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“Create in me a clean heart, O God.” —Ps. 51:10

Tuesday, July 1

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The Synod of Lincoln Trails

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It seemed like a simple enough question.

After reading a Scripture passage in a small-group Bible study, the pastor asked a participant sitting next to him: “Qué piensas del pasaje? What do you think about the passage?” The young mother, a recent immigrant, began to get emotional. After collecting herself, she finally answered, in Spanish, “No one has ever asked me before what I think about a Bible passage.”

This story offers a glimpse of the joys and challenges of starting a new church, where people show a deep longing to know God and a courageous openness to new experiences. Iglesia Nueva Creación in Indianapolis, led by Rev. Fernando Rodriguez, and Centro Amistad Cristiana in Fort Wayne, led by Rev. Leonel Pech, are two bilingual congregations in Indiana receiving support from the Presbytery of Whitewater Valley, the Synod of Lincoln Trails, and the General Assembly. These recently formed congregations reach out to their community with vital social services (English classes, tutoring for children, preventive-health presentations), caring ministry (vacation Bible school, mission trips) and lively worship. Neighboring Presbyterian churches have formed mutually supportive partnerships with these new congregations, bearing witness to the richness and diversity of the reign of God.

The Synod of Lincoln Trails serves eight presbyteries and 626 congregations and their 109,177 members.

Felipe N. Martinez, associate executive presbyter, Presbytery of Whitewater Valley

Let us join in prayer for:

Synod Staff

Carol McDonald, executive
Douglas Tracy, stated clerk
Judy Lucas, executive assistant
Kristi Miller, executive assistant

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Nick Kotoulas, BOP
Rev. Laurie Kraus, PMA

Rev. Sue Krummel, OGA
Rebecca Kueber, PMA

Let us pray

For those who open to us the words of Scripture, we give you thanks, great God. As Scripture is opened, as hearts are transformed, may the church of Jesus Christ thrive and bloom for this and all generations. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 54; 146
First Reading Numbers 22:21-38
Second Reading Romans 7:1-12
Gospel Reading Matthew 21:23-32
Evening Psalms 28; 99


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