Dear Friends in Christ,

After the weeks of preparing and praying, to be finally working with this fine staff and planning for our future at Westminster Presbyterian fills my heart with joy.

At the same time, my heart breaks, along with so many throughout our country at the violence which erupted in our nation’s capital and grief from the largest number of deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Fear, violence, and death seem ever-present on the day we observe Epiphany.

As a faith community we look for Christ’s light to shine among this darkness and to guide our work as his hands and feet to heal one another. May we begin by drawing near to God and one another in prayer.


Jo Forrest
Gracious and eternal God, in these moments of strife and discord, we pray for our country.

Call us to our better selves, that we may release all anger rooted in self-centeredness.

Remind us of our mutual responsibilities to live as a republic, as one people together, grounded on the freedoms and traditions of our constitution.

Free us from any desire to be first or foremost – or to get our own way, no matter the cost. Instead, grant us strength and courage to listen wholeheartedly to voices long silenced, work together for justice and peace and govern collaboratively as one nation with others far different from ourselves, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

“Let us live honorably as in the day … not in quarreling and jealousy. Instead, put on the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 13:13)

Sunday, January 10
Baptism of the Lord

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 
Lighten Up
Louise Rogers
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.

Give Online
Give a one-time gift, or set up a recurring gift through MyWPC.

Text Message
  • Text WPCUSC to 73256. Standard text messaging rates may apply.
  • Click the link you receive in your text message response.

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 10

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

Virtual Sunday School for Children, 10:00 a.m. - Read more here or contact Natalie Brown.
Photo Request

As we welcome Dr. Jo Forrest as Westminster’s new senior pastor, we would like to have current photos of our members to help her get to know the congregation. Please take a moment to sign into MyWPC and add individual and family photos for members in your household.

  • Once signed in, select My Profile from the Home tab.
  • Select the Edit button in the upper, right-hand corner.
  • On the next screen, select the Personal Photo button, also in the upper, right-hand corner.
  • You may then browse your computer to upload a photo.

You may also email your photo to Anna Hiner. Be sure to include your full name and address.
Looking Ahead

Twenty-Four Hour Prayer Vigil, Thursday, January 20-21 - 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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