Installation Service of Pastor Christopher M. O’Brien
On October 16, 2022 at 6 PM an installation service was held for Pastor Christopher M. O’Brien.
You can listen to the audio from the service here: Pastor Christopher O’Brien Installation Service
Here is the bulletin from the service:
Installation Chris O’Brien
October 16, 2022 6 O’clock PM.
Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. Acts 20:28 NIV
Explanation of this service: TE Ted Trefsgar
* call to worship Psalms 27:1,2,11
Pastor: Ascribe to the LORD, O heavenly beings.
Ascribe to the LORD, glory and strength.
People: Ascribe to the LORD the glory due His name:
Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.
Pastor: May the LORD give strength to His people.
People: May the LORD bless His people with peace.
* hymn of adoration
Hymn 53 Praise to the Lord
* prayer of adoration
Confession of faith
Christian, why do you need Jesus?
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; I am the worst!
Christian, why do you confess Jesus?
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart, one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confessed and is saved.
Ministry of God’s word. Ephesians 2:6,7
Preaching of God’s word. Seated with Christ
Questions for pastor.
Questions for congregation.
Charge to Pastor. TE Tom Wenger
Charge to congregation. TE Gary Englestad
* hymn of response
Hymn 347 The Church’s One Foundation
* Benediction TE Chris O’Brien
Commission of New Jersey Presbytery
TE Ted Trefsgar
TE Gary Englestad
TE Chris O’Brein
RE Ric Springer
RE Gus Gosweiler
RE Larry Mapow
RE Todd Jorgenson
Our Guest Preacher is TE Tom Wenger. Tom is a long-time friend of Pastor Chris. Tom is the pastor of Pasadena Evangelical Presbyterian Church (PCA), in Pasadena, Maryland.
Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall