Trinity Presbyterian Sunday Surprise: Woman Pastor(94) Baptizes Serviceman(24)

Sunday, July 4, I visited Trinity Presbyterian on a tip. A 24 year-old serviceman, on brief leave, soon to return to his overseas active duty post, wanted to be baptized with his family present. Pastor Tom Letts, his wife Tammy, and other ordained staff were out of town at the Presbyterian Church USA’s 219th Assembly in Minneapolis, so other arrangements needed to be made. Rev. Alice Green, Alaska’s first ordained Presbyterian woman pastor was pressed into service. A wonderful write-up of her life’s story can be found here. Rev. Green performed admirably. It was a joy to witness this shared expression of faith, a bonding of distinctly different generations, but one common belief. This was a first-time experience for me, and possibly for many present. An engaging, and exceptional sermon was delivered by guest pastor, Rick Benjamin, recently retired from Abbott Loop Community Church. Friendly Trinity Presbyterian never ceases to amaze me with its consistency, hospitality, and refreshing approach to worship.[img_assist|nid=152313|title=Rev. Alice Green Baptizes Derrick|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=350|height=263]

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