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Attention, Book Readers

Are you a reader like me, who still prefers to hold a book in your hands? I readily acknowledge the advantage of reading on a Kindle or an iPad. When you travel it’s so easy to download as many books as you can read on your trip. They are all there on one fairly small, light device. Not to mention you can enlarge the print on your screen to accommodate middle or old age eyes. And it comes with b…

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Easter Flowers 2022

Spring is just around the corner. The Chancel Guild is accepting memorial/honoree contributions for Easter flowers. If you would like to participate in this Westminster tradition, please make checks payable to “Westminster Presbyterian Church,” and write “Easter flowers” on the memo line. Checks and forms can be mailed, dropped off at the church office, or placed in the Sunday collection plate. Your co…

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Message from Jo Forrest -- March 2022

Usually, we think of Lent as a journey. It is preceded by Jesus’ Transfiguration on a mountaintop and continues over the weeks as we move toward Jerusalem, join a parade, and stop by the quiet of a garden before we reach the hill of Golgotha. Such an approach could leave us breathlessly on the move and dizzy from the experiences. How do you ground yourself in that manner? What if we pause and c…

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How Are You?

How many times have you been asked that question? This question easily rolls off our tongue when we meet someone, often we barely wait for a response. We are just being polite in the asking. Generally, the response is “fine.” This works to satisfy the question. And when you think of all the terrible, awful things that could happen, we are generally “fine.” Usually, the person asking would be surpris…

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History of Biblical Interpretation -- Westminster Seminars March 2022

Lenten Series Interpreting the Bible is always something that can stir people up. What can we learn from past efforts to understand what it meant to people in different times? What can this history reveal about what the Bible speaks to us today? March 6, 13, 20, 27 History of Biblical Interpretation Kenneth J. Woo, Associate Professor of Church History, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary As…

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Westminster Book Group -- March 2022

Wednesday, March 30 Noon – 1:15 p.m. Room 238 At the next meeting of the Westminster Book Group, we will discuss Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth by Reza Aslan. Bring a brown bag lunch and join us. “From the internationally best-selling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man…

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Save the Date -- Barefoot School 2022

Barefoot School is June 20-24, 2022 Ready to cook up some fun? This year, Westminster's vacation Bible school invites children of all ages to get on a roll with God as a parade of Food Trucks rolls into their neighborhood for the summer's biggest party! This VBS invites children to pray as Jesus teaches us in Matthew 6:11; "Give us this day our daily bread." These words serve as a…

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