212th General Synod Opening Worship
The traditional Psalm singing led by Earl & Harriet Linderman, started the afternoon meeting of General Synod. Steve Kern, Vice Moderator, led the Memorial Service for the deceased Ministers and Ruling Elders since last Synod. Moderator Jamie Hunt read from 2 Peter 3. The new vision for the ARP Church to do great things, should start with a vision of the tomb. Peter gives instructions of what we are to do while we wait for the Lord. While looking forward, we should be diligent. We should anticipate the day. Rev. Sung Song, pastor of the Southern Korean Church in Charlotte, NC assisted Rev. Hunt with communion.
The business section of Synod began with the retiring Moderator’s address. Rev. Hunt acknowledged Paul Bell for his service with Central Services. He also acknowledged Catawba Presbytery for planting churches in Texas
Rev. Hunt handed duties over to incoming Moderator Phil Williams. Moderator Williams gave delegates a lapel pin during registration which contains the four words for the Synod Emphasis, Heart, Soul, Mind & Strength.
You can read more about the 212th General Synod meeting in the July/August ARP Magazine. #arpcsynod2016
Pastors’ Wives Gathering
All pastors’ wives (active, retired & future) are invited to a time of fellowship and worship on Wednesday, June 8 at 10am in the Jean White Room at Bonclarken. Anne Katherine Ragsdale will be sharing a musical testimony of God’s faithfulness.