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Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study

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Monday, November 2

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Presbyterian Mission Agency, continued

The Presbyterian Mission Agency is governed by an elected board and is responsible for the coordination of program activity at the national and international level of the church’s witness. Elder Linda B. Valentine serves as the executive director of the Presbyterian Mission Agency. Rev. Marilyn Gamm is the chair of the elected Presbyterian Mission Agency Board. Approximately 300 staff members carry out the work of Presbyterian Mission. Nearly 200 mission coworkers (in 50 countries) and 88 Young Adult Volunteers (in six sites internationally and 15 sites in the United States) are engaged in vital ministries of sharing faith and working against poverty and violence.

Office of the General Assembly

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, the Office of the General Assembly (OGA) encourages the PC(USA) to be a people of hope: seeking together the mind of Christ, working for justice and mercy in the world, and participating in God’s continual reformation of the church. The OGA is responsible for the church’s ecclesiastical activities and fulfills the duties assigned to the stated clerk. It meets responsibilities as outlined in the Book of Order, performs functions designated in the Standing Rules of the General Assembly, and communicates and carries out assignments made by each General Assembly. The next General Assembly will be held in Portland, Oregon, June 18–25, 2016.

Board of Pensions

The Board of Pensions administers the Benefits Plan of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The dues-based plan is grounded in the biblical understanding of responsibility to community, and lower-paid members of the plan and their families receive subsidized pension, death, disability, and medical benefits. The Board also manages and administers the Assistance Program, which meets specific needs of Presbyterian pastors and other church workers at various stages of their lives and assists with pastors’ vocational, leadership, and other training. Gifts, legacies, endowment income, and half of the Christmas Joy Offering support the work of the Assistance Program.

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

Alex Sherman, PMA
Elaine Shilstut, OGA

Let us pray

Loving God, we give thanks for those who serve you through the ministries of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, the Office of the General Assembly, and the Board of Pensions. We ask that you would guide their work. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 5; 145
First Reading Nehemiah 6:1-19
Or alternate First Reading Ezra 3:1-13
Second Reading Revelation 10:1-11
Gospel Reading Matthew 13:36-43
Evening Psalms 82; 29

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