Pastor's Weekly Letter

A Note From Dr. Paul J. Kirbas

Last Sunday we came together to experience a very meaningful service as our choir and musicians, under the leadership of our Director of Music, Josh Phelps, led us in the All Saints’ Requiem presentation. I wish to thank everyone who gave their time and talents to the work that was needed to present Requiem. It was a deeply meaningful way to recognize the many saints from our congregation who went home to the Lord’s kingdom during the last year.

As we think of those who are no longer with us, we give thanks. But there is also the need to be thankful for those who are still with us: our friends, our family, our pets, our homes, etc. As we now move toward the season of Thanksgiving, let us turn our attention to the present life we live and the important blessings that God has given us. I hope that as you think about those blessings, you also consider your church home. Westminster programs, events, and services are all made possible through your giving of time, talents, and financial resources. As we continue our 2020 stewardship season, please give prayerful consideration to making a pledge of support for the year ahead. If you have not yet turned in your pledge card, please do that as soon as you can. We would like to be able to put together our 2020 budget soon, but we need to have a good sense of our support and expected income before we can do so.

I would like to encourage you to come to our 5 PM service at the North Campus today. In the recent past, our morning services and our 5 PM North Campus services were similar and included the same scripture and sermon. So if you came to the morning service, there was no reason to come to the 5 PM service. But today, and in the future, that will be different. Our 5 PM service will be completely different from the morning services and will become a kind of worship lab for us. We will be trying out some creative styles of worship and will not include the morning sermon. Today, our 5 PM North Campus service will be a “Compline Service,” which is defined as a prayer service for the end of the day. As darkness falls and the day comes to an end, this service asks for God’s blessing on a peaceful night. I hope that you will join us to experience this unique service.
It will be a great way to end the day!

 

Dr. Paul J. Kirbas
Pastor / Head of Staff