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Festival Eucharist
for the Installation of the Rev. James R. Stuck
as the Second Bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod ELCA

4 p.m. Sunday, 27 September 1998 + St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Carmel, Indiana


IK Crozier.



Order of Service



Pre-Service Music      3:30 pm CST

          Brass Choir              “Canzon Cornetto”                                Samuel Scheidt

          Brass Choir          “Golyardes' Grounde”                             Malcom Forsyth

          Brass Choir, Handbell Choir, Organ     “Rondo Jubilate”        Doug Wagner

          Brass Choir           “Zion's Walls” and “At the River”           Aaron Copland

          Organ Prelude:      “Variations on DOWN AMPNEY”                 Jan Bender



Entrance Rite       4 pm CST

          Fanfare                                                                                      J.A. Nickson

          Entrance Hymn               "A Mighty Fortress"                      arr. D. Busarow

               Procession of Bishops and Ecumenical Guests
               Procession of Synod & Conference Deans & Representatives
               Procession of Synod Clergy, Associates in Ministry, Servers and Ministers
               Procession of the Bishop Emeritus, the Bishop-elect and the Presiding Bishop


          Stanza 1: All stand to sing

               A mighty fortress is our God,
               A sword and shield victorious;
               He breaks the cruel oppressor's rod
               And wins salvation glorious.
               The old satanic foe
               Has sworn to work us woe!
               With craft and dreadful might
               He arms himself to fight.
               On earth he has no equal


          Psalm 46, Tone 1

               Choir: God is our ref - 'uge and strength,*
                    a very present 'help in trouble.

               Cong.: Therefore we will not fear, though the 'earth be moved, *
               and though the mountains be toppled into the depths 'of the sea;

               Choir: though its waters 'rage and foam,*
                    and though the mountains tremble 'at its turn.

               Cong.: The Lord of 'hosts is with us;*
     the God of Jacob 'is our stronghold.


          Stanza 2:    All sing

               No strength of ours can match his might!
               We would be lost rejected.
               But now a champion comes to fight,
               Whom God himself elected
               You ask who this maybe?
               The Lord of hosts is he!
               Christ Jesus, mighty Lord,
               God's only Son, adored.
               He holds the field victorious.


          Psalm 46

               Choir: There is a river whose streams make glad the cit - 'y of God,*
                    the holy habitation of 'the Most High.

               Cong.: God is in the midst of her; she shall not be 'overthrown;*
               God shall help her at the 'break of day.

               Choir: The nations make much ado, and the king - 'doms are shaken;*
                    God has spoken, and the earth shall 'melt away.

               Cong.: The Lord of  'hosts is with us;*
     the God of Jacob 'is our stronghold


          Stanza 3:    Choir

               Though hordes of devils fill the land
               All threatening to devour us,
               We tremble not, unmoved we stand;
               They cannot overpow’r us.
               This world's prince may rage;
               In fierce war engage.
               He is doomed to fail;
               God's judgment must prevail!
               One little word subdues him.


         Psalm 46, Tone 1

               Choir: Come now and look upon the works 'of the Lord,*
                    what awesome things he has 'done on earth.

               Cong.: It is he who makes war to cease in 'all the world;*
               he breaks the bow, and shatters the spear;
          and bums the 'shields with fire.

               Choir: Be still, then, and know that 'I am God;*
                    I will be exalted among the nations;
                    I will be exalted 'in the earth.

               Cong.: The Lord of 'hosts is with us;*
          the God of Jacob 'is our stronghold.


          Stanza 4:    All sing

               God's Word forever shall abide,
               No thanks to foes, who fear it;
               For God himself fights by our side
               With weapons of the Spirit.
               Were they to take our house,
               Goods, honor, child, or spouse,
               Though life be wrenched away
               They cannot win the day.
               The Kingdom's ours forever!



Renewal of Baptismal Vows

The Presiding Bishop addresses the people.

P: Through the Paschal Mystery, dear friends, we are buried with Christ by Baptism into his death, and raised with him to newness of life. It is through Baptism that we all take our share in the servant ministry of our Risen Lord. As we embark upon a new season of ministry in our synod under the guidance of a new shepherd, I call upon you now to renew the solemn promises and vows you made at Holy Baptism.


P: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.


P: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C: It is right to give him thanks and praise.


The Presiding Bishop pours water into the basin as he reads:


P: Holy God, mighty Lord, gracious Father: We give you thanks, for in the beginning your Spirit moved over the waters and you created heaven and earth. By the gift of water you nourish and sustain us and all living things.
     By the waters of the flood you condemned the wicked and saved those whom you had chosen, Noah and his family. You led Israel by the pillar of cloud and fire through the sea, out of slavery into the freedom of the promised land. In the waters of the Jordan your Son was baptized by John and anointed with the Spirit. By the baptism of his own death and resurrection your beloved Son has set us free from the bondage to sin and death, and has opened the way to the joy and freedom of everlasting life. He made water a sign of the kingdom and of cleansing and rebirth. In obedience to his command, we make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

The Presiding Bishop blesses the water.


Pour out your + Holy Spirit, so that those who affirm their baptismal vows this day may be given new life. Wash away the sin of all those who return to these cleansing waters through repentance and renewal and bring us forth as inheritors of your glorious kingdom.
     To you be given praise and honor and worship through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, now and forever.
C: Amen

The Presiding Bishop addresses the Bishop-elect.


P: James, through the promises you will soon make, you will commit yourself to almighty God to serve his Church in the office of Bishop. We therefore call upon you, chosen to be a guardian of the Church's faith, to lead us in the confessing of that faith.


The Bishop-elect addresses the people.


B: People of God, I ask you to profess your faith in Christ Jesus, reject sin, and confess the faith of the Church, the faith in which we baptize.  Do you renounce all the forces of evil, the devil, and all his empty promises?
C: I do.


B: Do you believe in God the Father?
C: I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.


B: Do you believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God?
C: I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead.


B: Do you believe in God the Holy Spirit?
C: I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and + the life everlasting. Amen


B: Will you continue in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in the prayers?
C: I will, with God's help.


B: Will you persevere in resisting evil, and, whenever you fall into sin, repent and return to the Lord?
C: I will, with God's help.


B: Will you proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ?
C: I will, with God's help.


B: Will you seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself?
C: I will, with God's help.


B: Will you strive for justice and peace among all people, and respect the dignity of every human being?
C: I will, with God's help.


B: May Almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit, and bestowed upon us the forgiveness of sins, keep us in eternal life by his grace, through Christ our Lord.
C: Amen

The Presiding Bishop addresses the people.


P: People of God, you have made your profession of faith and renewed the vows of your Baptism. By water, you were cleansed and brought to newness of life in the Holy Spirit. May God grant that, as this water of remembrance touches you this day, you may feel and know the grace and favor which God has given you through your baptism.
C: Amen


During the hymn of praise, the people are sprinkled with the baptismal water as a remembrance of their own baptism. It is appropriate to make the sign of the cross when sprinkled, just as this sign was made upon us at baptism. We proudly bear the sign that makes us Christian -- the cross of Christ.



Hymn of Praise     "By Water and the Spirit"                      B. Pulkingham

          Refrain: Congregation

By water and the Spirit, bathed in glory not our own, we are made one holy people through whom God's love is shown.


          The Choir sings all the stanzas

1. O God who roused the light to birth and set the waters’ bounds.
    then lavished varied life on earth that still our minds confounds:
    revive your power to form and bless, to conquer gloom and strife,
    that where all seems bleak emptiness you yet may bring forth life.


2. O God of life who deigned to be of mortal mother born,
    and shared the hospitality of those whom good folk scorn:
    remove from us the names that blind by gender, age, or race;
    your image may we seek and find in every heart and face.


3. O God of boundless energy, so wild in wind and flame
    that those who sensed your mystery could never be the same:
    stir up in us the will and strength to share your urgent might;
    transform us that our lives at length may bear the Gospel’s light.


4. O God of threefold life divine yet ever joined as One,
    so may our words and deeds combine to let your will be done.
    Use every woman, man, and child to minister your peace,
    till ancient rifts be reconciled, and proud divisions cease.



Prayer of the Day

P: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
C: And also with you.


P: Let us pray.  Pause.  Almighty God, through your Son Jesus Christ you gave the holy apostles many gifts and commanded them to feed your flock. Inspire all bishops and pastors to proclaim your Word diligently and your people to receive it willingly, that finally we may receive the crown of eternal glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
C: Amen

The people sit.



Reading     1 Corinthians 3:1-11

And so, brothers and sisters, I could not speak to you as spiritual people, but rather as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for solid food. Even now you are still not ready, for you are still of the flesh. For as long as there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not of the flesh, and behaving according to human inclinations? For when one says, "I belong to Paul," and another, "I belong to Apollos," are you not merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you came to believe, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God's servants, working together; you are God's field, God's building. According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with care how to build on it. For no one can lay any foundation other than the one that has been laid; that foundation is Jesus Christ.

     The word of the Lord.
C: Thanks be to God.

The people stand for the Gospel



          Fanfare and Alleluia    Choir                                                            J.A. Nickson


P: The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twenty-second chapter.
C: Glory to you, O Lord.


P: A dispute also arose among them as to which one of them was to be regarded as the greatest. But he said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you; rather the greatest among you must become like the youngest, and the leader like one who serves. For who is greater, the one who is at the table or the one who serves? Is it not the one at the table? But I am among you as one who serves.


P: The Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise to you, O Christ.

The Choral Alleluia is repeated, after which the people sit.



Sermon      Presiding Bishop Anderson



Hymn of the Day      “Come Down, O Love Divine”                 Down Ampney

All stand and sign the hymn in the following manner
St. 1 Unison, Sts. 2-3 SATB, St. 4 Unison



Rite of Installation

The Secretary of the Synod presents the Bishop-Elect to the Presiding Bishop.


Secretary: I present the Reverend James R. Stuck, who has been elected and called by the Church, for installation into the office of Bishop.


The people are seated and the Secretary steps aside.
The Presiding Bishop addresses the Bishop-elect.


P: Our Lord Jesus Christ says: "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you. Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." (John 20:21-23)


Persons significant to the ministry of the Bishop-elect
read the following portions from Scripture.


The Rev. John Stuck: And again: "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe alt that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age." (Matt 28:18-20)


The Rev. Carl Linder: Hear also the words of the apostles: "Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you guardians, to feed the church of the Lord which he obtained with his own blood." (Acts 20:21)


The Rev. Harold Knappe: “Try hard to show yourself worthy of God's approval, as a laborer who need not be ashamed; be straightforward in your proclamation of the truth." (2 Tim. 2:15)


The Rev. David Schreiber: "Follow the pattern of the sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus; guard the truth that has been entrusted to you by the Holy Spirit who dwells within us." (2 Tim. 1:13-14)


The Presiding Bishop questions the Bishop-elect:


P: To you is being given the care of the pastors and congregations of this Synod. I ask you in the presence of God and of this assembly: will you assume the office of Bishop of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod of the ELCA?
B: I will, and I ask God to help me.


P: Will you be faithful in your office? Will you discharge your duties in accordance with the Holy Scriptures and the Confessions of the Lutheran Church, and in harmony with the constitution of this Synod?
B: I will, and I ask God to help me.


P: Will you be diligent in your study of the Holy Scriptures and in your use of the means of grace? Will you pray for God's people, nourish them with the Word and Holy Sacraments, and lead them by your own example in faithful service and holy living?
B: I will, and I ask God to help me.


P: Will you give faithful witness in the world, that God's love may he known in all that you do?
B: I will, and I ask God to help me.


P: Will you guide, encourage, and support the pastors and the congregations of this Synod in their ministries?
B: I will. and I ask God to help me.


P: Almighty God, who has given you the will to do these things, graciously give you the strength and compassion to perform them.
C: Amen

The people stand and the Presiding Bishop addresses them.


P: And you, people of God, representatives of this Synod, will you receive James as a servant of God and a shepherd in Christ's Church?
C: We will.


P: Will you pray for him, help and honor him for his work's sake, and in all things strive to live together in the peace and unity of Christ?
C: We will.

The Presiding Bishop addresses the Bishop-elect:


P: The office of Bishop is now committed to you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen

The newly installed Bishop kneels for the blessing.
Other ELCA Bishops may join the Presiding Bishop in the laying of hands.


P: The God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you many do his will, working in you that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory forever and ever.
C: Amen

The Bishop remains kneeling during the Litany which follows.



Litany of the Holy Spirit
for the Installation of a Bishop


This Litany was prayed in all Synod churches this week.

A: Let us pray for the Rev. Bishop James R. Stuck, for his family and for our Synod, and ask that the Holy Spirit visit him and us with abundant gifts for our ministry and lives together.
     Almighty God, you raise up servants in every time and every place to shepherd your people and guide your flock. Send now, we pray, your Holy Spirit upon your servant, James, called and elected to be our Bishop and chief shepherd.
C: Come down, O Love Divine, and visit your servant, James, with your blessing.


A: Strengthen him for this task of oversight and guide him in his leadership, that we may all be built up as servants of Christ in this Synod.
C: Come, O Holy Spirit.


A: Stir up his faith that he may always place his confidence in you and lead us into paths of righteousness and service.
C: Come, O Holy Spirit.


A: Multiply his gifts to make him an able teacher, a loving counselor, a responsible administrator, and defender of the faith.
C: Come, O Holy Spirit.


A: Increase his compassion for your people of faith and your ministers of the gospel, and give him the grace to speak your holy word of truth.
C: Come, O Holy Spirit.


A: Bless his family and loved ones who support him, that they may be adorned with all Christian virtue and faith.
C: Come, O Holy Spirit.


A: Bless us as well, as members of the body of Christ in the Indiana-Kentucky Synod. Stir up your Spirit in us, that we may know your love and follow your call.
C: Stir up your Spirit in us, O Lord.


A: Help us to love and support our new Bishop and pray for him and his ministry always.
C: Stir up your Spirit in us, O Lord.


A: Bless the ministers, congregations, and agencies of this Synod, and especially those persons installed this day to serve on Synod Council.
C: Stir up your Spirit in us, O Lord.


A: Build up all who witness to the gospel of Christ, that they may have hearts filled with your love and a holy hope through Christ’s resurrection.
C: Stir up your Spirit in us, O Lord.


A: Bless the work of our hands and the sweat of our brows, that we might bear abundant fruit for the harvest of the kingdom.
C: Stir up your Spirit in us, O Lord.


A: Come down, O Love Divine.
C: And visit us with the fire of your love.


A: Let it freely burn with ardor bright.
C: And shine ever glorious in our sight.


P: Great God, our Shepherd and Guide, seek us out and make our hearts your dwelling place, that we may truly be your servants in the world, until the light of your Spirit’s love brings us into your heavenly kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
C: Amen

The people are seated. The Bishop rises to receive the symbols of office.



Presentation of Symbols of Office

Investiture with the Pectoral Cross

The Bishop Emeritus removes the pectoral cross from himself
and places it around the neck of the new Bishop while saying:


Receive this cross, as a sign of your calling to serve the Lord and his people, and as an emblem of the office to which you have been elected.


Investiture with the Crozier

    The Bishop Emeritus gives the crozier into the hand of the new Bishop while saying:

    Receive the crozier as a reminder of your duty to serve among us with the humility of one who serves in loving obedience to Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd of the Church.


Presentation of the Cross

    Representatives of the Northwest Indiana Conference

    Presenter:  Be among us as our chief shepherd and guide, under the cross of Christ.


Presentation of the Prayer Book

    Representatives of the North Central Conference

    Presenter:  Be among us as one of faith and godliness, centered in prayer.


Presentation of the Holy Bible

    Representatives of the Northeast Indiana Conference

    Presenter:  Preach and teach the truth of the Gospel, with the power of God upon your lips.


Presentation of the Chalice and Paten

    Representatives of the Lafayette Conference

    Presenter:  Unite us as one people in the Body of Christ and build up his Church.


Presentation of the Baptismal Shell

    Representatives of the Indianapolis Conference

    Presenter:  Bring the gospel of Christ to the world and make disciples of all nations.


Presentation of the Book of Concord

    Representatives of the East Central Indiana Conference

    Presenter:  Guard and interpret the apostolic faith of Christ's Church with all fervor and devotion.


Presentation of the Church

    Representatives of the Southwest Indiana Conference

    Presenter:  Care for our churches as they witness to Christ's love in the world.


Presentation of the Basin & Towel

    Representatives of the Evansville Conference

    Presenter:  Care for our pastors and ministers as they serve in our churches.


Presentation of the Synod Constitution

    Representatives of the South Central Conference

    Presenter:  Uphold our synod with good oversight and counsel, led by the Holy Spirit.


Presentation of the Bulletin of Reports

    Representatives of the East Kentucky Conference

    Presenter:  Encourage and support our mission and ministries that we might bear fruit for the kingdom of God.



Presiding Bishop’s Charge

.The Presiding Bishop addresses the Bishop.


P: Remember to rekindle the gift of God that is within you. For God did not give us a spirit of timidity but a spirit of power and love and self-control.
C: Amen

The Presiding Bishop presents the Bishop to the people.


P: People of God, receive your new bishop.


The people may stand and acclaim the Bishop with applause,
during which a fanfare is played.



Installation of Synod Staff
and Synod Council

The Secretary of the Synod presents the candidates for installation to the Bishop


Secretary: At the last Assembly of the Indiana-Kentucky Synod, the following persons were elected to positions of service on Synod Council: Susan Mueller, Pamela Mielke, Douglas Ebert, the Rev. David Shockey, the Rev. Rudy Mueller, the Rev. Barbara Hunter, and Jose Alejos. In addition, the Synod Council has issued calls to the following persons to serve on Synod Staff assisting the Bishop: Susan Hermodson, the Rev. Charles Schroeder, the Rev. Marvin Wittkopf, the Rev. Robert Franklin, the Rev. Mark Radloff and the Rev. Deborah Conrad. I present them, along with the entire Synod Council, for installation with your new ministry.


B: St. Paul says: “Just as each of our bodies has several parts and each part has a separate function, so all of us, in union with Christ, form one body, and as parts of it we belong to each other. Our gifts differ according to the grace given us. If your gift is prophecy, then use it as your faith suggests; if administration, then use it for administration; if teaching, then use it for teaching. Let the preachers deliver sermons, the almsgivers give freely, the officials be diligent, and those who do works of mercy do them cheerfully. (Rom. 12:4-8)

    Will you now assume the office to which you have been called and will you endeavor to discharge its duties faithfully, to the glory of Christ our Lord and in service to his holy Church?
R: I will, and I ask God to help me.


B: And you, people of God, will you support and pray for these men and women in this work?
R: We will.


B: The office to which you have been called is committed to you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C: Amen


B: Let us pray. Gracious Father, you call your people to service and give them varied tasks in the world and in your Church. Grant these men and women grace and strength, that they may serve you faithfully to the glory of your name; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
C: Amen



The Peace

B: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
C: And also with you.

All share a sign of the peace of the Lord, and then are seated.



Remarks by Bishop Stuck




The offering will go toward the Bishop’s Discretionary Fund.  During the Offering:


Choir:                 "Sing a New Song" for Double Choir                        Johann Pachelbel

Sing to the Lord a new song, a new made song, Sing to the Lord all the earth. Sing to the Lord, sing to his Name. Sing praises for wondrous thing has he done. His right hand and holy arm have gotten him the victory. The Lord has made known, made salvation known. He has shown his righteousness to all peoples. He remembers them with his mercy and his truth. All earth, all have seen God’s salvation. For he comes, the world he shall judge with his righteousness. With equity judge the peoples. Sing a new song, sing his praises, O sing! O sing to the Lord. (Psalm 98:1-3,9)



Offertory Hymn     “Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ”           Linstead

.All stand to sing the hymn as the gifts are brought forward
by the family of Bishop Stuck



Prayer of Blessing for New Chalices

B: I will take the cup of salvation:
C: And call on the name of the Lord.


B: Taste and see that the Lord is good.
C: Happy are they who trust in him.


B: Let us pray. Almighty God, whose blessed Son instituted the Sacrament of his Body and Blood: Grant that all who receive the holy Mysteries from these vessels, which we now + consecrate for use in your Church, may be sustained by his presence and enjoy for ever his heavenly benediction; who lives and reigns in glory everlasting.
C: Amen



Offertory Prayer

A: We bring to you,
C: Creator Lord, gifts that you first have given us: lives filled with blessing, hearts burning with your love, spirits eager to serve you, the fruit of our labor, bread and wine. Accept them for the sake of him who gave himself for us, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen



Eucharistic Prayer of the Servant

B: The Lord be with you.
C: And also with you.


B: Lift up your hearts.
C: We lift them to the Lord.


B: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C: It is right to give our thanks and praise.


B: We give you thanks, Almighty God, for in the beginning you made us in your image and bestowed upon us the gifts of your creation. You made us little lower than the angels, but we turned from this honor and tarnished your image in sin and self-pursuit, seeking more than you had first given us. Yet, in your mercy, you did not despise us, but sent forth your Son Jesus Christ to save us from our sin. Though he was in the form of God, he did not regard that equality with you as something to be exploited, but emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, being born in human likeness, out of obedience to you, even to the point of death on a cross.
C: Humble us by his example, O Lord, and make us servants of Christ.


P: In the night in which he was betrayed, our Lord Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body, given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me.
     Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. Do this for the remembrance of me.
     In praise and thanksgiving, O Father, and in humble devotion, we proclaim the mystery of faith:
C: Christ has died. Christ has risen. Christ will come again.


B: We remember, O God, the servant life that Jesus led out of obedience and love for you and for all people: his washing of the disciples’ feet, his help for the sick and needy, his feeding of the hungry multitudes, his willingness to lay down his life for us all. We remember how he taught us to be servants to one another, seeking not the things of this world, but seeking only your grace, forgiveness and blessing. Most especially, O Father, we remember how you accepted his servant life and raised him from the grave to be seated in glory at your right hand. May Christ your Son come for all who serve him, as he has promised, so that we might be raised to new life with him and have your image restored to its perfection within us by your grace.
C: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.


B: Send now your Holy Spirit upon these gifts of bread and wine, that they may be for us the true Body and Blood of Christ our Lord. Send also your Spirit upon us, that through these gifts, we may live as Christ lived, in humble service, one to another.
C: Amen. Come, Holy Spirit.


B: Through the humble service of Christ your Son and all who obediently follow him, bring the whole world into the depths of your love, until sin and death are no more, and we all may live in the joys of your eternal presence.
     By him and with him and in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours, Almighty Father, now and forever.
C: Amen.


B: Let us pray with confidence in the words our Savior gave us.
C: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us. Save us from the time of trial and deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and for ever. Amen



At the Breaking of Bread

B: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to his supper.
C: Lord, I am not worthy to come under your roof, but speak the word, and your servant will be healed.




Please follow the instructions of ushers to receive communion.
Use the glass chalice to dip the bread in the wine
or you may drink from the other chalice.



Music during Distribution

          Bell Choir:                    "Spirit in the Wind"                                Lee J. Afdahl

          Choir:                                  "Life Tree"                                   David Cherwien

          Hymn:                         "Be Thou My Vision"                                             Slane

          Hymn:                          "Lord, Speak to Us"                                      Canonbury

          Trumpet & Organ      "Prayer of St. Gregory"                           Alan Hovahness

          Hymn                    "You Satisfy the Hungry Heart”                         Bicentennial



After Communion

After all have communed, the people stand.

B: The body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ strengthen and keep you in his grace.
C: Amen


A: Let us pray. Almighty Father, we thank you for feeding us with the holy food of the Body and Blood of your Son, and for uniting us through him in the fellowship of your Holy Spirit. We thank you for raising up among us faithful servants for the ministry of your Word and Sacraments. We pray that Bishop Stuck may be to us an effective example in word and action, in love and patience, and in holiness of life. Grant that we, with him, may serve you now, and always rejoice in your glory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
C: Amen



Blessing by the New Bishop

B: Our help is in the Name of the Lord;
C: The maker of heaven and earth.


B: Blessed be the Name of the Lord;
C: From this time forth for evermore.


P:  (sing) The blessing, mercy, and grace of God Almighty, the Father,  +  the Son, and the Holy Spirit, be upon you, and remain with you for ever.
C:  (sing on one tone) Amen


A: Let us go forth into the world as servants of Christ, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.
C: Thanks be to God.



Recessional Hymn     "The Church's One Foundation"      arr. Paul Manz

Each stanza of the hymn is introduced by the Brass Choir

1. The Church’s one foundation Is Jesus Christ, her Lord.
    She is his new creation By water and the Word.
    From heav’n he came and sought her To be his holy bride;
    With his own blood he bought her, And for her life he died.


2. Elect from ev’ry nation, Yet one o’er all the earth;
    Her charter of salvation: One Lord, one faith, one birth.
    One holy name she blesses, Partakes one holy food,
    And to one hope she presses With ev’ry grace endued.


3. Though with a scornful wonder This world sees her oppressed,
    By schisms rent asunder, By heresies distressed,
    Yet saints their watch are keeping; Their cry goes up: “How long?”
    And soon the night of weeping Shall be the morn of song.


4. Through toil and tribulation And tumult of her war,
    She waits the consummation Of peace forevermore;
    Till with the vision glorious Her longing eyes are blest,
    And the great Church victorious Shall be the Church at rest.


5. Yet she on earth has union With God, the Three in One,
    And mystic sweet communion With those whose rest is won,
    O blessed heav’nly chorus! Lord, save us by your grace,
    That we, like saints before us, May see you face to face.



Postlude                 “Grand Chor Dialogue                                     Gigout



Reception in the Parish Hall






Presiding Ministers                         The Rev. Presiding Bishop H. George Anderson
                                                           The Rev. Bishop James R. Stuck

Bishop Emeritus                               The Rev. Bishop Ralph A. Kempski

Assisting Minister                            Ms. Louise Williams, Deaconess Association

Lector                                                Ms. Darlene Gring, St. Paul, Michigan City, Indiana

Ecumenical Guests:                         The Rev. John Schreiber, Southeast Michigan Synod ELCA
                                                           The Rev. Bishop Marcus Lohrmann, Northwestern Ohio Synod ELCA
                                                           The Rev. Bishop Callon Holloway, Southern Ohio Synod ELCA
                                                           The Rev. Bishop Steven Ullestad, Northeastern Iowa Synod ELCA
                                                           Ms. Marilyn Smith, ELCA Region 6 Coordinator
                                                           The Rev. Dennis Asp, representing Capital University
                                                           The Rev. Allan Sager, representing Trinity Lutheran Seminary
                                                           Mr. Robert White, representing Wittenberg University
                                                           The Rev. Bishop Woodie White, Un. Methodist Ch., Ind. Area Office
                                                           Dr. Edward Weisheimer, Reg'l. Minister, Christian Church (Disciples)
                                                           The Rev. Thomas Murphy, repr'g. the Archdiocese of Indianapolis
                                                           The Right Rev. Edwin Gullek, Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky
                                                           Ms. LaDonna Wind, representing the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky

                                                           The Right Rev. Kate Waynick, Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis

Lectors at the Installation               The Rev. John Stuck, Uncle of Bishop Stuck
                                                           The Rev. Carl Linder, Uncle of Bishop Stuck
                                                           The Rev. Harold Knappe, Grace/Our Savior, Ft. Wayne
                                                           The Rev. David Schreiber, Resurrection, Indianapolis

Presenting the Symbols                   Conference Deans & Lay Representatives
                                                           Northwest Indiana:  The Rev. James Swanson & Dean Willson
                                                           North Central:  The Rev. Jeff Gaustad & James Siegmann
                                                           Northeast Indiana:  The Rev. John Pannkuk & Al Christensen
                                                           Lafayette:  The Rev. Scott Meier & Geraldine Arney
                                                           Indianapolis:  The Rev. Michel Conklin & Thomas Folkerts
                                                           East Central Indiana:  The Rev. John Malzahn & Gerald Seifert
                                                           Southeast Indiana:  The Rev. Gary Anderson & Nathan Harter
                                                           Evansville:  The Rev. Martin Bornhoeft & Carolyn Fitzer
                                                           South Central:  The Rev. Phil Garber & William Amos
                                                           East Kentucky:  The Rev. Blair Fields & David Crigler

Presenting the Gifts                         The family of Bishop Stuck
                                                           Kristine, Jodi, Jamalynne, & Kylan Stuck

Baptismal Assistants                        Indiana-Kentucky Synod Staff
                                                           Ms. Susan Hermodson, The Rev. Charles Schroeder,
                                                           The Rev. Marvin Wittkopf, The Rev. Robert Franklin,
                                                           The Rev. Mark Radloff
, The Rev. Deborah Conrad

Communion Assistants                    Indiana-Kentucky Synod Officers
                                                           Ms. Judy Rehmel, Vice president
                                                           Mr. Christopher Mehling, Secretary
                                                           Mr. Gary Philpy, Treasurer

                                                           Indiana-Kentucky Synod Council & Support Staff
                                                           Ms. Joyce Windhorn, Ms. Terri Dillon, Ms. Judie
                                                           Williams, The Rev. Jane Aicher, The Rev. Vicki Garber,
                                                           The Rev. Barbara Hunter, The Rev. David Matevia,
                                                           The Rev. Rudy Mueller, The Rev. David Shockey,
                                                           The Rev. Edward Young, Mr. Jose Alejos, Ms. Geraldine
                                                           Arney, Ms. Kathy Bultman, Mr. William Dorsch, Mr.
                                                           Douglas Ebert, Mr. Keith Kenitzer, Mr. Larry Langdon,
                                                           Mr. Thomas Marette, Ms. Pamela Mielke, Ms. Susan
                                                           Mueller, Mr. Edward Redmon, Ms. Sheryl Vanderstel,
                                                           Mr. Roy Wildt

Masters of Ceremony                      The Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel, IK Synod Worship Com.
                                                           The Rev. Martin Gehring, IK Synod Worship Com.
                                                           The Rev. David Rogers, IK Synod Worship Com.

Servers                                              Catechism Youth, King of Glory, Carmel, Indiana
                                                           Liturgical Servers:  Cara Dillon, Laura Delaney, Jessica Freburg.
                                                           K.C. Fulkerson, Rachel Zaudtke, Kelly Stahl, Dana Larson,
                                                           Megan Juergenson, Matt Poisel, Liz Mihalik, Nathan Uhl.
                                                           Set up & Clean up: Josh Moore, Cate Bartehelme, Leslie Dahl,
                                                           Angela Starkey, Jill Delaney, Andrew Smith, Julle Molitoris,
                                                           Allison Thompson
                                                           Reception: Jessica Thompson, Jessie Kruse, Katherine Reading,
                                                           Stefanie Loyda, Karen Lewis, Katelyn Ryan
                                                           Childcare: Matt Mihalik, Sean Finley, Austin Somers, Scott Lim,
                                                           Shane Finley, Ben Dahl

Organist/Director of Music            Adeline K. "Addie" Yoder, Indianapolis, Indiana

Choirs                                                St. Paul, Michigan City, Indiana, John Rehmel, Director
                                                           King of Glory, Carmel, Indiana, Wayne Shipe, Indiana
                                                           Jean Darling, Music Director & Accompanist

Handbell Choir                                 Joy Ringers, King of Glory, Carmel, Indiana
                                                           Jean Darling, Director

Instrumentalists                                Keynote Brass, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana
                                                           Edi Otterson, Flute, King of Glory, Indianapolis, Indiana

Ushers                                               Members of the Indianapolis Conference
                                                           Mr. Scott Ball, Ms. Barbara Campbell, Mr. John Croft,
                                                           Mr. William Culley, Ms. Marcia Gray, Mr. William Haas,
                                                           Mr. Larry Larson, Ms. Julie Longwell, Ms. Shirley
                                                           McConnell, Mr. David Rees, Mr. Daniel Scholl, Mr.
                                                           James Swinford




The blue glaze pottery chalices used in today’s service were made and given for Synod use by Kristine Stuck, the wife of the new Bishop.

The four new banners used in today's service were commissioned for this occasion by the IK Synod Worship Committee and executed by the Rev. Mark Kloess, pastor of Redeemer, Elkhart, Indiana. Pr. Kloess also used the design of the banners in the artwork for the cover of this service folder.

The chausable and stole that Bishop Stuck is wearing today is a gift from the members of his former congregation, King of Glory, Carmel. The chausable and a full set of stoles were designed and made by Jo Locker, a local artist, who is a member of Bethlehem, Indianapolis.

Portions of the Renewal of Baptismal vows and the Post Communion Prayer were taken from the Investiture of the Most Reverend Frank Tracy Griswold as Twenty-Fifth Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Jan. 10, 1998, adapted by the Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel, IK Synod Worship Committee.  Portions of the Rite of Holy Baptism were also reprinted from the Lutheran Book of Worship, copyright 1978, by permission, Augsburg Fortress, Minneapolis.  The admonition before the sprinkling was written by the Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel.

The Rite of Installation for a Bishop, the Installation of Assistants to the Bishop, and Installation of the Synod Council were reprinted from the Occasional Services, copyright 1982, by permission.

The Litany of the Holy Spirit, the Presentation of Symbols, the Offertory Prayer, the Eucharistic Prayer of the Servant, and Final Blessings were written by the Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel, IK Synod Worship Committee.

The Prayer of Blessing for New Chalices was taken from the Book of Common Prayer 1979 of the Episcopal Church.

The Rodgers Organ courtesy of Classic Organs of Indiana

“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” Copyright 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship. Reprinted by Permission of Augsburg Fortress.

"By Water and the Spirit," Words by Carl P. Daw, Jr., Music by Betty Carr Pulkingham, Copyright 1996 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188. Reprinted under License No. 7940.

“Let Us Talents and Tongues Employ, Words by Fred Kaan,, Music, by Doreen Potter,. Copyright 1975 by Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188. Reprinted under License No. 8152.

“You Satisfy the Hungry Heart (Gift of Finest Wheat),” Words by Omer Westondorf, Music by Robert E. Kreutz. Copyright permission obtained, Archdiocese of Philadelphia, 1997. All rights reserved.



. . . the people, priests, and staff of St. Elizabeth Seton Parish for their kind hospitality and gracious and generous support in allowing us to use their fine building for this very special occasion.

. . . the Synod Office Staff for taking care of all the details that go into planning an event such as this.

. . . Maxiene Rogers and the Augustana Circle of King of Glory for all their work in arranging the reception and all who provided the delicious desserts.

. . . Engeldow Interior in Indianapolis, Jones Greenhouse in Lebanon, and Ken Myers in New Castle for providing the flowers and greenery for the chancel and reception.

. . . the Rev. Thomas L. Weitzel and Susan Hermodson for planning and coordinating all the arrangements and the myriad of details that made the service and reception such a wonderful occasion for the synod.