We just arrived home from a wonderful time in Washington attending Eric's installation service into the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC).
Many of you know that currently Eric serves as pastor in the United Reformed Churches of North America (URCNA), but we are serving in Uganda as part of the OPC. Typically, if a pastor were to switch his credentials into the OPC, his installation would be at his local church, but because Eric isn't being called to a particular congregation, but rather to Uganda, his installation service was held at the meeting of presbytery (the gathering of leaders from OPC churches throughout the greater Northwest area). So in addition to the installation service, we also sat in on the meetings, which I could give a wife-ly commentary on, but I'll refrain...
Pastor and good friend, Dan McManigal, gave a very challenging and encouraging message from I Thessalonians 2.
|Rev. Dan McManigal of Grace Church|
Rev. Calvin Malcor asked the questions of installation.
|Rev. Calvin Malcor and Eric|
Mr. Mark Bube, General Secretary of the Committee on Foreign Missions for the OPC, gave the charge. Once again, we felt our utter helplessness to do this on our own strength and our utter dependence upon God.
|Mr. Mark Bube|
|David, Eric and Dan|