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					                    Heartland Presbytery Meeting Highlights                                                 Heartland Presbytery Meeting Highlights
                              November 17, 2009                                                                       November 17, 2009
The Presbytery gathered with prayer at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in        The Presbytery gathered with prayer at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church in
Overland Park, KS. The Rev. Meg Peery McLaughlin brought the message during             Overland Park, KS. The Rev. Meg Peery McLaughlin brought the message during
morning worship on the theme of coming to the marriage supper of the Lamb clothed       morning worship on the theme of coming to the marriage supper of the Lamb clothed
in righteous deeds from Rev. 19. The $1,325 offering was equally divided between        in righteous deeds from Rev. 19. The $1,325 offering was equally divided between
the Shawnee Service Center and the Harold Thomas Center Community Mission               the Shawnee Service Center and the Harold Thomas Center Community Mission
Fund.                                                                                   Fund.

The presbytery dissolved the Sudanese Community Church at their request effective       The presbytery dissolved the Sudanese Community Church at their request effective
December 30, 2009. The presbytery also dismissed two administrative commissions         December 30, 2009. The presbytery also dismissed two administrative commissions
with gratitude that had worked with the New Horizon congregation in Odessa, MO          with gratitude that had worked with the New Horizon congregation in Odessa, MO
and the Sudanese Community Church, KCMO.                                                and the Sudanese Community Church, KCMO.

The presbytery examined the Rev. Joe Pallikkathayil and received him into               The presbytery examined the Rev. Joe Pallikkathayil and received him into
membership having served most recently in the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy as         membership having served most recently in the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy as
an interim pastor. The presbytery honored many pastors on milestone anniversaries       an interim pastor. The presbytery honored many pastors on milestone anniversaries
of their ordination to ministry of Word and Sacrament including G. Wilbur               of their ordination to ministry of Word and Sacrament including G. Wilbur
Whiteside who celebrated 65 years of ordination. The presbytery granted the status      Whiteside who celebrated 65 years of ordination. The presbytery granted the status
of Honorable Retirement to Rev. Dotty Hoopes of the Belton Presbyterian Church          of Honorable Retirement to Rev. Dotty Hoopes of the Belton Presbyterian Church
and Rev. Anton Jacobs of the United Church of the Good Shepherd in Kansas City,         and Rev. Anton Jacobs of the United Church of the Good Shepherd in Kansas City,
KS.                                                                                     KS.

The search for an associate executive presbyter continues and the search committee      The search for an associate executive presbyter continues and the search committee
requested the prayers of the presbytery for their work.                                 requested the prayers of the presbytery for their work.

The Business Affairs Committee reported that the presbytery’s shared mission            The Business Affairs Committee reported that the presbytery’s shared mission
budget was in deficit spending at the end of September with a $14,763 deficit. If all   budget was in deficit spending at the end of September with a $14,763 deficit. If all
the churches fulfill their shared mission pledges and per capita commitments, the       the churches fulfill their shared mission pledges and per capita commitments, the
presbytery will end the year in the black.                                              presbytery will end the year in the black.

The presbytery elected many persons to serve on the committees and divisions of the     The presbytery elected many persons to serve on the committees and divisions of the
presbytery including Elder Bev Barr, First, St. Joseph to be Moderator in 2011.         presbytery including Elder Bev Barr, First, St. Joseph to be Moderator in 2011.
General Assembly commissioners were also elected.                                       General Assembly commissioners were also elected.

The Maya Quiche Partnership returned recently from Guatemala. Maya Quiche and           The Maya Quiche Partnership returned recently from Guatemala. Maya Quiche and
Heartland Presbyteries are working on coordinated hands-on mission trips to do          Heartland Presbyteries are working on coordinated hands-on mission trips to do
construction or programming with their churches. Details will be available in 2010.     construction or programming with their churches. Details will be available in 2010.
The presbytery thanked all the members of committees, commissions, divisions and        The presbytery thanked all the members of committees, commissions, divisions and
council who have concluded their service in 2009. You are why this presbytery is        council who have concluded their service in 2009. You are why this presbytery is
great!                                                                                  great!

                               Next Stated Meeting:                                                                    Next Stated Meeting:
                       Saturday, February 20, 2010, 9:00 a.m.                                                  Saturday, February 20, 2010, 9:00 a.m.
                         Southminster Presbyterian Church                                                        Southminster Presbyterian Church
                              Prairie Village, Kansas                                                                 Prairie Village, Kansas

				
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