It is with heart-felt gratitude that I write to you. Thank you for your support of the Presbyterian Outlook. Your subscriptions, donations, comments and prayers enable our ministry to thrive. Since I last wrote to you, the 222nd General Assembly is in the books. I hope you found our coverage before, during and after the assembly informative and useful. Many of you availed yourselves of the webinar with Moderator Heath Rada in preparation for GA and our wrap-up bulletin inserts following the eventful week in Portland. Even more of you visited our website daily the week of GA and read articles about not only the actions of the assembly but the people there faithfully wrestling with them. Again, thank you!
As we move forward with new leadership in Louisville, a new confession in our constitution, appointed committees starting their work and overtures headed to presbyteries, our thoughtful and thorough coverage will continue – but not without your support. To be frank, covering GA was costly and our bottom line reflects those expenses.
In light of that, would you consider making or even increasing your gift to the Outlook? I assure you we will be good stewards of your gifts and your trust.
As we draw closer to our 200th anniversary, I have been looking into our history. I recently had the pleasure of doing some research at the Presbyterian Historical Society. I was able to hold in my hands copies of The Watchman of the South, one of our ancestor publications. The 1837 masthead read, “Devoted to the promotion of practical piety, the diffusion of religious and general intelligence, and the propagation of the distinctive tenets and institutions of the Presbyterian Church.” The mission articulated on that 19th century masthead persists; our context has changed but the gospel remains unchanged. The Presbyterian Outlook still has a role in casting a Kingdom vision in our time. I hope you will feel called to partner with us in doing just that.
Grace and peace,