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
April 6: Remember the Criminals: Luke 23:39-43
April 13: Cantata
April 20: Remember Jesus: Jeremiah 31:1-6 and John 20:1-18
April 27: Dr. D preaching
From the Pastor
We have been immersed in the season of Lent, and it has been a good thing for us. We have explored the various characters of the Passion Narrative, and will end that journey at the cross on Good Friday. We are fortunate this year to host the Good Friday service for our fellow Oconee County Presbyterian sisters and brothers, and I pray that each of you makes time for this very special service.
As we get closer to the cross, I encourage you to reflect on the criminals who hung beside Jesus. Think about what each one of them recognized in Jesus. The first one, who we are told “derides” Jesus, at least recognizes Jesus’ ability to physically save him. He yells at Jesus to save himself and them. Are we sometimes like this criminal? Do we put God on a shelf to gather emotional dust until all of our chips are down and find ourselves on our knees, because nothing else will work? If we are honest with ourselves, we have to say yes to this, even when we don’t want to admit it.
The second criminal recognizes Jesus for who he is—the innocent Son of God, who will bring about a new heaven and a new earth. He begs Jesus not to save him, but to remember him when Jesus goes into his kingdom. Jesus indeed re-members this criminal. In his dying breath he welcomes him into the body of Christ. Hanging on the cross, his ministry is still not done—he still works to bring people into right relationship with God.
How can you recognize Jesus? How can you ask Jesus to re-member you? How can you be put back together again, made whole, through the saving love of Jesus Christ? As we celebrate the glorious Resurrection on April 20, remember Jesus. Remember his free gift of grace to you, to all of us. And then remember Mary Magadalene—go and tell everyone you know about this love.