Thank you for visiting the Westminster Presbyterian Church website! We hope you enjoy browsing our website, and that you find a lot of useful information. We invite you to join our fellowship. Our Sunday School begins at 9:00 and our Worship begins at 10:30.  NURSERY PROVIDED! 

 

HISTORY

The vision that has captured this church is that we would be "a house of prayer for all peoples." Come here if you want to be prayed for by name. We will pray that God will release blessings into your life, and into the lives of those you love. Come join us here if you want to connect with others who are on a spiritual journey. We don't have any prayer "experts," but we have people who are ready to try new things.

One thing we have here is called "prayer circles." People meet to share their lives and pray together. It's that simple. We have been surprised by the way these circles have brought us together, taught us how to be Christian, and encouraged us.

Westminster was first organized in 1951, holding services in a strip mall Laundromat near Indian School Road and 19th Avenue. Washing machines were rolled away to make room for Sunday School classes. The year 1952 was an important year as the church was formally chartered by the Presbytery and began meeting at Grandview school, now the site of Osborn Middle school on Highland, and began construction of the facility on 19th Avenue. Soon part of the original brick church structure was completed, and double services were being held in Fellowship Hall. The current Sanctuary was completed in 1965.

Presbyterians enjoy a rich heritage and history as part of the Reformed church tradition dating to sixteenth century French theologian John Calvin. It is characterized by the importance of lay leadership at all levels of the church. The name Presbyterian comes from the Greek word for elder, the name given to ordained lay persons charged with the leadership of the church. Presbyterians began their work in America in the late 1600's and missionaries came to present-day Arizona more that 100 years ago to convert the Native Americans and organize the settlers. Churches are located throughout the state and on most Indian reservations.

Special prayer

Let's pray this week for the 23,000 Christians who live in Tunisia,  the country which the World Watch List 2018 identifies as the thirtieth most dangerous place in the world to be a Christian.

 

Next Sunday 09-30-18

Are you satisfied with where you are at the moment?  Paul loves the Christians he knows in Thessalonica.  He gives them lavish compliments, yet in 1 Thessalonians 4:1-12, which we sill open up next week, he calls them to make progress beyond where they are at the moment.  Twice he uses the phrase "more and more."  In Christian life, we're never totally satisfied.  There is always room for forward movement.  Do you believe that? 

PRAYER 

Gracious God,

you have called us to be the

church of Jesus Christ.

Keep us one in faith and

service; breaking bread

together and telling the

good news to the world;

that all may believe you

are love, turn to your ways

and live to your glory,

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

(Marcus Tidmarsh)