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July/August 2024


This is a downloadable PDF file of this issue of Presbyterian Outlook.



Summer can feel synonymous with “gathering.” And at the height of the 2020 pandemic, the almost collective lament at the inability to gather – in worship, with family, for birthday parties and weddings, around the coffee pot at work, or even at a funeral – made the eventual togetherness both sweet and bittersweet. We didn’t realize before, it seems, how much community can mean. But Jesus told us: “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them (Matthew 18:20).” This issue of the Outlook explores what it means to gather, to be in community with one another, and to find the Holy Spirit there and waiting.