This was taken yesterday at the 9:00 service as we installed Dave Arnett as Elder. I love community of Elders and Deacons surrounding Dave as they ask, and he answers, the questions. I love that the backdrop is the 'set' for Vacation Bible School that begins today. One of the vows of Elders is to provide for the 'worship, nurture and fellowship' of the church. Here is one tangible example of that happening. I also like that if you look in the upper left corner, you'll see the picture we used to introduce this segment- a picture depicting an ordination of Elders almost 200 years ago in the Church of Scotland. It reminds us that we are linked to those who have come before us. Much has changed (they are all male, older, and would never dream of having a VBS in the sanctuary!) but it is the same Lord, and we are guided by the same Spirit.
It looks like a picture of a single event in a partcular church, but even more, it is a picture of the Spirit at work: Past, Present & Future.