Friday, June 19
Change is not easy, and more than most of us resist it. There’s the story of the new pastor telling the Session about plans for the Church’s centennial celebration. One elder was vehemently opposed, “We haven’t had one in a hundred years, why do we need one now?”

As Westminster Presbyterian Church has made its way through the pandemic and all the changes brought with it, we appreciate your patience and prayers. And if change is not easy, I know that being patient can be even more difficult. But the first definition of love, says Paul, is patience. So, I trust your love to carry us through.

We are on the threshold of our doors reopening. The details are being worked out so that all our members are cared for and their needs addressed as the church opens for worship and gatherings.

Let us move forward as Christ’s disciples “ with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace .” (Ephesians 4:2-3)

Grace and peace,
Bruce Lancaster
Westminster Organ Summer 2020

Sundays, June 21 – July 26
4:00 p.m.

This year marks the tenth season of Westminster’s series of free summer organ concerts. Although the concerts will be available online only this year, you can expect the same great music displaying the endless variety of organ sounds. The six organists are most enthusiastic to share their music and the beauty of the organ during this most unusual summer. Plan to listen and be inspired.

This week we welcome Gail Henry from Memorial Park. Watch on Westminster’s YouTube channel – and tell all your friends who love the best in organ music!

All organists donate their time and talent. A freewill offering defrays their expenses. Please consider donating to the freewill offering using the donate button below.

Honoring Our Graduates 

We would like to recognize the achievements of our Westminster graduates! If you are celebrating someone in your family, please send the following information to Laura Ecklin   by Monday, July 6 .

  • Graduate Name
  • High School/College/University
  • Degree Received
  • Area of Study
Peace and Justice Film Review
Join a Discussion of the Films Selma and Just Mercy

Tuesday, July 7
7:00 p.m.

In light of the current focus on racial issues, Peace and Justice is coordinating a discussion of two important films: Selma , focusing on events leading up to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and Just Mercy , which looks at attorney Bryan Stevenson’s work to defend those wrongly condemned or unable to afford representation. A number of streaming services, including YouTube, Amazon Prime, and GooglePlay, are offering free viewing of these films throughout the month of June. Read more .
Westminster Seminars Go Online for June
Coloring Outside the Lines: Renaissance Art, Religion, and the Challenge of Change
Sundays, June 21 and 28
10:00 a.m.

The great art of the Renaissance, stories of the artists, and religious themes provide us with tools to thrive as we face the challenges of change. Join Bruce Lancaster as he leads us through this fascinating and timely topic. Read more and access Zoom link .
Church Schedule
Beginning Monday, June 22 , the church office will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please enter through the gallery entrance and sign in. All visitors must wear a mask and we ask that you do not visit if you are not feeling well. If you are coming to visit a particular staff person, please call first to ensure they are in the office on the day you wish to visit. Read more about the church’s ongoing plans and guidelines during the green phase .
Coffee Time!
Monday, June 22
10:00 - 11:15 a.m.

Join Louise Rogers as we meet on a Zoom connection to explore the stories of Jesus, the Parables. 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. Read more and access Zoom link .
Volunteer Opportunity
Assemble Food to Go Bags
Wednesdays in June and July

Many children rely on school breakfast and lunch as their only meals of the day. When school is out for the summer, we can help fill the void. Join us to help assemble the bags! Morning and evening sessions available. Reservations required by contacting Jan Baumann .

M  onetary donations are also need to purchase supplies for the bags. Read more on the different ways you can help .
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.
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 .
Bridge Friday Jam

Friday, June 19
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, June 21
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: 812 4687 8044
Password: 987554
Sanctuary Worship Service

Sunday, June 21
11:00 a.m.

Acts of Little-Known Apostles: Matthias
Bruce Lancaster

Today's Hymn
Lord, You Have Come to the Lakeshore
Lorraine Milovac, leader

Lord, you have come to the lakeshore looking neither for wealthy nor wise ones; you only asked me to follow you. (Refrain)

Refrain : O Lord, with your eyes you have searched me, and while smiling have spoken my name; now my boat’s left on the shoreline behind me. By your side I will seek other seas.

You know so well my possessions; my boat carries no gold and no weapons; you will find there my nets and labor. (Refrain)

You need my hands, full of caring, through my labors to give others rest and constant love that keeps on loving. (Refrain)

You, who have fished other oceans, ever longed for by souls who are waiting, my loving friend, as thus you call me. (Refrain)

The Lord Bless You and Keep You
Composer: Rutter
The Quartet
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