Address & Contacts

Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church
16670 W. Easton Ave.
Prairie View, IL 60069-2706
www.westminsterrpc.org
847.634.3333

e-mail:  admin@westminsterrpc.org 

Meeting Times - Sundays

  • Instruction Hour - 9:45am
  • Worship  10:45am
  • Lunch and Second Assembly is 1st and 3rd Lord's Day each month.

 

  

About Us

  • Beliefs
  • Worship
  • RPCNA
  • Leadership
Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA) in located in Prairie View, IL. The "Reformed" in our name refers to our adherence to the biblical principles reasserted in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries. Our spiritual heritage particularly comes from the Reformation in Scotland and the Scottish Covenanters. "Presbyterian" refers to our form of church government. Each congregation is under the oversight of a plurality of elders, who are also part of broader courts known as Presbyteries and Synod. Our heartfelt desire is to worship God according to His will, in spirit and in truth (John 4:24). We desire to glorify Him in our lives as individual Christians and as a body of believers united to Jesus Christ our Lord. If you live in the Chicago / Milwaukee area, or are planning to move or visit here, we invite you to come and worship with us.
God desires to be acknowledged as holy by those who approach Him in worship (e.g. Lev. 10:3; Heb. 12:28-29). Thus we must approach Him on His terms. His terms are dictated to us in the Bible, and we can summarize those terms by what is known as the biblical "Regulative Principle of Worship". The RPW simply stated is, 'Do what God commands, and whatever is not commanded, do not do' (ref. Deut. 12:32). In accordance with the regulative principle of worship we have a Christ-centered, Word-oriented worship service. We begin with a call to worship from the Word and come in Christ's merits into the presence of God. We pray according to the Word and in Christ's name. We sing the Psalms-the songs of the Word-exclusively (and without musical accompaniment), as they primarily speak of Him (e.g. Luke 20:42-44). We hear the Word read-the Word of Christ (Rom. 10:17). We hear the Word preached-Christ and Him crucified. We leave being blessed by the benedictions from the Word-the blessing of Christ. We desire, above all, to be pleasing to God in our worship. And thus, our worship is not entertainment, but a reverent, yet joyous time of praising and adoring our triune God and the salvation He has provided for His people.
The Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church is a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. The “Reformed” in our name refers to our adherence to the biblical principles set down by the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Our spiritual forefathers include Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. “Presbyterian” refers to our form of church government. Each congregation is under the oversight of a plurality of elders, who are also part of broader courts known as presbyteries and Synod. Reformed Presbyterians trace their roots to Scotland and have also been referred to historically as Covenanters because of their identification with the covenanting church of Scotland. We have historically stood for Christ’s crown rights over the state and the recognition of Christ as King over the Church without interference from the government. The first Reformed Presbyterian congregation was organized in North America in 1743. Since that time, the Kingship of Christ has been maintained as a foundational principle of our denomination. Today, congregations reach all across North America and Japan. We also acknowledge sister churches of Reformed Presbyterians in Ireland, Scotland, and Australia.
Pastor: Steve Rhoda
Elder: Bob Koch
Elder: Jim Ritchhart
Moderator of session: Pastor Keith Magill

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