Friday, May 1
Hello friends, 

In some ways we are moving fast – news keeps pouring in; in other ways we are still stopped – staying at home – waiting. 

Our Session approved the formation of a Vision Task Force that had its first Zoom meeting this past Tuesday. We know our reopening will be guided by government and public health directives, and we will follow the phases of Red, Yellow, and Green as we create a plan to be as prepared as possible to reopen.  

The Task Force is divided into teams, from Worship to Technology and all areas of ministry in between. Each team will develop key steps to take in each of the governor’s phases: Red – where we are now; Yellow – slowly reopening as allowed; Green – open for worship and large group gatherings as allowed.

Communication with the congregation will come through emails, the Westminster website, and the Westminster Weekly on Fridays. Together we will move forward with new ways to thrive in ministry, care, outreach, having fun in our life together, and staying connected as we grow in Christ’s love.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

Bruce Lancaster
Louise Rogers
Jason Freyer
May Spire  
A special edition of the Spire is now available online . Looking for a past issue of the Spire ? See all Spire newsletters available online .

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.  

Online Book Studies
Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado  
Continuing through May 7, two study groups are being offered to discuss Max Lucado’s book, Anxious for Nothing . Select a time that suits you and join the group. Read more .

Church Schedule
Church is closed through Sunday, May 10, which includes all worship services, activities, and meetings. You can call 412-835-6630 to contact a pastor or leave a message for a staff member . Read more .

Please keep your giving current so that our church remains financially healthy. 

Stay Connected Online
Visit us on Facebook and YouTube to stay connected.
Volunteer Opportunity
Face Mask Ministry

Let’s make face masks for the congregation! Give your time to care for our congregation and their friends and neighbors who need face masks. Donations of cotton fabric and elastic are also being accepted.

Read more or contact Jan Baumann .
Care Packages for Foster Children

Thank you to everyone who supported the Bair Foundation by purchasing items from their Amazon wish list. Because of your generosity, all the items on the list have been purchased and care packages are being assembled for the foster children who live in group homes and residential treatment facilities.
Socially Distant but Spiritually Connected
Bridge Friday Jam

Friday, May 1
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 3
9:45 a.m.

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

Lord's Supper
As part of our service, you will be invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper from home. Please have bread and wine or juice on hand.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 826 0460 6157
Password: 694564
Traditional Worship

Sunday, May 3
11:00 a.m.

Questions on the Mind of God: Where Is Your Brother?
Bruce Lancaster

Lord's Supper
As part of our service, you will be invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper from home. Please have bread and wine or juice on hand.

Today's Hymn
Here I Am, Lord

I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin my hand will save.
I, who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?

Refrain : Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people I my heart.

I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them. They turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hears for love alone.
I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send? (Refrain)

I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.
I will set a feast for them. My hand will save.
Finest break I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.
I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send? (Refrain)

My Tribute
Andraé Crouch
Harrison Burgess, 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