January 29, 2021
Dear Fathers and Brothers:
The One Hundred and Twentieth Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Southwest Florida will take place on Saturday, February 13, 2021 at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Lakeland, FL (301 North Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801; 863-603-7777).
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting at 8:30 a.m. with a Worship Service. Our outgoing Moderator, TE Bob Brubaker, pastor of Christ Community PCA in Clearwater, FL, will preach the sermon. The Worship Service will include the Lord’s Supper (per Article 8-1 of our Standing Rules) and Memorials (per Article 8-2 of our Standing Rules).
Following the Worship Service, we shall have a Season of Prayer for several churches in our Presbytery.
Based on the time each committee chair has requested for his report, it seems that if we do not have lunch, we can conclude our business around 1:15 p.m. Hopefully, men will then meet together for lunch and fellowship at local restaurants before heading home.
There will be two judicial matters on the docket. One will be a report from our Judicial Business Committee regarding two Teaching Elders. The other is that the Standing Judicial Commission of the General Assembly has assembled a panel to adjudicate Judicial Case 2020-11 (Complaint of TE David B. McWilliams vs. Southwest Florida Presbytery).
The docket for the meeting, along with various attachments, is included with this letter. They will also be available at our Presbytery website at: http://swfpresbytery.org/news/. Additional reports will be added to the website prior to the Presbytery Meeting on February 13. Please check the website before coming to the Presbytery Meeting to download all the reports and documents, as they will not be provided at the meeting.
Finally, please pray that the Lord will bless the work of our Presbytery as we meet on February 13.
Grace and peace,
Stated Clerk, Presbytery of Southwest Florida