Thanks to Pr. Brack East and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church for hosting our 2012 convocation in Gastonia, NC, on May 4-5. As you can see by the first photo here, Pr. East also ran the sound for the services and sessions in the sanctuary.
There were plenty of displays to keep one busy after registration and between sessions. Here are a few.
Good, old-fashioned conversation and fellowship was in abundance.
Pr. Steve Shipman, the director of Lutheran CORE, brought us news of CORE’s ongoing work.
Of course, there were treats between the sessions, with a copious supply of coffee to wash them down.
Dean Carl Haynes presided over the opening service of worship…
…as well as the business session.
Pr. Gemechis Buba preached at the ordination service.
The ordination of Pr. Samuel Pawlos took place Saturday afternoon.
Our Bishop, Rev. John Bradosky, was present for worship and Q&A.