How do we experience life together?
In Communion this Sunday

Let’s face it: we are living in ways that we have never before experienced. Some of us are feeling too connected; others of us are feeling cut off. With so much change, even in the church, it’s hard to talk about our life together. What does that even mean? Right now, our life together means ‘seeing’ each other virtually and ‘being together’ over Zoom. Life together right now means sharing our joys and concerns in a weekly email, not in person. Our life together for now means we worship apart in body, but together in spirit. Imperfect for sure, but most certainly a blessing.
 
In Acts 2:42, a verse from the text for Sunday, Luke offers up four ways we experience life together: learning, connecting, praying, and eating with one another. If you are looking for ways to connect and experience life together with others, I invite you to check out our faith formation classes for adults and kids, write a note or call a friend or neighbor, join the Prayer Partners ministry, and come to worship where, this week, we will celebrate the Lord’s Supper together, but in our homes. So set a place at your table with a piece of bread and a cup of juice. You'll want to be ready. 
 
We are called to life together with each other and with God. And it is a gift.
Thanks be to God!
Lynne

The service will be available online Sunday at www.westminsterva.org by 8 a.m.
Songs of Comfort

If you would like to contribute to Songs of Comfort, a collection of pieces of music contributed by members and friends of Westminster, record either an audio or video with your phone or other device and send to Megan, music@westminsterva.org .
We'll upload them to www.westminsterva.org  as they become available. All musical styles are welcome.
Pastoral Concerns

If you have a pastoral concern, please don't hesitate to contact us. Pastors and pastoral deacons are available. Please send an email to info@westminsterva.org

Faces of Westminster

If you'd like to see the faces of some of the members and friends of Westminster during this time when we can't gather face to face, click here to view a slide show. If you'd like to be added to the group, please send a photo to Kate, kbrinkley@westminsterva.org .

Faith Giving

As we come together online, please remember Westminster in your giving. If you have not already, consider setting up your faith giving online . You may also make a gift to Westminster on a one-time basis. If you have any questions, email info@westminsterva.org .
Adult Ed by Zoom
Sermon Talk-Back with Lynne Clements

Explore the preaching text further with a sermon talk-back with Lynne from 11 to 11:40 a.m. Sunday morning. She will pose a few questions, such as:
  • What might we learn from the early church as we pursue life together as a church?
  • What does it mean 'to persevere'?
  • In what ways are we living out the example described by Luke in Acts 2:42?
  • Where do we have room to grow?
If there is time, the group will also explore a few quotations from Bonhoeffer's  Life Together.  Please email Jim Cauthen, jngc28@yahoo.com , to receive an invitation with a link to the class.  

Need Assistance with Zoom? For those who are unfamiliar with Zoom, the adult education committee has a team of WPC “Zoom mentors” who are willing to help you. You can connect to Zoom meetings on a computer or your cell phone. Please email Jim Cauthen, jngc28@yahoo.com , if you would like assistance with Zoom or if you would like to be a Zoom mentor.
A Summary of the April 26 Session Meeting

To read a summary of last Sunday's Called Meeting of the Session, click here .
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