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Not Prince Hamlet

"Full of high sentence, but a bit obtuse."

Installation

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

I was installed as the Associate Pastor on Sunday. It was a full-on Sunday morning worship service, worship for the fourth Sunday in Easter. The paraments were white, but the stoles were red, red for installation.

Brian explained installation to the kids, using his laptop and my hammer. Brian preached the word, self-consciously avoiding a "near miss." Chad charged me: "You are not the Messiah." Teddy prayed. The Moderator and the Executive of the presbytery asked me the constitutional questions.

We sang. We all sang.

Too many thanks are required to address in one space, and the thanks called for are too weighty to be placed on a blog. So I'll simply say how full of gratitude my heart is for friends and for faith, for I have come to experience the extent to which those two things depend on each other. Amen.
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