Friday, September 4
My Friends,

Please join us for worship this Sunday morning, live streaming at 9:00 a.m. for our Contemporary Worship Service and 11:00 a.m. for our Traditional Worship Service. You can find us on our website,, and connect with us there.

We will be celebrating the Lord’s Supper, virtually, so be prepared with your bread and cup.

I also have other news! The Session, at our August 17 meeting, set the metrics for us to open for in-person worship and directed Louise and me to make that decision as the metrics were met.

We have followed the numbers since that meeting, have conferred often, and been in constant prayer for the physical and spiritual well-being of our members.

We have decided that we can and should open for in-person worship on Sunday, September 13, for the 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. services. 

Protocols are in place for safely gathering: 

• Masks are required 
• Designated seating that is socially distant
• Hand sanitizers and masks will be available 
• Entry through the front door and north and south breezeways only 
• Sanctuary will be cleaned after both services 
• Reservations are requested and will be available for one week at a time

To make reservations, visit our website at and you will find the link for reservations, or click the button below. If you cannot to do this online, please call Peg Kinsey at the church office at 412-835-6630.

We look forward to welcoming those of you who will be able to join with us in the sanctuary. 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.

Blessings and peace,
Bruce Lancaster
Sangli Industrial School in India Begins Renovations

Westminster Church has supported the Sangli Industrial School (SIS) since 1990, along with three other local projects. The roof of the more than 100 year old Chapel Hall, where Sangli Industrial School (SIS) has its daily Christian worship services and its classrooms, was severely damaged last year as monsoon floods inundated its campus and destroyed much of its classroom equipment -- welding, auto mechanics, electrical, small engine repair, HVAC, etc.
The families of the American Presbyterian missionaries who directed SIS from around 1946 to 1985 have donated $25,000 to repair the roof. And, a Westminster Endowment Fund grant of $30,000 will replace the equipment once the roof is completed.

On September 3, 2020, SIS held a thanksgiving prayer service as the renovations began. Please give thanks to God that Westminster Church and SIS' missionary families can save this Presbyterian mission!
Read more here about this and other ongoing international mission projects supported by Westminster.
Volunteer Opportunity
Elders and Deacons

Do you know someone who is passionate about Westminster and our mission and is a faithful member of this congregation? The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating elders and deacons for election by the congregation. If you would like to know more about the role and expectations of serving as an elder or deacon, or wish to nominate a church member, read more here or contact Jan Baumann no later than September 7.
Coffee and Discussion with Pastor Louise
30 Days in the Gospel of Mark

Thursdays, September 10, 17, and 24
9:30 a.m.
Meeting ID: 862 1358 4110
Passcode: Vr7XZx

All are welcome to join Louise on Zoom to discuss the 30 Days in the Gospel of Mark reading plan from or on the YouVersion Holy Bible app. Even if you haven't yet started reading the plan, pick up on the current day and join in on the discussion!

Click the link below to get started. No need to register; just follow each day’s reading. When asked if you want to read by yourself or with friends, you may want to select to ready by yourself, as a way to read at your own pace. Everyone is then invited to join Louise on a video discussions on Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Westminster Seminars Online

Sundays, September 13, 20, and 27
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. Participants will leave understanding Christian meditation and better equipped to put these practices to work in their own lives.

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 874 8815 1092

Select Fall Fitness Classes Begin the Week of September 8

Join us for select fitness classes! Visit for details and registration. Limited space available and advance registration is required.

  • Cardio Strength Fusion A.M.
  • Zumba
  • Flow Yoga A. M. 
  • Parkinson’s Disease PD – Level 1 Workout

Read more or contact Kathy Long at 412-835-6630x200.
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.
Livestream Worship on Sunday, September 6

Visit the links below to watch the livestream of our two worship services in the sanctuary. Contemporary worship will livestream at 9:00 a.m. and traditional worship at 11:00 a.m. Both livestreams will be available to watch anytime afterwards on our YouTube channel.

Lord's Supper
As part of our service, you will be invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper from home. Please have bread and wine or juice on hand.

Bruce Lancaster will be speaking at both services:
They Have No Wine
Bridge Worship Livestream
Sunday, September 6
9:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship Livestream
Sunday, September 6
11:00 a.m.

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
Loraine Dellaria
The congregation extends condolences to Letitia Goodman and family in the death of husband, John R. Goodman on September 3.

Arrangements are private.
Last Week's Worship Services
Click on the image below to view the service.
9:00 a.m Contemporary Worship
11:00 a.m. Traditional Worship
Contact Us

Church Schedule
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 at 412-835-6630 to ensure they are in the office on the day you wish to visit.

Westminster Presbyterian Church
2040 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15241

Interim Senior Pastor, Head of Staff

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care
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