During Pastor Jon's Ordination service there is the
official "laying on of hands" by the Bishop and other ordained
pastors. Bishop Theodore (Ted) Snyder from the Washington, D.C.
Metropolitan Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,
presided over the service that took place at Community Lutheran Church
in Sterling, Virginia. "It was an incredible moment in my spiritual
calling to ministry," says Pastor Jon. "Being ordained to the
ministry of Word and Sacrament is an awesome responsibility, but its
also a great blessing and I count it a privilege to be serving the
parish at Elias every day."