“Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.”
– 1 Corinthians 12:4-11 (NRSV)

Dear PPPC,

There is much going on in our shared life together! I will keep this note short, in the hope that you will spend your time reading through the highlights from this month’s Session meeting, which testify to the vibrancy of the current and coming season of our missional and worship life together. As you read through the Session highlights, I encourage you, pray for each one. Pray for the persons who are leading, pray for the people participating or who might participate, and pray for those who will be receiving or served. Pray for the many gifts of this body of Christ. We are all equipped with God-given gifts for Christ’s ministry. Those gifts don’t all look the same and for that we give thanks! I encourage you, pray for those gifts which belong to your brothers, sisters, and friends in our family of faith. Hold in prayer the various gifts among you, all given by the Spirit of our living God.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Molly