2023 Annual Report

Dear Friends in Christ,

Baptism marks us as God's own. It is the sign and seal that we are incorporated into the body of Christ. As members of the body we are therefore drawn into the mission of Jesus Christ. Webster Groves Presbyterian Church is one representation of Christ in the world. Utilizing our own unique set of gifts that we share with the world, we seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people, and joyfully serve God.

This annual report for 2023 shows the many ways in which we sought to accomplish the mission of Jesus Christ. Time goes quickly, and the annual meeting is a good time to stop and reflect on where we have been.

In the Bible, stories of creation, the flood and the exodus, remind us life keeps changing and moving on. Like a river always flowing, our church moves constantly forward into the future. We do so knowing our baptism is sufficient for the calm as well as the turbulent currents of our lives together.

This year we have a particular focus on baptism. Baptism is an ancient sacrament that marks the beginning of a new life in Christ. By our baptisms, we are part of the body of Christ and thus renewed in the covenant of God's love again and again.

So let us, in 2024, receive the promise of new life that will come from the Holy Spirit as it has come to WGPC for 158 years. I look forward to reflecting with you about the meaning of baptism and what that ultimately means for the way we live our lives together in the year ahead!

Glory be to God!

Pastor Ed

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.