Friday, January 9
Presbytery of Wyoming
With 29 congregations, most with fewer than 100 members, the Presbytery of Wyoming faces many challenges, not least the work of caring and connecting across 97,184 square miles. With the exception of the three congregations in the capital city of Cheyenne, most of the presbytery’s churches are at least a hundred miles from another PC(USA) congregation.
Despite the distance, our presbytery takes seriously the call to bring good news to those who have recently come to the United States. We do so in partnership with Cheyenne Korean Presbyterian Church, which has an active outreach among the sizeable Korean population living within 50 miles of the capital. Some are wives of active or retired military personnel stationed at the F. E. Warren Air Force Base. Some are immigrant families. Some are students at the University of Wyoming. During the academic year, the church van, purchased through contributions from the presbytery’s congregations, transports the students back and forth from Laramie.
The congregation’s pastor, Rev. Yoon Kak Cho, preaches in both English and Korean at every worship service. He focuses on pastoral care for the 100or so members, as well as equipping them to reach out to others.
Although the presbytery meets only three times a year, everyone looks forward to coming to Cheyenne Korean Presbyterian Church to enjoy its lively spirit and delicious food. The presbytery is grateful to God for the way the congregation challenges us all to care for and connect with immigrant families, students, and Air Force women and men and their families.
—Rev. Dr. Lynn Williamson, Shepherd of the Hills Presbyterian Church, Casper
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
God of all nations and peoples, you bless us with the bounty of creation and with neighbors made in your image. We thank you for the congregations who offer the first welcome to those from other lands, cultures, and religions. Grant us the vision to see your presence in our immigrant sisters and brothers, and stir us to offer them your hospitality, which you have made known to us in Jesus Christ. Amen.