|Installing Rev. Perdue|
FBC Cooperstown, NY
Special occasion preaching is part of the call to ministry. We preach at life transitions most frequently (weddings and funerals) as well as for civic holidays (woe to the preacher who skirts a Mother's Day sermon too many years in a row!). Also, we preach for occasions rare yet wonderful: when a person is ordained to ministry or going into a new ministry call.
It was my pleasure earlier in June 2017 to offer remarks at the installation of the Rev Joseph Perdue, recently called as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Cooperstown, NY. Brevity is a virtue (and I am chief of sinners), so I decided to use a shorter scripture text that I think works well at the outset of a hopefully long and fruitful season of ministry for Joe and the congregation.