This week has been amazing!
My week started out pretty normally. However there was excitement in the air. I knew that there were two big events coming up for me. The first was that on Tuesday I pick up the first generation iphone. Let me say that I LOVE IT! I had trouble setting it up. That was my own stupid fault because I left the previous owners sim card in it. But once I got my sim card in it I was able to activate it and start using it. I am still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles but I love it. The phone has almost everything I could ever want in a portable device. I think I would love to have the 3G speed and more importantly the GPS navigation but I am very, very satisfied. (plus I am not locked in for another two years before I can upgrade to version 3 of the iphone!!!
The bigger of the events this week was my ordination last night. I must say I am still in awe of the whole service. To be a part of an ordination is special to be the one who is ordained is priceless. To have the gathered church body around me in celebration of all my accomplishments and the ministry that is before me is just awesome. I know that I am lucky where the two biggest ceremonies in my life (wedding and ordination) have gone without a hitch. It was pure celebration and excitement.
I found out this morning that my picture along with an interview was in today’s local paper. It is also online for those who would like to read it. I love the title of the articles.
Amidst all the craziness I have spent more time getting ready for my ordination and now I feel more free to focus my energy on getting to know the people of St. Mark’s and to expand upon my ministry here.