You will preach the Word of Christ and people will hear His voice
You will celebrate the Sacrament of the Eucharist and people will know Jesus in the breaking of the Bread – They will know that Jesus laid down His life for His sheep
You will work in the field that God gives you to work and from it you will gather the sheep who were not of the first fold but are to be added to God’s flock
Almost 2000 years after Jesus returned to the presence of God the Father
People will know Jesus’ Voice – People will know Jesus Himself – People will be graced by Jesus’ sacrifice – People will be added to the Kingdom
How? Through you Rob as you are empowered by the Holy Spirit.
As you are supported by all those who are here and those all across the country praying for you this day.
May God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit sustain you in your mission.
There are other sheep that are not of this fold. Through you Jesus will bring them also, and they will listen to his voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
From this sermon for Ordination