Thursday, June 02, 2005

J.T.'s Recognition of Orders

I hope J.T. does not mind too much if I post a couple of photos of his recognition of orders last night at our church conference's annual conference. This is the ceremony where ministers are ordained. J.T.'s finally been received as an elder in the United Methodist church after having served in another denomination. This has been a long time coming and is well worth celebrating. I'm so proud of him for going through years of preparation for this time!

Here he is being charged by the bishop to take authority as an elder in the Church to preach the Word of God and to administer the Sacraments in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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And here we are at the reception celebrating his calling to be among us in ministry. That's me in the pink top next to him.

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10 comments:

Richard Hall said...

Is that the JT I think it is?? Great pix...

FrenziedFeline said...

How nice for him to have a good friend so happy for him! :)

(You look great in that outfit, by the by!)

Trixie said...

Welcome, Richard! Glad to have a visitor from overseas! Yes, I do believe you are acquainted with my friend J.T. here. It's been a real pleasure celebrating his ministry this week.

JT said...

Yep, Richard, that's me. It was a grand night! And Mexican food tonight to celebrate with Trixie, which is of course one of the reasons that I am that typically "well-nourished" preacher. We also went to see some very sophisticated entertainment by Will Ferrell, "Kicking and Screaming."

Richard Hall said...

Congratulations JT! Glad to know you've had some fun!

Trixie said...

Man. I didn't realize how short I am.

FrenziedFeline said...

Half a century and you're just now noticing?? ;)

Trixie said...

You see, it's all a matter of perspective... from my side of it, I just got used to looking up at all the strangely tall people around me. It's not until I see myself in the middle of a photograph that I realize where the true horizon is. And you have to take into account my family line. My grandmother was 4'6" and the aunts all got taller -- up to about 4'10" or so. I was the "giant" at 5'.

Erudite Redneck said...

"I'm only 4 feet 11 but I'm goin' to heaven, and that makes me feel 10 feet tall," an old song said. :-)

You might be a little bitty s---, but that happy smile dominates the pic! :-)

JT said...

At least you aren't a Shuhite.