Installation Service for Rev. Brad Lenzner: August 21, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Sunday, August 21, Rev. Brad Lenzner will be installed to the office of Minister of Word and Sacrament at Christ Reformed Church.  You are invited to join us for worship at 10:30 a.m. for this joyful service.  A reception and lunch will follow immediately after the morning worship service. 

The Holy Scriptures teach us that God, our Heavenly Father, purposes to gather His church out of the corrupt race of men to life eternal, and to give to His church such teaching and care that she may grow in faith and love and service.  God, by a particular grace, uses men for service to these ends appointing them to the preaching of the Gospel, and to a manifold ministry for the building up of the body of Christ.  The apostle Paul solemnly charged Timothy to "preach the word" (II Timothy 4:2), and our Lord Jesus charged His disciples to "make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you" (Matthew 28:19, 20).  The apostle Paul declares that the Lord Jesus Christ has given "some apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers for the equipment of the saints, for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11, 12)