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.

Statements on our giving for 2017 have been prepared and are available today.  If you have given to Westminster during the past year, please check the table in Fellowship Hall for an envelope with your name on it or check with the church office at 602-274-2122.

 

Next Sunday  02-18-18

Have you noticed that some people are easier to get along with than others?  One mark of a healthy group is its ability to put up with all sorts.  An older word for putting up is the biblical term forbearance.  We will be instructed by Ephesians 4:1-6 and Romans 14:1-3, 13-15, 15:1-6, teachings that give us a solid foundation for welcoming everyone.  In our world, the church will stand out in its skill at bearing with one another.

PRAYER 

Bless our community, O Lord:

Give us respect for traditional

ways of life, but also open our

minds and  hearts to what is new

and of value to human life in Your

world.  Impart a respect for

individual dignity, but defend us

against apathy.  Bless us with an

awareness of our neighbors as our

brothers and sisters, so that we

may freely give to them of our

love and care.

 

Amen.

 

(June Halliburton)