Matthew 25 Video Worship Service available now!

Matthew 25 Video Worship Service available now! A complete video worship service focused on Matthew 25 is now available for any congregation to use on any Sunday they might choose. This Matthew 25 worship service was created with the help of persons from 18 of our congregations, our synod Executive Chip Hardwick, and our General Assembly colleague, Chris Roseland. The many and diverse videos were beautifully put together by Elder Dirwin Clemons from our Rose Run Presbyterian Church. This service can be downloaded from the Presbytery FACEBOOK page, or through the link: https://youtu.be/np5YWV6-RYM For questions, email: [email protected]

PRESBYTERY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS

PSV Mid-week E-News September 17 2020 PRESBYTERY MEETING HIGHLIGHTS…The meeting was attended by more than 94 Commissioners, and much important business was transacted. While the meeting required the adoption of special rules for electronic voting, there was verly little else to limit the commissioners in their work. Worship was a compelling spoken praise hymn. A highlight of the meeting was the examination and overwhelming approval of Candidate Edward Lewis for Ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament. Edward, a full-time chaplain, has also been serving as the pastor of the Columbus Bethany Presbyterian Church. The Commission for Church Professionals (CCP) also celebrated the retirement of the Reverend Preston Shealy, Boulevard Presbyterian Church. Commission reports from the Commission for Presbytery Operations (CPO) included a second reading of a per capita relief policy to help congregations who see a 10% or …

225th Presbytery Meeting Zoom Video Conference

On September 15, 2020, the Presbytery held its 225th Regular meeting by Zoom. Presbytery Opening Prayer by Moderator Mark Gauen “Mighty God, you are the rock in the midst of raging seas; you are the lamp that lights our way; we turn to you for hope, we turn to you for guidance. Today, we have come together as the Presbytery of Scioto Valley to conduct the business of your church in this time. We cannot do this without you, O God. We are in the midst of a deep, dark fog—a recession that threatens our livelihoods, a movement that threatens our prejudices, an election that threatens our relationships, a pandemic that threatens our lives. We are lost and only you can show us the way through. So, on this day of a very unique Presbytery meeting, we humbly beseech you to guide all of us …

PRESBYTERY CALENDAR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENTS

PRESBYTERY CALENDAR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER SPECIAL EVENTS Tuesday, September 22, 1:00 p.m. Commission for Nurture and Outreach Zoom meeting   Columbus Bethany Presbyterian Church: New Date: September 27 at 7 p.m. The Ugandian Choir, A Virtual Program Time and access code to be announced soon. For more information contact: Mrs. Iola Dunbar at 614-929-5257.   Tuesday, September 29, Noon-1:30 p.m. Renowned theologian The Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb, Founder and President of Dar al-Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem, will be leading a webinar for our presbytery. on “Israel and Palestine Today: An Invitation to Conversation”. Doug Dicks, PC (USA) Associate for Ecumenical Partnerships in Israel and Palestine, will provide some Presbyterian context. More information coming soon.   OCTOBER Sunday, October 4, 7-8 p.m. Fall Presbytery Youth event is going virtual, with a Zoom Game Night (for youth in grades 6 – …

PASTORS OF PSV WEEKLY CHAT MEETING ON ZOOM

PASTORS OF PSV WEEKLY CHAT MEETING ON ZOOM Join our online chats on Thursdays to give and receive encouragement and practical advice during this unusual and changing time of ministry. To join this gathering of our pastors at 1 pm each Thursday. To join: https://zoom.us/j/588789104?pwd=cDBEUm8yYnNlS0RUK3dwZG5KVFMvZz09 Meeting ID: 588 789 104, Password: 463317, One tap mobile+13126266799,588789104#

Updates- Memorial Service, Prayers and Joys

Services for The Reverend John Stull will be private and may be viewed by live stream on Sunday, September 20 at 11 am. Link can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/BSPCColumbus. No Facebook account is required. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Presbytery of Scioto Valley, Ohio Health Hospice or Broad Street Presbyterian’s Food Pantry. The link to the service will be available forever. Keep in Prayer…the Reverend Ron Botts, pastor of the Ostrander Presbyterian Church. Ron’s wife, Toni, died this week after a battle with cancer. A celebration of life is being planned. Congratulations to The Rev. Dr. Charles Smith! Charlie, former PSV Moderator, former member of the Presbytery of Scioto Valley and former pastor of the Newark Second Presbyterian Church, has been named Interim Presbytery Pastor for Indian Nations Presbytery. This Oklahoma City-based regional governing body …

Broad Street Presbyterian Church is looking for Volunteers

Broad Street Presbyterian Church is looking for Volunteers Broad Street Presbyterian Church Food Pantry has been serving our neighbors since 1971. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen a huge increase in need and are now serving over 1000 families per month. We serve an average of 45 families from all over Columbus a day at the Pantry and deliver to 3 neighborhood senior centers. Each family receives canned goods, cereal, pasta, rice as well as fresh produce, milk, eggs and frozen meat. 46% of the families we serve have children in the household, 36% include seniors. Volunteers are key to our success and fill a variety of roles. Curbside delivery volunteers prepack boxes and deliver food to shoppers in their car Monday-Friday 8:30-11:30 am. Curbside produce volunteers load produce into shoppers vehicles Wednesday afternoons. MOF Delivery volunteers help unload food delivered from Mid-Ohio …

PCUSA Board of Pensions (BOP) – Ministers Choice Plan in 2021

Ministers Choice Plan in 2021 Employers can now sign up for 2021 BOP Benefits…Each year the PCUSA Board of Pensions (BOP) sets a time for selecting benefits for the coming year. The Employer Agreements are available on Benefits Connect at: pensions.org/2021benefits. Once the church has signed their Employer Agreements, open enrollment for benefits will run from October 26 to November 13. There are changes and new benefits that make it possible for churches to enroll their pastors who are not installed. The new Minister’s Choice package, available in 2021, offers savings for non-installed ministers working at least 20 hours per week. Minister’s Choice is a new benefits package that provides important financial protection for ministers. Coverage under the Minister’s Choice Plan includes the Defined Benefit Pension Plan, Death and Disability Plan, Temporary Disability Plan, and Employee Assistance Plan. Minister’s Choice also expands …

The Synod of the Covenant Wants to Help Fund Your Ministry

The Synod of the Covenant Wants to Help Fund Your Ministry Grant applications for the Synod of the Covenant will be reviewed beginning October 1, 2020. Racial Ethnic Grants are for congregations primarily composed of people of color who want to reach out to their neighborhoods, and New Covenant Grants support PCUSA churches and institutions which are fostering congregational redevelopment and transformation, multicultural and justice ministries, or ministries to college students. The review of scholarship applications has begun, but it’s not too late to apply for the emergency/pandemic grant for students seeking their first degree post-high school or their first theology degree. For more information please visit: https://synodofthecovenant.org/synod-ministries/grants-and-scholarships/