#letsordainadam was the Twitter hashtag for my ordination today – and we did just that.
As I stood up front and began to hear Rev. Theresa Cho say “On behalf of the Presbytery of San Francisco…” I kept thinking to myself, “Really? Really? They’re really going to do it?”
It was a joy to be able to celebrate my ordination today with so many wonderful people. My parents and in-laws were there, a huge group of folks from Asbury United Methodist Church, where I served for over 3 years, two elders from the First Presbyterian Church of Ashland and many others were there to witness and be a part of a joyous celebration.
One of the most fun aspects was my invitation to live-tweet the ordination service, using the hashtag #letsordainadam. Many of my friends took me up on the offer, and you can actually follow a real-time tweet-stream of the service here. There were some meaningful and humorous tweets during the service, and here are just a couple of them:
People were also taking some photos and you can see those here. I had a friend taking photos (he took the one above) and I will get many more of those wonderful photos posted as soon as they’re available.
It feels amazing to know that the journey I began back in 2004 when I became an Inquirer in this process is now completed. I won’t say it was fun. And there were times I didn’t think this day would actually come. But it did, and going through the hoops and ordeals that I have gone through in this process have only helped to clarify my call to ordained ministry in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
The Presbyterian Church (USA) is not perfect by any means and we obviously have plenty of issues. But it’s where God has called me, and I’m excited to begin living out my calling in this new way.
Below is the photo I took for my “Photo of the Day” today. It was right before I gave the charge and benediction. What a lovely group of people!