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The Rev. Robert F. Humphrey will be installed as bishop of the Virginia Synod – Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) on Saturday, September 9, at 1 PM at First Presbyterian Church, Waynesboro. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth A. Eaton of the ELCA will preside over the installation. The doors at First Presbyterian Church will open at 12:00 PM. A reception following the service will be held from 3 to 5 PM at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Waynesboro.

You are strongly encouraged to carpool or share rides to this event as parking is limited. Rostered ministers and guests attending the service should plan to park either in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot or Waynesboro High School parking lot. Street parking is available on 11th Street, Chestnut Avenue, and S. Wayne Avenue. There are a number of handicapped parking spaces directly in front of First Presbyterian Church.

The Virginia Synod has identified parking and established bus service for your convenience. This bus service will operate from noon to 1:00 PM and at the conclusion of the worship service from approximately 2:45 PM to 5:00 PM. Bus service will be available to transport people to and from First Presbyterian Church, Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, and the Waynesboro High School parking lot. Please click on the link below for the map that reflects the bus route and stops.

All rostered ministers are invited to vest and process for the worship service. Please arrive at First Presbyterian Church no later than 12:15 PM to gather and prepare for worship in designated rooms. The liturgical color of the service will be RED.

The offering for the Bishop’s installation is designated for the “Virginia Feeds Kids” Campaign and the ELCA Disaster Response. Please address check to The Virginia Synod, ELCA

Installation Information and Planning Tips

Map for Parking and Bus Service