Upcoming Events

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Adult Faith Formation

Sundays, February 5th & 19th, 10:45-11:45am
Practice Joy!
Christian joy is more than a feeling. Scripture invites us to practice joy not as a passive response but as a faithful choice. Paul writes, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice”—not because life always unfolds in delightful ways, but because, no matter what else may be happening—“the Lord is near” (Philippians 4:4). Come learn, explore and discuss how we Rejoice in God’s Mercy (Feb 5th) and See Joy in God’s Creation (Feb 19th).
Led by John Hughes, Harriet Hall and Jan Phillips

See the Friday Flash for the Zoom link.

Rise Against Hunger - All Church Mission Project

Sunday, February 12th following worship

Rise Against Hunger is back! Join us in Fellowship Hall following worship on February 12th in this popular mission project for all ages! With your help we will package 10,000 just-add-water, fully nutritious meals for people in critical aid need across the globe.

Sunday School classes will not meet February 12th so the whole congregation can participate. There's a job for every age! Please sign up for the 10:30 volunteer shift here.

Sunday Faith Formation

Visit our Faith Formation page to learn more about each of the Sunday classes listed below as well as other Bible studies and book studies offered through the week.

Children's Sunday School
PreK-5th Grade - 10:40-11:45am
Celtics Middle School Fellowship
6th-8th Grade - 4:00-5:30pm
8th Grade Confirmation
Agape High School Fellowship
9th-12th Grade - 5:00-7:30pm
Adult Coffee and Conversation with the Lectionary 8:30-9:25am
Adult Faith Formation Series 10:50-11:45am

Social Justice Film Club

Tuesday, February 14th 7:00pm Zoom
In concert with Black History Month, the February Film Club discussion will be about the PBS documentary, "Becoming Frederick Douglass." In this film, "discover how a man born into slavery became one of the most influential voices for democracy in American history." Oscar-nominated filmmaker Stanley Nelson explores the role Douglass played in securing the right to freedom for African Americans. The discussion will take place at 7:00pm on Tuesday, February 14th via Zoom.

See the Friday Flash for the Zoom link.

Theology on Tap

Select Wednesdays, 7:00-8:30pm
Adults of all ages are invited to join us as we gather monthly around Webster Groves to share a drink, build friendships, and discuss various faith topics. Please reach out to Scott Lyon with any questions.

  • February 8th - Perennial on Lockwood - 216 W. Lockwood Ave
  • March 8th - Robust Bistro & Wine Bar - 277 W. Lockwood Ave
  • April 12th - Llywelyn's Pub - 17 Moody Ave

Youth Tour of the Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum

Sunday, February 19th, 1:00pm
All of our 6th-12th grade youth, as well as their parents, are invited to join us at the Holocaust Museum on Sunday, February 19th. (We will not have our regular youth meetings that evening.)

This Sunday at Celtics and Agape we will be discussing the Holocaust, dehumanization, othering, and how it relates to today as we prepare for our museum visit the following week.

On Sunday, February 19th, meet at the Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum (36 Millstone Campus Drive 63146) at 1:00pm. Parents are invited to attend, but not required.

Click for more details and to sign up by Monday, February 13th so we know how many tickets to purchase.

Lent Art Project

Mondays-Thursdays, 8:30am-4:00pm
Volunteers are needed to help complete the Lent art project. Skills needed are using a paper pattern, cutting, pasting - and a little patience.

This season we are working with tulle and curtain fabric from IKEA to create 2 large banners of thorny vines (during the season of Lent) that will come alive with brilliant blooming flowers for Easter Sunday.  This must be completed before Ash Wednesday - February 22. If you have time to help individually or with a group please contact Shawn Portell, 314-962-9210 x3211. Days available are Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 4:00 at your convenience. Call and let him know when you are going to be in the Art Room and he will give you some simple instructions.

Season of Lent

Ash Wednesday, February 22nd, 7:00pm service
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent and acknowledges we have all sinned and fallen short of God's glory. Admitting we are not without sin, and therefore must trust in God's forgiveness, allows us to accept we are not perfect.- the first step toward new life in Christ!

Lenten Adult Faith Formation, Sundays at 10:45am
Jesus said to them: "Unbind him and let him go." (John 11:44)

When Jesus learns that his friend Lazarus has died, he travels to Bethany to be with Mary and Martha. After weeping with the sisters, he goes to the sealed tomb. And after the stone is rolled away, he speaks words of life to Lazarus – and then turns to all those gathered around. He orders the crowd to “unbind him and let him go.” With these words, Jesus speaks to us – inviting us to turn to him, to trust in him, to feel ourselves unbound from all that holds us back – and to move forward into new life. Our Lenten study will include biblical study, small group conversations, and suggestions for spiritual disciplines to help us grow in faith and life.

  • February 26 - Unbound from Loneliness to Community
  • March 12 - Unbound from Sin to Forgiveness
  • March 19 - Unbound from Divisiveness to Shalom
  • March 26 - Unbound from Anxiety to Faith
  • April 2 - Unbound from Despair to Hope

Palm Sunday, April 2, 9:30am service
We begin Holy Week, a time when we remember how Christ gave his life in love for the world.

Maundy Thursday, April 6, 7:00pm service
Maundy Thursday comes from the Latin word mandatum which means commandment. Jesus commanded us to love one another as he has loved us. Maundy Thursday reminds us of this commandment and helps us to focus on living as those who love each other just as God has loved us. This special worship service also emphasizes humility as we retell the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples.

Good Friday, April 7, 7:00pm service
A service of Tenebrae and the singing of Michael John Trotta's "Seven Last Words" by the WGPC Chancel Choir.

Let's Celebrate WGPC: Our Faith, Our Friends & Our Future!

Please save the dates now and plan to join us!

  • A special worship service followed by brunch and other festivities on Sunday, March 5
  • Join in a new way for WGPC to connect through small groups: March 14, March 28 and April 11

Lots of details to follow in the upcoming weeks. It's sure to be a celebration!

Women's Retreat

Saturday, April 29th, 9:00am-3:30pm
Mercy Conference and Retreat Center
Join Us for The 2023 Women’s Retreat! All women of WGPC and their guests are encouraged to attend the 2023 Women’s Retreat where we will learn more about The Enneagram, a tool to be used to gain greater understanding of yourself and others. Many have found knowledge of this tool to be helpful in their spiritual journey. The session will be led by Brian Kuhn, MA, LPC, of Care and Counseling, who is well known to our faith community. Plan to join us on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 9am to 3:30 pm at the Mercy Conference and Retreat Center. Cost is $37.50 per person which includes lunch and breakout snacks. Pay online (choose "registration fees" in the drop down) or by check to WGPC (write "Women's Retreat" in the memo). Financial assistance will be made available if needed, contact Susan Andrews for details. Sign up here before March 17th. Questions? Contact Deb Grossman.

Agape Mission Trip

June 11-16, 2023
This summer our youth will participate in the Maxwell Street Presbyterian Church Mission Immersion located in Lexington, KY. All who are completing 8th-12th grade this year are welcome to join us. The cost is $425, but scholarships are available as the cost should not prevent anyone from attending. To reserve your spot, email Cherstin by Sunday, February 12th and submit a $100 deposit online - choose "registration fees") or by check with "Agape Mission Trip" in the memo.

More details about the trip (and paperwork) will be available as the trip approaches, but feel free to talk with Matt Miller or Pastor Ed if you have any questions.

Youth Dinner Hosts Needed

Sundays at 5:00pm through the school year
Break bread with Celtics and Agape! Sign up to provide a dinner (about 30 servings) for our young people then join us around the meal. You may use the church kitchen, or prepare the meal at your home and bring it in. The youth will set up and clean up. See the Sign Up Genius for dates. Questions? Contact Pete Putnam.

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