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.

OFFERING BOXES for 2018 are ready for you to pick up in Fellowship Hall.  If you do not have a box and want one, please sigh the pick-up sheet with your name and box number.  Thank you. 

 

Next Sunday  12-17-17

Our worship will include the celebration of the Lord's Supper.  The sermon, based on John 1:6-8, 19-28, will focus on a unique individual, John the Baptist, who shows us how to tell the truth about ourselves and at the same time point people to Jesus.

 

PRAYER 

Lord,

in the midst of all the rush

and activity of the Christmas season,

we pray that you will settle our minds

and hearts and give us the time

to rejoice in the joy of the Savior's

birth and ask Him to abide

with us in a special way.

Amen.

 

(Kenneth Osbeck