I know, I know… I’ve been out of commission for the past number of weeks. Well, I’m now back up and runnin’. There are plenty of things about which I can write. I have a lot of material about covenant, family, worship and much more. I would like, however, to start with a highly significant development in the life of the Prussic family.
Now, my oldest son is named Calvin (after John Calvin, that monstrous heretic that burned hundreds of thousands of well-meaning happy people in that theocratic hell called Geneva). Just kidding, but my first-born is named Calvin after John Calvin. In any event, when he was born in April of 2005, I was on my way back from Edmonton, Alberta; I actually missed his birth! I was up in Edmonton meeting with the (then) Northwest Presbytery of the Bible Presbyterian Church. So, for the past six years (marked by the day before Calvin’s birthday) I’ve been licensed to preach the Gospel. I was not, however, ordained to the Gospel ministry.
Recently, by the grace of God, the Columbia Bible Presbyterian Church called me to be their pastor. We moved down to Scappoose, Oregon, in Columbia County, and I’ve begun preaching and teaching. I am not yet a pastor, as I’ve not been ordained by the Presbytery. I have yet to undergo further examinations by the Presbytery, and, if I pass, I hope to be ordained within six months.
The upshot is: rejoice with us! This call to ministry is an answer to a lot of prayer (both on the part of the congregation and on the part of our family). We’ve rejoicing to be at the CBPC. We love the people here and are very excited to minister God’s Word, build up the people here, and grow the church. If you are around the NW Portland area, or if you know people who are in that area, please recommend them to come visit us. Also, check out the church’s website – it’s quite informative and helpful.