Dear Friends,

I’ve caught myself falling into a habit recently. Whenever I talk about what it’s like to be a part of a church or a ministry over this past year, I refer to it as, “this weird season.” It is weird, isn’t it? Just this morning as I chewed on that thought I wondered to myself if it would ever stop feeling weird. I believe that the light on the horizon is growing ever-stronger, and I’m still thrown off by the idea of a “new normal.” As we gathered in prayer to begin The Bridge service a few weeks back I mentioned that it would be a “normal Sunday,” to which one of the band members gestured around us to the empty gym, and remarked, “Normal?” He’s right. It’s still not normal. It’s still weird; and I think that’s a good thing.

This Sunday is Transfiguration Sunday - a day when we reflect on Jesus as the fulfillment of God’s word on earth. What must it have been like for Peter, James, and John to witness this transfiguration? Weird would be one word; but that very weirdness is what makes it stand out. When things catch us off guard, we reflect on them. Let’s not forget to reflect on this season, friends, even as we live in its midst.

Be well,
Sunday, February 14

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 
New and The Same
Ed Sutter
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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Getting to Know Jo Forrest
One-on-One Zoom Interviews

Joining a new pastorate in the midst of a pandemic is not an easy way to meet people. The pastoral transition team conceived of the idea to do some very quick Zoom interviews to help Jo and the congregation get to know each other a little bit better through a casual Q&A.

This week, Jo is joined by Shannon Paupa. Please enjoy the first video of this series.
Neighborhood Walk
Jo has enjoyed several Zoom calls and neighborhood walks with members of the congregation. Read here about how you can join Jo for a neighborhood walk on Sunday, February 21, at 1:00 p.m.

Being new to the area, Jo would love to see more of the South Hills. If you would like to organize a walk in your neighborhood, please contact John Van Cleve at 412-848-6074.
Events for Sunday, February 14

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. - Join us on Zoom or contact Natalie Brown with questions.
Ash Wednesday Livestream Worship Service

February 17
7:30 p.m.
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent with a public act of confession and contrition. Acknowledging that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, we stand in solidarity as fellow creatures before our Creator, acutely aware of our mortality. In the face of our transience, we pledge ourselves anew to live unto God’s Word in Jesus Christ, the eternal Word that remains forever.

Join us as we gather to begin our Lenten journey, following Jesus to his cross, and examining our lives through common elements.
Blood Drive

Sunday, February 21
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.

Please preregister for your appointment by using sponsor code G0010171, in order to secure a time slot. Registration is easily done by phone or online at, or by calling Candy Kottyan at 412-860-3534. Read more.
Looking Ahead

Coffee Time and Study for Lent, Mondays, February 22 - March 29 - Read more.

Difficult Texts: Confronting What the Bible Really Says about Poverty, Authority, and the Status Quo, Thursday, February 25 - Read more.

Confirmation Class for Spring 2021, Register by Sunday, February 28 - 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.
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Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
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