You are cordially invited to
join us on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 3:00p.m.
in the Sanctuary of West Portal Lutheran Church
Ordination and Installation of
J. Wayne Kerr as Associate Pastor
We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming Ordination and Installation of Deacon
J. Wayne Kerr into the Office of the Public Ministry on Sunday, August 13, 2017, 3:00p.m. at West Portal Lutheran Church. Through Concordia Seminary, St. Louis MO, Mr. Kerr is completing the Specific Ministry Pastor program and is now available for ordination as a Pastor
Mr. Kerr will continue to direct the Music Ministry of West Portal, directing handbell choirs, the orchestra and working with the music teachers and school faculty to develop and provide the best music program possible. In addition to directing the Music Ministry for both Church and School, as Associate Pastor Mr. Kerr will be working with the new Senior Pastor, focusing even more in service to the WPL Church and School as Pastor.
Serving as Officiant at this service will be Rev. Derek Mathers, Assistant to the Bishop of the English District LCMS. The Guest Preacher for this service will be Rev. Dr. Richard Marrs, Director of the Master of Divinity/Residential Alternate Route (RAR) programs and associate professor of practical theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Dr. Marrs was called to the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis faculty in the fall of 2006. He previously served as the dean of faculty from 2010-13 and director of continuing education and parish services from 2007-09.
Dr. Marrs will be leading the Sunday morning Bible Class (9:00AM). We encourage you to attend this class as it is not often that we are privileged to have a seminary professor lead our Bible Class.
Plan now to join us on Sunday afternoon, August 13th at 3:00 p.m. for this opportunity to celebrate God working through His church as Mr. Kerr enters into the Office of the Public Ministry serving as Associate Pastor for West Portal Lutheran Church and School.
–West Portal Lutheran Church Council