December 15, 2017
We as a synod and as a church body lift up in prayer Candidate Patrick Jenkins, who will be ordained this Sunday, December 17th, 1:30 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, Canton, IL. He has been called to serve as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Sisseton, SD. To clergy who will vest and process, the color is red.
Eternal God, through your Holy Spirit you have called Patrick to the ministry of Word and Sacrament. Bless his proclamation of your law and gospel. Make him a faithful pastor, patient teacher, and wise counselor. Grant that in all things he may serve without reproach, that your people may be renewed and your name be glorified in the church; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Bishop S. John Roth