On March 18, 2018, a beautiful, non-snowy Sunday afternoon, Lehigh Presbytery held the installation service for the Rev. Rebecca Sue Mallozzi as the pastor of the Faith Presbyterian Church in Emmaus. Family, friends, members of the congregation and the Presbytery gathered to celebrate this special day.
Members of the Administrative Commission (pictured) are the Rev. Stephen Emich, Rev. Stefanie Muntzel, Rev. Sue Marie Baskette, Elder Sally Heimbach, Rev. Carol Brown (Moderator of Lehigh Presbytery), and Elder Suk Won Lee. Rev. Rebecca Mallozzi is also pictured.
Following a welcome by Elder Sally Heimbach, as both a representative of the Presbytery and the chairperson of the PNC that called Rev. Mallozzi, they entered into the service that featured a special hymn by the Faith Presbyterian Church Adult Choir and their organist Brian Snyder.
The homily was given by the Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker, the pastor of Derry Presbyterian Church in Hershey, PA. Stephen and Rebecca were colleagues in their previous pastorates in Illinois and found them both headed to Pennsylvania for the next step in their ministries. Rebecca had given the homily at his installation in Hershey.
Rev. Rebecca Mallozzi and Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker processing out after the service.
Rev. Carol Brown, Moderator of Lehigh Presbytery, presided over the installation. Elder Lynn Ingram, Clerk of Session of Faith Presbyterian Church, presented Rev. Mallozzi with a gift from the congregation. The Women of Faith had fashioned a quilted stole, made from scraps of material inspired by one of her recent sermons. This was especially meaningful, since Rebecca is a quilter herself.
Following the service, all were encouraged to stay for a reception hosted by the members of a very happy and joyous congregation!