The Investiture of The Reverend Grant B. Wiseman as our Church and School Rector!
After much anticipation, our church community, the Bishop, Canons, other representatives of the Diocese, and clergy from neighboring parishes all came together this past Thursday evening to make official the installation of our next Rector, Father Grant Wiseman. This service is described as a ‘Celebration of New Ministry’, and it was indeed a splendid occasion, made much more so by musical contributions from Gordon Robert and the choir under his direction.
For those of you who didn’t witness it in person, the service format is different from your typical Sunday morning but also has many similarities. Interspersed was a period where Father Wiseman took an oath of faith and signed some documents attesting to his commitment to his role as Priest-in-Charge. Another interlude invited parishioners’ presentation of symbols of his commitment to pastoral duties, and to the support of present and future ministries. That was the Episcopal formality of the evening; we embraced it, and in no way did it disappoint. (Read more and view our photo gallery!)