A banner day in NT-NL Synod, ELCA and beyond. Lent 5 worship across the synod and special celebrations as well.
At Abiding Grace Lutheran Church in Southlake we gave thanks for 10 years of ordination for Pastor Nick Billardello (it was a bit windy). Abiding Grace began 11 years ago and Nick has been their faithful pastor throughout their life. We enjoyed “dinner on the ground” with a fine supper from Babe’s Chicken Dinner House of Roanoke (those who know, know).
In New Jersey an NT-NL synod candidate, the now Rev. Kimberly Schmidt Cooper was ordained in the New Jersey Synod. Participating in the ordination were Bishop Tracie Bartholomew of the New Jersey Synod (and our 2020 NT-NL synod assembly preacher) as well as Bishop Carlye Hughes of the ECUSA Diocese of Newark and former Rector or Trinity Episcopal of Fort Worth where Rev. Cooper was a staff member.