Audio from Ordination Service

Here’s the mp3 recording of most of the ordination service.  It’s one long file (1 hour 12 minutes), but the sermons in it are worth the time to download it.  It opens with Mike Gehrling giving the prayer for illumination and reading the scripture passages.  At 6:00 minutes in, Mary Hammond Atkinson, the moderator of my Committee on Preparation for Ministry begins her sermon, “Get in the Game.”  At 24:00 minutes the ordination portion of the service begins with a litany led by Beth Burke, an elder from First Presbyterian Montrose.  Bill Forbes, the pastor of my home church in Delta who speaks with a North Carolina accent, follows with the reaffirmation of baptismal vows.  Tom Hansen, of First Presbyterian Grand Junction offered the prayer of ordination.  At 37:30 BJ Woodworth from The Open Door begins the charge, a message about the practicing solitude for the purpose of remembering one’s identity in Christ.  At 57:40 I begin the liturgy for my first time presiding at the table of the Lord’s Supper!

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4 comments
  1. Brian said:

    I remember Beth Burke! Small world! Congrats!

  2. Dan Thayer said:

    Congratulations, Chris! I am excited to see how God is going to use you in ministry.

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