Induction of Associate Minister at London City Presbyterian Church

The congregation of London City Presbyterian Church (LCPC) has welcomed a new associate minister, Rev Kevin Arévalo, his wife, Beverly and their children, Adriana, Diego, and Matias into their church family.

During the morning service in May, Rev Andy Longwe led the induction of Rev Arévalo to the position of associate minister and elder on the Kirk Session. Kevin made vows in front of the congregation, presented by Andy, who was then joined by elders Dick Haffenden and Peter Fraser in welcoming Kevin and praying for him, and the congregation, in thanksgiving for God’s glorious work, and for the chapter ahead.

Two new members, including Kevin’s wife, Beverly Arévalo and Sam Snowden, then took membership vows and formally joined the congregation. Andy preached a sermon from Hebrews 13:17-21, The Blessing of the Better Shepherd, and the congregation partook of the Lord’s Supper together.

After the service there was a congregational lunch, where both old and new friends sat down together and shared food and Christian fellowship. The spread was a combined effort of the regular members and attendees, and was not just physical sustenance, but food for new conversations and connections, and a time of sharing for all. There was also an opportunity for Kevin to address the congregation, as associate minister, as well as a presentation to the entire Arévalo family from the church in welcome. 

Alongside the celebration of these new beginnings, there was also farewell to two members, Angela and Davis, who were returning to their home country of the USA.

Hebrews 13: 20-21 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

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