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.

Westminster
Presbyterian
Church


100 West Abby Street
Office:
204 N. Isundega St.
Westminster
South Carolina
29693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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
instrument.

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?

Blessings,
Rev. Audrey

 

 

Important News to Share

 

Join us Saturday, November 15th at 10 am as we help Keep Oconee Beautiful! Back in the summer, our youth participated in the “Adopt-A-Spot” program, and it is time for our Fall litter pick up! We will meet in the church parking lot and travel to the intersection of Highway 123 and Highway 11 together.  We encourage everyone to participate in keeping God’s creation beautiful!


Our Advent Study will begin Sunday, November 30th. This DVD based study is called The Journey, by Adam Hamilton. Hamilton, a renowned pastor and author, travelled the roads that Mary and Joseph would have taken to reach Bethlehem. In this 5 session study, Hamilton explores the historical travels that changed the course of history. Join us at 6:00 beginning Sunday, November 30th. Bring a snack to share, and a friend!

 

 


camp buc

CAMP BUC – MAKING MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME The wilderness comes alive at Camp Buc as youngsters swim, hike, canoe, fish, garden, cook, sing, play and worship. The program leaders and young adult counselors weave Christian faith and practices into each day. Children work and play collaboratively with respect, teamwork and responsibility. With each activity, children are given room to be young in the face of God’s creation, to have a safe place to be themselves, to appreciate beauty and to live in the awe and wonder of childhood. Counselors live with the children and share the love of Christ in their fun-loving guidance. While having relaxed summer fun with friends, children grow in their understanding of stewardship, compassion and community. Camp Buc is definitely the place to make memories for a lifetime. Give your child the opportunity to grow and learn this summer.

Register them for a week at Camp Buc today. Contact LeAnne White at 864-288-5774, Monday –Thursday 9-2 or lwhite@foothillspresbytery.org. To check out the fun of summer camp, and for more info visit www.campbuc.org and watch the Camp Buc Video on the home page.

 

Sunday Schedule / info

10:00 A.M Sunday School (for all ages)

11:00 A.M. Worship (children’s church is available for children 3 and up after the children’s time during worship. Nursery is available for infants to children 3 years of age during the worship service.)

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