Rite of Ordination–Athena Thomasson-Bless

Listen to Dr. Shaner’s sermon for the Service of Holy Communion with the Rite of Ordination to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament for Athena Thomasson-Bless.

Athena is a daughter of the congregation who served as an intern at Augsburg while pursuing her education at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. She has been called to serve as Associate Pastor at Christ the King Lutheran church in Cary, NC. She will also be serving the NC Synod of the ELCA as Social Justice & Advocacy Coordinator. It was a pleasure to celebrate her ordination today, February 29, 2020.

Texts for today’s service.

Proverbs 8::1-3, 22-36

Acts 12:12-17

Luke 1:39-56

Preaching: The Rev. Dr. Katherine A. Shaner, Associate Professor of New Testament, Wake Forest University School of Divinity.