More than four hundred people attended the installation of the Reverend John Lee as Pastor of the Korean Church of the Lehigh Valley in Whitehall, PA, on November 15, 2015.
Notable guest speakers included the Reverends Jonathan Song, Heeyoi Park, Hyun Soo Bae, and Young Choon Chang—all pastors of leading congregations on the East Coast. The Reverend Song, Senior Pastor of the Church of Philippi, Hanover, MD, preached the sermon.
The Choir of the Church of Philippi traveled from the Washington, DC area to perform two lively contemporary choruses. Traditional choral numbers were sung by the Choir of the Korean Church of the Lehigh Valley. Four of KCLV’s ruling elders, Kyung Chun, Charles Yun, Kwangyun Byun, Kijo Lee, led the worship service, which concluded with Reverend John Lee’s benediction.
The Administrative Commission appointed for this occasion by Lehigh Presbytery was led by the Presbytery’s Moderator, the Reverend David Duquette, Pennside Presbyterian Church of Reading, who asked Reverend Lee the Presbyterian Church (USA) installation questions. These questions, and Reverend Lee’s responses, were followed by the traditional laying on of hands, in which all teaching and ruling elders in attendance were invited to participate.
The Lehigh Presbytery’s Commission for the Reverend Lee’s installation included Ruling Elder Marsha Heimann, Stated Clerk of the Presbytery, Ruling Elder Suk Won Lee of the Korean Church of the Lehigh Valley, and the Reverends Carol Brown and Matilda Chase, honorably retired.
The service was followed by a sumptuous banquet, to which all worshipers were invited.