Invitation to Pastor Nolan Astley's Installation

Dear Holy Cross Family and Friends:

On September 6, 2009 you are invited to join us for the installation service of our new Senior Pastor, Nolan Astley. We are thankful to the Lord that he has accepted the call to serve us here and look forward to his ministry among us.

Since the establishment of Holy Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1948 we have hosted ordinations, inductions of lay ministers and vicars. In our 61 years of ministry we have installed one of our own pastors six times. Pastor Nolan Astley will be the seventh pastor to be installed at Holy Cross. The following pastors have been ordained into service here: Pastor Daryl Meyer in 1948; Pastor Lloyd Wentzlaff in 1954; Pastor Marcus Kuehn in 1983; Pastor Jerry Mitchell in 1990; Pastor Robert Bugbee in 1994; Pastor Roland Syens in 2005, and now in 2009, Pastor Nolan Astley.

We have been so blessed by the Lord here at Holy Cross. A day like this comes so seldom and is a crossroads for the entire family of God and so I ask you to set the day aside and join us in this wonderful celebration!

Since we are still on the summer service schedule, here is what is happening on installation day:

Installation Day Festival – September 6, 2009
9:30 a.m.

Divine Service with Pastor Astley as Preacher

3:00 p.m.
Festival Service with the Rite of Installation

Rev. Don Schiemann, Alberta – British Columbia District President as Preacher

4:30 p.m.
Dinner and Brief Program in the Parish Hall/Gym

This invitation is for our entire Holy Cross family, including you! Whether you’ve been among us faithfully or have drifted … whether you’re young or old ... whether you’ve got a long history in this church or have recently come and don’t exactly feel “rooted” quite yet, we want you to know you are invited. Please set this day aside and make every effort to celebrate with all of us.

In Christ’s Service

Roland Syens