Our Prayer Shawl Group will gather on Monday, April 16, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM in the lower lounge. We invite anyone and everyone to join us in this special ministry: those who are experienced in knitting/crocheting or those who are interested in learning. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Beth Hochstetler @ 978-1675 or email her.
Lent & Easter happenings at Westminster
Thursday, March 29—Maundy Thursday, dinner 6:00 p.m., worship 7:00 p.m.
Soup supper followed by worship with the Last Supper dramatized in tableau.
Friday, March 30—Good Friday worship service, 6:00 p.m.
Tenebrae service with sung lamentations, candlelight, and Psalms.
Sunday, April 1—Easter, worship services, 8:30 & 11:00 a.m.
Celebrate Christ’s Resurrection at 8:30 with communion and at 11:00 with reaffirmation of baptism. Between the services enjoy brunch and participate in the flowering of the cross.
This week, as we celebrate the gifts of our youth in worship, the Singers sing two anthems: I Am Hope by British composer Howard Goodall and Christ Be in Your Senses by William Rowan with text by Mary Louise Bringle. I Am Hope is an upbeat song about the many facets of Christ “I am always here I am always near I am hope.” Mary Louise Bringle is a professor of Philosophy, Religion and French at Brevard College in North Carolina. She began writing hymns in 2000 and has won many awards for her poems. In addition to vocal music this week the prelude will be played by Leah Patek on the violin, and the postlude by Nick and Teddy Bird on the piano. The sharing of talents continues with three guitarists: Joey Paulson, Anna Smith and Mark Outlaw adding joy to our hymns.
Rev. Thompkins will be preaching at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 8:30 and 11:00 on February 4, 2018.
Currently, Floyd Thompkins holds the position of Director of the Center for Innovation in Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
He is a curriculum writer and a published author with several books to his credit.
He was the senior pastor of Antioch Baptist Church in San Jose, CA and served as Dean of Religious Life at both Stanford and Princeton Universities.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Westminster Presbyterian Church
400 Rugby Road, Charlottesville
Awards include the Presidential Award for Community Service from President Bill Clinton, The Benjamin E. Mays Fellowship from the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Edward G. Howell Preaching Award from Princeton Theological Seminary
As most of you already know, Pastor Lynne Clements, the WPC Session, and the Presbytery of the James Committee on Ministry (COM) are in conversation about modifying Lynne’s status from Covenant Pastor to Associate Pastor (a called pastor position). What does this all mean? The Associate Pastor Calling Task Force (APCTF) welcomes you to a Conversation/ Input meeting on Sunday, January 14 in the Library after the 11:00 service. Lynne has already met with the Session and the COM, but now we need your input! Stop by the Library after church on the 14th for light refreshments. Meet with members of the APCTF and hear about our process, ask questions, and let your views be known. Mark your calendars for January 14th. Hope to see you then!