The Presbyterian Church seeks to keep Word and Sacrament in a tensioned balance. The Word can be easily examined on a day by day through using the Daily Lectionary, a series of Old Testament, Psalm, Gospel, and New Testament readings. The whole Bible (nearly all of it) can be read over the course of two years. Click on this link to go the the webpage for today’s readings.
A “catechism” is a tool for learning the basic concepts of faith about God’s activity through creation of the world and the calling of a special people (the Israelites), the redemption of God’s people through the life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the early development of faith practices. The catechism is a series of questions and answers. The current Presbyterian Church catechism may be used on a daily basis to explore the teaching of the church. Click on this link to go to the webpage for the today’s question and answer.
PC (USA) Catechism: http://www.pcusa.org/cgi-bin/catechd.cgi
The Waverly Church is one of nearly 11,000 congregations and worshiping communities of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The PCUSA is involved in ministry and mission throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more about regional, national, and international mission, click on this link to go to the webpage for today’s reading from the Presbyterian Mission Yearbook.
The Waverly Church is one of 103 in the Presbytery of Scioto Valley (one of 171 regional councils of the Presbyterian Church (USA). The Presbytery is one of eleven in the Synod of the Covenant. There are 15 multi-state synods in the PCUSA. Websites for the Presbytery, Synod, Presbyterian Church are listed below.
Presbytery of Scioto Valley: http://www.psvonline.org/
Synod of the Covenant: http://www.synodofthecovenant.org
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.): http://www.pcusa.org