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St. Louis Internship Program needs volunteers for students’ final reviews

If you have two hours to spare in late July, you can help our community and impact student’s lives in a positive way.  The St. Louis Internship Program (SLIP), one of our partners through the Dorothy Meyer grant program, is seeking people to serve on ZOOM review panels for final student project presentations during the week of July…

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New signs will show support for African American community

Members of WGPC’s Advocacy Team are standing with the African American community with the placement of new signs on our church grounds. Advocacy Team Co-Chairs Julie Burchett and Janice Seele said the decision was a call to action rooted in faith. They are asking for the support of the congregation as they move forward with…

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Nurturing our grounds with native plants

Members of the Environmental Stewardship Committee began their Memorial weekend by focusing on the future and planting a variety of native species on the earth island at the north side of the parking lot. There is a purpose for planting Missouri flora, said Deb Grossman who organized the project. “If you don’t plant native plants,…

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ECC marks school year’s end with a grand parade

  On May 5, about 20 vehicles filled with ECC kids and their parents circled the parking lot to say hello to their teachers, pick up their belongings and celebrate the official end of the school year. All eight teachers that work for the ECC came out with signs to let children know they are…

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We are still helping others!

During this challenging time, when we would all love to be helping others but we aren’t sure how to do that, know that WGPC is still reaching out! Thanks to the generosity of our current members, as well as our long-standing endowment funds, we have been able to help in the following ways: A donation…

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Pastor’s Post

Dear Friends in Christ, I am pleased to let you know that while we are not meeting in person for worship, we are going to still put up our Easter cross in front of the church.  You will recall this is the cross made of chicken wire that we put flowers in.  On Easter you…

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Pastor’s Post

“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  (Psalm 118:24) So sings the psalmist in the lectionary reading for this coming Sunday.  Today the sun is out and the day will be beautiful-if we choose it to be. Each day always presents us with things to…

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Pastor’s Post

Dear Friends in Christ, Grace and peace to you! The changes have been happening fast in our lives.  Everyone feels it.  Despite this rapid pace, I think people are slowly getting their footing. In talking with a checker at Target and one at Dierberg’s a few days ago, both said the rush was definitely slower…

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Pastor’s Post

Grace and peace to you all! It was very strange to be in the sanctuary yesterday morning without you all.  More than anything, that is what drove home for me how different things are right now.  And yet we still worshiped!–though we know that, due to our learning curve, you all worshiped with us this…

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Pastor’s Post

Dear friends in Christ, Session met last night via a conference call and this is where things are as of today: There will be no public worship services at church through the end of March.  We are monitoring the pandemic as we go along and hope we can get back to public services in April. …

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