Sunday afternoon January 8th we drove from Hudson to Spooner to be a part of the installation service for their new pastor, Darrel Flaming. Brother Flaming comes back to Wisconsin after recent ministries in Northern Indiana and Western Kansas. Darrel and Terri Flaming began their ministry in Spooner the first Sunday of December.
The Installation Service included music with several hymns and special music by Pastor Flaming. The chairman of the deacons brought a charge to the pastor challenging him to faithful ministry as God’s shepherd. I preached a charge to both the church and the pastor from I Thessalonians 5. The service closed with a prayer of dedication and a laying on of hands by the deacons and several pastors who were present. Following the service there was a fellowship time. Pray for the Flamings as they provide pastoral leadership for Spooner Baptist Church.