Sunday, July 8, 2012

In the Meantime

I am now officially a seminary graduate (front row, 4th from the right). Friday, May 11, 2012 my classmates and I graduated from LTSG. We have come a long way. Sometimes it seems like we just started and other times our journey seems has seemed much longer. It was an emotional day that we celebrated with family, friends, and the whole seminary community.  All academic righteousness has been fulfilled. No class projects are hanging over my head. What a relief! But it is a bittersweet relief.

Since I began writing this post many weeks ago, I have been called as pastor of a small town church in the Southern Tier of New York State. I was ordained Friday night to the ministry of Word and Sacrament surrounded by family, friends, members of my congregation, and neighboring congregations. I was privileged to have some of my closest friends from seminary participate in this occasion. That too was an emotional occasion. Glad the church has boxes of Kleenex in the pews!

I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams with an awesome family, friends, husband, and now a call as pastor. Besides the picture of my graduation class, here is one of the church and one of me with the stole my husband got me for my ordination from Chappell Threads. 

Thank you for your patience during my blogging absence. There is much I wanted to share, but was unable to share during the call process. 

1 comment:

Mark Daniels said...

May God bless and guide you in your new ministry.