PC(USA) Stated Clerk Calls Presbyterians to Action
by Duane Sweep
J. Herbert Nelson II is calling the church to do what is right.
Nelson, stated clerk of the PC(USA), spoke each morning during the annual Synod of Lakes and Prairies, telling Presbyterians to "get off your blessed assurances and do something for the Lord."
Synod School, the annual midsummer ministry of the synod, takes place every summer during the last week of July at Buena Vista University. This year, the registration totaled 686, a record by for the week-long event that ran July 23-28.
Speaking with prophetic authority, Nelson asked Synod School attendees to consider their place in their communities."The society we are in has changed around us," he reminded in one of his address, and added, "We need to examine if we are the community we're supposed to be."