For the last several weeks I have shared in my sermons and newsletter articles information concerning the 221st General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA that met in Detroit June 14-21, 2014. It was my privilege to serve as one of 6 commissioners (one of 3 ministers) from the Presbytery of Western North Carolina representing our region. I will be teaching the last half of our combined Summer Adult Sunday School Class (July 27-August 31) on the actions of the General Assembly and I hope to share not only my thoughts on the decisions made, but also my thoughts on the state of our denomination and the future (as I see it) of Reformed Protestantism in our country. All are welcome and encouraged to attend the class which will meet every Sunday morning (9:15-10:10).
This coming Tuesday, July 29 Daria and I will join Jeff Rhyne and David A. Cloninger as commissioners to the Summer Stated Meeting of our Presbytery at Warren Wilson Presbyterian Church in Swannanoa NC. Please pray for us as we travel to and from the meeting and also hear additional reports about this summer’s General Assembly.
Last Sunday it was the privilege of the Session to receive into the active membership of our church John and Beverly Young along with their 1 year old son “J.P.” A picture of the Young family is below and we welcome them into our church!
As mentioned above, I will be teaching Sunday School and Daria will be preaching. I hope everyone in our church is continuing to have a restful and relaxing summer, and I look forward to see everyone who is in town this weekend as we continue to serve Christ through our common life together.
God's grace and peace to you!