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“The one who calls you is faithful.” —1 Thess. 5:24

Thursday, January 15

Cherokee Presbytery

Georgia

Cherokee Presbytery

Cherokee Presbytery is located in the northwest corner of Georgia. The region is home to colleges and universities as well as the great natural beauty of lakes, rivers, and the southernmost section of the Appalachian Mountains.

Our presbytery is also home to some of the most economically disadvantaged counties in the country. Our 32 congregations and one new church development provide numerous ministries of compassion and care for those who are most in need. More than half of our congregations are involved in feeding ministries, including regular community meals, food pantries, community gardens, food drives for local food banks, and more.

Many congregations also are beginning to partner with one another to serve the transitional housing needs of families experiencing homelessness, while still other congregations continue to run a host of additional ministries: GED programs that provide people better employment opportunities, prison ministries that encourage new life habits, health clinics that provide medical and dental care for those in who have no other access, and educational opportunities for the children of neighbors in need.

Rebecca M. Blackwell, mission coordinator and stated clerk

Let us join in prayer for:

Presbytery Staff

Sarita Morris, bookkeeper
Teaching Elder O. Gregory Moore, treasurer
Teaching Elder Rebecca M. Blackwell, mission coordinator and stated clerk

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Deacon Andrew Kang Bartlett, PMA
Frances Bass, OGA

Let us pray

Make us worthy, Lord, to serve our fellow human beings throughout the world who live and die in poverty and hunger. Give them through our hands this day their daily bread, and by our understanding love, give peace and joy. Amen. —Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 97; 147:12-20
First Reading Isaiah 41:17-29
Second Reading Ephesians 2:11-22
Gospel Reading Mark 2:1-12
Evening Psalms 16; 62

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