Dear friends,

What does it take to be a great leader?

To be a great leader should you be wise, should you be intelligent, should you have outstanding communication skills with a loud voice along with a commanding presence? Is a great leader a strategic thinker to cast a vision for all? Should you be resilient with a heart for the people? Honesty for sure. Really, all these attributes go into making a great leader. This coming Sunday at Westminster Church we will welcome new leaders into the life of the congregation as we ordain and install officers.

Jesus spoke to what it is to be a great leader when he said, “Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant.” Jesus gave a living example when he washed the feet of his disciples. Washing the feet was a menial task, assigned to the servants, as they washed the dirty feet of the household. Jesus knelt before his disciples, washed their feet, and dried them with his own cloak. Each of our new officers will be given a towel as a symbolic reminder that Jesus shows us that the one who would be the greatest is to be a humble servant of all, faithful to the ways of the Lord. 

Join us this Sunday for worship at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. as Dr. Jo Forrest will preach “Uniquely Called” from Mark’s gospel. We will welcome new Deacons and Elders who answered their call to be officers to lead all of us. We are grateful for the technology which allows us to livestream the services and be together remotely.

God Bless you all,
Sunday, January 24

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 
Uniquely Called
Jo Forrest
Livestream Worship Services
9:00 a.m. Bridge Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Giving to Westminster

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.

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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, January 24

Ordination and Installation of Officers, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. - Today at both livestream worship services, we ordain and install new officers into the life of the congregation. Read more.

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

Virtual Genesis 2.0 Adult Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. - Read more.

Virtual Sunday School for Children, 10:00 a.m. - Read more here or contact Natalie Brown.
Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 821 4153 5932
Passcode: L3P6YN
Westminster Book Group: Beloved

Wednesday, January 27
Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Zoom and Room 238

Join the Westminster Book Group for a discussion of Beloved by Toni Morrison. Read more.

Meeting ID: 829 7639 1138
Passcode: m7q8QA
Congregational Meeting

Sunday, January 31
Following 11:00 a.m. worship service
Online via the 11:00 a.m. worship link found here.

The annual meeting of the congregation will be held virtually to receive annual reports and an update on the church’s financial situation. Copies of the annual report will be available electronically in the Friday, January 29, email and on the church website on Tuesday, January 26. Printed copies will be available at the church office.
Fresh Air, Fresh Faces – Getting to Know Jo Forrest

Sundays, January 31 - February 21
Offsite and via Zoom

Fellowship opportunities have been hard to come by in the last year. It’s been hard for everyone but it’s especially hard for a new pastor who wants to get to know the members of Westminster. That’s not going to stop our church, though. The Reverend Dr. Jo Forrest has proposed a way to begin to get to know all of those faces in the directory she has been studying since the fall.

There’s no agenda or set topics. It’s just a chance to get to know Jo and maybe some other members whose faces you know but who are new to you in conversation. If Fresh Air, Fresh Faces meetings are popular, they will be offered beyond the initial schedule.

The first flight of “get-to-know each other” opportunities involves two Zoom calls and two Fellowship Walks. Each week’s connection will be 45-60 minutes and will be limited to eight members so that everyone has a real chance to be part of the conversation.

Volunteer Opportunity
Grow Living Stones

Sunday, January 31
3:00 p.m.

Work together with other Westminster volunteers at St. Catherine of Siena Church in Beechview, helping to set up and serve food.

Single use grocery store bags are also needed! Please bring your bags to Westminster and put them in the plastic bin on the breezeway between the offices and the sanctuary by Saturday, January 30.

Read more or contact Jan Baumann.
Looking Ahead

Difficult Texts: Confronting What the Bible Really Says about Poverty, Authority, and the Status Quo, Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24 - Read more.

See Something, Say Something – to the Endowment, Endowment Fund applications due March 31. - 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

Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
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