Response to Racism
June 4, 2020
Dear Members and Friends of Westminster,
One of the aspects of Westminster that I have appreciated over the years is the way you as a congregation appreciate and express support for hearing the multiple voices of your clergy in preaching and worship leadership.
In this day in which so many hunger for a word from the church and in which so many institutions – secular and sacred – are seeking to offer a word of wisdom, particularly in light of the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent responses to his death, I want to offer the multiple voices of Westminster pastors to you as an important resource for you to think, pray, and act to acknowledge and overcome the “original sin” of our nation’s history in slavery, and the racism which gave that sin its birth and which continues to live today. As we preach and pray, we who have been called to serve you as pastors seek God’s will be done, “on earth as it is in heaven,” in every aspect of our individual and common lives.
Each of these devotionals have offered the preaching of the word and prayer from our experiences and convictions of faith. We invite you to join us each Sunday at 10:00am and each weekday morning at 8:30 as we do seek to bear witness to the Word of God as it speaks our day and time.
Larry R. Hayward
Pastor/Head of Staff