Will I be welcomed?
Yes. No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey, you’re welcome here. We believe that God loves all people, and all are welcome at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
When are your worship services?
8:30 a.m. Weekly celebration of the Lord’s Supper
11:00 a.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of the month.
While each service enjoys its own style of musical expression, both services follow the order of Service for the Lord’s Day, which includes reading of scriptures, singing of hymns, the gospel proclaimed, prayers of confession, intercession and thanksgiving and the opportunity to respond with the offering of our lives and resources back to God. Click here to hear recent sermons. (Note: This is the regular schedule for worship; please check the Upcoming Events page for special services and changes.)
Where is Westminster?
We are located at 3208 Exposition Boulevard, two blocks south of 35th Street, in west Austin. Click here or call us at 512.459.5497 for more information.
What do I wear?
Wear whatever makes you comfortable! There is no “dress code” at Westminster; we have people who dress casually, or business casual, or coat and tie. The important thing is: you join us for church and you come as you are. Occasionally, it can be cool in the sanctuary, so we suggest a light jacket or sweater.
What do you believe?
With other Presbyterian Christians, we believe that, “In life and in death we belong to God. Through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit, we trust in the one triune God, the Holy One of Israel, whom alone we worship and serve… With believers in every time and place, we rejoice that nothing in life or in death can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – A Brief Statement of Faith of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
With Christians of all traditions, we believe God’s Word was made flesh and dwelt among us in Jesus Christ, and that God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit has been made known to us as the Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer. With other Protestant Christians, we affirm the message of the scriptures that we are saved surely and solely by the grace of God, fully revealed to us in and through Jesus Christ.
As part of the Reformed Tradition of the Christian faith we also emphasize:
- The sovereignty of God in all things
- The election of God’s people for service as well as salvation
- The emphasis of a life based on covenant relationships
- Faithful stewardship of all that God gives to us, and
- The call of God’s people to work for the transformation of society.
Westminster Presbyterian Church Mission Statement
We hear God’s call to be connected to God, connected to one another, and connected to our world. Responding to God’s call in Jesus Christ and relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, we seek to provide, promote, and sustain these connections through worship, giving, study, service, fellowship, and outreach.
Do I have to be a member of Westminster to receive communion?
No. This is not our table; this is Christ’s table! All are welcome.
How do I join?
Each Sunday following the 11:00 a.m. worship service, Elders are in the narthex and library to welcome you into membership or answer any questions you may have. The Session of Westminster Presbyterian Church welcomes all persons who believe in Jesus Christ into church membership. Membership at Westminster is more about connecting to a family of believers that have a passion for living the gospel of Jesus Christ, than simply signing a piece of paper.
Westminster seeks for everyone — guests as well as new or long-time members — to feel a sense of community and to grow in their own spiritual life. All of us have much to contribute to the mission of Jesus Christ, and the family of Westminster offers many opportunities to grow in faith, connect within the community, and express faith through service.
What’s the significance of Westminster’s symbol of the burning bush on the website pages and the big sign facing Exposition Boulevard?
Our symbol comes from the story of God’s call to Moses to lead the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. Ancient rabbis say that Moses’ awareness that the bush was burning without being consumed was what set him apart. The bush was burning strangely for all to see, but Moses was the one who noticed and stopped.
God calls and reaches out to us in each moment. At Westminster, we pray to be awake, aware, and open-hearted enough to recognize the “burning bushes” in our lives.