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
5/10: “God’s Plan” Jeremiah 8:18-9:1; 29:11-12 and 1 John 5:1-6
5/17: “Out of This World!” Psalm 1 and John 17:6-19
5/24: “A Whole New World” Psalm 104:24-34 and Acts 2:1-21`
5/31: “Don’t Miss the Call to Discipleship” Isaiah 6:1-8 and Mark 1:16-20
From the Pastor
God Was Here, and I Was Out to Lunch
Way back in the book of Genesis, Jacob made a powerful and poignant statement that has resounded across the ages. He said, “Surely the Lord is in this place--and I did not know it!” James Moore offers a modern-day interpretation to this, “God was here, and I was out to lunch!” Moore argues that these statements resound a painful truth, mainly that God comes near us, and we are so busy, so preoccupied, so set in our ways, or so caught up in our own agenda that we don’t recognize God; we don’t sense God’s presence.
To illustrate his point, Moore tells us this fairy-tale: “A seasoned senior angel was giving a brand-new freshman angel a tour of the heavens. The freshman angel was wide-eyed and awestruck as he saw the vastness and majesty of God’s incredible universe. When they came to the Milky Way, the mature senior angel said to the freshman angel, ‘Come over here, son, I want to show you something special. Look down there! That tiny planet is called Earth. I looks rather insignificant from here, doesn’t it? It looks so small and so inconsequential, but something quite remarkable happened there some years ago. You see, the people of Earth had gotten off the track a bit. They were missing the whole point of their existence. They were missing the meaning of life. So God sent his only Son into that world to save the people and to teach them what God meant life to be for them on Earth.’
‘Wow! That’s amazing!’ said the freshman angel excitedly. ‘You mean to tell me that God’s Son actually visited that little planet? How pleased the people of Earth must have been to receive him! I can just imagine that they must have had a great celebration for him on Earth.’
‘No,’ the senior angel said quietly. Then, with tears glistening in his eyes, he said, ‘No--they tried to kill him! They were so wrapped up in their old, rigid ways of doing things that when God’s Son presented some new ideas, they resented him, and they tried to silence him. Blinded by the old, they missed th
e new. Surely the Lord was in that place, and they did not know it. God was there, and they were out to lunch!’”
How often do we miss seeing God’s plan for our lives because we are too busy trying to pursue our own plan? How often do we miss God’s presence because we are so stuck in our ways, with our set idea of how God’s plan should be, that we miss God altogether?
Take some time this month to reflect on how God is moving in your life, and where you might be out to lunch, so to speak. What areas of your life blind you to God’s presence? In what ways are you so stuck in your head that you miss God’s call to action in your life? Together, we will continue to discern God’s will and presence in our ministry at WPC.