Session at ELPC

The Session is one of the governing councils of any Presbyterian church. It exists to help the congregation do several important tasks, such as:

  • Provide that the Word of God be truly preached and heard, inviting all people to participate in God’s new creation;
  • Ensure that the sacraments of communion and baptism be rightly administered and received, committing ourselves to be present in solidarity with the marginalized and the hungry as we bear witness to Christ’s saving death and resurrection; and
  • Nurture a covenant community of disciples of Christ, giving ourselves in service to God’s mission.

At ELPC, the Session is comprised of elders (ordained officers) who are elected for three-year terms of service. The current church Session consists of 25 women and men, as well as youth elders who serve shorter terms. The Session meets at least nine times a year and delegates their ongoing work to the following eight committees: Christian Education, Youth & Young Adult Ministries, Finance & Stewardship, Membership & Outreach, Mission Board, Personnel, Property, Spiritual Life, and Worship, Music & the Arts.

Click on the link to download the packets from previous Session meetings and enter the password when prompted.

November 21, 2017
October 17, 2017
September 19, 2017
August 15, 2017
June 20, 2017
May 16, 2017
April 18, 2017
February 21, 2017
January 17, 2017
November 15, 2016
October 18, 2016
September 20, 2016
July 26, 2016
June 28, 2016
May 10, 2016
April 19, 2016
February 16, 2016
January 19, 2016