We are Mission Presbytery, serving Christ in the World. In the Reformed Tradition, together we
- Establish and equip congregations and sessions to carry out their missions;
- Recruit, receive, ordain, develop, and care for those called to service in the church;
- Enable mission and witness to the Gospel that congregations cannot accomplish alone; and
- Steward our resources faithfully and generously.
We are better together.
Central Presbyterian - Austin has 22
3 blue hymnals in boxes, just ready to be taken free to a new home!
We like to keep in touch with you.
- Have you moved?
- Has your phone number changed?
- Has your email changed?
Please include the presbytery office when notifying friends and family of any contact changes. Send information to:
Retired pastors, you are not required to submit this report.
The Presbyterian Church Store has all kinds of resources for the upcoming Lenten and Easter seasons, as well as the newly revised Book of Common Worship.
|Service to Charitable Orgs.
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Submit articles for the newsletter by 5 PM, Tuesdays to
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| Meet Chris Holmes
Executive Director, John Knox Ranch
Treasure Hills Presbyterian Church invites you to a
to meet the new Executive Director of John Knox Ranch (JKR) and learn more about what's happening there!
See flyer for details
This gathering will be held Sunday, February 11 from 3:00-5:00 PM at the church, 2120 N. Ed Carey Drive, Harlingen TX. Bring a snack to share, beverages provided. And please,
| Our Prayers and Condolences
We learned this week of the passing of Rev. Jane C. Johnson on January 30, 2018 in Austin. Jane faithfully served the First Presbyterian Church in Smithville for ten years. Please keep in prayer her husband Rev. David Johnson and family.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2:00 PM at First Presbyterian Church, 300 Burleson, Smithville, Texas.
| Presbytery Job Opening
A Great Opportunity Awaits!
Mission Presbytery is seeking a Youth and Young Adult Program Director! If you enjoy working with young people, using your leader skills, being a mentor, friend, and enthusiast, this job is for you. Great benefits included and travel is required. All applicants may send resume with cover letter to HRTeam@missionpby.org. Questions, call or text Claudia Smith at 512-797-3138. Click here for Job Description.
You are invited to these upcoming services:
The Rev. Holly Hoppe
as Designated Co-Pastor of
Grace Presbyterian Church
1705 Gattis School Road
Round Rock, Texas 78664
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 2:30 PM*
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The Rev. Trey Haddon
as Pastor of
St. John's Presbyterian Church
12420 Hewitt Lane
Austin, Texas 78748
Sunday, February 11, 2018, 5:00 PM
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The Rev. Katheryn Barlow-Williams
as Pastor of
Central Presbyterian Church
200 E. 8th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 5:00 PM
*Note time change
You may recall the
Sending Hope Campaign before the holidays that requested cards for patients at the Georgetown Behavioral Hospital.
Rev. Nicole Talkington is pleased to report that they received over 600 cards of encouragement for their patients. Your response is most appreciated!
After Hurricane Harvey,
Rev. Charlie Schuler
, says that after a rough patch, things are moving along nicely. They returned to their sanctuary January 14 and while the "west sing" is still out of commission,they have use of the Fellowship Hall, Kitchen and Gym. They are grateful for your support. They are still "mucking out" so if you can provide
more clean-up buckets
, please contact Rev Schuler at
Great news from
Refugio! Gifts from PDA as well as from churches in Iowa, Illinois and South Carolina have come together to help. Through they were bundled up without electricity, the congregation celebrated Christmas Eve with a candlelight service in the sanctuary! Work is still going on, but they are closing in on being back in the sanctuary for good. As
CRE David Tiner said, God and God's Saints have made all of this possible!
| Prepping for Presbytery
Mark your calendar for the next presbytery meeting which will be held
March 2-3 at Westlake Hills Presbyterian Church in
Austin. Docket will be posted on February 5.
Child Care Registration is now ON-LINE.
due no later than February 9
. Click here to
nother Author Among Us!
Congratulations to Teaching Elder Karen Bellin, whose book Hispanic Ministry in a Medical Setting is now available in hardback, paperback and Kindle!
FEMA- Assistance to Churches
Time Sensitive Information
Houses of Worship in Texas affected by Hurricane Harvey may apply for assistance beginning January 5, 2018 and ending February 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM CST. Read this notice from FEMA for details and access to necessary forms.
The Texas Psychological Association, www.TexasPsych.org offers three free counseling sessions by Ph.D Psychology providers to anyone affected by Harvey. Click here to find a counselor.
Registration is now open for summer camps at JKR
Resident, day camps, and Leaders in Training
camps are available, as well as job opportunities!
Visit our website, then register now for exciting summer adventures!
>>Classes at the SoL Center - UPC-San Antonio Campus
>>Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry
>>Kaleidoscope 2018 - Meet Us St. Louis!
Plan now to attend the 2018 Kaleidoscope stewardship conference to be held at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac in St. Louis. Featured speakers: Diana Butler Bass and Chick Lane.