My Friends,

God is always calling God’s people to journey out. It is no accident that there are so many stories in the Bible about people making a journey because it is, in fact Abraham, who is the pattern for their faith and our faith.

This faith of Abraham, by which he said, “Yes, I will follow,” is the pattern of faith which God gives to you and me today so that our names can be joined not only with Abraham, but with Moses and Joshua and the disciples and Paul.

It is the gospel, as Jesus tells the disciples: “Go into all the world…and I will be with you until the end of the age.” That promise by Jesus is the source of what it means to enjoy the journey!

We’ve been on that journey. I’ve heard the questions along the way, and I imagine Abraham asked them, the disciples asked it; it’s the question of all children on the journey: Your children, my children, God's children: How Much Longer? Are We There Yet? 

Well, you’re almost there; and my part of the journey with you is over. I have enjoyed the journey! Let me say it again, with all the twists and turns and ups and down, I have enjoyed the journey! I hope you have.

My prayers are with you as begin the joy of your journey with Jo Forrest.

Blessings of the season,
Godspeed, Bruce!

This Sunday, we say goodbye to Bruce Lancaster who has served at Westminster Church as the interim senior pastor for the past 20 months. Thank you, Bruce, for your strong leadership and guidance in a turbulent time.

We wish you and Cathi God’s richest blessings in your retirement. What stories you have to tell about your time in Pittsburgh!
Sunday, December 13
Third Sunday in Advent

All are welcome to join us for livestream worship services. See below for YouTube links to the services.

9:00 a.m. Bridge Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Enjoy the Journey
Bruce Lancaster
Livestream Worship Services
9:00 a.m. Bridge Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Stewardship 2021
Stewardship is a tangible expression of our love for God. Pledging is a spiritual discipline that keeps God at the center of our lives, as well as an important part of our church’s planning for ministry and mission.

Thank you to everyone who has made a stewardship pledge for 2021. If you have not yet pledged, please consider your gift and mail your pledge card today. Secure, online pledging is also available through MyWPC. Read more here.

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.

Give Online
Give a one-time gift, or set up a recurring gift through MyWPC.

Text Message
  • Text WPCUSC to 73256. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
  • Click the link you receive in your text message response.

By Mail
Mail your check payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church to Richard Mills, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2040 Washington Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15241. Designate the fund in the memo line.

Events for Sunday, December 13

Westminster Seminars Online, 10:00 a.m. - Read more.

Virtual Sunday School for Children, 10:00 a.m. - Read more here or contact Natalie Brown.
Advent Study with Louise Rogers
Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas
Mondays, December 14 and 21
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Join Louise Rogers for a Zoom study of Adam Hamilton's Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas. Read more here and join with Zoom.
Heart for Haiti
Silk Christmas Ornament Sale

Thank you to all who responded so generously by purchasing Christmas ornaments to support La Croix Technical School in Haiti. A group of crafters turned Haiti silk scarves into 335 Christmas ornaments; we now have only 62 remaining!

Ornaments are $7 and each comes with a 5" x 7" greeting card and envelope for easy gift-giving. Christmas delivery guaranteed for orders through December 16. Read more and purchase your ornaments here.
Looking Ahead

Christmas Eve at Westminster, Thursday, December 24 - Read more.

PCUSA Christmas Joy Offering, through December - Read more.
Last Week's Worship Services

Both the contemporary and traditional services from last Sunday are available to watch on our YouTube channel by clicking here.
Contact Us

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Interim Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
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