Pastor’s Weekly Message

February 18, 2020

Last week I was handed the most beautiful note.  It was a thank you letter from a family who had received a gown from the Smocking Guild which meets here at Westminster.  The gown had been sewn with love and prayer for a family experiencing the heartbreaking loss of an infant.  In the Gospel of […]

February 11, 2020

From the Pastor: At Westminster, we love it when we are able to welcome guests and visitors for worship.  Being friendly and hospitable on Sunday mornings (and throughout the week) is a path to church growth, so I love it when I see people stepping across the room to greet a new face on Sunday […]

February 4, 2020

FROM THE PASTORI’m so excited to share this picture with you. Pastor Philip Beisswenger sent it on Monday; it shows the construction of new classrooms at the LaPatria School in Coban. It is exciting to me because:It is needed. Enrollment at the school continues to increase, and the school, while making the most of the […]

January 28, 2020

From the Pastor: Money, Money Money!  We don’t talk about money and budget a whole lot at Westminster, but I want you to be aware of a few areas to celebrate. In 2019, total contributions to the general fund were more than $757,000.  That’s $50,000 more than the previous year and $125,000 more than the […]

January 21, 2020

FROM THE PASTORI was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”   Psalm 122:1 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as […]

January 14, 2020

FROM THE PASTOR“What to me is the multitude of your sacrifices? says the Lord;I have had enough of burnt offerings of rams and the fat of well-fed beasts;I do not delight in the blood of bulls, or of lambs, or of goats.When you come to appear before me, who has required of you this trampling of […]

January 7, 2020

“And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him.”- Matthew 2:11 How did you come to faith in Jesus Christ?When the wise men came to meet Jesus they were transformed.  They arrived after a long journey with weird gifts for a baby found in […]

December 31, 2019

I caught a glimpse of this sign the other day and had to spin around to see it again.  I immediately felt a connection with it because our jobs are so similar- to point people to someone named Christ who can remove junk from their lives.  Yes, that sign and I have a lot in […]

December 2019

“Fear not, for behold, I bring you Good News of great joy that will be for all the people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:10-11 The core of Christianity is not good advice; it is Good News.  You see it […]

December 2019

DAILY DEVOTIONALSThe Season of Advent We hope you have enjoyed the daily devotionals members of the Session and Congregation have contributed during this special season. We hope that these devotions provide you a way to start your day with prayer and meditation to help prepare your hearts and minds for the greatest gift, the birth of […]