Friday, July 31

Over the summer, the pastors shared in the joy of baptizing fourteen children into the Christian faith at Westminster Church: A slice of heaven.

The families came individually to the north courtyard to present their child or children. Under the lovely locust trees, these young people were bestowed with the promise of God’s grace upon them as the waters of baptism poured over their heads. In baptism, the love of God is poured out for us, through Jesus Christ, by the power of the Holy Spirit. As baptism marks the beginning of new life in Christ, an elder represented all of us, the congregation, and promised with delight to nurture the child in the faith. 

This Sunday we celebrate the other sacrament in the Presbyterian tradition, the Lord’s Supper at 9:00 and 11:00 during our virtual worship. At the communion table, God’s sustaining grace is offered to all people. We affirm the promises of our baptism and recommit ourselves to love and serve God, one another, and our neighbors in the world. As Paul wrote, “we who are many are one body.” (1 Cor. 10:17) 

Thanks to God for the gift of these beautiful children! Thanks be to God for God’s amazing love found in the ongoing sacraments of our faith community, the church!

Together on the journey,
Outreach Opportunity
Be the Light for Bair

The Outreach commission is again partnering with the Bair Foundation for some summertime needs for foster kids. There are children in their care that do not have summer clothing that fits. They also have a need for some diversity items such as books and play figurines which highlight people of different ethnicity and abilities. An Amazon wish list can be found at . Read more .
A Reflection from Paul Jacobs

Where were you on July 28, 2000? Perhaps you were sitting in Westminster's sanctuary witnessing history being made by organist Paul Jacobs as he played the complete solo organ works of Bach by memory over 18 hours on Westminster's 81-rank Austin organ. Read Sara Kyle's article about that event here .

To mark the 20th anniversary of this momentous occasion, the Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh and Westminster Music & Arts Series had scheduled a return visit from Jacobs for July 28. Like so many other events this year, it had to be canceled. Mr. Jacobs shared a reflection with us about his experience that day, which you can read here .
Session Update

A special Session meeting was held on July 27 to discuss the possible reopening of the church for in-person worship. The Session elected to ask the task force for criteria that can be used in making such a decision for the future. In the meantime, the church will continue to provide virtual worship services. 
JAM Pool Party Canceled

Unfortunately, we have to cancel the JAM pool party for August 19 due to Montclair Pool not having private parties in August. We hope to plan another event for JAM children in August. Watch your email and our church website for details to come!
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Livestream Worship on Sunday, August 2

Pardon Our Dust : Over the past four weeks we have been live streaming our video worship on Sunday mornings. The comments we hear overall are positive - thank you for your feedback. As with anything new, there can be bugs to work out and we know the syncing is off a bit. Be assured this is being addressed and we hope to have the answer soon. Thanks for your patience. Louise

Click the images 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.
Bridge Worship Livestream
Sunday, August 2
9:00 a.m.

Traditional Worship Livestream
Sunday, August 2
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 not allowed at this time but pastors are still connecting in other ways.  

Recent surgery, hospitalization, or illness
Bill Kramer, Sr.

The congregation extends congratulations to
Sarah Coblentz and Kevin McGuire on their August 1 wedding.
 The congregation extends condolences to
family and friends of Rennay Simmons.
Last Week's Worship Services
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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.

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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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