At All Saints, we have entered into a season of transition as we seek a new permanent senior priest. Our parish selection committee (PSC), a group of 8 individuals representative of our congregation, is now in the process of discerning who we are as a parish, what we hope to achieve as church in the next few years, and what individual God is preparing to be our Incumbent in the near future. As the PSC does its work and we continue to engage in ministry and outreach here at All Saints, we uphold our parish and the PSC process in weekly prayer, knowing God will hear and answer our requests according to His will and timing:
Scripture Reading: Proverbs 2:2-6
As we approach our congregational meeting (Sept 29), pray for clarity on the background and experience we hope our next Incumbent will have. Pray that our representation of ourselves will be accurate and winsome with respect to what God is doing here.
Previous prayer prompts:
Week 12/September 11: Acts 2:42; Pray for our church to embody the elements of a healthy church, both in the interim period and when a new priest is called to serve. Pray for our members who actively lead and support worship, discipleship, outreach, stewardship, and prayer ministries in the parish.
Week 11/September 4: Colossians 3:12-17; Pray that we continue to grow in love towards one another. Pray for unresolved conflict to be worked out and for any broken relationships in the church to be repaired.
Week 10/August 28: Hebrews 13:17; Pray for the church to be filled with life through the Holy Spirit. Pray for our interim priest and lay leaders as they seek to follow God’s wisdom during this season of transition.
Week 9/August 21: John 15:16-17; Pray for a season of fruitful ministry this fall as we prepare for newcomers to our church (including our future Incumbent). Pray for our selection committee to be blessed with energy, focus, and moments of unexpected joy.
Week 8/August 14: Ephesians 6: 10-11; Pray for God to fortify the search committee members and their coach. Pray for the church and our interim priest to be strengthened to carry out the vision God has for All Saints.
Week 7/August 7: Philippians 4:7; Pray for the priest who will eventually serve as our next Incumbent that they may have clarity regarding God’s call to them. Pray for the search committee members to feel joy in their roles and not be disheartened by their workload.
Week 6/July 31: Psalm 139:1-4; As our committee is drafting a fresh parish profile, pray for clarity regarding the characteristics, goals, and key result areas that we hold dear and wish to focus on as a church.
Week 5/July 24: Ephesians 1:22-23; Pray for unity, peace and forward momentum in the church while we wait for the right priest. Pray for a strong sense of camaraderie among the search committee members as they determine the true needs of ASW and are open to those things God brings to mind.
Week 4/July 17: Ephesians 4:2-6; Pray for members of the search committee to remain close to Christ. Pray for our interim priest and his wife to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit in their ministry.
Week 3/July 10: Jeremiah 29:11-13; Pray for the search committee and the congregation to hope in God knowing that God is in control of the church’s future.
Week 2 /July 2: John 15:1-8; Pray for church members to abide in Christ during the interim period and continue to produce fruit that glorifies God. Pray for the parish selection committee (PSC) members to hear the Spirit clearly as they enter into this process on our behalf.
Week 1 / June 25: Proverbs 3:5-6; Pray for all of us to wholeheartedly trust God as we enter into this season of transition. Pray for the members of the parish selection committee (PSC) as they begin to work together under the Holy Spirit’s leadership.