Older Adult Fall Rally, October 12, 2019

  Mark your calendar for October 12, 2019, 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with lunch, cost $15, to attend the Older Adult Fall Rally at Hanover Presbyterian Church, Newark, Ohio. The guest speaker is Theo Brown, Outreach Coordinator for Religious Groups for the National Institute for Civil Discourse. Topic:  “Why Christians Should Care about Civility”. Sponsored by the Commission for Nurture and Outreach.  Also can can be found under events.


a Lament Petition by bill leety, honorably retired minister “We hold these truths?”nothing can save us or the children from assassins’ fury; and nothing in all creation can separate us from the love of God. “My country ’tis of Thee?” though our daily chant of dirges, as anthems of the heart and songs of Zion go silent. “where there is no peace?” Comfort, comfort, Lord. Strengthen citizens to find our voices and your voice; deliver us from the deadly pestilence and compel us to stand with risen Christ in harm’s way and to risk something big for something good. In this time of mass shootings, we especially lift up prayers for our sisters and brothers in Dayton and El Paso.  At least thirty-one people were killed in mass shootings over the past weekend.

Celebrating August Ordination Anniversaries for our Pastors in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley

  One of the ministries of the Presbytery Commission for Church Professionals is to support the 185 minister members in Scioto Valley. One of the ways to support these faithful servants is to celebrate their ordination anniversaries. This month we recognize and lift up in prayer the following ministers who are celebrating the anniversaries of their ordinations to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament in the month of August.   The Reverend Edward Sensenbrenner (8-1-1966) The Reverend Catherine M. Bogue (8-2-1998) The Reverend Dr. Anne C. Marshall (8-2-2008) The Reverend Joan Bolinger (8-8-2009) The Reverend Gordon  E. Johnson (8-10-1958) The Reverend Lee Platt (8-11-2002) The Reverend Karen J. Chakoian (8-19-1984) The Reverend Arthur A. Reed (8-20-1989) The Reverend Rebecca J. Tollefson (8-29-1981)

Position Openings in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley Churches Seeking Staff Persons and Pastors…

Mifflin Presbyterian Church in Gahanna…is seeking a part-time organist/music accompanist. Mifflin is a Christ-centered, multi-generational congregation, and is committed to using the best of traditional and contemporary resources in music ministries. The job description can be found on the church website: www.MifflinPres.org  Send resume materials to: Mifflin Presbyterian Church, 123 Granville St., Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Applications will be accepted through September 1.   The following are some of the opportunities on the PC(USA) Church Leadership Connection (CLC) https://clc.pcusa.org. Once the website is accessed, select opportunity search in the upper right corner. You do not need a password to search. Waverly First Presbyterian Church….is seeking a full-time solo pastor with 2-5 years of experience. This congregation is composed of members 55 and over and is open to new ideas. If interested, email Cay Roberts at [email protected] Worthington Presbyterian Church…is seeking a full-time youth pastor/director. Applications …

PC(USA) Big Tent Event in Baltimore, August 1-3 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God – what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2

The 2019 Big Tent event gathered Presbyterians from across the denomination for days of enlightening Bible study, inspiring worship, challenging workshops, interesting dialogue, informative exhibits, and times of fellowship, learning and prayer. One of the major events during the Big Tent was the Ceasefire Walk in downtown Baltimore. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) joined with local Presbyterians for a walk and prayer stops to remember victims of gun violence in our cities. A group of pastors and elders traveled from Scioto Valley to Baltimore to be inspired, educated, challenged and renewed in this year’s Big Tent event. The Big Tent is a bi-annual program of the PC(USA) staff and Office of the General Assembly.

Scioto Valley Historical Records Delivered to the Presbyterian Historical Society (PHS) in Philadelphia

  Scioto Valley attendees to Big Tent in Baltimore made a pilgrimage to the PC(USA) Historical Society in Philadelphia to deliver eight heavy boxes of treasured records to be carefully and safely preserved and stored away from the harsh elements of dampness, heat, fire, water, or the deterioration of years. These travelers were inspired by a tour through historical archives guided by remarkably dedicated and knowledgeable (PHS) staff.

Prayers for August

          God & Google A poem by bill leety Guardian of Jericho Road:”who’s my neighbor?”to whom am I neighbor? “nigh-dweller?””near-dweller?” as Google claims… Where does “nigh” stop, Lord? or start? next door? across the street? across Africa? wherever Google maps take us? Where does “nigh” stop?the Jericho Inn? wounded, or whole,and caring? Lord…  Let it be so with me.

Applications Needed for Scioto Valley’s Commissioners to the 224th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) June 20-27, 2020 Baltimore, Maryland

  This is a rare opportunity for teaching elders and ruling elders to be involved and make a difference in the life and future of our denomination. Applications to be a Commissioner from Scioto Valley to the 224th General Assembly in June of 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland are available at: www.psvonline.org. Scioto Valley can send three teaching elder commissioners, three ruling elder commissioners and a Young Adult Advisory delegate to participate in this General Assembly. Applications must be received by October 15 to be elected at the November 19th Presbytery Meeting.

Rose Run Presbyterian Church (RRPC), New Albany Opening Services, September 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.

The Rose Run Presbyterian Church will celebrate an Opening Service on September 22,  10:30 a.m.. The Rose Run Presbyterian church is in looking for church items, before its Opening Service on September 22nd. Copier- Nothing fast or fancy needed. Our copying needs are minimal at this point. Grand piano or baby grand piano (an upright has been donated. Extra cordless microphone for pastor’s use. Candle lighters for use by acolytes (2). Please contact Nancy Ferguson [email protected] or 614-939-0590.