When he commanded his disciples to love one another in the same way he loved them, it was just after he had washed the feet and shared the bread and cup with Judas. It’s not just the motivation, or even mainly the motivation, that constitutes the love of Christ. It’s the things we do. The things we do for love. Can we love in the way of Jesus, and continue loving those who have turned against us? In this week’s meditation, The Things We Do for Love, Rev. Dr. Sheldon W. Sorge explores this question and more.
The devastating flooding in eastern Kentucky that took the lives of at least 37 people is part of a series of flooding events that Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is offering support and prayers for. Members of PDA’s National Response Team will travel to eastern Kentucky this weekend and have also responded to last month’s flooding in western Virginia, said the Rev. Jim Kirk, PDA’s Associate for National Disaster Response. Presbyterians and other concerned individuals can assist communities impacted by flooding by making donations to PDA.
The Presbyterian Giving Catalog’s activity, Links of Love, is helping the whole Church come together and see the power of our shared ministry. Each decision to give results in a paper link joining with others in an illustration of how we are connected. On the website, you can click on 6 different colored links to give between $10 and $50, or in an amount of your choice. The goal is to circle the globe in a paper link chain of Presbyterian giving.
The Mid-Kentucky Presbytery has made several General Assembly resources available for broad use across the Church. The video and liturgical resources are based on the GA225 theme, “From Lament to Hope.” They consist of a video — the soundtrack of which is a new hymn of lament and hope that debuted at GA225, “Come Bear Witness” — a written statement, an SATB and guitar chord score of the hymn, as well as written prayers and liturgical resources.
While the Presbyterian Youth Triennium was cancelled due to COVID precautions, there are some resources available online for groups to use to explore the theme “When Did We See You?” Three online resource guides have been published so that youth and their leaders can participate in their own way and at their own pace. A Group Study Guide, Recreation Guide, and Worship and Prayer Guide are now available for download.
Coffee with Clergy
Coffee with Clergy on Monday mornings is taking a summer break for the month of July. Join us again in August for more coffee, laughter, and great conversation among colleagues.