Sunday afternoon March 22nd we were invited to share in the ordination service for Assistant Pastor Matthew Abrahamson at First Baptist Church of Hartford. Mike Gordon is the pastor of this local church ministry. Recently we had been there to preach and share a report of our ministry.
Pastor Matt has been serving at First Baptist for several years along with his wife Melissa. He has served as assistant to the pastor and works with the youth. There were fourteen pastors and several laymen present on Friday afternoon for his ordination council. He did a fine job of defending his doctrinal statement, and the council voted unanimously to recommend to First Baptist Church that they proceed with ordination.
The Ordination Service included special music from the church choir and also the men’s group. I preached the ordination message and Pastor Gordon brought a charge to the candidate. Following the messages the deacons and I gathered for the laying on of hands. Following the service we convened to the fellowship hall for a reception. We commend Matt and Melissa to the pastoral ministry.