About Gretchen Hammeke

Gretchen is a Commissioned Ruling Elder who serves Westminster Presbyterian Church as the pastor for Congregational Care. Blackhawk Presbytery has commissioned her for this ministry. She also serves Abundant Life Tres Dias, a Fourth Day organization for building church leaders, as Community Spiritual Director.

Keeping Fit to Serve God

It's been a long time since I asked a group to stand, move their feet wide apart, and take a deep breath - in through the nose - and exhale out through the mouth. That's how I began the adult Sunday morning class yesterday - because I was blessed to lead the discussion on The [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:51-06:00July 14th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Keeping Fit to Serve God

In Solidarity with Persecuted Christians

Although life in the 21st Century in the United States is not without challenges, fears and frustrations, one thing I've never had to worry about was being allowed to attend my church, worship God and find peace in the promise of Jesus Christ. I may have worried about the safety of children in neighborhood parks [...]

2015-06-02T20:16:01-05:00June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on In Solidarity with Persecuted Christians

The earth is the Lord’s….

Remembering the opening words of Psalm 24 "the earth is the Lord' and all that is in it, the world and those who live in it", we feel a special connection to the amazing creation that God has formed - that Christ redeems - and that the Spirit blesses. These are words from the Presbyterian [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:55-06:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on The earth is the Lord’s….

Advent is Coming!

The shout in the secular world is "Christmas is coming! Christmas is coming!" It's a shout we've been hearing, reading, and absorbing with every retail experience since well before Halloween. And yes, Christmas is coming - and with it the Good News of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. And we love Christmas! We love the [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:56-06:00November 24th, 2014|Categories: Life with Jesus|Comments Off on Advent is Coming!

Intercessory Prayer – Kingdom Work

Intercessory prayer is an important element to the kingdom work of Westminster Presbyterian Church. As you enter the building and see the welcome stations, you'll discover prayer cards, pens and a basket. You are invited and encouraged to use a prayer card to explain your request or to express your thanks and joy. The cards [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:57-06:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: From the Pastor, Pastor's Blog|Comments Off on Intercessory Prayer – Kingdom Work

Counting Sheep ….

One day last week I was at my desk counting sheep -no, not trying to fall asleep - but counting the number of folks in our church who currently are in a Shepherd's flock - and more importantly, the number of folks who are not assigned. That sort of sheep counting does not help me [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:58-06:00July 29th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Counting Sheep ….


JULY 5th/6th, 2014 DESCRIPTION The Christian life incorporates the whole self - MIND, body, soul and strength. It's time to GET FIT INTELLECTUALLY. On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he [...]

2018-03-07T23:54:58-06:00July 5th, 2014|Categories: Get Fit, Sermons|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on GET FIT INTELLECTUALLY