Ordination and Installation of Incoming Church Officers

The worship service on January 7 will include the ordination and installation of our new Elders, Deacons and Shepherds and those being ordained will receive the laying on of hands. To those who will be ordained, know that these are the hands of those who have gone before you and those who stand beside you. These are the hands of those who support you and can guide you. These are the hands of those who were overwhelmed at first and those that had questions and new ideas. These are the hands of those who value tradition. The hands of those who took the same vows of leadership. Accept their blessing with your whole heart. Receive the Holy Spirit through their hands and be transformed. To those who will be installed, recommit yourself to the office, continue to ask questions and be patient in answering. It may just be the right time to look at something old in a new way