Alberta and Northwest Conference’s Celebration of Ministry Service took place on Sunday, May 13 at 10 am. Guest Preacher was the Right Rev. Jordan Cantwell, Moderator of The United Church of Canada.
During the worship service, two people were ordained, one person was commissioned, two people were admitted to the United Church from other denominations. You will find the names and biographies of these new ministers HERE. As well, ten ministers were honoured as they moved into retirement and their names are HERE.
Videos of the service are below in Four Parts: Part 1 is Introductory words and music; Part 2 is the sermon, Harrassed but not Helpless by Jordan Cantwell; Part 3 is the Honoring Retiring Ministers, Ordination, Commissioning and Admission of New Ministers and finally, Part 4 is the Final Blessings in Word and Music.
Part 1 of 4: Introductory words: Opening Prayers and Music; Scripture Reading.
Welcome to Treaty Land: Esquao/Elder Evelyn Day; Conference Theme Chair: Rev. Taylor Croissant; Conference President: Dr. Kathy Yamashita; Executive Secretary: Rev. Shannon McCarthy; Scripture Readers: Rev. Sarah Fanning and Gordon Hunter.
Part 2 of 4: “Harassed but not Helpless.” Sermon by Jordan Cantwell, Moderator of The United Church of Canada.
Bible Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8 and Matthew 9:35-38; 10:7-8.
Part 3 of 4: Honoring Retiring Ministers, Ordination, Commissioning, Admission of New Ministers
Retiring Ministers: Marilyn Carroll; Peter Chynoweth; Paul Du Val; M. Lynn Elliott; Roger Manuel; Nel Ouwens; Janice Stevenson, Curtis Tufts.
Ordained: Stephen Robert Harper; Lisa Waites
Commissioned: Tiffany McNaughton
Admitted from another denomination: Christian Kakez-A-Kapend; MiYeon Kim.
Part 4 of 4: Final blessings in Word and Music.
Conference President Kathy Yamashita; United Church Moderator Jordan Cantwell; Pianist Liz Paynter; Taylor Croissant; Conference Meeting Choir