The big news is that our Overture 024, to include Valley United PC in the Presbytery of Lackawanna and Synod of the Trinity, was passed as part of the consent agenda.
We owe each and everyone of these people (GA commissioners) our gratitude and appreciation for their efforts to “seek the kingdom (kindom) of God and God’s righteousness” and we join them in trusting that “all these things (whether provision or security) will be given to us as well.”
It’s been a rewarding experience, and as I prepare to leave St. Louis for central Pennsylvania on Thursday morning, I will look back fondly on my first GA.
All in all, items were handled in ways that provided for discussion and dissent.
“To know in my spirit that we are a crowd standing together in witness is encouragement to my soul.”
Everything we do is done because we are gathered in unity to follow Christ and live out his Great Commandment to love God and love our neighbors as ourselves.
Walking a mile in 95-degree heat was the highlight of a day filled with memorable moments.
“We stand with those who are oppressed, those who are hurting. It made me proud to be a Presbyterian.”
All told, eight of the 11 overtures/resolutions coming from the Synod were discussed today.
When we take collective action in some areas, it is not always (nor should be) a reflection of something upon which we all agree.