Bishop Ward introduces Bishop Gregory Palmer as the guest preacher for the 2016 North Carolina Annual Conference.
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BISHOP WARD: Grace and peace to you in the name of Jesus Christ. From Portland, Oregon and the General Conference we send greetings.
I’m here in these moments with Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer, my colleague and friend. We give thanks for your rousing and wonderful episcopal address on behalf of the entire Council of Bishops, and we are delighted that you will be with us in North Carolina next month as we gather for our Annual Conference session in Greenville. Thank you.
BISHOP PALMER: Thank you. I’m looking forward, friends, to being with you in Greenville, North Carolina in just a few weeks. I’m honored and inspired by your theme “From Strength to Strength,” and the particular focus on “Give” and on giving. I’m going to come to you in the conviction that God has already given us everything we need to take the next faithful steps in ministry. God bless you.
BISHOP WARD: We look forward to two wonderful worship services at Annual Conference on Thursday evening and on Friday evening, and you will proclaim the Word of God to us in the powerful way that you always do. Thank you and may God be with you between now and then.
Thank you. Grace and peace to each of you this day.