Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church. We are a PCUSA Presbyterian Church located in Westminster South Carolina. We are a smaller church but, we have a mighty spirit. Our Church congregation is diverse in age ranging from infants to seniors and almost every age in between. We invite you to visit our Church and see all the great things happening at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
100 West Abby Street
204 N. Isundega St.
Driving Directions from Greenville or Atlanta
From I-85 take exit 11, Hwy 24, towards Westminster (85 South will turn Right, 85 North will turn Left). It is approximately 20 miles to Westminster. At the intersection of Hwy 24 and Hwy 123/76 turn left onto Hwy 123/76. Drive approximately 0.5 miles and turn Right onto Quick Street, go through the one lane underpass. At stop sign turn left onto E. North Avenue. Travel approximately 0.3 miles and turn right onto Earl Halcombe Dr. Go through 4 way stop and church drive will be the next left.
Scriptures and Sermons Coming Up
8/2: “Don’t Miss the Leap of Faith” 2 Kings 5:1-14 and John 6:1-21
8/9: “Don’t Miss the Good Stuff” Joshua 24:14-15 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2 (Use song “The Good
Stuff as well as chapter 11 of Moore’s book).
8/16: “Don’t Miss the Greater Gifts, the Joy of Service”: 1 Kings 2:10-12 and 1 Corinthians 12:27-31
8/23: “Don’t Miss the Spirit of Compassion”: Psalm 84 and Matthew 25:31-40
8/30: “Don’t Miss What You Don’t Know” Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 and Luke 19:41-44
9/6: “Don’t Miss God’s Call to Come Home” Psalm 42:1-6 and John 14
9/13: “The Cross of Wisdom” Proverbs 1:20-33 and Mark 8:27-38
9/20: “What Greatness Really Looks Like” Proverbs 31:10-31 and Mark 9:30-37
9/27: “What Faith Really Looks Like” Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22 and James 5:13-20
From the Pastor
What Instrument are You?
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in
the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers; then deeds of power, then gifts of
healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership, various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles?
Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess gifts of healing? Do all
speak in tongues? Do all interpret? But strive for the greater gifts. And I will show you a still
more excellent way.” ~ 1 Corinthians 12:27-31
Max Lucado, in his book A Gentle Thunder: Hearing God Through the Storm, talks about three
of Jesus’ closest friends: Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. They were a family, brother and sisters,
and each had a unique personality. Lucado likens each member of the family to a musical
instrument. Martha, he sees as representing a drum. She is a worker, an organizer, a “type
A” personality, who sets the pace, takes charge, who rolls up her sleeves and gets the job
done. The primary focus and emphasis on Martha’s life is on doing—beating the drum of
service. Remember that she worked to cook, clean, and feed Jesus while Mary sat at her
teacher’s feet and learned from him.
Mary, Lucado points out, is more like a flute. She is soft, gentle, and soulful. She is a
dreamer who is deeply spiritual and worshipful, committed to prayer and praise, and spirutal
growth and formation. The primary emphasis and focus of Mary’s life is on being—playing the
flute of celebration.
Lazarus, their brother, who Jesus raised from the dead, is like a trumpet. He had such
powerful and incredible store to share and tell, and resounds his witness much like a trumpet.
Lazarus is a person of testimony, sharing with everyone he can the grace and new life that he
has received from Jesus. The primary focus and emphasis of life for Lazarus is on witnessing—
on trumpeting the story.
Each of the siblings had their unique role to play, their unique gift to ministry, and that is
exactly what Paul is talking about in the 12th chapter of 1 Corinthians. In fact, Paul spells out
by listing the different types of gifts we each have.
So the question is, what is your instrument? And are you playing it? Finding out what the
primary focus and emphasis of our lives is, can help us determine how to best do God’s work
in the world. Whether you are a drum, a flute, a trumpet, or some other type of instrument,
God can and will use you for the advancement of the kingdom! You just have to play your
We can’t all be Martha’s, and we can’t all be Mary’s, and some of us are little too shy to be a
Lazarus. But we all have a unique spiritual make up that helps us to do God’s work in the
world. What is your instrument?