Dr. Gale Watkins is the Pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church.  He leads us in our walk with Christ and provides the pastoral care for every person at Westminster.  His Princeton Seminary background allows for a deep and rich understanding of the bible as it relates to modern day use.  As an avid marathon runner, including twice in the Boston Marathon, Gale ran in the World Vision Marathon this spring to raise monies for clean water.  Gale is the one running next to the line. 




Dear friends,
On Sunday, December 2, we’ll begin a season that we call “Advent.” This word means coming. For us, it’s a time for us to focus on the coming of Jesus Christ into our world. Advent sermons this year will take up several Old Testament prophecies and see how they have been fulfilled by Jesus. We’ll begin with Jeremiah 33:14-16, which speaks of how the Lord will cause a righteous Branch to spring up. Of him, it is said, “He shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.” How does Jesus accomplish that?
Here is a short reflection from Carlo Carretto that sheds light on what our celebration of Advent, and then Christmas, is all about: “The Incarnation brings the world God’s presence. It is a presence so complete that it overshadows every presence before it. God is made human in Christ. The invisible, intangible God has made himself visible and tangible in Christ. If Jesus is truly God, everything is clear; if I cannot believe this, everything darkens again.”

God’s blessings on you.


Gale Watkins, Pastor