Presbytery Meeting Schedule

Welcome to the Stated Meeting on Saturday, September 16, 2023 at The Presbterian Church of Okemos.

8:30 a.m. Registration opens: Please sign the Roll of the Presbytery by checking in.

9:30 a.m. LIGHTING OF THE CHRIST CANDLE – Elder Paul Karsten (Moderator)

  • *Hymn: Jesus, Be with Us
  • Call to Order and Opening Prayer
  • Declaration of Quorum 


  • Appointment of Temporary Clerks [ACTION]
  • Seating of Corresponding Members [ACTION]
  • Approval of the Docket [ACTION]
  • Welcome
    • First-Time Elders and Christian Educators
    • Guests and Visitors
    • Introduction of New Teaching Elders Members – Rev. Troy Hauser Brydon
  • Greetings from the Host Church – Rev. Lisa Schrott
  • Approval of the Consent Agenda [ACTION]

10:00 a.m. WORSHIP – (See insert)

  • Message: Avery Arden, a board member with More Light Presbyterians
    • Sermon Title: God Who Gathers Outcasts
    • Sermon Texts: Isaiah 56:1-8 and I Corinthians 12:12-27

 11:00 a.m. BREAK (15 minutes)



12:00 p.m. Lunch and Fellowship

1:00 p.m. Afternoon Panel Discussion


3:00 p.m. ADJOURNMENT – Elder Paul Karsten


The next Presbytery meeting is scheduled for Saturday, December 5, 2023,
at Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, 7495 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

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Final packet posted here. It will take you to a Google Drive folder with all the documents that you can reference to throughout the meeting.

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    Next Stated Meetings

    The next regular Stated Meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023, and will be hosted by The Presbyterian Church of Okemos.  

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