Friday, August 14

You’ve heard it said that “tomorrow never comes, because when it does, it is today!”

I understand that in terms of time and the hours of the day, but there are times when I think you do see tomorrow come.

When we lived on Amelia Island, Florida, my wife and I enjoyed early morning walks along the beach, early morning being just before dawn. As we walked, we would look out across the ocean and watch as the first strokes of sunlight were being painted on the blank canvas of a new day!

There is that moment in time suspended when the transcendent breaks in, and there is a glimpse of tomorrow coming toward us turning into the new day. Someone commented that the reason God does not let us see the future that clearly is that if we did, we might want to turn back the other way into yesterday!

But listen to Paul who says you have a choice as to what you focus on each day , what you put on your ‘to do’ list: those things that true and honorable, thankful to the Lord for the day…(Philippians 4:4-9). Like the sun rising on the new day, we have the opportunity to be the light of the world in all that we do (Matthew 5:14-16).

The Session, our Staff, and each of you are seeking to make faithful choices, caring choices, difficult choices, fundamental decisions and commitments as we move into each new day. 

Let us be patient, encouraging, prayerful and be filled by the “peace of God which passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). 

Grace and peace,
Bruce Lancaster
Flow (Vinyasa) Yoga Offers Zoom Option

Tuesday and Thursday
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $7
Beginning the week of August 17 you can select either an in-person or a Zoom option for Flow (Vinyasa) Yoga with Rebecca Paul. Upon registration, your confirmation email will contain the Zoom link.

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 for August 26 to greet people and direct them to seats. Read more or contact Jan Baumann
JAM Kickoff - Youth Group for 5th and 6th Grade

Wednesday, August 19
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

JAM is having a fun-filled kickoff event. We will have an hour or so of outdoor games and enjoy Wu's Ice.

Drop off and pick up are in front of the church by the office entrance. Registration is required by Tuesday, August 18. Please bring your mask.

In the event of inclement weather, we will reschedule. Please watch your email and the church website.
Family Mini Golf

Sunday, August 23
2:00 p.m.
Sunset Golf (3501 Brownsville Rd, South Park Township, PA 15129)

Bring your family to meet us at Sunset Golf in South Park for a casual afternoon of mini golf and to see some familiar faces! You and your family can pay ($8/person), start when you arrive, and golf at your own pace. Registration is not required.
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, read more here or contact Jan Baumann.

If you know of a church member who has strength in leadership and is committed to the mission of WPC, please consider submitting their name to the Nominating Committee no later than September 7, by contacting Jan Baumann at 412-559-1034.
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 16

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.

Bruce Lancaster will be speaking at both services:
Back to the Basics: Trust
Bridge Worship Livestream
Sunday, August 16
9:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship Livestream
Sunday, August 16
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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