Friday, September 18
My Friends,

I was on a canoe trip many years ago, and the sun was beginning to set. A beautiful sunset over the river, but the problem was we had not yet reached our access point for leaving the river. We could hear traffic, so we knew we were near. We would say, “It’s right around the next bend.” But when we paddled around that bend, there was another ‘next’ bend! I’m not sure how many bends there were before we pulled the canoe out just after dark.

That’s how I see where we are right now. Just when we think we’ve made it home, there’s another bend in our COVID river. We’ve come so far, and we’re doing so much, but there’s still more river to paddle.

I’m grateful for you and our staff who are in this Westminster canoe together. You are the ones Paul wrote about, “So speak encouraging words to one another. Build up hope so you’ll all be together in this, no one left out, no one left behind. I know you’re already doing this; just keep on doing it.” (1 Thessalonians 5:11, The Message)

Join us for worship this Sunday, September 20! Make a reservation and be with us in the sanctuary or connect through our website. No matter where we are, we are united as the one body of Christ as we worship together.

Grace and peace,
Sunday, September 20

Join us for in person or livestream worship services from our sanctuary on Sunday mornings.
9:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship
Not Yet Home
Ed Sutter
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Trying to Do the Right Thing
Bruce Lancaster
In Person Worship

Reserve your seats for this Sunday's in person worship services by clicking the Worship Reservations button. For assistance, please call Peg Kinsey at the church office at 412-835-6630.
Livestream Worship

We will continue to live stream our services so that we all may worship, that no matter where we are, we are united as the one body of Christ. Click the Watch Live Services button to access our livestream services.
Giving of Tithes and Offerings

Giving of tithes and offerings is an important act of worship. Whether you are worshiping with us in person or through our livestream option, we thank you for your gifts which help us to continue the work of the church. Read about the different ways to give to Westminster or give online now.

Volunteer Opportunity
Ushers Needed for In Person Worship

Ushers are needed for the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. worship services to greet people and hand out bulletins. Open dates are available in September and October. Read more or contact Jan Baumann.
Blood Drive

Sunday, September 20
8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Vitalant is hosting this much needed blood drive and they are now requiring all donors to make an appointment, wear a mask, and get a temperature check on site. Read more about Vitalant's precautionary measures.  

Participants must preregister.
Westminster Seminars Online

Sundays, September 20 & 27
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.

Consider the Lilies: The Path of Christian Meditation
Roger Owens, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

We will explore the history and theology of Christian meditation, its relationship to other spiritual and secular varieties of meditation, and, of course, we will practice meditation together.

Communion in the Courtyard

Wednesday, September 23
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
North Courtyard

The north courtyard will be open for a time of quiet prayer and meditation with communion being served by the pastors. Drop by at any time during the hour to enjoy this tranquil setting and to be spiritually fed.

In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule.
Coffee and Discussion with Pastor Louise
30 Days in the Gospel of Mark

Thursday, September 24
9:30 a.m.

All are welcome to join Louise for a Zoom discussion on the 30 Days in the Gospel of Mark reading plan found on or on the YouVersion Holy Bible app. Read more and get the Zoom link to join.
Inquirers' Gathering
Believing and Belonging Go Together!

Saturday, September 26
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
North Courtyard

If you’re a visitor and have been considering membership, we invite you to attend an Inquirers’ Gathering, a time of sharing and teaching as we explore what it means to be a faithful follower of Christ in the Presbyterian tradition. Read more.
7th - 12th Grade
Discipleship Groups

This is a brand new opportunity to meet in a smaller group format with peers, lead by some of our favorite volunteers! Groups will meet the last week of each month on a few different days and times, depending on the group. Conversations will be inspired by students and cover topics that they feel are relevant and important in their lives right now and could include current events, personal happenings, Biblical history, or something totally different! Read more.
Upcoming Events

World Communion Sunday and Peace & Global Witness Offering, Sunday, October 4 - Read more.

Blessing of the Pets, Sunday, October 4 - Read more.

Faith Witness, Sunday, October 4 - Read more.

Jesus Christ and the “Dividing Wall”: Race and God’s Mission, Wednesday, October 7 - Read more.

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9:00 a.m Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
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Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Interim Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
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