This coming weekend will entail a couple of moments that we have both been waiting a long time for. In Detroit this weekend, the Evangelical Covenant Church will be holding its 2013 Annual Meeting. During the service on Friday night starting at 6:30 p.m., we will be commissioned as Long-term Missionaries. We have felt the call to “long-term” missionary service since we got married in 2002, so it has only taken a little bit over 11 years before that day has finally come. In addition to the commissioning part of this service, we will also have hands laid upon us and prayed for in the sanctuary with the membership of the Evangelical Covenant Church laying hands upon us and praying for us. Finally, in this service we will also be one of the servers providing the communion elements for those participating.
In addition to this big event on Friday evening, we will also have a big moment on Saturday night. During this service which starts at 6:00 p.m., we will both be receiving permanent ministerial credentials. Joel will be ordained and Kim will be consecrated as a long-term missionary. Both of these credentials will be permanent and will never need to renewed.
We mentioned the times because we know that not everyone is going to be able to make it to Detroit on Friday and Saturday night. Well, guess what? You don’t have to miss out. They will be steaming both of these services live off of the website for the Annual Meeting. If you are able, we would feel honored for your participation in this service through your computer.
Here’s the link to the website for the Annual Meeting where you can get the streamlined video: http://www.covchurch.org/am/?repeat=w3tc