February 1, 2018
Mission Presbytery Purpose Statement
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.

The Giving Place
Central Presbyterian - Austin has 22 3 blue hymnals in boxes, just ready to be taken free to a new home! 
Job Opportunities

St. Andrew - San Antonio
or 210-722-9871

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Madison Square Church
or 210-226-6254

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Report Changes Please
We like to keep in touch with you.
  1. Have you moved?
  2. Has your phone number changed?
  3. Has your email changed?
  4. Other? 
Please include the presbytery office when notifying friends and family of any contact changes. Send information to:
Annual Report for Members-at-Large and Specialized Ministers
Use this form to submit your Annual Report to Rev. Carol Clarke at cjcrev@aol.com.

Retired pastors, you are not required to submit this report.
And Other News

John Knox Ranch


Presbyterian Pan American School

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.
IRS 2018 Mileage Rates

Business 54.5 cents/mile
Medical/ Moving 18 cents/mile
Service to Charitable Orgs. 14 cents/mile

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800-683-9999 or email
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Contact Us
Mission Presbytery
7201 Broadway, Ste 303
San Antonio TX 78209
P:  210-826-3296
F:  210-826-0917

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Meet Chris HolmesChris Holmes JKR
Executive Director, John Knox Ranch

Treasure Hills Presbyterian Church invites you to a "Valley Rally" 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, RSVP to litas@missionpby.org  
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.
Installation Services
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
In Appreciation

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, First-Rockport, 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 fpc.pastor@yahoo.com.  

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! 
After Harvey       Repairs after Harvey  
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.  Registration is due no later than February 9. Click here to register.
Karen Bellin 2018 A 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! 

Click here to read more
After Harvey...
FEMA- Assistance to Churches
Important!   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.

Other Assistance:
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
This Summer at JKR!
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! 
Educational Events:

>>Classes at the SoL Center - UPC-San Antonio Campus
Click here for upcoming classes 

>>Princeton Forum on Youth Ministry
April 24-27, 2018 - Princeton Theological Seminary-Princeton NJ.   Forum website: http://iymforum.com,     Forum Flyer   

>>Kaleidoscope 2018 - Meet Us St. Louis!  
September 24-26, 2018     More details
    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.