On Sunday October 30th we participated in the Pastoral Installation Service for Pastor Joe Matthews at Bible Baptist Church in Neillsville. Brother Matthews began preaching at Bible Baptist earlier this fall and he and his wife, Julie, plus their seven children have taken up that ministry calling.
Brother Matthews taught Sunday School with a Bible lesson from The Book of Acts. Carole provided music for the service on the piano. I preached an installation message for the AM Service. At the end of the service we had the Matthews family come forward along with the congregation for a dedication prayer in the front of the auditorium.
Following the service the church provided a delicious carry-in meal for all who were present. It was a delightful time of food and fellowship. Pastor Matthews closed out the day with a brief challenge in the fellowship hall. It was a fitting end to hopefully the beginning of a long term ministry in Neillsville for the Matthews family