Saturday, July 18
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Presbytery of Wabash Valley
“Heart for mission” describes many congregations of the Presbytery of Wabash Valley. Our 84 congregations seek to provide prophetic witness through compassionate action among those in need. We pray for and support 14 international mission coworkers serving in nine countries and on three continents. Twenty-six of our congregations, the presbytery itself, and individual contributors partner with one or more of these coworkers through financial support. Together, they know the importance of mission presence—through words and actions—as coworkers share the good news of the gospel. These relationships enhance and reinforce our connectional nature and commitment: from our smallest churches to our largest, from northern Indiana to international mission sites.
Many of our congregations also engage directly to meet needs through youth and adults involved in international, national, and local acts of discipleship. For example, more than 12 congregations are involved in an ecumenical ministry to feed the hungry in Merrillville. Funded in part from a presbytery Mission Seed Grant, the Feeding the Flock community meal, held each Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, is free and open to everyone. In three years, the ministry has served over 7,500 well-balanced meals.
Other Wabash Valley congregations are involved in similar ministries throughout the presbytery. Together, we seek to be the hands and feet and to proclaim the compassionate heart of Christ among those in need.
—Frank Vardeman, general presbyter
Let us join in prayer for:
Frank Vardeman, general presbyter
Linda Long, stated clerk
Gladys Sargent, office manager
Vicki Dreibelbis, church relations coordinator
Eric Herzog, financial consultant
Bonnie Kern, IT consultant
Cathy Adley, manager, Geneva Center
Jeff Winegardner, maintenance director, Geneva Center
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Tony Lewis, PPC
Belinda Leyba, PMA
Evelyn Leyba, PMA
Let us pray
God of grace, we thank you for the joy of serving you by serving others. Continue to open our hearts to the needs around us, and may we show forth our concern with hearts and hands, so that all your children may be showered with your love. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.