I write to you after a campfire with all the trimmings! It is hot here in Bethelwoods, but an evening worship service just isn’t the same without a campfire. A campfire is a special touch to help us call ourselves into worship by the lake. We sang “Oceans”, “Sanctuary”, “Blessed Be the Name”, and “Kum Ba Ya” tonight. Camp is good.
What I really love about camp though is the way the kids lean in and join in as they worship. They nod their head, raise their hands, and offer commentary throughout the sermon. For example, tonight when I shared about Jesus dwelling in their hearts, a brand new first time camper yelled out, “ME TOO!!!” Yep buddy, you too.
Being Camp Pastor means I get to be part of sharing God’s awesome Word in the morning and at night with campers and staff. It also means I get to see the Gospel through their eyes. God is good indeed!
This spring as part of the Sermon Series from Nehemiah, we invite you as a congregation to Return, Rebuild and Renew with Westminster. As you feel more comfortable and as more events and opportunities become available, we welcome you to return to a new
normal at Westminster, to rebuild that relationship and foundation with God through discipleship as a present congregation, and to renew your faith through worship and fellowship opportunities that will continue to evolve, change and grow.
As simple as the children’s rhyme symbolized to the right… Here is the church,
here is the steeple,
open the doors
and here are ALL the people.
We hope to ALL return, rebuild and renew together soon.
Click here to view volunteer opportunities the church is hoping to utilize as we continue to Return, Rebuild and Renew at Westminster: SERVE FAITHFULLY FORM.
Hand sanitizer will be available and should be used upon entering.
Following the guidance of the CDC and our concern for the most vulnerable, masks are encouraged for all and optional for those who have been vaccinated. We recognize some, especially youth and children, are not yet eligible to be vaccinated and we encourage their continued mask use.
Please allow ushers to seat you and your family. Socially distanced seating is available.
During time for children, the children will remain with their family and not gather on the chancel steps. Following time for children at 11:00, adult leaders will lead children ages 3-5k to the Playground (weather permitting) or Covenant Hall for Children’s Church. Parents may pick them up there following the service.
Offering plates will be at the entrances/exits to receive your offering.
A Word about Seating: (NEW!)
While the ropes have been removed from most of the sanctuary and seating is open, there are still a couple of reserved sections:
The back right quadrant is available for those who prefer socially distanced seating. Please indicate your preference to an usher.
A few other pews are reserved for ushers/latecomers, acolytes, and staff.
At the end of the service, those in the socially-distanced section will be dismissed first, followed by the rest of the congregation.