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Westminster Presbyterian Church


"Growing In Faith, Reaching Out in Love"

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Westminster Presbyterian Church


"Growing In Faith, Reaching Out in Love"


Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian

Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church!  We invite you to join us for Sunday worship, as well as other activities you read about here.

Our worship is a blend of traditional and contemporary forms of music, prayer, and preaching. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. 

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Sunday Worship

Worship - 9:30am
Fellowship - 10:30am
Sunday School - 11:00am

Wednesday Family Night(WOW) - 5:30 pm (most Wednesdays Sept. - May)

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Christmas Is Coming


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Christmas Is Coming


The Christmas Pageant
“Let Every Heart Prepare a Throne”

December 21 at  9:30 a.m.

 

 
 
 

Candlelight Service

 

December 24th  5:00 p.m.

Westminster Chancel Choir

Spirit Ringers

 (childcare provided)

 


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Advent Devotional


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Advent Devotional


(Click Here For Full Devotional Book)

Season of Love

 

1 John 4: 7-11

“Dear friends, let us love one another,
for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has
been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not
love does not know God, because God is love.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one
and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Dear friends, since God so loved us,
we also ought to love one another.”

 

December 22

 

Luke 2: 51-52   Then he returned to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them; and his mother stored these things in her heart.  So Jesus grew both in height and in wisdom, and he was loved by God and all who knew him.

We don't really know anything about Jesus' childhood.  We know about his birth and his family's escape to Egypt when he was around 2 years old.  We know about his Passover "escape"  when he was twelve.  The scripture above tells us what happened after Jesus was found in his "Father's house".  But  the years in between these two recorded  events  and the years until he began his public ministry are a mystery to us. 

What was Jesus like as a child?  I imagine him playing with his siblings and neighbors, learning to read and write, performing family chores around the house with and for Mary.  I imagine him working alongside Joseph and being taught the skills of carpentry.  A father imparting knowledge to his son about his profession and about life.  Ordinary experiences, and yet Jesus was no ordinary boy.  Jesus was the Messiah, the Son of God.  As he grew in height and wisdom, did Jesus  always know of his plan and purpose?  Or did God, his Father, reveal all to him on a need to know basis? 

The gospels share his ministry.  Jesus performed miracles, gathered disciples, and taught about the love of God through parables and through every word and action.  He challenged the spiritual status quo and fulfilled the law.  All too soon, however, Jesus was betrayed, arrested, tried, and condemned to death.    

How profound it is to realize that the baby that was placed in a manger would one day be placed on a cross.  How profound that the hands that worked with wood from a young age would one day be nailed to a tree.  How profound that in obedience to his heavenly Father the one without sin became the sacrifice for my own sin, and took the cross to Calvary on my behalf.   It didn't end there, though.  Jesus  conquered death so that I can have eternal life.  What greater love can there be?     

We all have childhood memories.  Like Jesus, much may not be revealed to the world.  But thankfully our past is known by God.  Intimately.  Our present is also known by God, and so is our future.  As Christians, we may never fully understand the intricacies of our lives but we have God's promises and we know the ending.

Lord, thank you for all of you, known and unknown.  Through my relationship with you and through your word, help me to know you more.  Help me to carry my cross and follow you.  Amen.

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