On a beautiful morning along the shore of Lake Huron, Fr. Jeff Johnston was installed as curate in Oscoda, MI at Hope Anglican Church. The joyful celebration of the Holy Eucharist included many guests of worshippers and well-wishers.
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Almost a year ago, Fr Jeff Johnston MSJ and his wife, Liz, began to understand the Lord was calling them to return to Michigan from Austin, TX. This wasn't merely a heart's desire, but a call specifically to Hope Anglican Church, MSJ, in Oscoda. Confirmed by the bishop, the call was tested by the selling of a home and the purchase of a new one in a most smooth and blessed process. Today, the Big Yellow Truck pulled into the drive on Mill Street. A gang of family and friends helped the Johnston's unload and begin the process of settling into their new home, new community and new parish. Hope Anglican Church is pastored by the Rev. Fr. Thomas Anderson MSJ. Fr. Jeff will be installed as the assistant rector, by Bishop Frederick Fick, Father General of the MSJ, at the regular Sunday morning eucharist, 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 25. Everyone is welcome to share in the celebration.