GRACE PRESBYTERY TO INSTALL REV. DAVID IVIE AS PASTOR MARCH 26
SERVICE WILL INCLUDE DEDICATION OF NEWLY-RESTORED STAINED GLASS
First Presbyterian Church of Forney is excited to host the Pastor Installation Service and Stained Glass Dedication at a special evening service on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm.
David has served for the past two years as Designated Pastor—Pastor for a “designated” period of two years. This allowed the church to bypass the interim pastor process. In October 2016, the congregation elected David as Pastor (no specified length of service).
A 7-member commission will represent Grace Presbytery and install David as Pastor. The commission will include David’s friends from Rockwall, Waxahachie, Fort Worth, Garland, Terrell, Brite Divinity School, and of course FPC Forney. Ecumenical representatives will be David’s friend from Iowa Alex Kindred who will preach and Pastor James Jarrett from Water of Life Lutheran (Forney). Musicians are guest tenor Steven Latham and guest organist Margaret Ball.
The service will also include a Dedication of the Stained Glass which was gifted to us from First Presbyterian Church of Teague, Texas when that church closed several years ago. This magnificent piece of art has been completely restored by Willet-Hauser Architectural Glass Company. It depicts the resurrected Jesus at the empty tomb with Mary, based on John 20:11-18. Former Pastor Kathy Collier will be present to share the history of the beautiful work of art. For more info, see: http://teaguechronicle.com/Article/Show/5156
A meal catered by Alfredo’s Steak House will follow the service.