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  • Daily Lectionary Readings for July 29, 2016
    Morning Psalm 88 1   O LORD, God of my salvation,      when, at night, I cry out in your presence, 2   let my prayer come before you;           incline your ear to my cry. 3   For my soul is full of troubles,           and my life draws near to Sheol. 4   I am counted among those who go down to the Pit; […]

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July News

God blesses us in so many ways and we have so much for which to be thankful! At the June Presbytery meeting, we celebrated the abundance of spiritual gifts and resources within MUP.  As part of the meeting, everyone was asked to fill out a form titled, “Celebrating Missouri Union Presbytery.” If you right click here, a summary of responses received is available.  It is truly uplifting to read!

Moving forward, we will be building on our strengths as a Presbytery, and one of those strengths is clearly our common call to mission work.  If your congregation is participating in any mission efforts this summer, locally or beyond, please send some photos to the Presbytery office.  Next month they will be posted on the MUP website in order to affirm these very important ministries that we share.  Also, please feel free to post them on the MUP Facebook page.

Your partner in ministry,



Boundaries Training for Pastors

2016 Boundaries Training
Life-enriching Relationships in the Congregation

This workshop explores the meaning and practice of healthy boundaries in the context of ministry.  It will also identify the signs, dangers, and preventions of boundary violations, including those in today’s social media. The workshop begins with an assumption that the complexity of relational dynamics in the congregation is one of its greatest possibilities and its greatest challenges for ministry.

First Christian Church, Sedalia, MO
Saturday, September, 24, 2016
Facilitator:  Rev. Donna Rose-Heim
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Fellowship Christian Church, Kansas City, KS
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Facilitator:  Rev. Bruce Moeller
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m

The cost of the training is $70.00 and includes lunch.  Click here for more information

Continuous Discipleship

The Continuous Discipleship resource is provided for individual devotion and study or for use as an opening devotion for a session or committee meeting. The articles can also be used for adult, new member, or confirmation study. There are twelve article on five topics: Presbyterian, Book of Order, Bible, Worship, Mission. These brief one page articles provide small nibbles of the enormity of God and discipleship guidance.

Presbyterian Book of Order Bible Worship Mission
God Christ is Head of the Church How the Bible Came to Be Service of the Lord’s Day Church as Reign of God
Christ Great Ends of the Church Authority of Bible Daily Personal Worship Discernment
Holy Spirit Glossary Biblical Interpretation Christian Nurture Evangelism
Trinity Confessional Standards Old Testament Joyful Worship Congregational Meetings
Scripture Presbytery New Testament Prayer Administration
Grace Synod
General Assembly
God Speaks through the Patriarchs Scripture Church Property
Sin Presbyterian Seal …Kings and Prophets Preaching Pastoral Care
Church Diversity and Inclusiveness …Exile and Restoration Baptism Mission
Worship Membership as Ministry …Jesus Christ Lord’s Supper Compassion
Sacraments Ministers and  Church Professionals …Apostles and Early Church Self-Offering Justice
Predestination Elders and Deacons Revelation Relating to Each Other Caring for Creation
Presbyterian God Alone is Lord of Conscience Versions Church Year Church Discipline


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