Bishop Installation in Great Lakes West District of LMC

Members of the Great Lakes West District’s congregations gathered at North Leo Mennonite Church for the installation of a new bishop, M. John Nissley, on September 12, 2021. The service opened with worship led by a team from First Mennonite Church from Berne, Indiana, which featured piano, organ, and brass accompaniment. Members of the Bishop Discernment Committee shared an overview of the discernment process. Retiring Bishop Jim Sutton was honored for his effective leadership in the formation of the Great Lakes West District. Keith Weaver, LMC Moderator, shared a brief meditation from Ephesians 4 and led in the Installation ceremony. Participants had an opportunity to meet Bishop John following the service over light refreshments.

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