Sunday, August 1, 2021
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
10:00am Worship
Characters with Character: Uriah the Hittite | 2 Samuel 11:6-17 | Rev. Dr. Larry Hayward
Following Worship: Virtual Fellowship Hour
Zoom Link | Meeting ID: 932 6726 5115 | Passcode: 140381
An Update on Worship Guidelines
The last few days have brought changes in guidance from the CDC and some government officials and agencies. Our Return and Renew Committee, set up in March 2019 to research and make recommendation on how the church addresses the COVID virus, is meeting within a few days to assess recent developments, and the Session will have a special meeting early next week to act on the committee’s recommendations.  

Worship this Sunday, August 1, be under the same conditions that have been in place since June 6:
  • Sunday worship is online and in-person
  • Masking and social distancing are optional for those vaccinated 
  • Masking and social distancing are strongly encouraged for those not yet vaccinated
  • A section of the sanctuary is reserved those who prefer to be masked and socially distanced

We continue to emphasize that if you feel it is best for you to remain at home, we have excellent livestream available. We support any person’s or family’s decision to worship in-person or online; all are part of the Westminster community.
Church Office Hours
Beginning on Monday, August 2, the church office will be open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.
Mission & Service
Our committee members are in close consultation with our local mission partners and keep a list of financial needs, donation requests and volunteer opportunities regularly updated. Find out where and how you can serve: How to Help
Reaching "New Heights"
Last week, a group from Westminster toured the new Carpenter's Shelter facility in Old Town, led by Shannon Steene, Executive Director. Westminster has long provided volunteer support at the shelter, and we contributed to their New Heights campaign that led to this wonderful new facility. For more information about the Shelter and its renovated space, and to see the ribbon cutting ceremony and a virtual tour, go here. If you are interested in serving, contact localmission@wpc-alex.org.
Christian Formation & Congregational Life
"Let Freedom Ring": Alabama Pilgrimage in March 2022
Led by Larry & Maggie Hayward
"As part of the Therefore Project at Westminster, we are able to sponsor a trip for members and friends of our churches. We will be exposed to the political, cultural, and even agricultural landscape of the South, which was fundamentally shaped by the institution of slavery and its after-effects; and the way some of the world’s most vibrant and distinctive musical styles impacted the Movement. We will grow together in faith and in knowledge of our nation’s history and present. We hope you will consider joining us for this pilgrimage." --Larry and Maggie

When: March 21-27, 2022
Where: Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama
Sponsored by Westminster Presbyterian Church and Northwood Presbyterian Church
On this trip, you will visit critical sites in the history of the region’s music as well as the American civil rights movement, with meaningful cultural and historic tours. For details on inclusions, pricing and payment schedules, and registration, please click below.

Old & New Testament Classes 2021-2022
September 2021-April 2022 (with holiday break)
Old Testament: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am
New Testament: Sundays, 4:30-6:30pm

Every year at Westminster, Pastor Larry Hayward offers courses in both the Old Testament and New Testament for members, friends, visitors, and the general public. This is one of the best ways for us to get to know one another in this tremendous community known as Westminster. We read together. We learn together. While challenging, you will have new appreciation for what has been described as “the strong new world within the Bible.”

This year, the classes will be taught in a "hybrid" model - you may attend either in person or via Zoom. There is no cost, but participants provide their own Bible.

Westminster Community
What's Up with Whitney?
Whitney has had two successful outings recently that weren't medical related or within her Shirlington neighborhood. A church member took Whitney to the Wharf in DC to enjoy the area before eating lunch; and on another outing, she went to Target, one of her favorite places, for the first time in almost a year. Whitney reports that both experiences gave her confidence that she can navigate a concert at Wolf Trap this August with another friend.

Whitney has enjoyed the meal train that has been coming her way and it is now extended, thanks to Rev. Hunnicutt! Please signup as you are able.
Joys and Concerns
The Joys and Concerns are available by email.

Prayer Requests
Do you have a prayer request that you would like to share with the pastoral care staff or the wider Westminster community? Please fill out the form below.

Meet with a Pastor
If you need to meet with a pastor, you may contact them by email and they will seek a good time and medium for conversation and prayer. You may also call the church phone (703-549-4766) and follow the prompts to the pastor on call.