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We strive to follow Jesus Christ by being…​​ Attentive​​ to the Word

Westminster offers many opportunities for Christian education:

 

Sunday School​​ for all after the Sunday service,

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS), now jointly with Christ Presbyterian Church,

 

Adult Forums on a variety of contemporary issues, often with guest leaders,

 

Wednesday Afternoon Adult Bible Study,

 

Thursday Morning​​ Book Group,

 

Presbyterian Women's Circles, and

 

special adult forums, such as the Lenten season conversations on the​​ Traditions of Repentance in Christianity and Judaism,​​ led by Pastor Scott Anderson and Temple Beth El's Rabbi Jonathan Biatch.

Each​​ Sunday, worship and education and linked by a common scriptural theme centered around the Presbyterian Church (USA)​​ Feasting on the Word​​ curriculum. After​​ worship and a time of fellowship, we gather in age-level classes or intergenerationally for exploration of the weekly scriptural theme.

 

DARING PRAYER:​​ In the summer of 2019 Pastor Scott gave a 7-week sermon series focused on the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer for TODAY. Jesus taught his disciples what is now the best-known prayer in Christianity as a result of a request from his disciples, “Lord, teach us to pray.”​​ Prayer is one of the most basic and potentially most transformative spiritual practices of our faith. The seven-week series examines the Lord’s Prayer line by line as we seek to understand the life of prayer for Christians. How does God answer prayer? How do we Presbyterians understand prayer? If we are reluctant pray-ers, can the Lord’s prayer teach​​ how​​ to pray? We consider these and many other questions about the life of prayer. Each Sunday many gathered after the service for an illuminating exploration of the sermon, providing a nuanced, contemporary understanding of the Lord’s Prayer. Sermon audio links are below.

 

Week 1:​​ Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Week 2:​​ Our Father, Who​​ Art in Heaven, Hallowed be Your Name

Week 3:​​ Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be Done

Week 4:​​ Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread

Week 5: Forgive Us Our Debts, as We Forgive Our Debtors

Week 6: Lead Us Not into Temptation, but Deliver Us from Evil

Week 7: For Thine​​ is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory Forever