With thanksgiving to God, the Presbytery of Seattle and the congregation of Japanese Presbyterian Church cordially invite you to attend a service of ordination for Mark Takashi Terayama as Minister of the Word and Sacrament.
Service to be held Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 3:30 PM, in the sanctuary of
Japanse Presbyterian Church
1801 24th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98144
Reception immediately following
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On Monday August 2nd, Mark Terayama completed his ordination exam before the Presbytery of South Dakota and is now approved to accept a call as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament with the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA). As part of a program called “For Such a Time as This”, the Sisseton PC-USA pairs first-call pastors with underserved/hard to call churches and provides support through mentors and small groups. Mark has accepted a call as Designate Pastor and will serve two churches: First Presbyterian Church of Sisseton and Veblen Presbyterian Church, in South Dakota. Both of these churches have small congregations and are 20 minutes apart. Mark and Denise, Lexie, Sophia and Isaiah will be leaving at the end of August to begin ministry in South Dakota.
It has been a blessing see Mark grow from a young child to a teen, college student, church school teacher, husband, youth leader with Denise, father, seminary student, Presby Intern, Elder, short term missions participant/team coordinator and more. This journey has taken Mark from Seattle to Southern California, to Mexico and now to South Dakota. As a blessing from God, it is Japanese Presbyterian’s honor to host Mark’s Service of Ordination on Sunday, August 22nd, at 3:30 PM where we will be able to witness and participate in another milestone in his journey. Please join us as we celebrate God’s goodness!