Saturday, June 20
Synod of Lakes and Prairies
In keeping with its commitment to wise and faithful service, the Synod of Lakes and Prairies continues to explore fresh ways to meet presbytery needs and to partner with neighboring synods.
At the center of the synod’s ongoing work is traditional support, including financial services to its presbyteries, leadership development training, racial-ethnic ministry support, and communication services. And one of the mainstays of the synod’s wider mission, its well-known Synod School, attracts more than 600 participants from across the country to the weeklong ministry each summer.
Through shared mission with the synods of Lincoln Trails and Mid-America, the synod also has recently expanded its outreach by answering the call to partner in two timely initiatives: Theocademy and just.good.food.
Theocademy is a series of theological education videos. The first set is for use in new-member classes, and the second will help ruling elders and deacons better understand the ministry to which they have been called.
The just.good.food. project includes more than 50 congregations, worshiping communities, and other PC(USA) groups in a gardens-for-giving effort that provides food to those in need. The project also includes a curriculum that focuses on the stewardships of creation and the theology of food justice.
The synod is home to 843 congregations and their 126,175 members.
Let us join in prayer for:
Rev. David Crittenden, transitional synod executive
Elder Diana J. Barber, associate executive for leadership development
Mary Kes, office manager
Jackie Palmer, business manager
Elder Elona Street-Stewart, associate for racial-ethnic ministries and community empowerment
Elder Duane Sweep, associate for communications
Elder J. Jay Wilkinson, stated clerk / treasurer
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Gracious God, grant the Synod of Lakes and Prairies wisdom as it explores new ways of serving. Though none follow your path perfectly, we know your grace goes with us on the journey. Help us to serve others along the way. Amen.