Presbyterian Women’s Purpose:
Forgiven and freed by God in Jesus Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves…
* to nurture our faith through prayer and Bible study,
* to support the mission of the church worldwide,
* to work for justice and peace and
* to build an inclusive, caring community of women
that strengthens the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
and witnesses to the promise of God’s kingdom.
Come join us as we try to fulfill the purposes of Presbyterian Women. There are serious and fun times in our meetings and always good times catching up with old and new members.
A Letter from our Moderator: Georgia Bacquet
To All the Presbyterian Women at Maxwell Street I would like to send greetings and invite you all to join us when all this is over. We have good meetings and great fellowship. If you haven’t joined us yet you have missed good studies and treats along with our coffee. We don’t know when everything will get back to normal but we are hoping to start having meetings again in August or September.
I have missed seeing all of you at church and at our meetings. I know this has been a trying time for all of us during the order to social distant ourselves. My family has been able to Zoom and that has enabled us to see and talk to each other. I hope that some of you have been able to do that. I have been able to read some books I have put off and read the chapters in our study book that we would have studied together. I hope you have decided to do that.
I would like to share with you a hymn that was written by Carolyn Winfrey and sung at my daughter’s church, The First Presbyterian in Leavenworth, KS on Easter Sunday. It goes like this:
This Easter Celebration
This Easter Celebration is not like ones we’ve known . We pray in isolation, we sing the hymns alone. We’re distant from our neighbors-from worship leaders, too. No flowers grace the chancel to set a festive mood.
No gathering choirs are singing, no banners lead the way, O God of love and promise, where’s joy this Easter Day? With sanctuaries empty, may homes become the place we ponder resurrection and celebrate your grace, believed.
In all the grief and suffering, may we remember well: Christ suffered crucifixion and faced the powers of hell. Each Easter bears the promise Christ rose that glorious day! Now nothing in creation can keep your love away.
We thank you that on Easter, our church is blessed to a scattered, faithful body that’s doing ministry. In home in places of help and healing too, we live the Easter message by gladly serving you.
I hope this brings some comfort to you in these trying times.
May Peace be with all of you! Georgia