The Season of Peace

Sunday, September 3 The Season of Peace begins and continues until World Communion Sunday.

Congregational News….

Columbus Eastminster Presbyterian Church, which has recently sold the church property, is currently looking for a place to nest. In this process, the congregation is beginning to sort out what goes into storage and what can be set adrift in the world. One item available free is a Seville Organ in good condition, although it may need minor repair and tuning. Call the church office at 614-235-9352 and leave your name and number, or email:[email protected]   God’s Great Love Carnival Iberia Presbyterian Church, a small membership congregation in northern Morrow County, joined with the Iberia United Methodist Church in their annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program the first week of August. Thirty children, fifteen youth helpers and sixteen adult volunteers participated in this year’s VBS.

Columbus Overbrook Presbyterian Church….. This week’s congregation lifted up in prayer

Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High Street, started in 1914 as the Oakland Park Presbyterian Church, located at Oakland Park and Broadway Court. When the congregation outgrew its building in 1950, a new church was planned at North High Street and Croswell Road. With the move to the new location, the congregation voted to change the church name to The Overbrook Presbyterian Church. The Overbrook Church, which now graciously hosts the Office of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley, is an open community of God’s people who serve and attend to needs of God’s people and creation locally, regionally and globally. Current pastors are the Reverend Bill Gause, Senior Pastor, and the Reverend Mary Gause, Associate Pastor. For more information on Overbrook Presbyterian Church, visit the church website:

Presbytery of Scioto Valley New Website is Now Live!

The all new presbytery website is now ready for use! With improved functionality and a fresh look, you are invited to visit your familiar link, and access current information, updated calendar, news, forms, documents, events, links, and a variety of information, some of which is useful. Log on and access the icons along the top of the main page. Discover the ninety-nine congregations in the presbytery, sign up and read the weekly e-news and enjoy the photos of people throughout the presbytery. With multiple ways to search for just what you need, we hope you will find just what you want. At the bottom of the pages, you can connect to denominational links. Take time to log on and look around. We look forward to hearing your comments.

PSV Presbyterian Women (PW) Summer Gathering August 26

The featured speaker will be Melissa Bane Sevier, author of the new Horizons Bible Study, Cloud of Witnesses: The Community of Christ in Hebrews. Melissa will also lead a workshop on study helps for leaders. For questions, or further information, contact: Louise Davidson, 5823 Rushwood Drive, Dublin, OH 43017-8698, 614-792-1289 or [email protected] Pre-registration begins at 9:30 AM. Program begins at 10:00 am.

Presbytery-wide Fall Youth Rally in New Setting!

Saturday, September 30, Noon-3 PM Pickerington Prince of Peace Presbyterian Church Join youth groups from central and southern Ohio as presbytery youth come together for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship to kick off the 2017-18 program and school year. Cost is only $10 per person. There will be group games, inflatables and a video game truck where you can play w/20+friends! You can even watch football on a big outdoor screen. There is going to be something for everyone! Typical tailgate food with hotdogs on the grill. There will be 2-60 inch TVs playing the football game outside. OSU vs Rutgers, if that is a noon game, or whatever game looks the best if not. Games: Your favorite tailgate games like flag football, cornhole, can jam, etc… Inflatable Obstacle Course: Race your friends. The Buckeye Game Truck: Seriously, …

Presbyterian Women Newsletter August 2017 now available

Among many other things, it has news about the Church wide Gathering to be held in Louisville about one year from now, so I hope you are saving up to attend this mountaintop experience. Remember, the Presbytery PW have scholarships to help with costs, and the Church wide PW have scholarships for first time attenders and others. Please think seriously about being there since Louisville is within driving distance and it is a chance to meet women from all over the world and to renew and create relationships with other PW right in our Presbytery.

Older Adult Rally – August 27

The Presbytery of Scioto Valley (PSV) Older Adult Rally—Sunday, August 27, 3-6 p.m. Registration begins at 2:30—All Ages Welcome! Overbrook Presbyterian Church, 4131 N. High Street, Columbus Cost:  $5 per person (includes refreshments) Please register by Monday, August 14! Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, to testify to the things that would be spoken later. Hebrews 3:5   Back by popular demand, Rabbi Cary Kozberg, will be speaking to us about the death of Moses.  Last year’s attendants found Rabbi Kozberg to be a very captivating speaker.  Rabbi Kozberg is Rabbi Emeritus and former Director of Religious Life at Wexner Heritage Village, a senior residential care facility in Columbus.  He is a past chair of the Forum on Religion, Spirituality and Aging, a constituent group of the American Society on Aging. For more information.

Mission Work Trip Announced

The 2017 Presbytery Mission Work Trip will be October 22-28. The trip will engage in recovery and restoration work from 2016 wild fires in Gatlinburg, Tenneseee. The work trip is organized in conjunction with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). For more information, see these resources: 2017 Mission Work Trip Flyer Mission Work Trip Application Mission Work Trip Liability Release Form