The Sermon Of The Pastor Essay

1003 WordsNov 4, 20165 Pages
In a short speech, the pastor accompanied by the congregation stands in front of the building and welcomes all, especially the main guests for honoring the ceremony with their presence. Then, he provides general information on the building, thanks all those who contributed to the project, including donors and gave the floor to the various speakers. But if a master of ceremonies is assigned to look after the smooth running of the dedication, the pastor focuses on the spiritual part. The pastor reads Psalm 24:7-10 before the opening prayer. • “Lift up your heads; O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads; O you gates! Lift up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts; He is the king of glory." Opening Prayer • Blessed be the Lord of Israel who has kept His promise by allowing us to consecrate today this building/church. You are the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, and the One to whom everything belongs. By way of gratitude, we want during this ceremony to transfer you solemnly the title deed and to demonstrate to all that this construction is the fruit of your work. It is not by our intelligence and our finances that we managed to finish it, but with your power. Once again, you have just filled our expectations. Give us the grace to use always this building to
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