Minutes in Brief: July 18, 2020 Virtual Stated Meeting
“Restore us to yourself, O LORD, that we may be restored; renew our days of old…”
We give thanks to God for yet another faithful gathering of the Presbytery of Philadelphia at our recent virtual stated meeting. Over 175 logged onto ZOOM or viewed through Facebook LIVE. As a part of the meeting, our Commissioners and Young Adult Advisory Delegate to the 224th General Assembly led us in worship and reported on where they saw the Spirit at work in this year’s virtual assembly. We also examined and approved for ordination as Ministers of Word and Sacrament both Timothy Wotring and Alex Evangelista. Additionally, commission and committee report were received, the Woodland Presbyterian Church was approved and sent to join a sibling denomination, the Reformed Church in America, and our Executive Staff shared about the last seven months of ministry together. As we continue to discern possibilities in the midst of both the pandemic of COVID-19 and the pervasive realities of systemic racism, we are reminded over and again of the courage and care that is expended by our congregations and ministry leaders as incarnations of Gospel Hope. May God continue to move in and through our 119 congregations and worshipping communities, assured it is Christ’s work that forms and sustains our witness.
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