This weekend on Friday and Saturday our local Presbytery (Mid-America in the EPC) met at Central Presbyterian church for a time of worship, praise, and business on Saturday. Overall, there was much to thankful for, including the way God is working in the midst of churches in Hannibal, Kansas City, Joplin, and right here in St. Louis. The dedicated time of prayer where each church shared their own challenges and times of thanks was extraordinary. Brothers and sisters in Christ met at this gathering from all over Missouri. Times like these where people are able to laugh, encourage, become vulnerable, and pray with one another really are times of refreshing for the body of Christ. If you are interested in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, what we believe and who we are visit:
Here are a few thoughts I had about the time this weekend:
The Mighty Work of the Lord
Rehabbing, reshaping, removing, and renaming, the Lord is at work in our midst. From the rural towns of a few thousand to the thoroughfares of our urban centers, God is breaking cycles of oppressive sins by the miry hands of his servants. Not fearing the coarse consternation by others, God's people are rising up to love, to care, to cry, and to give of their time, money, and talents to those all around them. Where is this activity taking place? All around you, including in the gospel living, gospel teaching, and gospel preaching EPC churches in our state.