Sunday April 21st we were able to participate in the installation service for the new pastor of the Eagle River Baptist Church. Greg Robotti began his pastoral ministry at the church in January of 2013. Pastor Robotti previously served as pastor in Eau Claire, but had stepped out of the ministry to finish his schooling. Karen Robotti is the pastor’s wife of Eagle River Baptist Church and they have five children, with their youngest just being born a few weeks ago.
Carole was able to assist with the music in the services on the keyboard. I preached for the AM Service a message on Paul’s final charge to Timothy in II Timothy 4. A carry-in dinner followed at noon for all who were present. The Installation Service was at 2:30 PM with a number of area pastors attending, including: Mark Ring, Sam Choi and Brad Anderson. John Moore who had been Brother Robotti’s pastor in Watertown came for the day and preached the afternoon installation service. At the end of the service both the pastors who were present and the men of the church laid hands on Pastor Robotti for a prayer of dedication. Following the service the church provided a fellowship time with refreshments.
Pray for this church as Pastor Robotti takes up the pastoral yoke. Also pray as he is actively pursuing the prospect of a new building which the former pastor, Don Hawkins, had started.