COVID-19 Update for Sunday, January 23

The number of positive cases and the percentage of positive COVID-19 test results in Bay County continue to rise.

As of 1/20, the positive test rate is 37.0% (an increase from 29.3% last week), therefore masks are required for all congregants and we will use pre-recorded music in worship.

Bay County and the surrounding areas continue to report cases and positivity rates that are the highest we have seen during the entire pandemic. We have been made aware of several families in our congregation who have tested positive for the virus over the last few weeks. We will continue to hold in-person worship, but we encourage you to use your best judgement in determining if you will join us online or in the sanctuary for worship.

To read how Westminster determines what precautions are in place and the reasoning behind them, please click here.

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Come Worship With Us!

Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, January 23, 2022
10:30 a.m.

Worship Bulletin for
January 23, 2022

Pause for Prayer

January 10, 2022

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

-- Matthew 6:10

O Lord, whose power to heal was tested against the power which destroys, and proved stronger: open our eyes to the signs of your strength in this modern world, and open our hearts to the Kingdom of God, which has come upon us; through the power of your Spirit. Amen.

-- Susan Williams


Church Calendar


Sunday, January 23, 2022

9:00 a.m. - First Light (Sunday School)

9:00 a.m. - Adult Bible Study

9:15 a.m. - Adult Handbell Practice

9:30 a.m. - Fellowship Time

10:30 a.m. - Worship Service

11:30 a.m. - Fellowship Time

4:30 p.m. - Junior Bell Practice

5:00 p.m. - Ignite (Youth Group)


Tuesday, January 25

10:00 a.m. - Hearts & Hands Knitting

10:00 a.m. - The Wired Word via Zoom

6:00 p.m. - Boy Scout Troop 150

7:00 p.m. - Deborah Circle via Zoom

Wednesday, January 26

7:00 p.m. - Adult Bible Study via Zoom

Thursday, January 27

8:30 a.m. - TOPS

5:00 p.m. Food of Faith (at Messiah Lutheran)

5:00 p.m. - Youth Combustion Council

6:30 p.m. - Chancel Choir

Sunday, January 30

9:00 a.m. - First Light (Sunday School)

9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study

9:15 a.m. Adult Handbells

9:30 a.m. - Fellowship Time

10:30p.m. - Worship Service

11:30 a.m. - Fellowship Time

4:30 p.m. - Junior Bell Pracitce

5:00 p.m. Ignite (Youth Group)


Adult Bible Study

Join us on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the Session room

or Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom.

This week — Sunday, January 23rd or Wednesday, January 26th —  we continue our four-part conversation about baptism.  The paradox of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is this: God calls forth wisdom from foolishness, strength from weakness, new life from the dust of death.  Baptism immerses us in this holy mystery as we pass through the waters, dying and rising with Christ. Click here for more information.

The Wired Word

Join us on Tuesday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom.


Deaths Cause Atheist to Reconsider God

The high number of deaths with Covid as a factor has left many people reeling and struggling with the impact of absence. In this installment of The Wired Word, we listen to the thoughts of an atheist as the collective weight of those deaths, coupled with the direct losses of a relative and a friend, make her long for some response outside of herself to this weight, and have even left her thinking, "Maybe I should go to church." Click here for more information.

January 21 Devotional


A Volunteer for Life

by, Karen Schoeppach

How many times have we heard the words “Be careful about volunteering. Once they get you, they don’t let go!” It probably seems that way, but is it really? Are we tied to our volunteer jobs for life, regardless of what we want to do? Does how we feel about volunteering depend on whether we are the seekers, or the ones being sought? Does it matter if we offer our services or if we are asked to help? Perhaps what matters most is how we feel about the work we do. Did we say “yes” out of a sense of obligation or our desire to help to do God’s work? So much food for thought! Click here to continue.