Monday, March 14, 2011

Installation of Pastor Christine Bellefeuille

Pastor Sue Tjornehoj, 
Director of Evangelical Mission 
for the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA
This past Sunday afternoon Valley of Peace Lutheran had a service of installation for its new pastor, Christine Bellefeuille.  In addition to members of the church there were a host of pastors from nearby churches,  members from her previous congregation, St. Barnabas Lutheran, and many other friends/family members.

Pastor Chris presiding
over Holy Communion
Pastor Sue Tjornehoj, who helped through the call process, provided the sermon.  I was pleased to work with Pastor Tjornehoj and others from Valley of Peace while heading up the transition team.

It is delightful for the church to have such a positive result, after the somewhat arduous process required by the ELCA to call a new pastor.  Valley of Peace was blessed to have wonderfully skilled interim pastor in the person of Pastor Dick Magnus, previous to Pastor Bellefeuille's calling.
Call committee, church leadership and family
laying on of hands during installation service
Choirs singing
Crucifer and light bearers

Pastors Chris and Sue recessing to
"We are Marching in the Light of God"

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