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“The bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.” Exod. 3:2

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Pamela Burdine
(800) 728-7228, x5839
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100 Witherspoon Street
Louisville, KY 40202

Pray for the Recovery of a Burned Church                  

A Prayer for Rebuilding a Burned Church

To you, O god, from whose hands comes the work of creation so artfully designed, we pray that this work wh have set out to do may be done in companionship with you.

May the work we have begun sing praise to you as do songbirds.

May the work we have begun add to the light of your presence because it is done with great love.

May the work your volunteers have begun be a shimmering mirror of your handiwork in the excellence of its execution,
in the joy of doing it for its own sake,
in our poverty of ownership over it,
in our vulnerability to failure or success in our invitation for others to share in it
and its bearing fruit for the world.

May we be aware that through this work we draw near to you.

We come to you, O God, with ready and willing hands. Amen.

(Harold Confer, Quaker Workcamps International)

A Prayer for the Completion of a Burned Church

Our day ends here, O God, and we give thanks for this work.

Thank you for your grace in the difficult moments in rebuilding this church. We are grateful for the gift of community with all those who have shared this work.

Look with compassion upon any failure to treat each person we have met, whether friend or stranger, as Christ.

With your Holy help, on the next church, we will do better. Blessed are you who gives us a share in the work of recreating the world in love, justice, and peace. Amen.

(Harold Confer, Quaker Workcamps International)


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Upcoming Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Events

PHP Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

Presbyterian Hunger Program Advisory Committee meets March 30 - April 1, 2014, in New Orleans, LA, in conjunction with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Advisory Committee and Self-Development of People Steering Committee.

PDA Advisory Committee

March 30 - April 1, 2014

In a One Great Hour of Sharing Joint Meeting, The PDA Advisory Committee will meet in conjunction with PHP Advisory Committee and the SDOP Steering Committee March 30 – April 1 at the Omni Royal Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. Discussions will include the work and vision of each department, long term Presbyterian involvement, issues and generative thinking.  A mission site tour will be made, followed individual committee meetings, and PHP will visit grant partner, Latino Farmer’s Cooperative of Louisiana.

PDA Advisory Committee

Oct. 8 - 10, 2014

PDA Advisory Committee meets October 8–10 in Louisville.

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