One of the key partners in the initial stages of the Lake Erie/Upper Northern Presbytery partnership has been the Rev. David Bindati. His tragic and untimely death in late 2016 had an impact on many. However, the partnership continues with his family. Here his widow receives a check from their friends in Lake Erie Presbytery to aid in the raising of her family. Your gifts build bridges!
Please pray for those affected by the recent hurricanes to hit the United States. Are you wondering what you might be able to do to help? The Presbytery Disaster Assistance fund is already making plans to help the Presbytery communities that have been devastated by these hurricanes. Donations can be made on this website. Just go to the home page and find the DONATE button give or you can mail a monetary donation to the Presbytery office at 2816 Elmwood Avenue, Erie PA 16508.
If you would like to learn more about hurricane relief efforts through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance click on this link: https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/compassion-peace-justice/pda/
Mission Trip Opportunities!
The Mission Committee of the First Presbyterian Church in Meadville is sponsoring a mission trip to La Gonave Hospital in Haiti. We’re looking for a surgeon, a nurse anesthetist, nurses and others willing to work. The trip will be led by Helen Jacobson, who has worked at the hospital as a nurse practitioner for 14 years. It will be a week-long trip in November of 2017. Does such an endeavor interest you? Do you know someone else who might be interested? If so, please contact Mary at the Meadville First church office at 814-333-2161.
Friends in Christ,
With gratitude to God, and in light of the promise of the resurrection, I am compelled to inform you of the death of Rev. Stephen Cahoon on October 21, 2017. Steve served the Harborcreek Church from 2008 to 2013, at which time he went on medical disability as he addressed health issues surrounding Parkinson’s disease. While at Harborcreek his wife taught in the Harborcreek Church Preschool. In most recent years he and his wife Marie have lived with their daughter in northern Virginia.
Steve was ordained in September 1987, having just achieved 30 years of ordained ministry. The majority of his ministry was celebrated within the bounds of Beaver-Butler Presbytery prior to his arrival at Harborcreek. Steve is survived by his wife Marie and his three adult children – Ken, Katie and Karen. Steve and Marie resided with their daughter Katie and her husband Chris who became parents to Steve’s first grandchild earlier this year. Alan is six months old.
A service to honor Rev. Steve Cahoon’s life is tentatively scheduled for December 2. As more information is available it will be shared with Steve’s colleagues in Lake Erie Presbytery. Thanks be to God for the life and ministry of Rev. Steve Cahoon.
With our Deepest Sympathy, Presbytery of Lake Erie Staff
Condolences can be sent to Marie Cahoon at: 92 Eisentown Dr. Lovettsville, VA 20180