Pat's Retirement Celebration


The RSVP deadline has passed. Please contact Cindy Field with and last minute changes.

Dear friend of westminster music

After faithfully serving Westminster Presbyterian Church for 45 years, Pat is retiring from her position as Director of Music and Organist, effective August 31, 2018.  Pat has used her gifts of playing for worship, accompanying others, directing choirs, handbells, brass, clarinets, strings; she has also been an “administrator” of all things music, as well as being willing to educate all who ask.  Pat has been an integral part of developing Westminster’s music culture for many years, and has touched people of all ages – children (music camp) through adults (choirs and concert series).

This invitation is being sent to present and past Senior Choir members, Matins Choir members, Westminster Staff, Music Staff, Session, members of Worship Committee, and a few other musicians.  Some of Pat’s family members will also be joining us.  All are invited to bring their spouse or guest.

Pat and Mark know about this date and lunch, but do not know any other details.  Let’s keep it that way and surprise them with your presence!  Here’s how you can help celebrate:

Card of Appreciation  -- All are encouraged to bring a card to the lunch which expresses your congratulations:  this is your present to her.  A basket will be provided for your cards.  If you cannot attend and want to mail a card after the festivities, her address is:  1989 Sterling Place, Lancaster, PA  17601-3851.

Love Gift Opportunity – You will be given the opportunity to express your appreciation and gratitude by giving privately to Pat.  Details will be provided in separate communications.

Cost of Luncheon/Event – Naturally, with an event like this there is a cost:  we are asking for $10 per person.  Enclosed is an RSVP card for your use.  You can register online by clicking on the button above or present the RSVP card your received in the mail and your cash or check (payable to Westminster Presbyterian Church) to Cindy Field, Elaine High, Barb Lombardo or Jan Schutsky no later than Sunday, August 19 (registration will start Sunday, July 22).  One of these ladies will be stationed at the Church Welcome Desk after 1st Service, between Services, and after 2nd Service.  You can also mail your reply and check to:
Elaine High

Westminster Presbyterian Church

2151 Oregon Pike

Lancaster PA  17601

We’re looking forward to celebrating Pat Bleecker’s music ministry and hope you can join in the festivities!

Synopsis of all that was said:

  • Retirement Lunch on Saturday, August 25, at 11:3 a.m., attended by you and spouse/guest.
  • Reply by Sunday, August 19 – use enclosed card, include cash or check payable to the church to cover costs.
  • August 25, bring a card of appreciation.

Any questions, please contact me!  I hope you can join us!


Cindy Field

Westminster Sr. Choir Member