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
March 2nd: “Can You Hear Me Now?” Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9
March 9th: “Remember Peter” Psalm 32 and Matthew 16:18-23
March 16th:“Remember Nicodemus” Psalm 121 and John 3:1-17
March 23rd: “Remember Mary” Luke 1:46-56 and John 19:25-27
March 30th: “Remember Judas” Luke 22:3-6; 14-23; 47-48
From the Pastor
Jesus, Remember Me When You Come Into Your Kingdom
This week, Christian churches around the globe will enter into the season of Lent.
Traditionally, Lent is 40 days long. 40 is a pretty biblical number—the Israelites spent an additional 40 years in the wilderness, and Jesus was tempted in the desert for 40 days. That temptation is what traditional observers of Lent reflect on, typically by “giving something up” or “sacrificing” something in order to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us. But really, if we are truly honest with ourselves, we can’t give up anything in our lives remotely close to what Jesus gave up for us—his life. While fasting is a good spiritual discipline, and Lent is an excellent time to practice that discipline, what are other ways we can reflect on all that God has done for us through Jesus Christ?
During Lent, we will focus on remembering—we will ask the same question that one of the criminals on the cross asked just before he died: “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Remembering can mean a lot of things. It can mean thinking fondly of some one. I remember vividly being ordained and installed as Westminster Presbyterian’s first female pastor a little over a year ago. We remember those who have gone before us, sometimes with a smile, and sometimes with tears glistening in the corner of our eyes. We remember the good times with joy, and the hard times with relief that we are no longer living them.
But, I believe, the criminal is asking not just to be remembered by Jesus, as in not forgotten, but re-membered. The criminal is boldly asking to be rejoined to the kingdom of heaven, to become a member of Jesus’ kingdom again. There’s some wisdom there. We don’t know if the criminal was a Jew, but we can assume that. We don’t know if he had heard Jesus’ teachings, but he obviously recognized him as the Son of God, the anointed one, who had the power to make the criminal whole again.
Where do you need to be re-membered in your life? Where do you need God to put you back together, to make you whole again? It is my prayer that during the season of Lent, you remember Jesus, and ask Jesus to re-member you.
Through singing hymns, hearing readings, and introducing our new “Lenten Wreath and Scripture readings,” we will explore how Jesus can re-member us as members of his body.