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Mission Statement

Westminster Presbyterian Church seeks to know Christ and to make Christ known.
We are a diverse congregation, crossing cultural, racial, age, and class boundaries.
We support each other in our journey of faith with joyful worship, engaging education and caring fellowship.
We strive to partner with our neighbors in this urban community through ministries of justice and compassion.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCUSA)
5300 Delmar Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63112
(At the corner of Union and Delmar)

Ph: 314-367-0900
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Schedule

Sunday Morning Worship
(September - May)
11:00 A.M.

Summer Worship
(June - August)
10:00 A.M.

Sunday Schools
(September - May)
9:30 A.M.

Westminster in a Minute…

 

“Any theology that is indifferent to the theme of liberation is not Christian theology.”

-James H. Cone

 

Sunday February 25th

Worship

11:00

Scripture: Luke 4:16-30

Message “Black Liberation Theology and the Multicultural Church”

Children’s Church

Will meet following the time for children.

Announcements

We will gather for congregational prayers in the Narthex following Sunday’s worship service.  All are invited to attend. 

The Presbyterian Women will meet on Tuesday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. to cook for the Grace and Peace Shelter.  Please bring a sandwich for lunch.

Restore the Core will dine at Lemmon’s Restaurant (5800 Gravois) on Thursday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Rick Burk no later than Tuesday, February 27 at 314-256-1187 or ricndar1@msn.com.

The annual congregational meeting will be held during worship on Sunday, March 4.

A congregational dinner will be held following worship on Sunday, March 4.  Meats and beverages will be provided.  Attendees are asked to bring side dishes and desserts.  A guest speaker will be at the dinner to talk about Maxine Clark’s vision of the Delmar DivINe.

Lenten study groups will meet on Wednesdays during Lent on February 21, 28, March 7, 14, and 21.  A detailed description of the topics may be found on our website and is also posted on the bulletin board outside the parlor.  To register for a class, please contact the Union Avenue Christian Church office at 361-8844 or email rlindsey@union-avenue.org.

 

Peace and Grace, 

 

Mark 

Pastor - Westminster Presbyterian Church 

"...a glimpse of God's love on the Delmar Divide..."

 

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2018 LENTEN STUDY SERIES

 

Union Avenue Christian Church is excited to once again host our Lenten Study Series shared between our Union Communion congregations! This year there are four learning tracks:

 

1) A book study continuing the conversation on racism and white privilege using the book The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement (Beacon Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-080708360-4) by the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, a Disciples pastor in North Carolina and chair of the NAACP Legislative Political Action Committee who has been heralded as this era's Dr. King. As described by the publisher:

The First Third Reconstruction:

“The first Reconstruction briefly flourished after Emancipation, and the second Reconstruction ushered in meaningful progress in the civil rights era. But both were met by ferocious reactionary measures that severely curtailed, and in many cases rolled back, racial and economic progress. This Third Reconstruction is a profoundly moral awakening of justice-loving people united in a fusion coalition powerful enough to reclaim the possibility of democracy–even in the face of corporate-financed extremism. “In this memoir of how Rev. Barber and allies as diverse as progressive Christians, union members, and immigration-rights activists came together to build a coalition, he offers a trenchant analysis of race-based inequality and a hopeful message for a nation grappling with persistent racial and economic injustice. Rev. Barber writes movingly–and pragmatically–about how he laid the groundwork for a state-by-state movement that unites black, white, and brown, rich and poor, employed and unemployed, gay and straight, documented and undocumented, religious and secular. Only such a diverse fusion movement, Rev. Barber argues, can heal our nation’s wounds and produce public policy that is morally defensible, constitutionally consistent, and economically sane.”

 

Participants will need to obtain their own copy prior to the first session.

 

 

2) A Bible study on the Passion story from the Gospel According to Mark. As we prepare for the observance of Holy Week and the great celebration of Easter, this study will help us dive deeper into the events within and around Jerusalem. We will be using the commentary The Last Week by Marcus J. Borg and John Dominic Crossan (HarperOne, 2007. ISBN: 9780060872601). As described by the publisher:

The Last Week

“Using the gospel of Mark as their guide, Borg and Crossan present a day-by-day account of Jesus's final week of life. They begin their story on Palm Sunday with two triumphal entries into Jerusalem. The first entry, that of Roman governor Pontius Pilate leading Roman soldiers into the city, symbolized military strength. The second heralded a new kind of moral hero who was praised by the people as he rode in on a humble donkey. The Jesus introduced by Borg and Crossan is this new moral hero, a more dangerous Jesus than the one enshrined in the church's traditional teachings.

 

“The Last Week depicts Jesus giving up his life to protest power without justice and to condemn the rich who lack concern for the poor. In this vein, at the end of the week Jesus marches up Calvary, offering himself as a model for others to do the same when they are confronted by similar issues. Informed, challenged, and inspired, we not only meet the historical Jesus, but meet a new Jesus who engages us and invites us to follow him.”

 

Participants will need to obtain their own copy prior to the first session and bring a Bible.

 

 

3) A visual arts study using Paul Smith's collection Faces of Jesus (currently on display at Missouri Valley College). Through viewing a digital slideshow of the collection, this study will explore various depictions of Jesus in art across many centuries, cultures, and artists. This collection invites new ways to ponder the person of Christ and wrestle with our understandings of faith in ways that help us grow closer to God and to humanity.

 

 

4) A cinematic study using the 2000 Miramax film Chocolat starring Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Moline, Lena Olin, and Johnny Depp.

Chocolat

Set in a religiously staunch (and oppressed) French village, a young mother (Binoche) opens up a chocolaterie at the beginning of the 1959 Lenten season and runs into conflict with the ultra-pious and traditional town mayor. The film and discussion will explore the meaning of Lent, the nature of hospitality, the wisdom and renewal found in change, the love in accepting others, and the strength in becoming oneself through reflection and growth.

Participants are encouraged to volunteer to bring a personal favorite food that uses chocolate for a shared tasting, and to bring a Bible for reference and discussion.

The study series will be on Wednesdays in Lent beginning February 21 with a gathering at 5:30 p.m., a pot-luck dinner starting 5:45, and sessions ending around 7:00. RSVP to the Union Avenue church office by email (info@union-avenue.org) or telephone (314) 361-8844. See you soon!

 

 

 

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Lenten Study Series

Details are Here, at the bottom of the Home page.

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