The Spire Online

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Blessing of the Pets

Sunday, October 4 2:00 p.m. in the North Parking Lot (if inclement weather, event will be canceled.) Masks and social distancing required All people-friendly pets and their owners are invited to a designated celebration that both acknowledges and pays tribute to the loyal animal companions that love us unconditionally. Join pastor Louise Rogers as she gives thanks for these special family…

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Let Your Light Shine -- Stewardship 2021

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. – Matthew 5:16 Thank you for your continued support of Westminster during these challenging times. The annual stewardship campaign is beginning and will culminate on Sunday, October 25, by which time we are asking each of you to make your pledge to sustain and grow the work of our c…

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Forward in Faith Update

We are delighted to report that despite COVID-19 and the need for continuing appropriate precautions, we have made significant headway in meeting our goals for Forward in Faith! The campaign goal was $3.0 million and to date we have received pledges totaling $2.4 million. Every dollar received is divided 80%-10%-10% among Property, Outreach, and the Endowment. The campaign began in May of 2018…

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Pandemic Diary

A trusted friend told me That Shakespeare wrote King Lear while quarantined. How I can relate to that! I’ve been quarantined for months during a pandemic, reading the great books, and attending to the writing, I didn’t have time for until now. I’m forced to wait until the quarantine is over like a space shuttle waiting to return to earth. Staying home is hard. I’d rather flee to the superma…

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412, or 4:12?

Living in western Pennsylvania, I imagine many of you have seen all sorts of attire that display three simple numbers: 412. It’s a catchy alias for “all things Pittsburgh,” and 412 merchandise is recognized around the world. But what if we chose to look at those numbers and considered the Apostle Paul’s words to Timothy when he said, “Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an ex…

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