Friday, October 21, 2005
Pittsburgh Presbytery meeting at Westminster: (4) Worship
This is my fourth article about the October 20, 2005 meeting of Pittsburgh Presbytery at the Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Worship is an important part of every Presbytery meeting. The October meeting is traditionally the one at at which Pittsburgh Presbytery observes the Lord's Supper and gathers for a memorial prayer for the ministers and elders who have joined the Church Triumphant duing the past year. In addition to nine minister members of the Presbytery, there were one hundred thirty-six elders memorialized. One of the 136 was an elder of Central Presbyterian Church of Tarentum: June Southward who died June 25, 2005.
Pastor Jim Mead preached the sermon on Luke 10:38-42, the story of Jesus coming to visit the home of Martha and Mary, when Mary sat to be taught by Jesus while Martha was busy providing hospitality to the crowd. Pastor Mead spoke about how tired many pastors are at this time in the fall, having been working hard ever since the beginning of summer. He acknowledged the difficulty in maintaining the spiritual disciplines that are good for our spiritual health, while he encouraged us to continue to make them a priority.
My other articles about this meeting are 1 2 3 4