The Noise of Ordination

thank you so much for our liturgy on Sunday. It truly was a ‘work of the people’.
I am blown away by the support and love that the Servant Church and Mosaic communities have displayed to me over the past 4 months.

First, I would like to say that having Seth around was fantastic. Also it was amazing having some the Servant Church band around to participate.
I am truly blessed to get to make music with my friends every week. Here is a decent recording of the five songs. Truly a highlight for me was the version that Seth dreamt up of my song ‘Let Thy Blood in Mercy Poured’. How can the same song sound so different and wonderful?

Second, there are a couple of thanks that I meant to say on Sunday evening, but forgot in my ramblings.
James Summers, you are so talented and so faithful to Mosaic. I see you as an equal partner in this whole ‘Mosaic music’ thing, and I couldn’t ask for a better one.
David McClendon, even when I tell you to take the week off  you show up with a guitar anyway because you love Mosaic, you love music, and you love that Good Shepherd.
Travis Harsch, you are our logistics pastor, especially when Sam’s out of town. I owe you a salary of two Lone Star pints per month. I will withhold three gulps per month for social security and medicare. Thank you.

Finally, Sam, if it wasn’t for you the people of Mosaic would probably be scattered across the city at churches that include the words stone, servant, or veniae in their title. Probably many of us would simply have Sundays completely free to day drink and watch Netflix. You have just completed one of the most difficult years of pastoring I think I have ever witnessed. I could not be more proud to join you among the ranks of folks who have the dubious distinction of being ordained by a people called Mosiac. Thank you for all of the support you’ve given me in the past 2 years, and I hope to be there for you as you have been for me.

Now that that’s done I look forward to what my ordination and calling means. My job description has not changed, I don’t get paid more, and I don’t have any new privileges or responsibilities. I do, however, think that something changed. Maybe it was just inside me, but I like to think that something changed in all of us. 

Friends, I will see you on the road to eternal life.




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