Bishop Younan Presides Over Installation, Baptism, and Commissioning

The Laying on of Hands for the Installation of Rev. Carrie Smith
The Laying on of Hands for the Installation of Rev. Carrie Smith
(L-R) Rev. Mark Brown, the Church Council Chairperson of the English Speaking congregation, Rev. Mari Parkkinen of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Rev. Ibrahim Azar of the Arabic Speaking congregation, Bishop Munib Younan, Propst Wolfgang Schmidt, Representative of the Evangelische Kirche Deutschland in Jerusalem, and Rev. Robert Smith of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America lay hands on Rev Carrie Smith during her installation. (© D. Hudson/ELCJHL)

JERUSALEM – On Sunday, the 23rd of September, Bishop Munib Younan installed Rev. Carrie Smith as the pastor of the English Speaking congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in Jerusalem and as Special Assistant to the Bishop.  Along with her blessing from Bishop Younan, Rev. Ibrahim Azar of the Arabic Speaking congregation, Rev. Mari Parkkinen of the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Mission, Rev. Mark Brown, the Church Council Chairperson of the English Speaking congregation, Rev. Robert Smith, both a special advisor to Bishop Younan and Rev. Carrie’s husband, and Propst Wolfgang Schmidt, Representative of the Evangelische Kirche Deutschland in Jerusalem, Rev. Carrie was also surrounded by members of the English and Arabic speaking congregations, as well as her husband and children. Bishop Younan presented the places of Word and Sacrament – the font, altar, and pulpit – after the blessing and the laying on of hands.

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