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Service of Installation June 12, 2022



Order of Worship for Service of Installation for

The Rev. Dan Haugh

June 12, 2022 at 6 PM

Prelude - Chris Vigneau, piano


Words of Welcome - Chris De Rienzo


Call to Worship - Rev. Pat Thompson

Leader: We gather this day in celebration of God, and all God desires for us!

People: We gather in celebration of Creation,

              and all Creation needs from us.

Leader:  We gather in celebration of Relationship,

People:  and all Relationship requires of us.

Leader:  We gather this day to take up the mantle of the past.

People:  We gather to claim our future, and be fully alive in the present.

Leader:  We gather to worship the God who was, and is, and ever shall be-- world without end.

People:  Alleluia!

Leader:  Amen!


*Opening Hymn       “Ours the Journey”                                                      #458

         In the midst of new dimensions, in the face of changing ways,

            Who will lead the pilgrim peoples wandering their sep’rate ways?       


            God of rainbow, fiery pillar, leading where the eagles soar,

            We your people, ours the journey now and evermore.


            Through the flood of starving peoples, warring factions and despair,

            Who will lift the olive branches? Who will light the flame of care? (Refrain)


            Though we reach the highest heavens, holding worlds at our command,

            We are yet a desert people searching for the promised land. (refrain)


            Should the threats of dire predictions cause us to withdraw in pain,

            May your blazing phoenix spirit resurrect the church again. (refrain)

Invocation – The Rev. Dr. Richard R. Swanson


Children’s Music –  “My Favorite Things”                                                    


Scripture Reading - Rabbi David Fainsilber - Micah 6:8

            “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you

              but to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?”


Sermon - "What does the Lord require?" - Rev. Dr. Scott Herr


Anthem -   “With a Voice of Singing”                                                            Martin Shaw


Liturgy of Installation



Chris De Rienzo: Stowe Community Church welcomes you in the name of Jesus Christ. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit this congregation has called the Rev. Dan Haugh as our pastor and teacher. Dan, servant of God, we invite you to come forward as a sign of your acceptance of God’s call to this office. Installation confirms and celebrates the covenantal relationship between this church and our pastor. Installation is a sign that we are committed to share mutually in the mission and purpose of Stowe Community Church.



Hear these words from the apostle Paul: “We beg you, our brother, to pay proper respect to those who work among you, who guide and instruct you in the Christian life. Treat them with the greatest respect and love because of the work they do. Be at peace among yourselves.”


We urge you pastor Dan to encourage the timid, help the weak, be patient with all. See that no one pays back wrong for wrong, but at all times, make it your aim to do good to one another and to all people. Be joyful always, pray at all times, be thankful in all circumstances. This is what God wants of you, in your life in Christ Jesus.


Kathe Rhinesmith:

Dear friends, Stowe Community Church has declared that, having gathered under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, it has called The Rev. Dan Haugh to minister in this place as pastor and teacher and receives him as appointed by God for this ministry. We declare that he has met all the necessary conditions for installation to this office.


Pastor Dan, you are called to ordained ministry by the grace of God and to Stowe Community Church. Are you willing to enter this covenant with its members who are one in Christ?


Rev. Haugh: I am willing, and I promise to serve this church faithfully, preaching and teaching the word of God, administering the sacraments, and fulfilling the pastoral office, according to the faith and order of this church.


Chris De Rienzo: Members and friends of Stowe Community Church, will you rise in body or spirit and affirm your covenant with your pastor and teacher?


*Members and Friends: We, the members and friends of Stowe Community Church, receive The Reverend Dan Haugh as our pastor and teacher, promising to labor with him in the ministry of the gospel and to give him due honor and support. We gather with him as a sign of our mutual ministry in Christ’s name.


CONSECRATION: All Clergy guests and Board of Directors come forward to lay hands on Rev. Haugh.



Rev. Dr. Becca Girrell: Let us pray. Almighty God, you have called your servants to make promises before you; now enable us to keep our vows that we may remain steadfast in faith and fruitful in every good work.

Bless, we pray, your servant Dan to whom the care of your people in this church is now committed. Pour out your Holy Spirit on him, and on the people of Stowe Community Church, that our mutual ministry may be served with all faithfulness, diligence, and courage. Grant us the spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. Make our ministry a means of strengthening the faithful, comforting the afflicted and building up your church.

All: Amen.


Priestly Blessing – Rabbi Fainsilber


Chris De Rienzo: In the name of Jesus Christ, I declare you duly installed as pastor and teacher of Stowe Community Church.


All: Thanks be to God!




Offertory - Taryn Noelle, Chris Vigneau, Whitney Vigneau, - “Reckless Love”


                        Today’s Offering supports the Lamoille Family Center


Presentation of Gratitude on behalf of Stowe Community Church  - Kathe Rhinesmith


*Closing Hymn:            “Here I am Lord”                                                                #452


I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry,

All who dwell in deepest sin my hand will save.

I who made the stars of night, I will make their darkness bright.

Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?


(refrain) Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night.

I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.


I, the Lord of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.

I have wept for love of them, they turn away.

I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.

I will speak my word to them. Whom shall I send? (refrain)


I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.

I will set a feast for them, my hand will save.

Finest bread I will provide till their hearts be satisfied.

I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send? (refrain)


*Benediction - Dan Haugh


Postlude         “Fanfare”         by Jacque Lemmens                                          Karen Miller

Please join us for a reception after the service on the front porch.

*Please rise in body or spirit as you are able.



The Rev. Pat Thompson, Wolcott United Methodist Church

The Rev. Dr. Richard R. Swanson, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Stowe

Rabbi David Fainsilber, Jewish Community Center of Greater Stowe

The Rev. Dr. Scott Herr, First Presbyterian Church of New Canaan, CT

The Rev. Dan Haugh, Stowe Community Church

The Rev. Dr. Becca Girrell, United Community Church of Morrisville, VT

The Rev. Paul Sangree, Vermont Conference Associate Minister, United Church of Christ

Chris De Rienzo, Chair, Board of Directors, Stowe Community Church

Kathe Rhinesmith, Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Stowe Community Church

Karen Miller, Organist and Choir Director, Stowe Community Church

Choir, Stowe Community Church

Taryn Noelle, Director of Christian Education, Stowe Community Church

Chris Vigneau, Stowe Community Church

Whitney Vigneau, Stowe Community Church

Children’s Ministry, Stowe Community Church


A special welcome to all members of the Lamoille Area Interfaith Clergy Group. We are grateful for your presence with us today.


A special thank you to the members of the Pastoral Search Committee: Chris DeRienzo, Christina Glowac, David McGaughy, Scott Noble, Kathe Rhinesmith, Heather Stowe, Chris Vigneau, Lynne von Trapp.

Dan Haugh became Senior Minister at Stowe Community Church in September 2021. Prior to coming to Stowe, he served as Associate Minister at Round Hill Community Church in Greenwich, CT, as Associate Pastor of Youth and Young Adults at the American Church in Paris, France, and before that as Pastor of Student Ministries at Bedford Community Church in New York.  A graduate of Gordon College and Alliance Theological Seminary, Dan was ordained in 2006. He lives with his wife, Lauretta, and their twin sons, Jack and Blake who are in the third grade at Stowe Elementary School, and their dog Billy. They love the outdoors and are active in all seasons, hiking, boating, and skiing, and are loyal Boston sports fans.

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