New officers were installed at the November Presbytery meeting:
From left to right –
Elder Don Bay: Moderator
Rev. Helen Logan: Vice Moderator
Elder Bob Duncan: Treasurer
Rev. Deborah Boucher-Payne: Stated Clerk
Director of History and Records/PHS Executive Director Position Open at OGA
The Director of History and Records/Presbyterian Historical Executive Director is responsible for all operations and programs of the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS). This person is responsible for collecting, preserving, interpreting, and sharing the story of American Presbyterianism with mid-councils, congregations, and individuals. This position calls for a person with mature faith in Jesus Christ and an enthusiastic commitment to the mission program of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as noted in its theological confessions, the  Book of Order , and the actions of the General Assembly.
Hymnal 101 Rescheduled for January
On Saturday, January 25, at 3:00 p.m., special guest David Gambrell, contributing editor to the Glory to God hymnal and present Executive of PAM (Presbyterian Association of Musicians) in Louisville, Ky., will lead a session entitled  Hymnal 101  in the church sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City.

He will describe the intensive planning that goes into the preparation of a hymnal that is intended to be used for the next twenty to thirty years. This is a particular challenge in a time of changing tastes in church music and a shift from printed material to digital sources.

The Saturday session will draw attention to the breadth of material in the new hymnal. Some hymns step back in time including selections such as  I Love to Tell the Story  and  Bringing in the Sheaves— hymns not appearing in Presbyterian hymn books for many years. Some of the steps forward encompass many new hymns and styles.
Empowering Commissioned Pastors Conference
May 13-16, 2020
Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church, Richardson, TX
(Dallas/Ft. Worth area)
First Pres Mexico has a double oven gas range that we would love to share with another church, or friend of your church who might be in need. It is a U.S. Range “Sunfire” purchased in January 1999. It has 6 burners, a griddle, and 2 ovens. If you are interested or would like more information, please call Jennifer Benne in the church office (573-581-5689) or email her at .
MUP Prayer Basket
This is Our Prayer Basket. If you have prayers of intercession or thanksgiving, please submit them via the e-mail link below.

  • The Columbia City Council and the neighborhood of Bluffdale that they may be able to consider a path to reconciliation in the future.