Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Serving on the Front Lines

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Resources The Presbytery of Philadelphia has provided numerous resources below for individuals and congregations who seek to support relief efforts in light of Hurricanes and Tropical Storms.  The needs related to relief and recovery in regions throughout Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and other affected regions are both … [Read more...]

Hunting for Jesus

Meditation of the first week of August 2017 “In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed. And Simon and his companions hunted for him. When they found him, they said to him, ‘Everyone is searching for you.’ He answered, ‘Let us go on to the neighboring towns, so that I may … [Read more...]

Beat the Heat with our Summer Social!

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Out of the Boat: Peter’s Leap of Faith

By Nathaniel Moise Read Matthew 14:22-32: How many of us look at this story and consider the “Lack of Faith” expressed by Peter's falling into the water? Let us look at the other disciples. Let’s look at the story again… Picture yourself on an old wooden boat floating across a lake when the wind starts to pick up and the spray from the water … [Read more...]

An Expression of Our Gratitude and Hope for Our Church Family

A Letter to the Congregation of Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church from the Thursday Night Bible Study Group:  To all the saints in Christ Jesus in the congregation of Jeffersonville Presbyterian Church; Grace and Peace be unto you! We bring you greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior. First, we are grateful for each of you, HIS … [Read more...]

Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is celebrated on the first Sunday after Pentecost.  It initiates the celebration of a doctrine instead of an event. It is also symbolic of the unity of the Trinity. Trinity begins eight weeks after Easter and continues for about half of the calendar year. Background: Pope Gregory IX instituted Trinity Sunday in 828 CE. This day is … [Read more...]

Excerpts from “Mere Christianity”, by C. S. Lewis

A Liar, a Lunatic, or the Son of God Among these Jews there suddenly turns up a man who goes about talking as if He was God. He claims to forgive sins. He says He has always existed. He says He is coming to judge the world at the end of time. Now let us get this clear. Among Pantheists, like the Indians, anyone might say that he was a part of … [Read more...]

One Great Hour of Sharing: Sharing Resources and Changing Lives

WHEN IS ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING (OGHS)? Most congregations receive "OGHS" on Easter Sunday, Passion/Palm Sunday or both, while many receive it throughout Lent—however, you can help sustain the important PC(USA) ministries and programs that are supported by One Great Hour of Sharing Offering by making an online gift at any time throughout the … [Read more...]

An Invitation for Churches to Partner with the Presbytery in Mission & Ministry

Per capita funding is how Presbyterians mutually share the costs of coming together to discern the Spirit’s leading for the future. It is how Presbyterians are trained to become better elders and ministers. It is how Presbyterians discern God’s call in their lives. It is how Presbyterians participate in the life of the wider church by … [Read more...]

From Blaming to Forgiving by Henri Nouwen

From Blaming to Forgiving by Henri Nouwen Our most painful suffering often comes from those who love us and those we love. The relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, brothers and sisters, teachers and students, pastors and parishioners – these are where our deepest wounds occur. Even late in life, yes, even after those … [Read more...]