Friday, May 22
Westminster Presbyterian Church will continue its mission of faith, hope, love, and joy as we move into the Yellow Phase of life in the pandemic. With great prayer and hope, we seek to follow Christ’s call to love one another, especially the most vulnerable in our congregation and community.

We will continue to only offer online worship services on Sunday morning for the Bridge and Sanctuary worship. 

The Church Office will operate on a modified reopening schedule:

  • The church office will be open Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Staff will be in the office on staggered days.
  • Where feasible, staff will work from home, but can be available if you call the church at 412-835-6630 and connections can be made.
  • Please visit the Our Staff page of the church website to contact a staff member.

The Church Office will be open with strict protocols, following CDC guidelines:

  • Visitors must take their temperature before coming to the church and must wear a mask while at the church.
  • The doors will remain locked. Please call for an appointment if you need to see someone.
  • Upon entering, there will be a sign-in/sign-out sheet for everyone to use, and hand sanitizer will be available.
  • No more than two people in an office at one time and social distancing will be observed in the hallways.
  • Cleaning of all offices will be done on a weekly basis.

Read more on the church website's Response to Coronavirus page.

Please refer to our website for more news of Westminster’s ministries, activities, and outreach.

Grace and peace,
Bruce Lancaster
Pentecost Happening

Sunday, May 31
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Front of Church

On Pentecost Sunday, our church is invited to care for others by collecting items for the Food to Go program! This program feeds children during the summer months when schools are closed.

Drive by the front of the church to drop off your items and wave to the church staff. If you prefer to have your donations picked up from your home, please email Louise Rogers .

Read more about the items needed , and thank you for caring for kids in need!
Coffee Time!

Mondays, June 1, 8, 15, 22
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Via Zoom

Join Louise Rogers as we meet on a Zoom connection to explore the stories of Jesus, the Parables. Watch for details in upcoming emails. Jump on and join us for an easy time of sharing and learning together No preparation; beginners welcome! Questions? Call Louise at 412-835-6630x216.
Another chance to save SNAP funding!
Help people hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic  

The HEROES bill currently making its way through congress contains a 15% increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We have all seen the long lines at food banks as a result of the COVID-19 effect on employment….we continue to support our food banks and other food donations, but a small legislative change in nutritional funding can make really large changes in nutritional benefits to the hungry. Please write to encourage your members of congress to support the increase in SNAP funding in the current aid package. Read more on how you can submit your letter online .
Westminster Endowment Fund Application
The Endowment Committee will consider funding projects totaling $93,500 in 2020 and has extended the deadline for applications to May 27 . For individuals or commissions who wish to apply, please access the instructions and the application by visiting our website . The applications and any questions should be directed to Rob Wagner at 412-491-0637 or [email protected] .
Virtual Vacation Bible School
June 22 - 25
Children's & Family Ministry is so excited to announce that VBS will be happening this year! Instead of you bringing your kids to VBS, we're bringing VBS to your kids. Read more .
Send Us Your Photos!
The Faces of Westminster   
Enjoy the faces of Westminster here on our website -- just click on the first image to open the slideshow. You'll also find a form there to submit your own photos. The faces of Westminster are the church and its community of faith, and we miss seeing those faces! Questions? Email Jeannie Schott .

Face Masks Available
If you are in need of a face mask or two for yourself, a friend, or neighbor, please complete this form .

Prayers Please
You can send your joys and concerns by email to Pastor Louise Rogers . They will be lifted up in prayer to God and kept in confidence. In addition, we would love to collect the favorite Bible verses that have inspired you! Please pass them along so we can share with each other.  

Church Schedule
The Church is open under a modified schedule in the Yellow Phase. You can call 412-835-6630 to contact a pastor or leave a message for a staff member . Read more .

Stay Connected Online
Visit us on Facebook and YouTube to stay connected.
While we are not currently gathering in our church building, the work of our church goes on, thanks to our members, our many volunteers, and our staff. Your giving ensures that our church remains financially healthy.

There are many ways to give to Westminster, all of which are secure through our online giving partner, ACS Technologies. Choose the method with which you feel most comfortable. Read more .
Outreach Update

The Outreach Commission continues to “meet” via ZOOM once a month to consider ways to help local, national and international mission partners do their work. Your giving makes it possible for Westminster to support many worthy causes. In May, $26,500 was allocated in the following ways:

$7500 to Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
$1500 to Center for Victims
$2500 to SHIM
$5000 to Washington City Mission
$1000 to Jubilee Kitchen
$5000 to Vadaketh Development Centre, India
$ 800 to Lazarus Fund
$3200 to Pittsburgh Presbytery

Thank you for sharing your blessings with our neighbors near and far. 
Bridge Friday Jam

Friday, May 22
6:00 p.m.

Tune in for a live worship jam! Jason will be singing songs typically found at the Bridge, and folks can participate in the live chat as well! Visit our YouTube page for more information.  
Bridge Worship Service

Sunday, May 24
9:45 a.m.

The Bridge is meeting for worship via Zoom! Join us for a time of worship, prayer, and teaching. Use the link below to join in!

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 853 1503 6486
Password: 401843
Sanctuary Worship Service

Sunday, May 24
11:00 a.m.

Going Through Hardship – Growing Through Prayer
Bruce Lancaster

Today's Hymn
What a Friend We Have in Jesus

What a friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit; O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer!
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer!

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge; take it to the Lord in prayer!
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield thee; thou wilt find a solace there.

The Prayer    
Composed by Bayer Sager and Foster
Christine Hestwood, soloist
Last Week's Video Worship
Contact Us

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Interim Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Associate Pastor for the Bridge, Youth & Media