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A God with Skin - Recapturing the Incarnational Nature of the Sacraments Using the book of John, this Catholic article argues that priests must move believers from the ritual to the flesh-and-blood--incarnational--reality of the sacraments. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Mark C. McCann Deacons Doing Dishes This devotional speaks about the leadership of deacons. In God's realm, everything is turned upside down. Many of our assumptions begin to shake loose. To lead is to be a servant, as Jesus was a servant. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Martin B. Copenhaver A Surprising Beatitude - Dashing the Little Ones upon the Rock This Catholic article applies Psalm 137:9 to the Church’s sex-abuse scandal, suggesting that we must dash the full range of our passions against the grace of the life-giving Rock. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Kevin M. Clarke Ordination Best Practices for Ministers, Elders and Deacons For ordination resources, we consulted five experts from five denominations. Their best practices will help you dig beneath the surface when you ordain or install ministers, elders and deacons. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Matthew van Maastricht Ordination of Service for (Protestant) Deacons An outline by Michelle Riley Jones for an ordination service for deacons (and other non-clergy) in a Protestant church. Introduces the purpose of the service and offers suggestions for prayers and music. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones The Role of Deacons in Worship What is the function of a deacon? This article answers from the United Methodist perspective, attending to their role in scripture, the development of the office, and their contemporary status as full ministry partners with elders. Resource type: Article | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Anne M. Burnette-Hook The Ministry of Deacons John Kavanaugh reflects on Acts 6:1-7, including the historical and contemporary significance of deacons. Kavanaugh emphasizes how the ministry of deacons is able to speak into situations where a pastor’s ministry is dismissed. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: John F. Kavanaugh Female Deacons and Fasting before Communion Brian Mullady explains that canon law does not currently allow female deacons and also comments on fasting before communion, noting that priests are allowed to eat something if they celebrate multiple masses in one day. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brian Mullady Ordination of Protestant Deacons and Other Non-Clergy Persons Delores W. Brown provides a commentary on I Timothy 3:8-10,13 and 5:22 and draws some insights on the qualifications for deacons. The text is from the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Delores W. Brown Deacons, Elders, and Wives Grammatical and exegetical commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-13, including a diagram of the Greek. Cameron Crickenberger suggests that deacons' wives are treated in more detail than elders' wives because they were more involved in deacons' ministry. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Blue Letter Bible | Author: Cameron Crickenberger Church Deacon Finds the Biggest Prime Number Yet In this illustration, a longtime church deacon's computer makes an astronomically improbable discovery. Possible preaching angles include persistence, dedication, chance, coincidence, or the providence of God. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley Full Text Hymns on Deacon A Deacon's PrayerPD
Deacons, awake! the work fulfillPD
Come Down, O Love DivinePD
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Disciples and Deacons A comparison of the role of Jesus’ twelve disciples as revealed in John 14:1-1 and the role of the church’s first deacons chosen in Acts 6:1-7, both lectionary passages for the 5th Sunday after Easter Year... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Athenaeum of Ohio - Exegesis | Author: Betty Jane Lillie An Order of Farewell to a Pastor or Deacon This worship order is appropriate for occasions where a pastor or deacon moves to another congregation or retires. It may be used within worship the Sunday before their departure, or at a separate special service. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Round Two: Ordination Best Practices Five experts from five different denominations share about the ways their denominations approach ordination. "Their best practices will help you dig beneath the surface when you ordain or install ministers, elders, and deacons." Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig Saved from a Deacon’s Nightmare Edward McCormack offers insight into his preaching process, a method that has saved him more than once when calendar confusions have resulted in him preaching unexpectedly! Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Edward McCormack The Psychedelic Deacon: May we allow all our teens to take part in worship? Everything went well, thought a youth leader until she received a call. One of her youths got arrested after taking part in a youth-led service. A story about who is allowed to participate in worship. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship Women Deacons and Eternal Salvation This Catholic article considers the role of women in relation to the diaconate from the perspective of Scripture and Tradition, concluding that the matter risks eternal salvation. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Regis Scanlon Casting Lots Instead of voting in the elders and deacons at Susan Damon's church, they decided to cast lots. In this article, she describes the process and provides the service that they used for casting lots. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship | Author: Susan Damon Looking Backwards When ordaining a new elder or deacon at my church, some invite the current and former elders and deacons in the congregation to come forward. Donald Cronkite thinks the cloud of witnesses joins too. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Donald Cronkite
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