Today – Sunday, July 3, 2016 – we welcomed our new pastor to our church family. Pastor Linda Glantz began her appointment with the Albion First United Methodist Church with her first Sunday morning service with us.
As part of the service, we held a “Celebration of Appointment” to show our support for her leadership. Here are a few photos of the celebration:
Kim Pritt leads the “Celebration of Appointment” and introduction of Pastor Linda
Pastor Linda reaffirms her commitment to the Word of God in her new church
Rachel Marasco, Judy Manley, and Marie Follett await their turn to offer symbolic gifts to help Pastor Linda in her ministry to our congregation
Terry Wilbert, Leslee Lockwood, and Sandy Andrews also bear symbolic gifts
Judy Manley offers a Bible
Rachel Marasco offers Water to be used to baptize new Christians in this place
Pastor Linda places the Bread and Cup on the table after accepting it from Sandy Andrews
Terry Wilbert offers a Towel and Basin so that she may lead us to be servants to all
Marie Follett offers a Hymnal and Book of Worship to guide us in our prayer and praise
Pastor Linda accepted the Book of Discipline from Leslee Lockwood
Rachel Marasco offers the final gift – a Globe so that she may lead us in our mission to this community and all the world
The congregation joined in a prayer to bless the ministries of the Church
A final blessing is given with each participant laying their hands on Linda to bless her service to our church family
Welcome, Pastor Linda! We wish you well and pray for a smooth transition and a blessed appointment as our Pastor.