Friday, October 9
My Friends,

When the Riverside church in New York City was dedicated in February of 1931, it was and is one of the most impressive church buildings in the United States.

And Dr. Harry Emerson Fosdick, one of the great preachers of the 20th century, when he stepped into that pulpit on that first Sunday, he began with these words: “It is strange to remember that all of this was built in honor of a Galilean carpenter who had no place to lay his head.”

That Galilean carpenter, Jesus of Nazareth, he is why you and I are here at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

No matter how long you’ve been here...some of you who grew up in this church, so many of you who have moved here, however you got here…whatever it was that brought you, we love this church, we love these people because of that carpenter from Galilee; and the mission of the church is to model the life of Jesus Christ.

We know that God is always leading us to the new thing God does in Jesus Christ, but we need to remember the values and experiences that have shaped us and nurtured us here at Westminster. This Sunday we will hear how Westminster has touched lives and changed lives. I ask that you reflect on how your life has been touched through this church and how you will continue to let the light shine through the good works of the great people here at Westminster!

Grace and peace,
Sunday, October 11

Join us for in person or livestream worship services from our sanctuary.
9:00 a.m. Bridge Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Stewardship Panel Discussion
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 livestream 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.
Prayers of Concern and Thanksgiving

Please send your prayer concerns and joys to Louise Rogers at [email protected]. Personal visits are somewhat available so please call to make arrangements.  

Recent surgery, hospitalization, or illness
David E. Berry
The congregation extends condolences to
wife, Bobbie, and sons David and Matthew on the death of David J. Copeland.
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.
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.

Treasures for Troops Donation Drive

Sunday, October 11
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
North Entry

The Deacons are collecting supplies to send to troops through Operation Troop Appreciation. We hope you will join us for a drive-by collection of donations.
If you are unable to make it for the donation drive-by, camouflage collection boxes will be stationed outside, under the breezeway at the church office entrance from October 11 through 18. Read more.
Register by October 13
Bible Sunday

Sunday, October 18
9:00 and 11:00 a.m. in person services
WROC and Sanctuary
Children in 3rd grade are invited to receive an Adventure Bible. In addition, any child in the 4th through 6th grade that has not yet received an Adventure Bible may also request to receive one.

Please email Debb Egli by Tuesday, October 13, with the service you will attend and how you would like your child's name to appear on their Bible nameplate.

You must also register for the service your family plans to attend by clicking the Worship Reservations button at the top of our website, beginning Monday, October 12. Read more.
Register by October 11
Family Fall Fun

Sunday, October 18
Noon - 2:00 p.m.
Gilfillan Farm (park in Westminster's north parking lot)

Join us at Gilfillan Farm for a festival of fall fun. There will be crafts, games, family photo opportunities, and great fellowship! All ages welcome! Read more and register by October 11.
Upcoming Events

Westminster Recreation & Outreach Center (WROC) registration for Fall Session II select classes begins Wednesday, October 14. Visit the WROC website for registration and details.

The Bridge Contemporary Worship service returns to the WROC on Sunday, October 18.

Due to the COVID-19 virus there will be no Rummage-Recycling sale this November.
Donations Needed for Global Links

Have you healed, but your old crutches, folding walkers, etc., are still taking up space in your house? Global Links needs your donations.

Please bring your gently used items to the Gallery entrance of the church, in October. Read more or contact Jan Baumann.
Contact Us

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Interim Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
Stay Connected Online
Visit us on Facebook and YouTube to stay connected.