A joyous celebration of new ministry was held at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sycamore on Saturday, April 27th. The Right Reverend Jeffrey Lee, Bishop of Chicago presided over the service in which Fr. Georges Jallouf was installed as the 24th Rector of St. Peter’s. Fr. Joseph Alsay from St. Augustine Canterbury, in Edmond, OK, preached the sermon, and the Very Reverend Gloria Hopewell, Dean of the Rockford Deanery, presented the canons of the Diocese. Bishop Lee blessed the new altar, a cross in the narthex of the church, and the newly renovated rectory. Fr. Georges was surrounded by family and friends at a reception held immediately after the service.
Fr. Georges and his wife Maha moved to Sycamore from Oklahoma where Fr. Georges served as Rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Tulsa Ok, and then as Hospice Minister in Oklahoma City.
Fr. Georges presided over his first service at St. Peter’s on October 7, 2018. Since then, Fr. Georges and his wife Maha have become an integral part of St. Peter’s. Fr. Georges has a great love for children, and they have become part of the weekly service. Fr. Georges and Maha also visit shut ins regularly and he presides over services at Oak Crest Retirement Center.
The following is a link to all the pictures taken by Josh Boies. Thanks so much Josh!