Philadephia Korean-American Presbyterian Church 96th Appointed Meeting

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Philadephia Korean-American Presbyterian Church 96th Appointed Meeting

The 94th regular meeting of the Philadelphia Korean-American Presbyterian Church was held as follows:

Date: September 12, 2023 (Tuesday) at 10:00 AM.
Location: Zion Presbyterian Church (Rev. Lee Sung-Heum), 9947 Harford Rd., Parkville, MD 21234

Chapter 1 : Opening Worship and Communion
At 10:00 AM, led by the moderator Rev. Ko Taek-Won, hymn number 415 was sung, corporate confession of faith in the Apostle’s Creed was recited, followed by singing hymn number 272, and then elder Lee Jong-Jin prayed. Rev. Ko Taek-Won then read 1 Corinthians 10:1-10 and Rev. Park Ki-Eok preached a sermon titled, “The Wilderness Church”. After singing hymn number 288, communion service was led by Rev. Choi Hae-Keun who read 1 Corinthians 11:23-29. Communion was then administered by elders Kim Hee-Dong and So Se-Young. After singing hymn number 149, Rev. Choi Hae-Keun closed the opening worship and communion service at 11:15 AM.

Chapter 2 : Order of Meeting
After ten minutes, Rev. Baek Woon-Young prayed and the meeting was called to order at 11:26 AM.

1. Roll Call
Pastoral Members: (28 persons)
Baek Woon-Young, Ko Taek-Won, Kim Sung-Chul, Jung Dong-Jin, Lee Byung-Eun, Yoon Sang-Chul, Choi Hae-Keun, Park Ki-Eok, Yoo Jae-Wan, Park Mi-Ga, Choi Wang-Kyu, Hong Seung-Min, Lee Jae-Chul, Lee Cheul-Hee, Shim Young-Suk, Oh Chang-Hoon, Lee Sung-Heub, Joo Yang-Myung, Lee Moo-Sang, Kim Ji-Hoon,Oh Kyung-Chang, Jang San-Sung, Lim Soo-Byung, Lee Ho-Seok, Kim In-Hwan, Park Woon, Ko Aram, Michael Hoi.

Elder Members (3 persons): Kim Hee-Dong, Lee Jong-Jin, So Sae-Young

Excused Absences (22 persons)
Kong Kwang-Shik, Lee Yong-Gul, Yoon Jong-Ho, Lee Dong-Hee, Kim Seung-Hyun, Kim In-Kwan, Kim Hee-Dong, Kim Yi-Chang, Oh Byung-Jae, Jung Sung-Eun, Park Ban-Suk, Yoo Tae-Young, Jung Jae-Hoon, Park Chan-Yang, Kim Yong-Sung, Baek Seung-Joon, Lee Gun, Jung Jin-Ho, Choi Jin-Ho, Jung Sung-Man, Lee Dae-Hun, Kang Solomon.

2. Call to Order
The clerk, Rev. Lee Sung-Heum, read the roll call and confirmed the attendance of 28 pastors and 3 elders, totaling 31 attendees. The 96th meeting was called to order by the moderator.

3. Report of the Docket
The clerk presented the report of the docket and it was accepted.

4. Report of the Clerk
The clerk’s report was presented and accepted.

5. Audit Report
The clerk’s report was presented and accepted.

6. Financial Report
The financial report was presented and accepted as presented. The education department presented the financial report for the Family Retreat, which was also accepted as presented..

7. Appointment of Announcer and Inspector of Attendance
Rev. Lee Seung-Heum was selected as Announcer and Rev. Lim Soo-Byung was selected as the Inspector of Attendance.

8. Adjournment
A break was scheduled until 1:00 PM for lunch and Rev. Jeon Dong-Jin led the prayer.

9. Resumption
At 1:00 PM, the meeting was resumed with a prayer led by Rev. Chae Wang-Kyu.

10. Department Reports (Standing Department, Standing Committee, Inspection Committee)

1) Education Department
The education department presented their report and it was accepted.

2) Steering Committee
Rev. Ko Taek-Won of Sae Han Presbyterian Church requested the admission and ordination of Rev. Lee Eun-Won, which was approved.
Rev. Yoon Sang-Chul of Open Door Church requested the admission and ordination of Rev. Oh Yo-Seb which was approved.
Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church requested the admission and ordination of Rev. Jung Seung-Hwan which was approved.
Rev. Lee Cheul-Hee of Chamdeun Church requested the admission and assistant pastor application for Rev. Kang Jang-Bum which was approved.
Rev. Kim Sung-Chul requested the admission and ordination of the associate pastor at Bethel Presbyterian church, which was approved.
Regarding the associate pastor’s salary at Bethel Presbyterian church, adjustment was recommended.
It was decided to approve the absolution and appointment of Rev. Yoon Sang-Chul as pastor emeritus at Open Door Church.
It was decided to approve the absolution and appointment of Rev. Ko Taek-Won as pastor emeritus at Sae Han Presbyeterian Church was approved.
It was decided to approve the absolution of Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church.
The case of Rev. Kim Jung-Il’s request to dissolve Dong San Presbyterian Church was approved, and the state governments will be notified.

- Additional Member Appointments: Rev. Lee Eun-Woo, Rev. Oh Yo-Seb, Rev. Jung Seung-Hwan, Rev. Kang Jang-Bum.
The four new pastor members introduced themselves to the members.

2) Administrative Department
(1) Deacon Kyung Ki-Wook passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church.
(2) Deacon Kim Han-Bo passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church
(3) Deacon Park Hyung-Sun passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church
(4) Deacon Oh Sae-Jin passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church
(5) Deacon Lee Sae-Hak passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church
(6) Deacon Jang In-Soon passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church
(7) Deacon Jang In-Ha passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church
(8) Deacon Jo Nam-Soo passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church
(9) Deacon Huh Man-Hyuk passed the eldership exam which was petitioned by Rev. Baek Woon-Young of Yuong Sang Presbyterian Church

4) Inspection Committee
(1) The eastern Inspection Committee presented a detailed report on its activities. The recommendation to honor Rev. Ko Taek-Won as pastor emeritus was passed.
(2) The western Inspection Committee provided a detailed report on its activities. The appointment of Rev. Yoon Sang-Chul as pastor emeritus was passed.
(3) The inter-congregational sports event is to be held at Bucks County Presbyterian Church on October 17th.

11. Agenda Discussion
The formation of a delegation committee for the installation of associate pastors is delegated to the executive committee.

12. Selection of Next Presbytery Location
The meeting place for the next presbytery and any pending issues will be delegated to the executive committee. Afterwards, the minutes will be adopted and the meeting will be adjourned.

13. Adoption of the Meeting Minutes
The clerk read the minutes and they were accepted with modifications.

14. Adjournment
Rev. Ko Taek-Won read Psalm 112:1-3 and delivered a sermon titled “Fear the Lord” before closing with a prayer. The meeting was adjourned at 3:25 PM.

Moderator of the Presbytery Rev. Ko Taek-Won

Recording Clerk: Oh Kyung-Chang