Andy McClung, stated clerk, Synod of Great Rivers: Synod of Great Rivers postponed its April 4, 2020, stated meeting due to the pandemic. After two attempts to meet via technology, both of which failed due to lack of achieving a quorum, Moderator Rev. Michael Reno continued the postponement until the next stated meeting on April […]
Focus Slow your breathing and become aware of the taking in and letting out of your breath. Focus on putting things aside so you will be open to what God is saying to you today. Read Revelation 2:12-17 New Revised Standard Version 12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: These are the […]
Focus Prepare yourself to discern what is and what is not of God today. Still yourself so you can hear how God is calling you. Read Romans 9:6-18 New Revised Standard Version 6 It is not as though the word of God had failed. For not all Israelites truly belong to Israel, 7 and not all of Abraham’s […]
Thelma Tate, 61, a West Tennessee Presbytery student in the Program of Alternate Studies and founder of Single Women of Christ Ministries, died January 28, 2021, of COVID-19, according to the PAS office. She taught Formation for Ministry at Memphis Theological Seminary. She was born September 26, 1959. Thelma was Family Inn Director for Room […]
Billy Joe Halford, 80, of Memphis, Tennessee, died January 25, 2021, he was an elder at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Olive Branch, Mississippi (West Tennessee Presbytery), where he taught Sunday school.
Clara Spradlin Hegwood, 80, widow of the Reverend Pete Hegwood, died January 26, 2021, in Montevallo, Alabama. She attended Spring Creek Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Grace Presbytery).
Focus As you quiet yourself for this brief time, be willing to be open to God in whatever way that may take place. Read Mark 3:13-19 New Revised Standard Version 13 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve, whom he also named […]
Focus Let yourself become open to God and the knowledge that comes from the Word. Ask God for peace at this time. Read Acts 5:33-42 New Revised Standard Version 33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law, respected by […]
Reflect We consider ourselves “good” people, because of things we don’t do. No one could fault the Athenians in Acts 17:22-34 for doing all the good things. Yet Paul said they needed to repent. The first step in any relationship with God is repentance. The word means “to turn around.” We are to be genuinely […]
Focus Stop and thank God for being present with you today. Ask for God’s guidance as you hear God’s voice through scripture and the writer. Read Psalm 46 New Revised Standard Version To the leader. Of the Korahites. According to Alamoth. A Song. 1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.2 Therefore we will […]