PETOSKEY — The Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Petoskey will be celebrating the 60th ordination anniversary of two of its customers on Sunday, June 12 at 4 p.m. with a company of Choral Evensong, followed by a reception at the church. The reverend James Breese Hempstead and the reverend Dr. William Nicholson are the two honorees.
The reverend Kay M. Houck, rector of Emmanuel, reverend Dr. Barrington Bates, and the suitable reverend Prince Singh, Bishop Provisional of the Episcopal Dioceses of Japanese and Western Michigan will be officiating.
Hempstead was born on January 25, 1936 in Saginaw, Michigan. He James he received his bachelors degree from Alma Higher education in 1958, and his MDIV VTS in 1962. He was ordained a deacon on June 29, 1962 by bishop Robert Lionne DeWitt and ordained a priest on February 8, 1963 by Bishop Richard Stanley Merrill Emrich.
For 36 many years, the pretty reverend James Hempstead served as a Parish Priest for Michigan churches in Lincoln Park/Taylor, Flint/Swartz Creek, Petoskey, and Boyne City. He served as the Dean of Christ the King Cathedral, Kalamazoo, Michigan. Dean Hempstead retired immediately after eight years in Evansville, Indiana. He served as a Sunday supply priest, accompanied by his spouse Susanne, for 16 many years adhering to his retirement.
Nicholson was born on Xmas Eve, December 24, 1936, to James and Hazel Nicholson in Detroit, Michigan. He grew up there and was graduated from Cass Specialized in 1955, majoring in aeronautical engineering, and enjoying the trombone in each the concert and marching band. He then went to Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, in which he earned his bachelor’s diploma, majoring in philosophy. He also achieved a fellow scholar there, Nancy Ann Marshall, whom he married in 1957.
Immediately after university he went to the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, exactly where he sang in the seminary choir, and was graduated in 1962. He was ordained by the Michigan Synod on May perhaps 15, 1962. He was the sixth of 8 guys to enter the ordained ministry from his household parish. Invoice served as the parish pastor of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Saginaw, MI, from 1962 to 1969. He was instrumental in the business of the Saginaw Metropolitan Ministry, which coordinated the ministry of 8 ELCA church buildings in the Saginaw region. He went to Michigan Condition University and earned his doctorate in medical psychology in 1972. During these many years, his initially two youngsters were born.
Nicholson served under bishop Ed Liedel of the Jap Diocese of Michigan. He was section of the Bishop’s Advisory Council on Ministry for seven decades, interviewing candidates for the Episcopal priesthood and deaconate. For the duration of this time, he also served as a issues shooter for the church buildings of the Japanese Diocese. Bill was an organizer of LARC, a retreat for Lutheran, Anglican (Episcopal), and Roman Catholic clergy and laity, and has been energetic in it for the previous 23 a long time.
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