Prayer for 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

October 14: Commitment of church members and attendees to consider their part in “Faithfully Connected” so that church ministries of worship, faith development (Christian ed.    opportunities), caregiving to members, and mission and outreach can continue in an effective way.

October 22: Strong sense of direction for pastors and other leaders in the church (Elders, Trustees, Deacons) as decisions are made through the transition and COVID pandemic, and continued consideration of church members and attendees to participate in “Faithfully Connected.”

October 29: Gratitude for the generous spirit of people responding to “Faithfully Connected” as they have remembered God’s blessings to us.

November 4: Help in continuing to look outward to the needs of our community during the pandemic even as we focus on the changes that will be coming to our church with new leadership. Keep us true to our Matthew 25 commitment to do this for the least of these – those dealing with homelessness, hunger, health issues, and other needs in West Chester and Chester County.

Upcoming Prayer Sessions

October 25 

November 22

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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