For the Pastoral Transition


Pastoral Transition Prayer Initiative – A Call to Pray

Our church is a time of transition and change focusing on a search for our new senior pastor.  During this significant time of uncertainty, we are asking that you pray for our church, the staff, and the work of the transition committee.  You will have two ways of doing this:


1) We're asking you!  While these will be individual prayers, there is power in knowing that many of us will be talking with God at one time about the same issue.  


The weekly e-mail will provide information about what to specifically pray for, so wait for it on Wednesday. Sign  


2) Virtual prayer sessions – Periodically, we will have a virtual prayer session from 10:15 – 10:30 (between the two virtual worship services).  The prayers will focus on specific needs of the church at that time especially as it relates to the transition.  There will be corporate reading of our Biblical story and a corporate prayer in addition to prayers lead by a lay leader. Information for the link to this opportunity will be in the Wednesday weekly email prior to the session. Future dates include September 27, November 22, and December 20.


Thank you for helping to lift our collective voices to God in praise and petition!

Prayer Schedule  

Thursday Prayers

December 3: At this time of Advent, pray that as you prepare for Jesus’ birth, you will be attentive to His voice so that you may have a renewed sense of HOPE for the future of this church as we experience God’s great love in sending His son.

December 10: Pray for guidance for staff as they help us prepare the way during this time of Advent so that despite it being very different, we experience the PEACE that comes from fully embracing God’s love for us, and knowing that He is leading this church forward.

December 17: Pray that all those in our congregation and our community might be filled with JOY as we celebrate Christ’s birth especially those who feel lonely or are experiencing grief.

December 24: Pray that each of us will fully accept God’s LOVE for us, and know how to reflect it to those around us. And pray gratefully that we are not alone but are surrounded by our brothers and sisters in Christ at this church.

December 31: Pray for renewal and energy to begin a New Year, and for strengthening of Bob and the Transition Committee as they continue their work in bringing us a new Senior Pastor.

Upcoming Prayer Sessions

December 20




8:00, Chapel


9:00, Sanctuary


10:42, Sanctuary

First Presbyterian Church of West Chester

130 W. Miner St. West Chester, Pa 19382

Phone: 610-696-0554


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