"We limit not the truth of God
To our poor reach of mind,
By notions of our day and sect,
Crude, partial and confined.
No, let a new and better hope
Within our hearts be stirred:
For God hath yet more light and truth
To break forth from the Word."
|Pastor John Robinson, sending the Pilgrims to the New World, 1620 C.E.;
paraphrased by the hymnwriter George Rawson, 1807--1889 C.E.
More Light Presbyterians is an organization within the Presbyterian Church, USA, that seeks "the full participation of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people of faith in the life, ministry, and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA)."
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There are currently no More Light Congregations in the Los Ranchos Presbytery, though some congregations do have members who have joined MLP on an individual basis. For information about joining MLP as an individual, visit the Individual Membership page or message me at Legend@malcor.com.
The Los Ranchos Chapter of More Light Presbyterians held its first meeting Saturday, November 13, 1999 in the Social Hall at St. Mark Presbyterian Church. This chapter covers the same geographic region as the Los Ranchos Presbytery but it is a regional rather than a Presbytery chapter.
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For more information, contact the Los Ranchos Presbytery liaison for More Light Presbyterians, Linda Malcor, by e-mail at Legend@malcor.com or send snail mail to:
More Light Presbyterians
P.O. Box 749
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
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If you have information you think should be included on this page, message me at Legend@malcor.com.
Presbyterians are called "to repent in their own lives, and challenge in others, the sin of homophobia, which drives homosexual persons away from Christ and his church." (Minutes of the 190th General Assembly, United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America , p. 266, Policy Statement "The Church and Homosexuality," recommendation 8.)
Matthew 7:15-20 (RSV): "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits."
What fruits have your words and actions yielded today?
Prayer: God of Love, help us to be patient and kind. Give us the strength to be neither irritable nor resentful and the wisdom not to insist on our own way. Fill us with the love that enables us to bear all things, believe all things, hope all things, and endure all things. Give us the power to show Your love to all people that they might trust in You. These things we pray in Jesus's name, Amen.
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