us for our next peace and justice education event on April 4!

Holy Week at Westminster

March 24–31, 2024


Join us for the high point of the Christian year, the time when we relive the final days of Jesus and celebrate his resurrection and our hope in eternal life.

TONIGHT! Maundy Thursday, March 28

7 p.m. (Sanctuary)

The service includes scripture passages recounting the Passion and death of Christ, told by our Biblical Storytellers, stirring music by the Westminster Choir, and communion. Nursery care will be provided from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.


Easter Vigil, March 30

5 p.m. (begins on Westminster's front lawn)*

Join us for a family-friendly worship service on this Saturday evening as we tell the story of God’s love for us, welcome our Confirmation Class, and celebrate communion. The Easter Vigil is a traveling service and includes opportunities for participation, so comfortable clothes and shoes are recommended!

Easter Sunday, March 31

Worship: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. (Sanctuary)

Christ is risen! Join us for festive worship services celebrating Christ's triumphant resurrection. Both services will include an inspirational sermon by the Rev. Dr. Gregory Knox Jones and joyful music, including Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus by the Westminster Choir, Philadelphia Brass, and percussion. Arrive early to enjoy Easter hymns played on the tower chime. Nursery care will be provided from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Easter Breakfast: 10–11 a.m. (Walton Community Hall)

All are invited to enjoy fellowship and a complimentary Easter Breakfast after the 9 a.m. service or before the 11 a.m. service. This hearty meal will include delicious egg and hashbrown casseroles, fruit, and pastries. No reservation needed!

Easter Egg Hunt: 10:15 a.m. (Front Lawn)

All children aged 11 and under are invited to the front lawn between worship services. Children will be divided into three age groups. Bring your own basket or use a bag provided. Rain location: Grace Hall (lower level).

Join us in person or online! All services in the Sanctuary (except Easter 11 a.m.) will be livestreamed/recorded at wpc.org/watch and directly on our YouTube channel.

*The livestream of the Easter Vigil service will begin when the congregation enters the Sanctuary (approximately 5:10 p.m.).

What’s Happening in the Delaware Legislature?

Thursday, April 4, 7 p.m. on Zoom

With Rebecca Cotto, Director, Racial & Social Justice, YWCA Delaware

Join us for an update on legislative initiatives under consideration in the current session of the Delaware legislature. Action is under way on a broad range of issues that affect Delawareans and offer opportunities for advocacy – in support or opposition. Come learn more about bills of interest, the steps they go through, and how you can have a voice at each step in the process! Hosted by Westminster’s Peace & Justice Work Group.


Zoom Meeting ID: 860 2752 1655

Coming Up

First Friday Walk for Justice and Peace

Friday, April 5, 5:30–6:00 p.m. (rain or shine)   

Start: The Episcopal Church of Saints Andrew and Matthew (SsAM), 719 N. Shipley Street

End: Rodney Square

Join us for this peaceful, prayerful walk through the center of Wilmington to promote an end to racial and social injustice and to reduce gun violence in our city. We gather in the SsAM parking lot with people from various faith communities to share in this active, visible commitment to justice and peace. We walk in silence, ending at Rodney Square. Please join us! And share this invitation with people you know who are supportive of these goals.

Cereal Sunday

Sunday, April 7, 8:30–9:00 a.m. in the church parking lot (or containers inside entrance)

“To what purpose, April, do you return again? Beauty is not enough.” – Edna St Vincent Millay

We do have a purpose for April – to resupply Hanover Food Closet and assist them in meeting the needs of those who, through no fault of their own, are desperate for help with cereal, nonperishable foods, or personal items. We will be in the church parking lot – April showers or not – on Sunday, April 7, from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. waiting for you to shower us with your generosity. (You can also leave items in the containers inside the church entrance anytime.)

Palestine Children's Relief Fund Update

Sunday, April 7, 10:10 a.m. in Classroom 6 and Zoom

Our recent ECHO Gifts to Palestine have brought much needed food and medical supplies to the children of Palestine. Palestinian children and adults have been experiencing unspeakable horrors since October 7, but their struggle for liberation has been far longer, more than 75 years. Please join Nora Whisnant (President DE Chapter PCRF), Dr. Nadine Kazzaz (Nurse Anesthetist, Cooper University Hospital) and Dr. Afnan Albahiri (Pediatrician, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia) as they share the history of Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF), the role of PCRF in Palestine (West Bank and Gaza) since October 7, and future PCRF plans once the war in Gaza has ended.

Zoom link: bit.ly/wpc-adult-ed-zoom

Sanctuary Flowers

Dates available in April, May, and June

Consider giving the flowers for Sunday worship to remember or honor loved ones or to celebrate an event, while expressing praise and thanksgiving to God. Please contact Linda Watson at (302) 571-6719 or lwatson@ycst.com. Flower donation available dates are April 7, April 21, May 26, June 2, and June 30.

Adult Education Series – "Racism in America: The History We Didn’t Learn in School"

Wednesdays, April 17 – May 22, 2024, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Knowing our past enables us to move forward in more meaningful ways. Join us Wednesday evenings in person or via Zoom on a journey through American history unlike any other you have taken. We will see how the events of our past have led us to our present situation, gain new perspectives on current events, and be inspired to act in support of equity and justice. This class series will offer you a safe place to explore, to learn, and to grow. We believe you will find this experience to be eye-opening, empowering, and energizing. We look forward to sharing it with you! Please register for this class series via our online form.

Featured Photo

This past Sunday, Westminster’s young children made sandwiches for Emmanuel Dining Room. We are so proud of them being the hands and feet of Christ!


Photo taken by Camilla Jones.

News to Note

Westminster's Energy Audit

Westminster’s Earth Care Task Force arranged for a comprehensive energy audit performed in February by the University of Delaware’s Mid-Atlantic Industrial Assessment Center under a program offered by Delaware’s Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU). The audit was performed at no cost to Westminster and identified a number of potential measures that could result in significant reductions in carbon emissions and energy costs. The Property Committee will be evaluating these measures over the coming months. The SEU also offers Home Energy Audits for Delaware Homeowners at a highly subsidized rate of $50 that can identify energy savings opportunities.

Spring into Action for NLF!

Spring is in the air which means it’s time to declutter! As you are doing your spring cleaning, please consider donating any gently used bath towels, twin/double sheets, blankets, or comforters to New Life Furnishings (NLF). We continue to need twin and double mattresses and box springs as well. Refer to our flyer and see what items you no longer need that would help our clients get a fresh start from homelessness. We are open Sundays (except Easter) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thank you for supporting this vital ministry.

Recent Life Events

Member Deaths

Please remember in prayer those who are grieving the loss of their loved ones. To read the obituary, click on the orange link.


Ruth A. Joslin

Died February 19, 2024

Photo Prayer

The Westminster Weekly Word features a new Photo Prayer once a month. You may browse all Photo Prayers by Danny Schweers at any time by visiting photoprayer.com.

Latest Videos

Palm Sunday Service – March 24, 2024

Speak Out Against Hate – March 21, 2024

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Church Office Hours

Monday – Friday

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We close at 12 noon on March 29 (Good Friday) and are closed all day on April 1 (Easter Monday).

Easter Sunday Services

9:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary

11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary


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