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Musings from the Field: The Joy of Different Lenses

Every once and a while Presbytery Leader Ryan Landino will share reflections inspired by partnership and accompaniment with the ministries of the presbytery and what we are all experiencing in the news. May we feed each other hope, joy, and inspiration!   I have always had an interest in film—I love the choices filmmakers, directors, and editors make in order…

April 13th Presbytery Gathering Site Change of Plans! (New Location)

Hello friends! At our last presbytery it was announced that our next presbytery gathering was going to be hosted at a location called the Delmar DivINe, which was met with an understandable chorus of “huh, what’s that?” After we got everyone’s attention so dramatically, unfortunately, our reservation at the Delmar DivINe location for our April 13th presbytery Gathering was double…

Pass the Wings and Praise the Lord

Jaw-dropping action and eye-popping special effects will be on full display Sunday. We’ll be surrounded by titan-sized heroes who will emerge from clouds of mystery. Dazzling pyrotechnics will fill the air, and time will seem to stop as heaven intersects earth. And that’s only the topline from the Gospel reading! Sunday kicks-off with the Transfiguration in worship and closes with…

Drawp Matthew 25 Gathering December 9

The Dismantling Racism and White Privilege Committee (DRAWP) of the Presbytery of Giddings Lovejoy hosted a gathering at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church to fellowship and share what our congregations are doing around Matthew 25 precepts – congregational vitality, racial justice, and elimination of poverty. Our guest speaker was Rev. Dr. Jessica Williams of the Kairos Center – a ministry dedicated…

The Opportunity to Be Courageous

Dear Good and Faithful Servants of the Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery community, “When someone prays for courage, does God give them courage, or God give opportunities to be courageous?” This gem of a quote comes from Evan Almighty, a 2007 comedy film where Morgan Freeman plays God. While not my usual grab-bag for theological wisdom, I still found myself reaching for this…