10 a.m. Worship
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in God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.
Rachel Yates, Guest in the Pulpit
October 19, 2014
1 John 2.15-17
Matthew 19.16-22, 27-30
Our lives are filled with turning points, in which we are called to go in a new direction. We have the chance, at those intersections, to listen for God’s call and to understand God’s will for us. When we can distinguish between the lure of worldly desire and our spiritual call, we are given the choice to commit our entire lives to that which is truly rewarding. It may require sacrifice, but we will not regret our decision.
Rachel Yates works with congregations in the western part of the United States, building awareness of and engagement with the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s mission and ministries. Her focus is on the World Mission ministry area, particularly efforts to secure funds for the sending and support of international mission personnel. Previously, she served for 23 years as an attorney with Holland & Hart LLP, a Rocky Mountain-based law firm with 15 offices across the Mountain West and in Washington, D. C. In addition to her legal background, Yates brings significant congregational and presbytery involvement to her new role. She serves as a ruling elder and clerk of session at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Denver and co-chairs the congregation’s Faith in Action Team.