Living Faith Lutheran Church
Thursday, September 21, 2017
God's Work. Our Hands.

Peter Fotheringham's Consecration

September 1, 2012, was a joyous day at Living Faith Lutheran Church. Peter Fotheringham was consecrated and installed as our new Minister of Word and Service. Peter is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and a retired U.S. Army Officer; he studied at the Lutheran Seminary at Gettysburg to become a Diaconal Minister. Peter was joined at the joyous event by family members, Pastor Sandara Cox Shaw, other clergy members and - at left in this photograph - Bishop Richard H. Graham of The Metropolitan Washington, D.C. synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

Peter Fotheringham's Consecration

Clergy prepare for the consecration

Clergy prepare for the consecration

Pastor Sandra begins the service

Pastor Sandra begins the service

Gift of music: CJ & Ruei-Hwa

Gift of music: CJ & Ruei-Hwa

Kathy Reads the lesson

Kathy Fotheringham - Peter's wife - reads Psalm 111 and 1 Corinthians 12:4-13.

Kathy Reads the lesson

Pastor Sandra delivers the homily

Pastor Sandra delivers the homily

The Rite of Consecration begins

The Rite of Consecration begins

Bishop Graham, Pastor Sandra & Peter

Bishop Graham, Pastor Sandra & Peter

Pledging to serve

Pledging to serve

Laying on of hands

Laying on of hands

"....pour out your Holy Spirit"

Garry presents the towel & basin

Garry presents the towel & basin

"for God has called you..."

"...so that you may do God's will"

Bishop Graham leads us in acclamation

Bishop Graham leads us in acclamation

Congrats to Deacon Pete

Congrats to Deacon Pete

Peter & family - much pride and joy

Peter & family - much pride and joy

Visiting pastors

Visiting pastors

Service concludes with a sending song

Service concludes with a sending song

Bishop Graham with Peter & Kathy

Bishop Graham with Peter & Kathy

A happy family

A happy family

Bishop Graham, Deacon Pete & 3 Pastors

Bishop Graham, Deacon Pete & 3 Pastors

Bishop Graham, Peter & Pastor Sandra

Bishop Graham, Peter & Pastor Sandra

Bishop Graham & Pastor Sandra

Bishop Graham & Pastor Sandra

Bishop Graham & Cynthia

Bishop Graham & Cynthia

After the service, warm fellowship

After the service, warm fellowship

Enouraging words from the Bishop

Enouraging words from the Bishop

A memorable handshake

A memorable handshake

Deacon Pete enjoys the reception

Deacon Pete enjoys the reception