Friday, September 20, 2013

NORTH PARK HAS A NEW PASTOR AT TRINITY UMC



June 25, 2013
MICHELLE PARK COMMISSIONED
As a result of a long process of discernment and a vote by the clergy session of the annual Conference, Bishop Minerva Carcaño placed her hands upon the shoulders of Michelle Park and spoke words of commissioning: “Pour out your Holy Spirit upon Yoo Shim Michelle Park. Send her now to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ, to announce the reign of God, and to equip the church for ministry, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.: to which the congregation responded : “Amen.”

The service concluded the meeting of the California-Pacific Annual Conference held at the University of Redlands from June 13 through 15, 2013. With the attendance of retired United Methodist Bishop Elias Galvan and Bishop Murray D. Finck of the Pacifica Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, four candidates were commissioned as provisional deacons and two others were ordained to that order. Along with Michelle, five other candidates were commissioned as provisional elders. Five men and women were ordained elders, including Elaine Cho who serves as pastor at the La Cañada congregation.

Michelle Park will take up her appointment as pastor at Trinity United Methodist Church in San Diego on July 1. We bless her on her way.

Generous God, may the grace of ministry rest upon these your servants and may the opportunity to serve lead them into the fullness of your calling. Clothe them with your righteousness, and grant that they may glorify you by giving themselves to others, through Jesus Christ we pray. Amen.

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