Rev Emily’s Ordination Celebration 26th September 2015

What a celebration! Church in Progress likes an interactive, all-age church experience and Emily’s ordination was no exception. This worship service was a chance for us to thank God for preparing Emily (over many years) for ministry. It was also an opportunity to welcome Church in Progress’s very first official pastor!

People came from all over the world and from our local community. It’s a was a collaborative effort with lots of people helping with planning, scripting, presenting, food prep, set up and pack down and lots of praying!

Please take a look at all the photos, prayers and videos in this post. Share them on your social media and consider coming along to Church in Progress’s next event.

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Adrienne greets Rev John Fowler from Melbourne

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Everyone is excited and prayer doodling on the tables

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Emily’s Aunty Margaret encouraged everyone to join the band!

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Magic from Alan. Instead of a sermon (based on Mark 7-13) we chatting to those around us about what we would do if we had six months of free time to pursue whatever we wanted.

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Emily’s whanau give a musical gift – watch them sing here

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Lots of prayer doodles – see more of them in the video below

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Praying in local languages

Emily’s supportive Mum

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The Kitchen Krew did an amazing job!

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Clean up time!

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Thank you to all the people that helped, gave donations, cards and love!

Want to see more photos? Thanks to Margaret there are lots on her flickr account – thanks Margaret 🙂 Also, thanks to Bec and Sarah for their images/filming 🙂

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