Dear Friends in Christ,

After months of praying and preparing, I am delighted to finally join you in worship this Sunday.  
Amidst all the devastating news this week of violence and division, some good news might be ignored. This past week Pope Francis issued a Spiritus Domini (Spirit of the Lord) that preclude Catholic dioceses from excluding women from the altar area. Women may permanently serve as lectors and acolytes carrying the word and sacrament to the people. Women are no longer excluded from being next to the sacred.

As Father James Martin states: “Those who have said the church can never change, or that doctrine can never change, will have to grapple with this clear change in both church practice and law.”

Thankfully, the Presbyterian Church USA and Westminster have a long history of hearing the word of God and embracing change. 

I am honored you called me to serve you. 

This Sunday we continue to celebrate the season of Epiphany and will begin a four-week sermon series to consider how God calls each of us and Westminster in this new year and into the future. 

The lectionary passage we will hear this Sunday relates the story of a young Samuel, who heard God’s call while resting near the arc of the God. 

God’s call set in motion a new path for him and all of Israel. 

Do we hear God call?

How will we respond? 

I look forward to seeing you in worship this Sunday. 

Jo Forrest
Sunday, January 17

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 
Called by God
Jo Forrest
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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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 17

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.
Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 821 4153 5932
Passcode: L3P6YN
Virtual Genesis 2.0 Adult Bible Study

Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on Zoom

It isn’t a Bible study, or a Sunday school class, or a prayer, mission, or Christian fellowship group. It is all of these things! Genesis 2.0 is engaging scripture discussion, a safe place to voice questions and doubts, deeply felt intercessory prayer, and awareness of and responses to where people are hurting in our community. We're currently using "Reading John for Dear Life" by Jaime Clark-Soles as a resource for studying the gospel of John.

If you are looking for more personal connections in the church with people who seek to live with Christ in the 21st century, join us on Zoom Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m. All are welcome!

Meeting ID: 814 0140 3761
Passcode: 597547

Contact Ann Morris with questions or Suzanne Davis for Zoom link access.
Church Office Closed

The church office will be closed on Monday, January 18, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.
Twenty-Four Hour Prayer Vigil

Thursday, January 20, 7:00 a.m., through Friday January 20, 7:00 a.m.

During the week of January 18–25, 2021, congregations from all Christian denominations will come together in observance of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

As part of this observance, Westminster will offer a twenty-four hour prayer vigil. Simply click the button below to select your time. You pray where you are, or come to Galbreath Chapel, and your prayers are heard by the Lord. Everyone can take part in this special prayer opportunity!

Looking Ahead

Westminster Book Group, Wednesday, January 27 - Read more.

Grow Living Stones Volunteer Opportunity, Sunday, January 31- 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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