Pastor’s Weekly Message

April 21, 2020

Dear Westminster Friends and Family, While some front line workers are more stretched than ever (and thank God for you!), others are learning to cope with what I am calling a “forced sabbath” during this pandemic.  The idea of a Sabbath goes back to the beginning of time. And on the seventh day God finished […]

April 14, 2020

Dear Friends, I don’t know about you, but I am thankful we are now in the season of Easter!  Lent is always tough, it should be.  This year was especially overwhelming though.  I found my usual Lenten practices and preparations scattered in my thoughts and heart with everything else.  It wasn’t until Palm Sunday I […]

Holy Week and Easter

 Dear Westminster Family and Friends, We are entering a Holy Week unlike any we’ve experienced before, and while there may be anxiety, wouldn’t you agree it is often in those uneasy moments of life we are able to clearly sense God’s presence?  I pray it is true for you this week, and the events of this […]

March 31, 2020

FROM OUR PASTOR  Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone…Genesis 2:18  I’m starting to feel like my fish.  Granted, he’s a betta fish, so solitary confinement is preferable to him, but in these days of physical distancing, it has been hard to be removed from the fellowship of […]

March 24, 2020

Dear Friends, Last night staff and session members met to share comforting scriptures, pray and practice Zoom meetings.  This past week has been filled with a lot of “new”!  Some of it has been overwhelming, like missing our preschoolers and regular group gatherings during the week.  Many began homeschooling and remote working at the same […]

March 17, 2020

Dear Westminster friends and family, Not too long ago, the Session was studying about being more missional, and one of the exercises led us to imagine ways we are the church and would fulfill our calling if we did not have access to the church building.  “No problem!” we said, “The church is the people, […]

March 10, 2020

Then God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. Genesis 2:3 Sabbatical.  It is a word I probably think about more than most people.  Its roots are in the creation story: God took a Sabbath rest after 6 days […]

March 3, 2020

Have mercy on me, O God,  according to your steadfast love;  according to your abundant mercy  blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!                                       Psalm 51:1-2 During these days of Lent, we are journeying together toward the cross, acknowledging our sin as the reason why the […]

February 25, 2020

Through the years, I have gotten many interesting comments at the back door following worship services. This past Sunday, I think I heard my favorite ever. It was from someone I know very well who doesn’t come to church all that often, but here is what he said:“Jesus loves me.  This I know, for the […]

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 […]

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