Bishop Matti Väisänen installed Pastor Richard Ondicho for IELC St.Barnabas congregation on 18th April 2010. The ceremony took place at the beginning of Divine Service. We are privileged provided that this was Bishop Väisänen’s first installation service since his consecration on March 20th 2010.
The installation ceremony for a pastor is important to the pastor and to the church. It is a way for the church to get behind the pastor and say, “we are going to follow your leadership.” It is a time for the pastor to say, “I am going to love you and lead you.”
May God bless him and lead him into his correct ways, give him wisdom to take care of his sheep, bless his family and all the work of their hands. Use him to spread the Gospel and be an example to Gods followers. We pray that IELC St.Barnabas continue to grow and serve people who seek to know God. We pray for all Luther Foundation congregations, and their pastors to continue the good work to serve God in true faith and protect the word of God. Amen.