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Perspectives: The church... then... Now... Beyond


Triennial Gathering of The Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Rocky Mountains

"And yet she persisted!"

Women of Great Faith, Courage, and Determination

The Triennial Gathering of The Presbyterian Women (PW) in the Synod of the Rocky Mountains and the Wyoming PW will be held from 2pm, August 9 to noon, August 11 at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan, Wyoming, 1809 Sugarland Dr

  • Featuring the 2019 USAME participant: "American Women of Faith"
  • Workshops, book discussion, creative activities, fellowship, and worship
  • Trolley Tour to the Brinton Museum, including lunch
  • Special t-shirt
  • Spouses are welcome!

Special Speakers at Presbyterian Church in Jackson Hole

During Ben Pascal’s Sabbatical from May through July, the Presbyterian Church in Jackson Hole will be hosting the following special speakers on Sunday morning:

July 14

Rev. Dr. Mark Labberton
President of Fuller Theological Seminary

July 21

Rev. Steve Haas
Vice-President/Chief Catalyst – World Vision

August 4

Rev. Andre Moubarak
Palestinian Christian pastor, author, tour guide in Jerusalem


The Rev. Kellie Thomson Named as Acting Stated Clerk

The Rev. Kellie Thomson (klt@presbywy.org) has been appointed Acting Stated Clerk for the Presbytery of Wyoming by the Presbytery Council. She will be training during the month of May and will start her job on June 1. Her name will be submitted to the Presbytery at the September 27-28 meeting in Guernsey to be voted on as Stated Clerk.

Kellie takes over the position from Mark Owens, who has served the past 3 ½ years and will retire as of May 31.

Kellie has extensive experience in the San Fernando and San Gabriel presbyteries, working with the Book of Order and polity of the Presbyterian Church (USA). She served as moderator of the Permanent Judicial Committee in San Fernando Presbytery. She is a current member-at-large in the Presbytery of Wyoming.

Kellie and her husband, the Rev. Bob Thomson, worked as co-pastors for 14 years at the Woodland Hills Presbyterian Church in Woodland Hills, CA, where Bob also served as Stated Clerk for San Fernando Presbytery.

She and Bob have been in Cheyenne, Wyoming for three years where Bob serves as Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Kellie has been providing pulpit supply in various churches in addition to substitute teaching and serving as a per diem pastor for a local funeral home. They have three children in middle school and high school.

Kellie can be reached starting June 1 by calling the Presbytery phone number, 307-472-4717, or by mail at Presbytery of Wyoming, P.O. Box 1767, Casper, WY 82602.


Camp Story 2019 Schedule

For information about Camp Story's 2019 Schedule, visit their website: https://www.campstory.org/about

Prayers for the People

  • Residents of Califormia recovering from recent earthquakes
  • Triennium Youth and Adults as they venture to W. Lafayette, IN July 15 – 21
  • The Presbytery as it learns to go into its neighborhoods
  • Peace in Syria, Palestine and Israel.
  • Mark Owens, former Stated Clerk, as he continues to heal from cancer surgery.
  • Libby Tedder-Hugus and Shayla Graham as they lead pioneering work in the New Worshipping Communities in Casper and Pine Ridge!
  • Rev. Shayla Graham, pastor at Pine Ridge New Worshipping Community, for healing of the seventh cranium nerve after her surgery to remove a tumor on her auditory nerve.
  • The United Presbyterian Church of Riverton as they put their building on the market to sell and the Administrative Commission as they work with them to determine next steps.
  • Rev. George Pasek and the Powell Church as he serves as their Interim Pastor.
  • Dakota (Frederick) and Tanner Kohfield as they continue a year of ministry as YAVs (Young Adult Volunteers) with the PCUSA in Tucson, AZ
  • Community Federated Church, Thermopolis, as they begin the call process for a new pastor.
  • Rev. Amir Issak and the Tyre Evangelical Center as they live out the love of neighbor among the many refugees in their community! Rev. Amir asks, "We have around 4 families from a Kurdish background that started to attend church with us on Sundays. They are around 25 persons, we are constantly following up with them spiritually and humanitarian. Pray for them for the Lord to bless them and fulfill their needs"
  • Rev. Larry Turpin and the Union Presbyterian Church, Evanston as Larry retired on June 15th.  Pray for the many transitions that are occurring in Larry and Julie's life and the life of the congregation!
  • Camp Story director and staff as they begin a new camping season.
  • The Remote VBS as they gather in Pine Ridge on July 15 – 19, and in Ft Laramie on August 5 – 9
  • The Worland Church as they navigate without a pastor

Events

Jul 14-17
Camp Story - Starters Camp

Camp Story

Jul 16-20,2019
Presbyterian Youth Triennium

Purdue University

Aug 1-3
Big Tent

Baltimore,MD
info

Aug 9-11
Presbyterian Women of the Synod of the Rocky Mountains Triennial Gathering

Holiday Inn, Sheridan

Oct 14-16
Perspectives: The Church...Then...Now...Beyond

Kansas City, MO
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