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Introducing Pastor Andrew Virkus

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The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few

35 And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”  Matthew 9:35-10:8 ESV

The Rev. Dr. Curtis Leins officiated the Service of Ordination and Installation for Pastor Andrew T. Virkus with the assistance of Pastor Emeritus John Anderson, Sunday, June 14, 2020 At Poplar Lake Lutheran Church, Fosston Minnesota.

Pastor Virkus served as Vicar for 12 months while he completed his seminary education and continued as Vicar while waiting for a Call to Word and Sacrament Ministry. The congregation at Poplar Lake through prayerful consideration, Called Vicar Virkus to be their Shepard and Pastor.

The Rev. Dr. Leins delivered the sermon The Harvest is Plentiful; the Laborers are Few, emphasizing the need for Pastors and that their Calling is a Holy One.
[The Office of the Holy Ministry]

 

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