January / 10 / 2023
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Day of Service
January 16, 2023
"I don’t know what GLPBY churches have planned to mark the day, but a quick google search will give one plenty of ideas on how one might honor it simple ways."
Rev. Elizabeth "Liz"Kanerva
Associate Presbytery Leader
Our Presbytery - Our Work
Weekly Prayer Basket

  • Please pray for...please pray for Rev. Deanna Hollas, PPF's Gun Violence Prevention Coordinator, and husband as they navigate his new cancer diagnosis
  • Please pray for... our congregations that are exploring becoming Matthew 25 congregations.
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Upcoming Ministry Team Meetings
This Week
Next Week
Wed., Jan. 11
11 am Transition Pastors Click Here
12 pm COM Click Here
Thurs., Jan. 12
9:30 am - History Team (John Calvin)
3 pm Gather Plan Click Here
Thurs., Jan. 12
10 am - Public Witness Click Here
1:30 pm - CPM (TBD)
1:30 pm - Vision Team Click Here

Upcoming Presbytery Gatherings
Stated Gathering - Thurs., Feb. 2
Called Gathering - Sat., Feb. 18

More details released this Friday.
Please watch your email for updates.

Saddened to Report
We are saddened to report the passing of Carl Panco, beloved husband of Rev. MP Panco who serves as the Associate Pastor of St. Mark Presbyterian Church.
Please join us in prayer for Pastor MP and family, during this new journey.

News & Updates
Presbyterian Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) of PC(USA) has awarded Castlepoint Neighborhood Organization with a $15,000 grant, in support of community gardening and education. This organization is in the are of Third Presbyterian Church, First and John Knox Presbyterian of Ferguson, Cote Brilliante Presbyterian and Florissant Presbyterian Church. Congratulations to the Castelpoint Neighborhood Organization!
Commissioning Service of Darlene Tricamo
Sunday, January 29 at 2 pm
Rock Presbyteriann Church, Imperial has called Darlene Tricamo to serve as their Pastor.
Please join us in prayer and thanksgiving.
Rock Presbyterian is located at 6439 US Highway 61/67 Imperial, Missouri. Directions can be found by clicking here.
Glendale Presbyterian Church is located at 500 N Sappington Rd, St. Louis, MO 63122. Directions may be found by clicking here.
The next meeting of Joining Hands will be on Tuesday, January 17, 2023.  We will begin at 6:30 pm (CST) on Zoom. Zoom link is below.
Jed Koball will give us updates from Peru. This will include a presentation on the new initiatives of Joining Hands Peru (“The Red.”)  This will be an important update for our future programing and planning. You don’t want to miss it!
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking here. If using the Zoom app, please use Meeting ID: 840 1635 8336. The Passcode is: 532134
Tips for Caring for God's Amazing Creation: 
Watch an environmental film on January 19
The Earth Care Work Group of presbytery is inviting all to join a Zoom call and watch an excellent environmental film on January 19 at 7PM called, "Living in the Future's Past". Hosted by actor Jeff Bridges, in concert with scientists, profound thinkers, and a dazzling array of Earth's creatures revealing eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, and providing fresh insights into our future. Please register for watching the film on the attached flier and receive the link for the film. There will be a brief group reflection on the film immediately afterwards.
Conversation to follow the film
To Register for Zoom Link:
For more information: (314) 521-8418 or
Shareable flyer found by clicking here
Love Yourself as Your Neighbor:
A Virtual Retreat in Everyday Life for
those in Formal or Informal Ministry
Pray on your own each day and meet one-on-one with a spiritual companion one hour each week for four consecutive weeks. Starts January 29. All meetings will be virtual (Zoom or via phone if you prefer). Weekly meeting times will be set around your schedule. This retreat will be personalized to what you are hoping for, whether that is to make more time for prayer, to learn new ways to pray, to pray about a certain issue in your life, etc. Visit for more information and to register contact Clarence Heller (, 314.258.9066).
Fraught & Flummoxed, a conference for those seeking courage and creativity as they elevate the Gospel. Join us January 30–February 2, 2023, as we engage mind, body, and spirit in the analysis of anti-racism.
Have you been trying to engage your congregation in conversations on anti-racism in light of the myriad of issues brought to light over the past two years? These are important - albeit hard - conversations to be having, and we want to do everything we can to help support ministers and lay people alike as their congregations tackle issues of social reform in an ever-polarized political landscape.
Called to Serve? We Need You!
Have You Considered Presbytery Service?
There are many ministry team positions available in the coming year, and we just know you would be a good fit for a committee or commission
Please fill out and return the form below.
GLPby App Form (Word) | GLPby App Form (fillable PDF)
Current Support Ministry Position Openings
Quarter Time Organist - Faith DesPeres Presbyterian, St. Louis, MO

(PT) Coordinator Christian Education - Southminster Presbyterian, Crestwood, MO

Music Director - Glendale Presbyterian Church, Glendale, MO

Head of Music - First United Presbyterian, Collinsville, IL

Off Hours Help Needed? Contacts Found Below
Rev. Ryan Landino
Presbytery Leader

Rev. Liz Kanerva
Presbytery Leader
Rev. Joy Myers
Stated Clerk

Leigh Porter
Office Manager
Janice McMillen
Communications Associate