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“While he was blessing them, he withdrew from them and was carried up into heaven.” —Luke 24:51

Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study

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Friday, July 24

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Mid-Kentucky Presbytery


FPC pastor Skip Dunford with Living Waters for the World operating partners in Guatemala Photo by Bob Swope


FPC pastor Skip Dunford with Living Waters for the World operating partners in Guatemala


Photo by Bob Swope


First Presbyterian Church (FPC) in Elizabethtown is constantly seeking new ways to answer God’s call to compassionate and prophetic discipleship. FPC is in its seventh year of collaborating with local civic groups and operating partners in Guatemala to provide pure water through Living Waters for the World. The result: the “yoke of oppression” in the form of suffering from water-borne illnesses is being lifted from thousands of God’s people.

Its Creation Care Team leads FPC to respond to God’s first commandment to “take care of my garden” (Gen. 2:15). Recertified as an Earth Care Congregation for a third consecutive year by PC(USA) Environmental Ministries, FPC sponsors a community Earth-justice seminar, maintains a native grasslands and wildflower prairie on church property, leads an ecumenical effort to present a community Earth fair, and participates in the annual I Love Mountains Day march at the state capitol to protest mountaintop removal.

Acting on its concern for the needs of God’s people in Guatemala and caring for God’s gift of creation are just two ways FPC is attracting new people to the church’s prophetic witness and leading them to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

Mid-Kentucky Presbytery is made up of 53 congregations, one new church development, and several immigrant fellowships and innovative worshiping communities.

Rev. Skip Dunford, First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethtown

Let us join in prayer for:

Jacob Parsons-Wells, corresponding member, PMA Board

Presbytery Staff

Rev. Dr. Peggy Hinds, associate general presbyter
Rev. Ken Hockenberry, stated clerk
Rev. Dr. Tony Aja, coordinator for Hispanic/Latino and immigrant ministry
Mary Kutter, office administrator

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Rev. David Loleng, PMA
Patricia Longfellow, PMA

Let us pray

Ayúdanos, Señor, a confiar que en misiones de compasión y justicia vamos a descubrir nuestros valores verdaderos y propósito. Amen.
Help us, Lord, to trust that in missions of compassion and justice we will discover our true value and purpose. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 130; 148
First Reading 1 Samuel 31:1-13
Second Reading Acts 15:12-21
Gospel Reading Mark 5:21-43
Evening Psalms 32; 139

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