October 8, 2017

We joyfully lift in prayer First English Lutheran Church (Peoria) and Pastor Ryan Anderson as Pastor Anderson is installed as pastor this afternoon, Sunday, October 8, 2017, in worship beginning at 3:00 p.m.   Clergy invited to vest and process.  The color of for the service is the color of the season, green.  There will be a reception following the service.  Please accept my apologies for not getting this invitation to prayer out earlier.

 

Almighty God, all honor and glory are yours.  As you have raised up in your Church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ, grant now the indwelling of your Holy Spirit to Pastor Ryan Anderson  as he takes up this call: that he may faithfully fulfill the duties of this ministry, be sustained and encouraged in this household of faith, and rightly proclaim your gospel.  We pray that the saints at First English Lutheran Church receive him with respect and affection, and that he return the same to them, that together they may reflect the love that you have for all in Christ Jesus our Lord.  To you we give praise forever: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Amen

 

S. John Roth

Bishop

Central/Southern Illinois Synod (ELCA)

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