Current Sermon Series

October 2020


This October, we’ll be celebrating a church-wide stewardship program called “Enough: Discovering Joy Through Generosity and Simplicity.” Over a four-week period we’ll “rediscover the Bible’s wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. In these pages are found the keys to experiencing contentment, overcoming fear, and discovering joy through simplicity and generosity. This book could change your life, by changing your relationship with money.” (www.adamhamilton.com)

The four-week series will include:

· Weekly Sunday school lessons, as well as, recordings of the lessons posted to our website and social media exploring themes from the Enough series.

Adult Sunday School Classes at 10 a.m. located in the Social Hall on October 4, 11, 18, and 25. Lessons are taught by Tammy McKibben, Linda Ralston, Beth Teachey, and Sue Wright. T

· Sunday services with Pastor April’s message focused on embracing opportunities to exercise simplicity and generosity.

October 4 - Outside Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Enough to Love; When Dreams become Nightmares - Deuteronomy 6:1-5

October 11 - Outside Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Enough to Give; Wisdom and Finance - Mark 12:41-44

October 18 - Outside Worship at 11:00 a.m.

Enough to Know; Cultivating Contentment - Philippians 4:10-13

October 25 - Worship Inside Sanctuary at 11:00 a.m.

Enough to Live; Defined by Generosity - Proverbs 11:24-25

· Download the estimate of giving card if you would like to submit your pledge on paper, however you have the option to submit your annual estimate of giving through your Realm account. Please let us know if you have any questions about Realm.

· We are excited to be able to offer Mini-Grant opportunities once again. Download the mission grant flyer for more information.

Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us as you are able.

In Christ,

Westminster’s Commitment Ministry

Ed Crawford, Curtis Foltz (Elder), Ed Glover (Co-Pilot), Kaitlin Steck (Co-Pilot), and Rev. April Cranford




November 2020


Essential Prayers Prayer connects, changes, and moves us closer to God. As Thanksgiving draws near, we will draw near to God share, listen, write and respond to simple prayers from the heart. Sunday, November 1 Prayer is Essential, 1 John 5:13-15 (All Saints Day) Sunday, November 8 Essential Prayers; WOW, Exodus 15:11 (Veteran's Day and Elder Installation) Sunday, November 15 Essential Prayers; HELP, Psalm 121:1-2 Sunday, November 22 Essential Prayers: THANKS, Colossians 4:12 (Communion)




Advent 2020


Advent is about waiting, expecting and anticipating the birth of Christ our Lord. The Advent season is a magnifier for everyone, but in different ways. For some, it magnifies the good, the happy, the joy. For others, it can magnify the hard, the pain, the darkness. May we travel together as honest as we can on a quest for encouragement, hope, and strength in the places we are currently living- emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Let us magnify and honor Christ this Advent and Christmas season within a weary world. Sunday, November 29 Honoring Reality, Zechariah 14:6-9 Sunday, December 6 Practicing Honesty, Mark 1:1-4 Sunday, December 13 Embracing Paradox, Luke 1:46-56 Sunday, December 20 Borrowing Hope for God is with Us, Matthew 1:23 Thursday, December 24 Magnify Christ, Luke 2:1-20 Sunday, December 27




Summer 2021 Sacred Travels


Click Here to download the Sacred Travels Packing List

Summer Worship

Before leaving on a trip, we often pray for travel mercies. Also, we hear people say, “safe travels.” What if our travels could be both safe and sacred? This summer, include on your packing list virtues such as love, faith, and generosity. While on vacation, unpack these virtues, worship at a church, and serve in the community. Throughout the summer, worship with Westminster at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary or online. The Westminster Church family prays for all of your summer travels to be both safe and sacred.

  • June 13- Travel with Rebekah in Generosity, Genesis 24

Music coordinated by Pat Cuomo

  • June 20- Travel with Jethro in Wisdom, Exodus 18

Music coordinated by Bettie Tindall

  • June 27- Travel with Ruth in Patient Love, Ruth 1

Music coordinated by Pat Cuomo

  • July 4-Travel with Samuel in Sacrifice, 1 Samuel 16:1-13

Music coordinated by Bettie Tindall

  • July 11- Travel with Esther in Courage, Esther 4-

Music coordinated by Bettie Tindall

  • July 18 - Travel with Micah in Mission, Micah 6:6-8

Guest preacher, Cindy Corell, PC(USA), Mission Co-Worker in Haiti (Mission Sunday)

Music coordinated by Bettie Tindall & Pat Cuomo

  • July 25 - Travel with Martha in Attentiveness, Luke 10:38-42

Music coordinated by Pat Cuomo

  • August 1 - Travel with Nicodemus in Curiosity, John 3:1-21

Music coordinated by Bettie Tindall

  • August 8 - Travel with Jesus in Faith, Mark 11:20-25

Music coordinated by Pat Cuomo




Winter 2021 Finding God and Community in the Ordinary


Since many of us remain apart from friends, family, and church family, the winter worship series encourages us to observe how ordinary items remind us of God's abiding presence and how these common items connect us to community.

To enhance the worship series, we are seeking individuals to create visuals in the sanctuary of the ordinary items each week along with individuals to write faith stories of personal reflection in relation to the ordinary item. Contact Pastor April if you would like to share your gifts in faith and time in these creative ways.

May we, the body of Christ, find God in the ordinary and thus allow the Spirit to connect us together as the community of faith in mysterious and holy ways.

-January 10 - Water, Mark 1:9-11

-January 17 - Messy House, Luke 17:11-19

-January 24 - Phone, Matthew 26:36-46

-January 31 - Bench, Psalm 36:5-9

-February 7 - Bread, John 6:35-40

-February 14 - Book, TBD




Lent 2021 Tunnel Series


When have you said, I see the light at the end of the tunnel? Perhaps these words were said when receiving your vaccine shot, at the end of a difficult season in your life or at the completion of a large project. As Christians, we see the light at the end of the tunnel as the hope, truth, and love found in Christ our Lord. Join Westminster, as we explore our faith during lent through a Tunnel Worship Series. Enhance your Lenten journey by visiting the Blue Ridge Tunnel using provided prayer cards found at the Ash Wednesday services, online, or in the church office. • Ash Wednesday, February 17 at
noon and 6 p.m. - Tunnel Vision, Luke 4:1-12
• February 21 - Fear in the Tunnel,
John 14:25-27
• February 28 - Uncertainty in the Tunnel,
Mark 9:14-29
• March 7 - Determination in the Tunnel,
Matthew 18:21-22
• March 14 - Darkness in the Tunnel,
John 11:1-44
• March 21 - Surrender in the Tunnel,
Luke 9:1-6
• March 28 - Celebration in the Tunnel,
John 12:12-19
• Maundy Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. -
Tunnel of Love, John 13:1-20, 31-35
• Easter, April 4 - Light at the End of the Tunnel,
Matthew 28:1-10




Spring 2021 Mountaintop Moments


We will follow in the footsteps of God’s chosen people as we climb the mountains of Moriah, Sinai, Carmel, Beatitudes, Tabor, and Zion. We will listen to the Master Storyteller as he teaches us his ways; and, like the children of Israel, we’ll make use of the prayers, songs, and praises of our faith throughout the journey. -Sunday, April 18 Scripture, Genesis 22:1-19 Sermon, Moriah: Mount of Provision -Sunday, April 25 Scripture, Exodus 20:2-20 Sermon, Sinai: Mount of God’s Law -Sunday, May 2 Scripture, 1 Kings 18:19-40 Sermon, Carmel: Mount of Decision -Sunday, May 9 Scripture, Matthew 5:1-12 Sermon, Beatitudes: Mount of Blessings -Sunday, May 16 Scripture, Matthew 17:1-9 Sermon, Tabor: Mount of Transfiguration Pentecost -Sunday, May 23 Scripture, Revelation 21:1-4, 10-14, 22-25 Sermon, Zion: Mount of God’s Presence We look forward to Westminster hikers recording prayers on top of mountains that will be shared during each worship service.




Spring 2021 Mountaintop Moments


We will follow in the footsteps of God’s chosen people as we climb the mountains of Moriah, Sinai, Carmel, Beatitudes, Tabor, and Zion. We will listen to the Master Storyteller as he teaches us his ways; and, like the children of Israel, we’ll make use of the prayers, songs, and praises of our faith throughout the journey. -Sunday, April 18 Scripture, Genesis 22:1-19 Sermon, Moriah: Mount of Provision -Sunday, April 25 Scripture, Exodus 20:2-20 Sermon, Sinai: Mount of God’s Law -Sunday, May 2 Scripture, 1 Kings 18:19-40 Sermon, Carmel: Mount of Decision -Sunday, May 9 Scripture, Matthew 5:1-12 Sermon, Beatitudes: Mount of Blessings -Sunday, May 16 Scripture, Matthew 17:1-9 Sermon, Tabor: Mount of Transfiguration Pentecost -Sunday, May 23 Scripture, Revelation 21:1-4, 10-14, 22-25 Sermon, Zion: Mount of God’s Presence We look forward to Westminster hikers recording prayers on top of mountains that will be shared during each worship service.