June / 16/ 2020
Four Models for Understanding
the Current Unrest
" I confess that I have lived in all four of these models (and probably still do). "
Our Presbytery - Our Work
Weekly Prayer Basket

  • Please pray for... Police Officer, Lucas Hudson, son of Annette Hudson, member at Cote Brilliante, and for the safety of all members of St. Louis City Police Department.
  • Please pray ... for racial equality
  • Please pray...for an end to violence, at home and abroad.
  • Please pray for... for those ill and those vulnerable to COVID-19, the departed, and all essential workers
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Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy
Upcoming Team Meetings
NOTE: In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, meetings will be restricted to Zoom or conference call. If you are unsure how to participate, please contact your team moderator, or call the office 314-772-2395, and select Leigh Porter, Office Manager.
Presbytery Upcoming Virtual Meetings
Wed., June 17
12pm - Interim/Transitional Pastors - Click Here
Thurs., June 18
9:30am - History Team - Click Here
12pm - All Pastors - Click Here
June 19 - June 28
No Meetings - GA#224 Virtual General Assembly
Join us by visiting
Reminders will be sent the evening before, with Zoom link and call-in information. We look forward to seeing you!
Presbytery Gathering of June 13
We need your feedback!
If you haven't yet completed a survey, please click here to do so. Your responses will help our planning in future meetings.
Becoming Matthew 25
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How Do We Engage Socially Distancing and still participate in Mission & Ministry?
The Road to Unity:
Personal Reflections on Racism Through History
Beginning June 18
Julie Nicolai, a member of Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church and the Presbytery's History Team and Dismantling Racism & White Privilege Committee, will be giving a three part virtual workshop, "The Road to Unity: Personal Reflections on Racism Through History." 
The workshop, hosted by Ladue Chapel, will be held virtually at 6:00 p.m. on the next three consecutive Thursdays, June 18, June 25 and July 2, 2020. 
Through slide presentations and group discussions, we will brainstorm to put an end to racism and white privilege. The workshops will focus on historic events in the St.Louis area in the context of the Legacy Museum, National Memorial for Peace and Justice and Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church. Here's the link to the webinar registration: Register in advance for this webinar:

Send us your stories of how your congregation is maintaining congregational vitality during this pandemic. Send stories to Office Manager, Leigh Porter at
News & Activities
Mission & Outreach
2020 Grants Announced
The Mission & Outreach team is pleased to announce that grants have been issued for summer programming to: Third Presbyterian ($5,500) and Cote Brilliante ($5,000)
June 30, 2020 • 1:00 p.m.
We are living in history. What is our context for thanksgiving and praise? This season is more than challenging. But, we are not alone. We worship as a community of faith. We are God’s household. This webinar will look at foundational images of the Body of Christ. We will use those images to formulate how we structure and create our thanksgiving and what we do and say when we are at a loss for words.
Calvary Presbyetian Church
Final Worship Service
To Be Held Through Zoom
Sunday, July 12
More details coming soon!
Summer Camp 2020
Campers go to to register for this free program. We then send packages of supplies to the campers and they follow along online! Space is limited so please register asap!
Camp runs June 15- July 17th and the website is open until August 1st. 
NWCC Dreaming & Discerning
Tues., Aug. 18 at 7 p.m.
The Holy Spirit may also be firing the imagination of some of you around Giddings-Lovejoy Presbytery to see visions and dream dreams of inviting disciples into Jesus’ loving mission and ministry through launching a completely new worshiping community. As you look around your corner of God’s creation, the Holy Spirit may be breaking your heart for hurting people you are being called to creatively serve through launching something new. The Giddings-Lovejoy New Worshiping Communities Commission would love to partner with you in discerning and supporting your visions and dreams for launching a new worshiping community. Learn more here.
Response To Congregation Challenge
by the Earth Care Team
This garden photo comes from the front yard of Carleton and Ellie Stock's home (retired Presbyterian Clergy) in Dellwood, MO. The project was in response to the challenge to presbytery congregation members by the Earth Care Team to Beautify and Plant New Life in their yard or community or at the church during June. The garden is for beautification and the sign for joining the call of the recent protests to respect the lives of people of color, especially African-Americans. Please send a photo of your project to your church's publications and/or to the presbytery e-newsletter. Thank you.
For more info on how your congregation can become a certified Earth Care Congregation in the Presbyterian Church (USA), contact: or (314) 941-9378.
2020 St. Louis Crop Hunger Walk
Save the Date and Start Now!
The 2020 St. Louis CROP Hunger Walk and Concert is scheduled for Sunday, October 25, at Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, if public gatherings are permissible and advisable. But the Walk this year may have to be virtual, so you can start now! For details, go to:
Here you can register, create a team, and/or donate. CROP is the hunger-fighting wing of Church World Service (CWS), of which the PCUSA is a vital part. The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need, internationally as well as locally, and CROP/CWS is helping. Questions? Email Clint McCann at or call at 314-619-0599.
2020 Mission Opportunities
Current Support Ministry Position Openings
Coordinator, Congregational Ministries and
Member Care - Ladue Chapel

Organist/Pianist - First Presbyterian, Jackson, MO

Interim Pastor - John Calvin Presbyterian

Called Pastor - Faith DesPeres Presbyterian