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          The Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley

                                    Lead Article

 

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Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, 

     The first 2021 meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Presbytery will be held on ZOOM on Saturday, February 20th.  This will be our first meeting at which the newly appointed Synod Administrative Commission will have an active presence in the proceedings. 

     As you know, systemic dysfunction in the life of our presbytery led us to request synod assistance as we move forward with our mission and life together.  The Synod Commission will have “original jurisdiction” in our presbytery, which means they are empowered to take over the administration of the presbytery.  They will assess our structure, work with our committees and commissions, and assist us with our interpersonal relationships.  The extent of their involvement with us is yet to be determined and will depend on their assessment of our situation. 

     The commission synod has put together is an impressive group of talented, dedicated men and women who love their Lord and his church.  They bring to us an incredible resume of experience in the life of the larger faith community.  Please take the opportunity to review their biographies. 

     Our hope is, that with their assistance, Susquehanna Valley Presbytery will move forward in a more constructive direction, strengthening our mission and building a renewed community of faith in which we truly care for one another.

May God bless us as we work together toward a faithful future for our presbytery and our churches. 

Grace and peace,

Rev. Allen L. Presby

     Moderator, Susquehanna Valley Presbytery

Rev. Kimberly Chastain

     Chair of Cabinet, Susquehanna Valley Presbytery

 

Saturday, February 20, 2021 Stated Presbytery Assembly Notice

To the Clerks of Session, Cabinet Elders, Committee Chairs, Commissioned Lay Pastors, and Minister Members of Presbytery:

The February 20, 2021, Assembly meeting of the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley will be conducted on-line utilizing Zoom Meeting (Meeting ID and Password will be listed on our Docket)

Please read the documents ahead of time. Because of the online format, we are asking you to send any questions about the reports to the committee/commission chair of the report, or any corrections of the minutes to the Co-Stated Clerks, ahead of the meeting in writing. (Email is great.)  It will allow us to have time to address the question and correct any information ahead of time for the documents that will be shared on the screen.  We will greatly appreciate this!  

Registration will begin at 9:00 and we will have an Orientation to the meeting.

Call to Order will be at 9:30

In addition to each pastor and lay pastor attending, each church is expected to send a ruling elder commissioner to presbytery assembly.  If the regular ruling elder delegate cannot attend, an alternate should go instead.

If unable to attend, please email requests for excused absence to: statedclerk(at)susvalpresby.org.

Please note that our Assembly Worship service will include our annual Necrology. Clerks of Session are asked to send their Church’s list of church members who passed away since February of last year to the Stated Co-Clerks prior to the meeting. (statedclerk(at)susvalpresby.org)

Approximately 10 days prior, the proposed Docket, reports and papers for the presbytery assembly meeting will begin to be posted on our website http://www.susvalpresby.org/.

You will need to have the presbytery user name (Presby) and password (Eph412) and be logged in to be able to open these files. Once logged in, the papers can be accessed through www.susvalpresby.org/events-listing/assembly. Click the link for the Assembly meeting near the top of the page.

Chris Burger and Rebecca Kindig, Co-Stated Clerks 

NOTE: All agenda items, reports and papers for this meeting are to be submitted to the Co-Clerks no later than noon of February 8, 2021.  Document numbers not linked indicate that the document has not been received by the Stated Clerk at this time.