Installation of New Lutheran Bishop – 9/1/12 – 3 p.m.

There will be an installation of Lutheran ELCA Alaska Synod’s Bishop designee, Shelley Wickstrom, on Saturday September 1 at Central Lutheran Church in Anchorage. Convening at 3 p.m. this ceremony signals the start of her leadership ministry in Alaska.

I had the privilege of talking with Ms. Wickstrom recently after attending a Sunday service at Lutheran Church of Hope in Anchorage. She has a good grasp of contemporary issues, challenges, and is ready to engage them on behalf of her synod. But she was quick to point out that her first duty would be to listen. I’m sure she’ll be a great listener as she was a most active listener with me.

This will be a meaningful ceremony and urge you to attend, even if you’re of another faith, to understand the importance passing the reins to new leadership represents to this church and many others. I’ll be there and look forward to sharing impressions of this service.

For further information on Bishop-to-be Wickstrom, click HERE.

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