Presbytery of Lake Erie



Presbytery of Lake Erie -- Mission Statement

“Empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit through

scripture, our confessions, and conscience

the Presbytery of Lake Erie journeys with

congregations, ruling elders and teaching elders as we

live, grow, fellowship and witness to

the work of God through Jesus Christ

in today’s changing world.

Recognizing that we are called to serve all of God’s children,

we do this through shared

prayer, worship, training, evangelism, and mission

                                    to strengthen the dynamic Body of Christ.”



Celebration of Worship on Wednesdays at Redeemer Church, Meadville

If you were to show up at Redeemer Church, Meadville at 10:00 AM on Wednesday mornings you would be invited into a most lively, interactive worship service.  Hosted by the Session and their pastor Rev. Rachel Johns this is a service specifically designed for residents who live in group homes.  One Wednesday recently had more than 80 participants in this worship service which often includes noisemakers, balloons and refreshments.  Pray for WOW - Worship on Wednesdays - at Redeemer! 




Times of Transition





The year 2014 has been a year of a number of pastoral transitions.  Generally there are 1 or 2 retirements a year.  This year there have been five – Barry Cressman, Lyta Seddig, Jim Rimmer, Jim Haas and Harvey Boal.  Pictured above is the recognition of Rev. Jim Haas at the November presbytery meeting when he was recognized for his 18 years of service at the Wayside Presbyterian Church.  Congratulations to all these retirees!





 Lake Erie Presbytery Blessed with a Visit by Rev. Seth Agidi


Late October provided the opportunity of a brief visit by Rev. Seth Agidi to Lake Erie Presbytery.  Rev. Agidi, a friend of the presbytery now for several years, has most recently been elected as Moderator of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana – a denomination of 150,000 members.  It was indeed a unique honor to have him visit with us prior to assuming the position of Moderator on January 1, 2015, a position that he will fill for six years.  Here he visits with Seph Kumer, Director of Youth and Family Ministries at First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.  Our presbytery continues to build a partnership with the Upper Northern Presbytery of the EPC, Ghana.









Welcome to the website of the Presbytery of Lake Erie!  These are exciting times in the life of the church.  Come and join with one of the 58 congregations in this presbytery as they testify to the reconciling power of God in their lives!  The Presbyterian Church seeks to be a community reconciled to God through Christ.


To be reconciled to God is to be sent into the world as his reconciling community.  This community, the church universal, is entrusted with God’s message of reconciliation  … Wherever the church exists, its members are both gathered in corporate life and dispersed in society for the sake of mission in the world.


  -The Confession of 1967


Come and discover what God is up to in our midst – worshipping faithfully, serving and compassionately and living powerfully for God!


Rev. David S. Oyler,

General Presbyter

Presbytery of Lake Erie


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             Rev. David S. Oyler                                               Lake Erie Presbytery
             General Presbyter                                                     Elmwood Ave. 
                                                                                      Presbyterian Church

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