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Our Mission Committee, not only serves our church community, our local area community, but the wider global community as well.
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The Psalter gathers us Psalm 40:1-4
I waited for the Lord, who saved me; now I sing God's praise
Hebrew Scripture Isaiah 49:1-7
The servant of the Lord is given as a light to the nations
Gospel John 1:29-42
John says Jesus is the Lamb of God;
Jesus calls Andrew and Peter.
Let us talk about MISSION and CALL today.
Mission is what the people of God are called for. The call of a Christian from Jesus is to Come and See as Christ says in this week's Gospel reading --to step up and to move away from sense just self-preservation and move towards the proclamation of His wild, wide good news.
Mission is both local and far away. Mission is both individual and cooperative. Someone once said, "the church exists for mission just like a fire exists for burning." That is, you might have all the elements present - but unless a fire is burning -what is the point. And, unless a church is in mission - I also suggest - what is the point?
Allow me to point you to the wider mission of our great denomination. Working together we have an outreach beyond our local knowledge of need and our local ability to help. Majorly, the offering we take at Easter - The One Great Hour of Sharing - is funneled to the most appropriate, vetted, and strategic areas of the United States and the world. In addition, the per capita donation we solicit each January is to cover the administrative costs of maintaining our mission organization. When you give money to a school, symphony, most any charity - a portion of your gift is used for administrative/fund raising costs - at the Presbyterian Mission Agency - not so. You and a million other Presbyterians have already covered that --100 cents of every dollar of your gift is put directly into a mission.
Get to know these folk better: The Presbyterian Mission Agency
http://www.presbyterianmission.org Play with the web page!
What a plethora of information, resources, there is to know and be involved with.
Plus: let me (re)introduce you to a wondrous daily resource:
The Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study
The 120-year old Presbyterian Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study has become an online-only free digital resource. I suggest you click and look and come and see and pray the prayers there. Do that today. How about right now. Make it a link on your browser - so you can do the same tomorrow, and the next day. Come and See, as Jesus said.
-Pastor Michael Vaughn