By the grace of Almighty God, your prayers and presence are requested at a celebration of Holy Communion with the Rite of Ordination for Joanna Carol Colley Gragg into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament.
The ordination will take place on Saturday, the seventh of July at two o’clock in the afternoon, at Zion Lutheran Church located at 226 Corley Mill Road in Lexington. Rev. Dr. Richard Lischer will preach. and The Rev. Herman R. Yoos, III, Bishop of the South Carolina Synod, will preside.
Joanna will be serving as Associate Pastor of Mount Horeb Lutheran Church in Chapin.
Following the service a reception will be held in the Family Life Center.
All rostered ministers are invited to process. Red is the color of the day.
PrayerAlmighty and merciful God, you built your Church on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, and you instituted the office of the holy ministry so that apostolic and prophetic Word might be heard throughout the ages. Grant that this new pastor may minister faithfully in the power of your Spirit; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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