Letting Go and Making Room for Alleluias

By Rev. Eugenia A. Gamble

Drawing from the powerful themes of releasing and receiving that mark our Lent and Easter seasons, this issue of the Virtual Voice of the Synod of Living Waters offers information and inspiration for you from colleagues and friends across the synod.

Greg Goodwiller, Synod Executive gives a recap of our annual synod meeting and the changes adopted to help us release some things in order to receive new things.

Synod Moderator Ann Laird Jones, Shares her reflections on our covenant partners.

Cindy Fisher from the Presbyterian Home for Children in Talladega Alabama shares stories of the homes ongoing ministry.

Steve Young of Living Waters for the World shares a new slide show that highlights the alleluias and opportunities of that ministry.

Read about how a small beginning in Trinity Presbyterian Church in Fairhope Alabama has grown into a jubilee of blessing for those burdened with medical debt.

The Rev. Dr. Marian McClure Taylor shares inspiration from ecumenical leaders.

James Gale and Althea Jerome share reflections on Lenten Practices and Eugenia Gamble shares downloadable daily devotions for Lent.

In addition this edition offers an invitation to the Festival of Choirs concert to be held this year in Memphis in April, as well as links to resources to help us understand and respond to the ongoing crisis in Israel Gaza and the broader middle east.

The prayer of the Communications and Technology team is that you will read and relish the stories in this issue and find inspiration for your ongoing journey to alleluias!

Eugenia Gamble, Ann Laird Jones, Althea Jerome, James Gale and Greg Goodwiller.