Most of us learned at an early age to say “thank you” when a person gives you a gift. James tells us that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights” (James 1:17). Moreover, He has specifically given gifts to men, and he has given gifted men to the church (Eph. 4). And so, I personally want to thank God, and I also want to thank Him on behalf of Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, for giving us gifted and qualified men to serve in the offices of elder and deacon. Today we will ordain and install two outstanding men to these offices: Lee Hill will become an elder (he has served faithfully as a deacon for many years), and Jonathan Landrum will become a deacon (having faithfully served another congregation for many years as a deacon). We are truly blessed to have these bondservants of Christ to serve the Body of Christ. May the Lord bless them and use them mightily to His glory, to our benefit, and for the good of the world! AMEN.