So What is a Bishop's Installation?

On Saturday, October 18th, I will be installed at the third Bishop of the Allegheny Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America at First Lutheran Church, Johnstown PA.  The service begins at 2pm (of course dependent upon when you read this may have already happened).   At this service I will be ‘installed’ and several people have asked me exactly what this means.  The short and simple answer is that I will officially be the Bishop after this service, though I have been ser...