‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Mark 12:30-31
What greater commandment could Jesus give than this? As a congregation Shawnee Presbyterian has historically been very diligent in focusing on God and neighbor. Our worship, study, and mission demonstrate our dedication to our God. Our mission mindedness as individuals and congregation continually provide for our neighbors found through Crosslines, Shawnee Community Services, and other needs identified through our presbytery and community.
We now have two new means of caring for our neighbor. Throughout the month long celebration of Ramadan, we were able to provide a safe and comfortable place for Shawnee Mission Islamic Society to share their daily prayers following their day long fast. It appears that this connection may well develop further through education and fellowship opportunities. Keep your eyes and hearts open to these possibilities as they become reality for us. Secondly, the churches in Shawnee have been working with the mayor and city council to develop connections to help our city be more ready for disasters, especially when considering the people affected along with our professional response teams. I will be presenting the first element of our involvement in this preparation during the announcement time on August 2.
Loving everyone in our own family may have its challenges at times, but loving our neighbor as our self seems to be an automatic for us.
May God continue to bless us in our ministry together.
– Pastor Craig
Whether you're looking for a new church or simply looking to expand your horizons, we invite you to come see for yourself. Join us this Sunday to learn more about Shawnee Presbyterian and to meet the wonderful, vibrant people that make up our church community.
9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Fellowship
10:30 a.m. Worship Service