Presbytery of Yellowstone

PO Box 1254 Bozeman, MT 59771

“Vision serves the church like the North Star serves the explorer”

Our Vision

Yellowstone Presbytery – guided and sustained by Scripture, the Holy Spirit, and prayer — is a community rooted in the love of Jesus Christ

We will . . .

Gather Together for God’s glory and spiritual synergy*.

Equip and Encourage disciple-making congregations and leaders for living the Gospel . . . intentionally becoming more like Christ; ably sharing our faith; impacting our communities; worshipping in loving response to God; and mutually supporting and training leaders.

Go Out  to join Christ in Christ’s mission in our communities, Montana, and the world . . . embodying and sharing Christ’s Good News; loving and serving, as we are commanded, in our words, actions, and relationships.

* Synergy:  from the Greek syn-ergos, συνεργ?ς   meaning working together.

Who We Are

We are 22 churches of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in southern and eastern Montana who, together, are called to meet, love, and live God through Jesus Christ. 

As we disciple each other, and resource pastors, leaders and congregations, we are prayerfully working for the strengthening and the reinvigorating of our churches. 

Together in common ministry and mission, we are presenting Christ’s love, justice and saving work across Montana.

Calendar of Events

MeetingDateLocationLink
Presbytery MeetingNovember 1 & 2, 2024
General AssemblyBegins June 29, 2024Salt Lake City, UT
Presbyterian Youth TrienniumJuly 28-31, 2025Louisville, KY
Old Gallican Sacramentary

as found in  A Guide to Prayer for all God’s People published by The Upper Room

Grant Thy servants, O God, to be set on fire with Thy Spirit, strengthened by Thy power illuminated by Thy splendor, filled with Thy grace, and to go forward by Thine aid.

Give them, O Lord, a right faith, perfect love, true humility.

Grant, O Lord, that there may be in us simple affection, brave patience, persevering obedience, perpetual peace, a pure mind, a right and honest heart, a good will, a holy conscience, spiritual strength, a life unspotted and unblameable; and after having finished our course, may we be enabled happily to enter into Thy kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen.

Round of Prayer

Date:In Prayer For:
Sunday Apr 7David Bierschwale, Honorably Retired, Billings;
Sunday Apr 14Rev. Douglas Melius, Honorably Retired, Livingston
Saturday Apr 20Earth Day, Earth Care Congregations
Sunday Apr 21 Rev. John Dyce, Pastor At-Large, Billings; Rev. Lanny Rounds, Honorably Retired, Butte
Sunday Apr 28 Family of Rev. Lowell Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa
Sunday May 5Rev. Sherwood McKay, Honorably Retired, Miles City
Sunday May 12 Mother’s Day; Presbyterian Women, Suzanne Bratsky
Sunday May 19 CRE Margee Smith, Lewistown; St. Timothy’s Chapel, Georgetown Lake
Sunday May 26 First Presbyterian Church Dillon. Pastor Daniel Triller
Monday May 27 Memorial Day
Sunday Jun 2 First Church Lewistown, Pastor Kimmy Briggs, CRE Margee Smith
Sunday Jun 9 LC Moderator RE Russ Kline; PMT Co-Moderators RE Debbie Ernst & Rev. Neva Rathbun
Sunday Jun 16 Westminster Spires, Rockhaven Camp, Campers, and Camp Staff
Sunday Jun 23 First Church Butte, MWS Karolee Larson
Sunday, June 30Rep/Nom Moderator Rev. Lanny Rounds; Camping/Youth Moderator Rev. Daniel Triller
Sunday July 7 Presbyterian Church Manhattan; CRE Chuck Wright, Butte
Sunday July 14 Rev. Rusty Craig, Honorably Retired, Anaconda
Sunday July 21 Caroline Fleming, Yellowstone Presbytery Stated Clerk
Sunday July 28 Glacier Presbytery; Dakota Presbytery
Sunday Aug 4 Community Presbyterian Church, Jordan
Sunday Aug 11 Ric Tieman, Yellowstone Presbytery Treasurer
Sunday Aug 18 Community Presbyterian Church, Hysham, Pastor David Murchie
Sunday Aug 25 Rev. JP Carlson, Lutheran Campus Ministry, Bozeman;
Sunday Sep 1 Rev. Dwight Welch, United Campus Ministry, MSU Billings
Sunday Sep 8Rev. Kim Woeste, Campus Minister, Rocky Mountain College, Billings
Sunday Sep 15 Presby Cats Higher Education Ministry; Theological Education Fund
Sunday, Sep 221st Presbyterian Bozeman, Ashley Birk, Interim Pastor
Sunday Sep 29Rev. Susan Thomas, Honorable Retired, Billings
Sunday Oct 6World Communion Sunday; Forsyth Federated Church
Sunday Oct 13 Rev. Doug Johnson, Honorably Retired; Billings
Sunday Oct 20 Colstrip United Community Church, Pastor David Murchie
Sunday Oct 27 Rev. David Andrew, Pastor At-Large, Highwood; Reformation Sunday
Friday Nov 1All Saint’s Day; Pray for our Departed Family and Friends
Sunday Nov 3 Rev. Freeman McCall, Honorably Retired, Dillon; Daylight Savings Time Ends
Tuesday Nov 5 Election Day
Sunday Nov 10Rev. Dan Krebill, Honorably Retired & Rev. Jody McDevitt, Honorably Retired, Billings
Monday, Nov 11 Veterans Day
Sunday Nov 17 Rev. Debbie Funke, Honorably Retired, Texas; Rev. Marcia Muir, Minister-At-Large, Boise ID
Sunday Nov 24 First Presbyterian Church Stanford
Thursday Nov 28 Thanksgiving
Sunday Dec 1 Church of the Big Hole, Pastor Mary Davis; Rev. Dick Davis, Pastor At-Large; Missoula;
Sunday Dec 8Rev. James Bell, Honorably Retired & Rev. Priscilla Bell, Honorably Retired, Laurel
Sunday Dec 15 Rev. Stephen Hundley, Honorably Retired, Ennis
Sunday Dec 22 First Presbyterian Church Poplar
Wednesday Dec 25CHRISTMAS! CELEBRATE THE LORD’S BIRTH!
Sunday Dec 29 Rev. Sally Ralston, Honorably Retired, Anaconda; Christmas Joy Offering
Sunday Jan 5First Presbyterian Church Billings, Pastor David Thompson
Monday Jan 6Epiphany
Sunday Jan 12First Presbyterian Church, Miles City
Sunday Jan 19 St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Billings; Dave Bierschwale, Honorably Retired; Billings
Monday Jan 26Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Sunday Feb 2 St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, Philipsburg, Pastor Deborah Schmidt
Sunday Feb 9 Community Presbyterian, Terry, Hope American Lutheran, Fallon, Pastor Jamie Schmeling
Sunday Feb 16 First Presbyterian Church, White Sulphur Springs, Pastor Wenda Fry
Monday Feb 17Presidents’ Day
Sunday Feb 23 First Presbyterian Church Wolf Point, Jeff Harada, Lay Person in Ministerial Service
Sunday Mar 2 Rev. Kathy Goodrich, General Presbyter, Bozeman; Rev. George Goodrich, Honorably Retired, Bozeman
Wednesday Mar 5Ash Wednesday
Friday Mar 7World Day of Prayer
Sunday Mar 9Rev. Neva Rathbun, Honorably Retired, Terry; Daylight Savings Time Begins
Sunday Mar 16 First Presbyterian Church Anaconda, Commissioned Ruling Elder, Veva Larson
Sunday Mar 23 Rev. Brent Long, Minister-At-Large and the UCC Church in Big Timber
Sunday Mar 30 First Church Deer Lodge
Sunday Apr 7David Bierschwale, Honorably Retired, Billings;
Sunday Apr 13 PALM SUNDAY; Madison Valley, Ennis, Pastor Mary Grace Reynolds
Thursday Apr 17Maundy Thursday
Friday April 18 GOOD FRIDAY
Sunday Apr 20 EASTER; Celebrate Christ’s Resurrection! One Great Hour of Sharing
Tuesday Apr 22Earth Day
Sunday Apr 27 Rev. Douglas Melius, Honorably Retired, Livingston
Sunday May 4 Rev. John Dyce, Pastor At-Large, Billings; Rev. Lanny Rounds, Honorably Retired, Butte
Sunday May 11Rev. Sherwood McKay, Honorably Retired, Miles City; Mother’s Day
Sunday May 18 First Presbyterian Church Dillon. Pastor Daniel Triller
Sunday May 25 St. Timothy’s Chapel, Georgetown Lake
Monday May 26 Memorial Day

Presbytery Meeting

(most recent or next meeting)

See past meetings in the Repository.

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10-Welcome-Letter-to-Dillon-May-17-2024.pdf Welcome Letter to Dillon - May 17, 2024

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April 25, 2024
12-Flyer-for-May-meeting.pdf Flyer for May meeting.pdf

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April 25, 2024
20-2024-5-17-Presbytery-meeting-docket.pdf Presbytery meeting docket.pdf

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May 8, 2024
21-2024-03-1-2-Minutes-Draft.pdf Draft Minutes March 1-2, 2024

1.35 MB 2024-04-16 April 16, 2024 2024-04-16 April 16, 2024
April 16, 2024
30-Leadership-Cabinet-report.pdf Leadership Cabinet report

125.57 KB 2024-05-15 May 15, 2024 2024-05-15 May 15, 2024
May 15, 2024
31-General-Presbyter-Report-to-Yellowstone-Presbytery-May-17.pdf General Presbyter Report to Yellowstone Presbytery May 17

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36-Stated-Clerk-Report-to-Yellowstone-Presbytery-May-17.pdf Stated Clerk Report to Yellowstone Presbytery May 17

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May 13, 2024
40-Treasurers-Report.pdf Treasurers Report

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May 13, 2024
50-Camping-and-Youth-May-2024.pdf Camping and Youth - May 2024

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50-Westminster-Spires-Camp-2024-Help-Needed.png Westminster Spires Camp 2024 Help Needed

poster

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50-Westminster-Spires-Camp-2024-Registration-Open-and-Help-Needed.pdf Westminster Spires Camp 2024 Registration Open and Help Needed

letter from Dan Triller

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50-Westminster-Spires-Summer-Camp-Flier-2024.jpeg Westminster Spires Summer Camp Flier 2024

flyer

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52-PMT-May-Report.pdf PMT May Report

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May 13, 2024
63-Closing-Worship-Yellowstone-Presbytery.pdf Closing Worship Yellowstone Presbytery

72.35 KB 2024-05-16 May 16, 2024 2024-05-16 May 16, 2024
May 16, 2024
70-PLN215-Benefits-To-Serve-the-Changing-Church.pdf Benefits To Serve the Changing Church

Hard copy will be available in meetings with Christine Long

1.5 MB 2024-05-08 May 8, 2024 2024-05-08 May 8, 2024
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Initial-letter-on-BOP-updates-save-the-date-5-17-24.pdf Initial letter on BOP updates

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Pres-Outlook-BOP-Restructures-Benefit-Offerings-for-2025-Mar-11-2024.pdf Pres Outlook - BOP Restructures Benefit Offerings for 2025

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