On Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2014, Rev. Charlie Rumpel was installed as Pastor of Weirsdale Presbyterian Church (WPC). Rev. Dr. Gabe Goodman, Moderator of the Presbytery of Saint Augustine, welcomed everyone to the service. WPC Ruling Elder Betty McEuen led the Responsive Call to Worship and offered the Invocation. Edd Norris, Ruling Elder at nearby Silver Springs Shores Presbyterian Church (SSSPC) led us in the Unison Prayer of Confession.
Rev. Alan Cummings in his sermon implored us as Disciples of Jesus Christ to humbly walk with the Lord and to reach out to others with loving kindness, justice and mercy. Rev. Rumpel responded to the constitutional questions asked by Rev. Dr. Goodman with affirmative answers. The congregation affirmed the constitutional questions asked by Clerk of Session Sue Cordle.
Rev. Rumpel and the Congregation were charged by Rev. Terry Robertson, former WPC Pastor. The Commission then welcomed him as the newly installed pastor of Weirsdale Presbyterian Church. Rev. Rumpel then celebrated Holy Communion and afterwards thanked our Triune God for sending him to WPC, his wife Elaine for 39 wonderful years of marriage, the congregation for supporting him and calling him and the commission members for their contribution to the service. After he pronounced the benediction, there was a time of joyous celebration in the fellowship hall.