On Sunday, May 21, we will have the pleasure of ordaining and installing your new Ruling Elders and Deacons at Lewinsville Presbyterian.
Those who have not previously served in these positions will be ordained and installed, which will involve receiving the “laying on of hands.” This is an ancient Christian custom (see Acts 6:5-6) by which a Christian community, by the power of the Holy Spirit, confers authority upon leaders. The image is of an ancient “chain of leadership,” stretching back through time, by which authority is passed on from one generation to another. The significant meaning of this is that Christian leaders do not authorize themselves. Any authority that we exercise is given to us by someone else and is given for the well-being of the community.
Please hold your new class of Ruling Elders and Deacons in your prayers.
Ruling Elders, Class of 2020: Steve Becker, Elaine Guth, Harriet Neldon, Adrian Steel
Deacons/Stephen Ministers, Class of 2020: Andrew Borene, Verna Chenault, Sharon Gamble, Janie Waldrop