September 30, 2012 - Westminster Presbyterian Church

September 30, 2012 - Westminster Presbyterian Church



SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

8:30 & 11:00 a.m.

Discovering • Renewing • Serving

The Celebration of Worship

We Gather in God’s Name

Prelude Prière à Notre-Dame Léon Boëllmann

Welcome and Opportunities for Ministry and Fellowship

Call to Worship (Psalm 8)





O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory

above the heavens.

When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars

that you have established, what are human beings that you are mindful of

them, mortals that you care for them?

Yet you have made them a little lower than the angels, and crowned them with glory

and honor. You have given them dominion over the works of your hands.

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

*Opening Hymn No. 288 I Sing the Mighty Power of God ELLACOMBE

*Prayer of Confession

Almighty God, you gave us dominion over things on earth, and made us co-workers in

your creation. We confess that we have not always been good stewards of the earth. Give

us wisdom and reverence to use the resources of nature wisely, so that generations yet to

come may continue to praise you for your bounty; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

(A time of silence for personal confession)

*The Assurance of God’s Love and Forgiveness



Friends, believe the good news.

In Jesus Christ, we are forgiven.

*Gloria Patri No. 579


Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost;

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen, Amen.

To Hear God’s Word

Scripture Lesson Genesis 1:20-31 Old Testament

Hymn No. 220 All People That on Earth Do Dwell OLD HUNDREDTH

Pastoral Prayer and the Lord’s Prayer “forgive us our debts…” (unison) Hymnal page 16

Congregational Response

Three-fold Amen

Scripture Lesson Isaiah 65:17-25 Old Testament

Colossians 1:15-20

New Testament

Sermon All Creatures Great and Small Jim Gilchrist

To Respond in Faith

Offertory Anthem Go Ye Into All the World Eugene Butler

Go ye into all the world and preach My gospel to every creature.

Jesus said, “This is the great commandment: that ye love one another as I have loved you.

Greater love hath no man this; that he lay down his life for his friends.”

“Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God. If you believe in God, you believe in Me!”


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; Praise him, all creatures here below;

Praise him above ye heavenly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.


*Prayer of Dedication

To Go Forth in God’s Name

*Hymn of Response No. 267 All Things Bright and Beautiful ROYAL OAK

*Charge and Benediction

*Benediction Response Go Ye Now in Peace Joyce Eilers

Go ye now in peace, and know that the love of God will guide you.

Feel his presence here beside you, showing you the way.

Know that the God who sent his son to die that you might live

Will never leave you lost and alone in his beloved world.

*Postlude Menuet Gothique Boëllmann


*Please stand if you are able.

Leading in worship today

Jim Burns, Jim Gilchrist, Chris Hestwood, Tammy Yeager, the Quartet, the Chancel Choir

The flowers in the church are given to the glory of God

In loving memory of Gladys Bjerklie by son, John

In loving memory of Robert T. Rummel by Linda & James Rummel

Recording of Service

CDs of the entire service are available on loan from the library, or if you wish to have a copy to keep,

contact Peg Kinsey at 412-835-6630x211.

Prayers of Concern and Thanksgiving

Surgery or recent hospitalization

Alice Smith

SEPTEMBER 30, 2012




Christian Formation Seminars

Sundays, 9:45 a.m. in Galbreath Chapel

September 30

“Amos: Faith with Justice”

Dr. James E. Davison, Director of Continuing Education

Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

October 7, 14, 21 & 28

Figures of Faith

Dr. Jack Aupperle

The October series will look at four influential figures

of faith who have worked to change the world and who

serve as distinctive examples of living out faith: Billy

Graham, Pope Benedict XVI, Elie Wiesel, and the Dalai



Adult Sunday School at 9:45 a.m.

• Genesis Class – 9:45 a.m. in Room 131. All are welcome.

• Builders Class – In September, the class is attending the Christian Formation Seminars.

• Younger Adults – 9:45 a.m. in Room 238. The class meets the second and third Sunday of each month.

For a complete list of Westminster’s Christian Education programs for adults, please look for our

brochure on the tables in the narthex or go to

For more information, contact Dave Fetterman at 412-835-6630x221 or


Sunday School News

Nursery care is available for infants and children through 3 years old from 8:20 a.m. to noon in Room 237.

“Movie & A Message” is available at 9:45 a.m. for children in pre-K through 3rd grade.

Sunday school classes are offered pre-K through 6th grade at 11:00 a.m.

This week, children ages 2½ through 4th grade will learn how God used Joseph to be sure that everyone

had enough to eat. How can we share what we have with those who are needy? Students in 5th &

6th grade will conclude their unit on friendship as we consider how we respond when someone needs

something from us.

If you haven’t yet done so, please take a few minutes to register your child for Sunday school classes at

All 6th graders are invited to the

2nd Annual 6th Grade Retreat

Pine Springs Camp in Jennerstown, PA

October 13 & 14

Come join us for a fun-filled weekend of growing

in our faith as we spend time with friends at

camp. For more information, please contact

Robin Pyles at

or 412-835-06630x226.

JAM celebrates

First Friday!

All 5th & 6th grade students are invited to an

evening of fun – snacks, games, and friends –

on Friday, October 5, at 8 p.m. Students can be

dropped off and picked up in the Yahweh café.

Bring a friend and a donation of non-perishable

foods for the food pantry at SHIM.

For a complete list of Westminster’s Christian Education programs for children and families, please look

for our brochure on the tables in the narthex or go to

For more information, contact Robin Pyles at 412-835-6630x226 or

or Debb Egli at 412-835-6630x220 or


It’s time for Cold Pizza!

This year we’re mixing things up a bit! Scripture is

full of creativity, we are all shaped in the image of

our creator, and we are surrounded by an amazing

creation. So why do we let ourselves get bored in our

faith? Creativity is a natural part of life, and this year

you’ll have the opportunity to come and get creative

with the messages of scripture. We’re talking art,

video, comedy, music, life, and so much more! Want

to shake things up with us? The more creative minds

we have, the better! Join us from 11:00 a.m. to noon

in the north wing of the church for some food and

fellowship and we’ll get things started!

Veritas: 7th-12th Grade Youth Group

Wednesdays: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the Yahweh Café

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Ghost Writers

Thursdays: 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

J and Ed’s office (Room 222)

Ever wonder how J and Ed come up with some of the goofy stuff they say during sermons at Veritas and the

Bridge? Join us to discuss scripture and help the guys write messages for the Bridge and Veritas. Coffee and

some light snacks always available!


The best game of the year is back! High school students, join us on October 26 at 10:00 p.m. for a

rousing game of Catacombs! We’ll be staying up all night, eating great food, and using the whole

church to play our advanced game of hide and seek (if you’ve never played, find a friend who has

and have them explain it to you. It’s good, we promise!). Cost is only $5. Registration closes on

October 17, and you must have a permission slip and registration form on file before then to attend.

No exceptions!

For more information, contact Jason Freyer at 412-835-6630x222 or or

Ed Sutter at 412-835-6630x222 or


Thank you

Stop Hunger Now Volunteers

Thank you to all volunteers who packaged and paid for food for the

children. If you encounter people who say they don’t see God at work in

the world, you can tell them that they should have been at Christ Methodist

yesterday, because he was there and you were his hands and feet.

Endowment Matters

Those wishing to honor the life of Rita Beck Rylander may direct their gifts to the Music and Arts Fund of

the Westminster Endowment. Rita was a choir member for many years. The growth of music and arts at

Westminster is due in large part to gifts designated for this purpose.

Rita’s memorial service was held on Saturday, September 22, at Westminster.

Recovery Bible Study

Recovery Bible Study meets Thursdays, 5:30–6:30 p.m., in Jim Gilchrist’s office. Anyone interested in working

through recovery is welcome. Call Jim for more information.



Blood Pressure Screening


Parish nurses will be checking blood pressures after the 8:30 and

11:00 services in Memorial Parlor, and after the Bridge service in

the WROC.

In addition, Parish Nurse office hours are from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

every Wednesday morning in the Bride’s Room. Registered nurse

Lynn Boucek will be available for blood pressure screenings

and to answer questions. You may also contact her at boucek@ No appointment is necessary.

Believing and Belonging Go Together!

Saturday, October 6

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

If you know of someone who is interested in membership, invite them to consider an Inquirers’ Class. This is a time

of sharing and teaching as we explore what it means to be a faithful follower of Christ in the Presbyterian tradition.

Classes take place on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. in Memorial Parlor, and the next one will

be October 6. Please contact Peg Kinsey for reservations.

Peacemaking Offering

Next Sunday, October 7

This special offering supports PC(USA)'s efforts to engage in peacemaking at all levels of the church's life, and to

equip and nurture all of us as peacemakers. Westminster's summer seminars, Speaking the Truth in Love: Civil

Conversations in an Age of Rancor, were funded using your donations to the 2011 Peacemaking Offering. Please

give generously to our 2012 Peacemaking Offering. Special envelopes are in your offering boxes and are available

in the pews this week and next.

Blessing of the Pets

Next Sunday, October 7

2:00 p.m. in the South Parking Lot* or the WROC

All people-friendly pets and their owners are invited to a celebration that both acknowledges and pays tribute to

the loyal animal companions that love us unconditionally. Join the pastors as they give thanks for these special

family members and bless the people who love and care deeply for them.

Please be sure your pets are on leashes or in carriers, and bring proof of up-to-date vaccinations. Clean-up

bags and water will be available.

*Weather permitting

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The Prodigal God

A Bible Study in the WROC

Sunday Mornings, October 7 – November 11

11:00 a.m. – noon

You are invited to a six-week Bible study immediately following the Bridge worship service. Dave Fetterman will

lead our time together. No reservations are necessary. Just come and join us. If you can come for some but not

all of the sessions, no problem! All you need to bring is yourself, your favorite Bible if possible (if not, we’ll have

plenty of Bibles on hand), and a desire to share together a fascinating parable of Jesus.

We will be studying the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Each session will combine brief video segments, reading

of scripture, and discussion of relevant issues related to the scripture for the day. The video segments, entitled

The Prodigal God, will feature the study’s creator, Rev. Timothy Keller. The publisher of Keller’s material offers

a provocative comment about the material:

The gospel is neither religion nor irreligion, but something else entirely. Whether you’re a devout believer or a

skeptic, The Prodigal God will challenge you to see Christianity in a whole new way.

Contact Dave Fetterman ( if you have questions.

PWW’s Cookbooks on Sale

PWW’s cookbook Cooking with Style will be on sale

before and after each service on

Sundays October 7 and 14.

Sales are going well, so you won’t want to miss

out. Each book sells for $11.00 and would make a

wonderful gift for a birthday or Christmas. Stop by

our tables in the north entry and the reception area

and take a look.

Joint Meeting of PW of

Southminster and Westminster

October 25

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch: Fellowship Hall of Southminster

Speaker: Dave Russell. Compassionate Laughter

Laughing for Relaxation Is No Joke

Tickets are $5 and may be purchased from your

circle leader or from Peg Kinsey.

All women of the church are invited.



Open Door 25th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

Sunday, October 7

LeMont Restaurant

The Open Door of Crafton Heights will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a dinner and silent auction next

Sunday beginning at 5:00 p.m. The Steelers will be done by then, and it will be a great way to cap the weekend!

Reservations, $50 per person, are available by contacting Gary Gallo at 412-736-0838 or

Adult Spiritual Renewal Day

Saturday, October 13

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Second Annual Adult Spiritual Renewal Day is fast approaching! We will gather at Fred Cramer’s farm in

Taylorstown for a day of reflection on scripture and prayer led by Dr. Jim Gilchrist. After the formal program

concludes at 4:00 p.m., you are invited to enjoy the autumn countryside with good friends for recreation, a

cookout, and a bonfire.

Cost: free. Participants are encouraged to be present for the entire day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Reservations are a must with a deadline of Monday, October 8. Make reservations by logging in to

Inside Westminster and completing the online registration form. If you are not currently registered for Inside

Westminster, please contact Anna Hiner ( or 412-835-6630) to gain access.

Directions to Fred’s farm will be sent to each registrant.

The Deacons Need Your Help!

In preparation for our annual Outback Fundraiser to benefit Family Promise (IHN), we are looking for donations

for our silent auction and gift baskets. Last year, the luncheon at the Outback Steakhouse raised about $6,000

to benefit local homeless families.

We are looking for gift cards, certificates to businesses, tickets for sporting events and cultural activities, or any

items you think might be appropriate for silent auction or gift baskets. Cash donations will also be gratefully


If you would like more information or would like to make a donation, please contact Sarah Fetterman at 724-

882-9132 or Jim Roberts at 412-983-8899.

Outback Luncheon Reservations

Deacons will be taking paid reservations today and next Sunday, October 7, before and after all three services.

Be sure to reserve your spot for this annual fundraising event for Family Promise. Adult tickets are $20.00 and

children ages 3-10 are $10.00. The menu includes herb roasted prime rib or grilled chicken breast, Caesar

salad, either green beans or mashed potatoes, beverages, and desserts. Join us for fun, food, and fellowship at

the Outback Steakhouse on Sunday, October 14, 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Year of the Bible – 2013

An Exciting Year Ahead

January 1, 2013, will begin an exciting year at Westminster – the Year of the Bible. The Adult Spiritual

Development Commission invites you to plan on making 2013 a year to get better acquainted with the Bible,

God’s story of life, faith, and salvation. Many people say they do not know the Bible very well. We hope to

change that next year. The centerpiece for the Year of the Bible is a challenge to everyone in the congregation

to read the entire Bible in one year! To be sure, this challenge will take commitment and some personal effort

and time. The Adult Spiritual Development Commission will provide ways and opportunities to help each of us

to meet this challenge. And of course God will be with us, guiding us along the way. Look for more details in the

coming months. For more information now or if you would like to help in planning the program, contact Dave

Fetterman ( or 412-835-6630).


Thursday Morning Outside Crew

Get out and work alongside a great group of retired men…the Thursday Morning Outside Crew.

Job: Weeding, mulching, trimming, and planting flowers.

Commitment: 1 to 3 hours per week, Thursday mornings, spring through fall.

Compensation: Coffee, donuts, and fellowship.

Skills Needed: Basic yard maintenance. Instruction and/or training provided.

This ministry saves money that can then be used to help those beyond our doors.

Library Assistant

If you enjoy books and libraries, you will enjoy this opportunity. Plus, it is a great way to meet and help other

church members. This job is instantly rewarding.

Job: Assist patrons in checking out books, place circulation cards in returned books, return books and other

materials to their correct place in the library, etc.

Commitment: One Sunday a month for 1 hr. 15 min. plus 1 or 2 scheduled meetings/work days per year

(usually spring and fall).

Skills Needed: Filing, organizing, communications with people to help them find what they are looking for;

limited computer skills. Training will be provided.

Keeping the church library functioning at a high level helps to keep Westminster’s congregation growing in

their faith.

To learn more about these or other important volunteer opportunities, visit Inside Westminster or

contact Jan Baumann, volunteer coordinator, at the church office 412-835-6630x205 or 412-559-1034 or



Family Promise Dinner Host

You can help local families in need through Family Promise.

Job: Dinner host. Work with one other volunteer to plan, prepare at home, and serve dinner to the family(s)

currently staying at Bethel Presbyterian Church. New volunteers are teamed with experienced volunteers.

Dinner hosts eat with the families.

Commitment: Sunday, October 21; or Sunday, December 23; or Friday, December 28. Approximately 4 hours,

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Bethel Presbyterian Church, and a little prep time ahead. Choose the date that fits your


Skills: Joy in fellowship.

To learn more about these or other important volunteer opportunities, visit Inside Westminster or

contact Jan Baumann, volunteer coordinator, at the church office 412-835-6630x205 or 412-559-1034 or


Amazing Memory – Free Seminar

Do you sometimes forget where you left your keys? Do you have difficulty

in remembering names? Would you like to be able to remember phone

numbers, speeches, and even shopping lists without effort?

Join facilitator John Vaught on Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in

Room 231.

Learn how memory works so that you can harness ability with techniques

that anyone can do.

• Retain and recall information from readings, meetings, and


• Apply personal memory strategies at work and home

• Learn people’s names and never forget them

For students:

• Learn how to memorize facts and figures

• Study in a way that improves recall rather than “cramming”

Register by calling Kathy Long at 412-835-6630 or long@

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Dr. Jim Gilchrist, Senior Pastor, Head of Staff Ext. 208

Rev. Tammy Yeager, Associate Pastor, Congregational Care Ext. 216


Peg Kinsey, Executive Assistant to the Pastors Ext. 211


Dave Reiter, Church Business Administrator Ext. 201

Eileen Chrzastek, Accounts Payable Clerk Ext. 202

Christian Education

Rev. David Fetterman, Director of Christian Education & Ext. 221

Spiritual Formation

Robin Pyles, Director of Children’s and Family Ministry Ext. 226

Deborah Egli, Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry Ext. 220

Tracey Bosko, Administrative Assistant Ext. 225


Anna Hiner, Communications Coordinator Ext. 207

Mariela Antunes, Print & Graphic Coordinator Ext. 236

Laura Whitcomb, Print Room Assistant Ext. 236


Christine Hestwood, Director Ext. 267

Lorraine Milovac, Assistant Director

Jim Burns, Organist Ext. 266

Lisa Hoffmann, Junior Choir Director

Amy Sanders, Administrative Assistant Ext. 268


Jan Baumann, Volunteer Coordinator Ext. 205



Kathy Long, Director Ext. 200


Jason Freyer, Director of High School Ministry Ext. 222

Ed Sutter, Director of Middle School Ministry Ext. 222

Cassandra Millis, Seminary Intern Ext. 222


Janet & Will Hignett, Consultants Ext. 206



8:30 Worship Service Sanctuary

9:15 Coffee Hour North Entry

9:30 Blood Pressure Screening Memorial Parlor

9:45 Bridge Worship Gathering WROC

Genesis Bible Study Rm. 131

Builders Bible Study Rm. 176

Sacrament Education Rm. 107

Sunday School Rm. 118

Christian Formation Seminar Chapel

11:00 Worship Service Sanctuary

Sunday School

Cold Pizza (Youth)

Yahweh Café

6:30 Rm. 231

7:00 WCDC

8:00 Anti-Aging Total Body Workout WROC

9:00 Children’s Day In Rm. 233


9:15 M-W-F Aerobics WROC

10:00 Christian Lifestyle Bible Study Rm. 231

Chancel Guild Rm. 238

11:00 Children’s Day In WROC


Fellowship Hall

3:00 WCDC Rm. 107/WROC

6:00 Gentle Yoga WROC Fitness

Cub Scouts Rm. 176

6:30 Jr. Mendelssohn Choir Rm. 268

Adult Spiritual Development Rm. 221

7:00 Personnel Commission Rm. 238

P.A.P.E.N. Rm. 131

Energy Boost/Cardio Workout WROC

7:30 Yr. of the Bible Task Force Rm. 221

8:10 Adult Open Basketball WROC


7:00 WCDC

8:00 Membership Commission Rm. 238

9:00 WNS



Children’s Day In Rm. 233

9:30 Mom to Mom Yahweh Café

First Place 4 Health Rm. 231

Mom to Mom Heart Talk Rm. 283

10:20 Zumba Toning & Sentao WROC

10:30 Abigail Circle Memorial Parlor

11:00 Children’s Day In WROC

2:30 Ghost Writers Rm. 222

3:00 WCDC Rm. 107/WROC

5:30 Recovery Bible Study Rm. 208

6:00 S.A.T. Course Rm. 231

Watercolor Rm. 176

6:15 Youth Choir Sanctuary

7:00 Chancel Choir Rm. 268/Sanctuary

Energy Boost/Cardio Workout WROC

7:30 Narcotics Anonymous Rm. 107

Nar-Anon Rm. 131

8:10 Adult Open Basketball WROC

7:00 WCDC

8:00 Anti-Aging Total Body Workout WROC

9:00 Children’s Day In Rm. 233


9:15 M-W-F Aerobics WROC

10:30 Rotary Dinner Set-up Fellowship Hall

11:00 Children’s Day In WROC

11:30 Kickboxing WROC

1:00 AARP Board Rm. 238

3:00 WCDC Rm. 107/WROC

6:00 First Fridays Youth Dept.

8:00 Adult Open Volleyball WROC

8:30 AA’s Rm. 107

Al-Anon Rms. 231/238


7:00 WCDC

9:00 Children’s Day In Rm. 233




10:00 Town Hall South USC High School

10:30 Flow Yoga WROC Fitness

11:30 Children’s Day In WROC

11:40 Arthritis Exercise Program WROC Fitness

12:30 Bob Evans

12:40 Tai Chi Fellowship Hall

2:00 Prayer Group Friendship Village

3:00 WCDC Rm. 107/WROC

6:15 Movie Night Rms. 273/284

7:00 Property Commission Rm. 238

Knit in His Spirit

Memorial Parlor

CF Seminar Team Rm. 231

Al-Anons Rm. 131

7:30 Boy Scouts Rm. 107

8:00 Adult Open Volleyball WROC

7:00 WCDC

8:00 Anti-Aging Total Body Workout WROC

9:00 Children’s Day In Rm. 233


Parish Nurse

Bride’s Room

9:15 M-W-F Aerobics WROC

11:00 Children’s Day In WROC

11:30 Soccer Shots WROC

3:00 WCDC Rm. 107

4:00 Bible Study Rm. 231

4:45 Cherub Choir Rm. 176

Jr. Choir Rm. 268

5:00 Youth Dinner Yahweh Café

5:15 Adult & Family Dinner Fellowship Hall

6:00 J.A.M. Rm. 257



6:15 Women on Wednesdays Bride’s Room

6:30 Faith in Life Rm. 231

7:00 Veritas Youth Dept.

7:30 Westminster Ringers Rm. 268


7:00 Panera

Staff Kitchen

9:00 Inquirers’ Class Memorial Parlor

9:15 Zumba WROC

11:00 Rotary Chicken Dinner Fellowship Hall

1:00 Bridge Club for Solos Rm. 107

2:00 Alexander McKean Memorial



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412-835-6630 • Fax: 412-835-5690

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