Worship

Worship is every Sunday at 10:15 a.m.

We hold a prayer service for healing and wholeness at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of each month.  

Special services during the year include Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter, and Christmas Eve.  

 

What members say about worship at Westminster 

When I come to church on Sunday, I hope:  

Presbyterian worship is a joyful celebration of God and what God has done for us through Jesus and through us in the Holy Spirit.  Our worship is focused on scripture and what it leads us to believe and do.  Our worship is divided into three parts.  First, the gathering is a time to focus ourselves on God, to let go of the ways we separate ourselves from God, and to ask God to be with us and teach us.  Second, we focus on the word.  Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are read, sung, proclaimed, and interepreted in music and preaching.  Third, we are sent out into the world where we live into the Word in our sacraments and the commitments of our lives.

Westminster as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) celebrates an open communion on the First Sunday of each month as well as on Christmas Eve, Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Easter Sunday.  That means that everyone who puts her or his faith in Jesus as Messiah is invited and welcome to share with us. 

Westminster maintains a broad musical tradition, through which we praise and give glory to God.  Our musical life embraces everything from traditional hymnody to baroque oratorios to African-American spirituals to contemporary praise music.  Music at Westminster is led by outstanding professional musicians and music educators, as well as people who just love to sing.  Our pipe organ may be supplemented on a given Sunday by piano, electric piano, drums, guitar, or other instruments. 

There are no special rules in worship (if there were we probably broke them a long time ago).  Come as you are (but just like McDonalds, we do appreciate, shirts, shoes, and something on your legs).  At the front door you will find printed orders of worship that will explain what is going on. Sit wherever you wish.  Sing, clap, pray, cry, hope, question, and wonder as you may feel led.  

 

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