Presbytery Service of Reconciliation and Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, January 18th, over 80 people from across the presbytery joined together on Zoom and Facebook Live for a service of worship. Prayers and liturgy focused on the ministry of reconciliation and included the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Thirteen pastors and ruling elders participated in worship leadership. Music was provided by Rene Johnson from Woodlawn Presbyterian Church and Wilford Kelly, chorus member at the San Francisco Opera and former choir intern at Palms Presbyterian Church. The service was a collaboration between the Presbytery of St. Augustine and Woodlawn Presbyterian Church. The video is available on our Facebook page
Coordinating Council Highlights
Your Coordinating Council (Diane Wilson, Chair) has been making final plans for our upcoming presbytery meeting, including worship, an offering for Mutual Mission, and the presentation of news, information and action items supporting our presbytery's mission and ministry. As a result of its work, the Coordinating Council will present a balanced budget, a new covenant with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and others, and a "thank you" to Chuck Atkins who has completed eleven years of service as our presbytery treasurer.
The Coordinating Council devoted several hours to strategic planning on January 14 and will share some of this work on February 6. We hope to ignite continued work on our goals, strategic issues and core strategies throughout the presbytery in support of our mission: to support our faith community, so that together we are a greater witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ.