Welcome to Westminster
Welcome to Westminster Presbyterian Church, an inclusive community of loving relationships.
We are a family of faith committed to living out Jesus’ transformative love in our lives and community – to serving as Christ leads us.
Located in Topeka, Kansas at 13th & Boswell, we are 4 blocks north of Washburn University. ALL are welcome here with love in Christ’s name.
It’s March – and March did come in rather like a lion certain days. Let’s hope it goes out like a lamb. While Easter is in April this year, all of Holy Week is in March since Easter is April 1st. Palm Sunday is March 25th. The palms are ordered and the music for The Palms, our Palm Sunday processional, had been pulled out of the back of the “music for Palm Sunday” drawer. This song was written in the latter half of the 1800s. Churches began singing it in the late 1800s. We don’t know exactly when Westminster first used it but the Palm Sunday bulletin for 1919, our earliest record of a Sunday service, has The Palms listed. We’ve been doing it ever since.
Maundy Thursday service begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday March 29th. We will have a light dinner of soup and bread. Communion and a tenebrae service will follow. This service focuses on Jesus’ last hours before and leading up to his crucifixion. We hope you will attend. (The meal is not a pot luck – you don’t need to bring anything except yourself.)
Saturday March 31st is the Easter Egg Hunt in Boswell Park. It starts promptly at 11:00 am and ends very, very shortly thereafter – those kids are fast at rounding up those eggs. So be early! Afterward, we raffle off Easter baskets so sign up to win and stick around for the raffle.
Easter Sunday service is at 10:25 am on the 1st of April. There will be breakfast and Sunday School as usual – at 8:30 and 9:00 am respectively. There will be lots of music, involving Bells, Choir and trumpets and of course we will sing The Hallelujah Chorus at the conclusion of the service. You are welcome to sing with us if you like; we have extra music.