Friday, August 7

I saw a new word the other day: “Coronacoping”! The article went on to describe all the different ways people and businesses have found to ‘coronacope’.

Someone summed it up this way, “We move forward, it’s going to be different, and it can be exciting!”

Like the PNC says in their recent update, we all have “had to get creative in finding ways to conduct business while making safety a top priority during the pandemic.”

I am grateful for our Staff, our Session and Deacons, and for every member of Westminster Presbyterian Church who is helping us move forward into this different world. The creativity in meeting the challenges and the patience to move past the frustrations puts WPC in a good place as we prepare for a new pastor.

Grace and peace,
Bruce Lancaster

Communion in the Courtyard

Wednesdays, August 19 & 26
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
North Courtyard

The north courtyard at Westminster Church will be open for a time of silent meditation, along with communion and prayers offered by the pastors. During this time, quiet music will be playing inviting you into a time of quiet reflection. Plan to come and go at anytime during this window of time.
In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule. Please watch the church website.

Volunteer Opportunity: Ushers are needed to greet people and direct them to seats. Read more or contact Jan Baumann.
Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) Update

The Pastor Nominating Committee is making progress. During August we will be conducting our final interviews with the finalists for our recommendation for Westminster's next senior pastor. These interviews will be in person. Like many of you, the PNC has had to get creative in finding ways to conduct business while making safety a top priority during the pandemic. Our in-person meetings with the finalists will be conducted largely outdoors. When we are indoors, we will be wearing face coverings and staying six feet apart. We are excited and energized about this latest chapter and for what God has planned for Westminster's future. The PNC is grateful for your prayers and your support. We ask that you keep those prayers going. Read more about the PNC.
Westminster Early Childhood Education Programs (WECEP)

The Westminster Child Development Center (WCDC) is now open. If you would like information on enrollment for your child please call 412-835-9450 or contact Megan Baumgartner, Interim WCDC Coordinator.

Westminster Nursery School and Kindergarten (WNSK) is accepting registrations for the fall. For more information please call 412-835-2906 or contact Liz Heslin, WNSK Coordinator.
Outreach Opportunity
Be the Light for Bair
The Outreach commission is again partnering with the Bair Foundation for some summertime needs for foster kids. An Amazon wish list can be found at Read more
Farmers Market
Join your neighbors at the Farmers Market on Thursdays, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the south parking lot. A variety of vendors have grown and prepared delectable food items to purchase.
Livestream Worship on Sunday, August 9

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.

Ed Sutter will be speaking at both services:
Good People
Bridge Worship Livestream
Sunday, August 9
9:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship Livestream
Sunday, August 9
11:00 a.m.

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
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.
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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