Two Ordinations: Reflections from Nancy Enderle

The Rev. Nancy Hutchison Enderle served the Covenant Network of Presbyterians as Interim Executive Director in 2011-12. As she prepared to conclude her service, Nancy shared her reflections at the Commissioners Convocation Dinner the night before the 220th General Assembly (2012) convened in Pittsburgh:

I’d like to start these comments with the tale of two ordinations….

Scott Anderson’s Keynote – CovNet GA Luncheon

“I speak of imagination because I believe there is a movement afoot in our world. A movement for civil rights? Well yes, that’s a big part of the story. A justice movement to address ancient prejudices and right ancient wrongs? Well, of course. But there is a deeper, wider, larger movement that permeates these smaller ones. The movement of God, the One who has gone way out in front of us in the church on a mission to heal, and to reconcile, and to restore all of creation, the One whose gracious hand is visibly evident, I believe, in all of these unimaginables we are now experiencing, signs of the nearness of God’s reign.”

The Gracious Guest

Rev. Scott Anderson preached to a packed sanctuary at the opening worship service of the national Covenant Network conference in Durham.  His message is a gift to the denomination, offering a challenge to all who seek to embody the radical hospitality of Jesus.

Ordination Sermon for Scott Anderson

John Knox Presbytery ordained Scott Anderson to the ordered ministry of Teaching Elder on Saturday, October 8. Here’s the sermon by the Rev. Dr. Mark Achtemeier.

Rejoicing with Scott Anderson

Scott Anderson’s Service of Ordination will take place on October 8th, at Covenant Presbyterian Church, in Madison, WI. Scott’s ordination as a teaching elder offers a sign of hope for the many people who have long worked for a more inclusive church policy toward the ordination of our gay, lesbian, bi-sexual and transgendered brothers and sisters.

GAPJC Ordination Rulings

STATEMENT FROM THE CO-MODERATORS of the COVENANT NETWORK OF PRESBYTERIANS We would like to express gratitude for the hopeful step forward taken in two recent rulings from the General Assembly Permanent Judicial Commission, following hearings on July 29 in Louisville. As a result of these rulings (details of which may be found at on the […]