Korean congregations: ‘a healthy branch of Christ’
June 3, 2016
As a commissioner of San Francisco Presbytery to the Synod of the Pacific and to the Korean churches in the synod, I am honored to serve/organize the Korean American congregations as a task force team leader.
For the past four years, the leaders of the Korean churches in the synod have gathered as a unified body of Christ to pray and live by Scripture (Heb. 10:24–25). With funding from the synod, a prayer retreat was called, and the teaching elders and ruling elders of the Korean churches were assembled in September to support and preserve our denomination, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Our fourth annual Praise Chorus was held to lift up our melodic prayer to the Lord in our native tongue, for by grace we have been granted God’s gifts of our language and culture to expand God’s kingdom by serving the Korean American churches. From this event we gathered a mission offering to the synod for fire relief efforts in California.
We are grateful to the synod for supporting the unity of the Korean churches. Regardless of our differences, our desire is to become Christ’s body as a whole nation. By overcoming our cultural barriers, we—all the churches of the PC(USA)—will pave the way for Jesus’ second coming.
Teaching Elder Myung Sub Lee, Tri-Valley Presbyterian Church, Pleasanton, California
Let us join in prayer for:
Presbyterian Mission Agency Board Members
Gregory Chan, member
Marcella (Marci) Glass, member
Jeffrey C. Joe, member
Kathy Trott, at-large member
Ruling Elder Jane F. Odell, Transitional Synod Executive
Teaching Elder John E. Kelso, Transitional Stated Clerk
Ann Butterfield, Director of Business Services
Ruling Elder Ani Lelea, Administrative Associate, Treasurer, Investment Coordinator
Patrice Alshuth, Bookkeeper, Mission Treasury Coordinator
Melinda Durham, Benefits Coordinator
Del Howley, Office Assistant
PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff
Let us pray
Loving God, thank you for allowing our Korean churches to become a unified voice in the Synod of the Pacific of the PC(USA). In the late 19th century, the PC(USA) planted the first seeds of the gospel in the land of Korea, and since then we have lived out our blessed lives spiritually in debt. We ask that both the Korean and American congregations will continue to grow together spiritually as a healthy branch of Christ. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.
Let us pray
사랑의 아버지 하나님, 미국장로교 대평양 대회 산하, 저희 한인교회를 하나로 만들어주시니 감사합니다. 19세기 말에 한국에 복음을 전해준 미국장로교 안에서, 복음에 빚진 자로 복음을 실천하면서 산다는 것은 큰 축복입니다. 앞으로 저희 한인교회가 미국장로교 안에서 미국교회와 함께 건강한 그리스도의 지체로 성장하기를 원합니다. 예수님의 이름으로 기도합니다. 아멘