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Grateful for Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery

This post was taken from the newsletters of First Presbyterian Church and Westminster Presbyterian Church Cape Girardeau, Missouri. We truly are the church together! “Presbytery” has been considered a four-letter word by some congregations (and probably some pastors). “The presbytery” in general has often been accused of ignoring congregations when they are struggling or obstructing progress when calling a new…

The Expected, Unexpected Savior

Message on Hope by Rev. Wendy Downing Steelville Presbyterian Church Years ago, I saw a maternity shop named “Great Expectations.” That’s what this season is all about, isn’t it? Expectations. That’s what these two passages are about. Both passages are the kind that look forward, and look to the future, with a deep sense of anticipation and expectation. Isaiah was…

If We Closed Today, Would Anyone Care

Blog Post by Rev. Cedric A. Portis   Third Presbyterian Church – St. Louis Member of Presbytery Vision Team The overall health of a community is found in its schools, hospitals and churches which provide its mental, physical and spiritual care.  One organization that is the connecting tissue between the three is the church.  The church is considered a vital…