November 14/15 was a #milesandmiles weekend across our territory of NT-NL Synod, ELCA . On Saturday we celebrated a great day as Eric Saed was ordained into the ministry of Word and Sacrament. Eric was raised up by Shepherd King, Lubbock for ministry. He is another NT-NL pastor created by our lay education systems and investment in TEEM ministry. So we gathered on Saturday the 14th of November to ordain Eric and give thanks for God’s call on his life.
As I drove 1,000 miles of NT-NL this weekend to be a part of these events I had much time to pray and reflect. To give thank for our Parish Lay Ministry Academy, for the TEEM program, for the investment we have made in leadership at Briarwood Leadership Center. All of these indicate our openness in NT-NL to the work of the spirit. Moving forward, even in pandemic, ordaining 6 candidates in 2020, to serve God’s church and keep our talents activated, never buried in the sand. #NTNL #BWTX #InMissionTogether