MINUTES OF THE ADJOURNED MEETING
WITH THE CONGREGATION OF
BERTRAM CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
MARCH 9, 2014
Call to Order, Certification of Quorum, Constituting Prayer
Selection of the Offering Recipient
The presbytery designated that the offering be sent to the Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The offering was $459.00.
Welcome and Announcements by Pastor Host
Reverend Daryl Johnson, pastor host, welcomed all to the meeting and made necessary announcements. Reverend Johnson also served as liturgist for the ordination service.
Service for the Ordination of Walter Hoke as Stated Supply for Oak Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church
II Timothy 4:1-5 was read, after which Robert D. Rush, preached a sermon entitled “Priorities for a Minister”. Priorities listed included: Preach the Word—the minister is to proclaim a Biblical message, be available to people, convince people to respond through exhortation and example, and serve with patience even in the midst of opposition.
Licentiate Walter Hoke was presented.
The Constitutional Questions were asked by Mary Kathryn Kirkpatrick
after which Licentiate Hoke knelt for the prayer of ordination, which was offered by Reverend Geoff Knight.
The ministers and elders gave the right hand of fellowship to the newly ordained minister.
Rev. Kevin Colvard gave the charge to the minister and read the declaration of ordination from the Confession of Faith
A robe was presented to Walter Hoke and his wife placed the robe on her husband.
In addition, a personal Communion Set, a Confession of Faith and other books were provided by the Pastoral Development Ministry Team of the Denomination,
The minutes were read and approved.
The presbytery adjourned to meet at the Antioch Church, Quitman, Louisiana, at 1:00p.m. on September 26, 2014.
Reverend Walter Hoke pronounced the benediction, after which “Victory in Jesus” was sung.
A reception honoring Rev. Hoke was held in the fellowship hall.
Present for the meeting were:
Elders: Gloria Cline, Houston First; Sam Hamilton, Bertram