Bishop Designate Michael F. Jones, Sr.
Consecration Service Information Center
With praise and thanksgiving to God, we joyfully announce and invite you to consecration service of the Right Reverend, Michael F. Jones, Sr., to the office of Bishop through the laying on of hands and Invocation of the Holy Spirit by the Honorable, Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, Senior Pastor of First Church of God in Columbus, Ohio.
We are truly blessed by God that He has graced us with a phenomenal leader in Pastor Jones, and we want to share this occasion with you. Thank you for visiting our site to get details on this special service. Feel free to call our office should you require additional information. May God bless you and keep you in His loving grace.
The Consecration of a bishop
The consecration of a bishop is the process during which a candidate for the episcopate receives the fullness of the grace of the episcopacy through the sacred ordination by the laying of hands in succession by the Presiding Bishop who is accompanied by a minimum of 2 established bishops.
At the consecration, a bishop receives grace not only to perform and function as a legitimate prince of the church, he can also to bestow the grace of ordination and consecration on others.
Acts of the Apostle: Acts 1:15-26 and Acts 6:2-6
1:15-26 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.For he was numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry. Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let another take. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
6:2-6 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.
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Simplicity The focus is decency and order
Sacredness God be glorified
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Sincerity Put your heart into it
Solidarity Everyone must always be on one accord
The Consecration service Details
Date: Thursday, October, 24, 2019
Location: Friendly Temple Main Sanctuary
5525 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive
Saint Louis, Missouri 63112
Hilton St. Louis Airport
10330 Natural Bridge Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63134