|EPC Congregation hears PPL vision|
Shiloh Presbyterian Church in St. Mary’s, PA hosted a Sunday evening community worship service last month with an emphasis on the value bestowed by God on human life. PPL’s Executive Director, Marie Bowen shared with the ecumenical crowd PPL’s vision to equip churches in the broader Presbyterian and Reformed Community until Every Church, Everywhere, Cherishes Every Life. Catholics, Baptists, and Presbyterians who attended the meeting and who have long been involved in praying and working politically to end abortion in our nation were thrilled to hear fresh ideas for congregational ministry to women who are pregnant and to those who have experienced abortion and suffer silently in our pews.
Shiloh’s Evangelical Presbyterian Congregation was recently dismissed from the PC(USA). Pastor, Scott Wiest is the first EPC member to serve on the Board of Directors of Presbyterians Pro-Life, something made possible only recently by a change in PPL’s bylaws. Wiest and his wife Sharon are the parents of eight children. They and their four youngest children have formed a musical band that sang and played during the service. They have a wonderful story about that that we will tell in another newsletter.