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Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday Element of Worship by Taylor Burton-Edwards https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/contemporary-service-for-ash-wednesday Taylor Burton-Edwards offers an Ash Wednesday service with video, prayer, and music, scripture, receiving of ashes, and communion. Resource type: Element of Worship Source: Discipleship Ministries Author: Taylor Burton-Edwards

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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources Sermon Illustration by William H. Wiggins, Jr. http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=8 This worship resource for Ash Wednesday provides the following cultural resources: historical information, a prose excerpt, and traditional songs. Resource type: Sermon Illustration Source: The African American Lectionary Author: William H. Wiggins, Jr.

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The Catholic Deacon Today: 20 Questions for Deacon Greg Kandra Article by Sean Salai, S.J. https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2016/01/18/catholic-deacon-today-20-questions-deacon-greg-kandra Sean Salai interviews Greg Kandra, a permanent deacon ordained in the Catholic Church, about the origin and role of a permanent deacon and his thoughts on the possible expanding role of women. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Sean Salai, S.J.

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US Religious Orders Overwhelmingly Back Women Deacons Article by Nicole Winfield https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/08/03/study-us-religious-orders-overwhelmingly-back-women-deacons A survey conducted in 2018 has found that the majority of U.S. Catholic religious orders believe women should be allowed to serve as ordained deacons. Nicole Winfield reports varying opinions on this issue within the church. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Nicole Winfield

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The Role of Deacons in Worship Article by Anne M. Burnette-Hook https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/the-role-of-deacons-in-worship-WM 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

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Deacons Doing Dishes Article by Martin B. Copenhaver http://day1.org/5120-martin_copenhaver_deacons_doing_dishes This devotional speaks about the leadership of deacons, or as Martin Copenhaver calls them, "glorified butlers." In God's realm, everything is turned upside down; to lead is to be a servant. Resource type: Article Source: Day1 Author: Martin B. Copenhaver

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Why women deacons could enrich the church Article https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2016/08/17/why-women-deacons-could-enrich-church The article talks about what it means for the church to ordain women as deacons and how the roles of women deacons can enrich the church. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine

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The Ministry of Deacons Commentary/Exegesis by John F. Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterA051417/theword_embodied.html 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

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Female Deacons and Fasting before Communion Article by Brian Mullady http://www.hprweb.com/2017/01/questions-answered-50/ 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

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Wives of Ordained Permanent Deacons Article by Mary Gannon Kaufmann http://www.hprweb.com/2013/06/vocation-for-the-wives-of-ordained-permanent-deacons/ An article about wives of deacons in the Catholic church, suggesting they are responding to a unique grace of personal mission that comes to them as a result of their baptism. Resource type: Article Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Author: Mary Gannon Kaufmann

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A Farewell to a Pastor or Deacon Element of Worship by United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries https://www.umcdiscipleship.org/resources/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

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Disciples and Deacons Commentary/Exegesis by Betty Jane Lillie http://www.mtsm.org/Exegesis.aspx?ID=130 This exegesis compares the role of Jesus’ twelve disciples as revealed in John 14:1-12 and the role of the church’s first deacons chosen in Acts 6:1-7, highlighting themes of discipleship and calling. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Athenaeum of Ohio - Exegesis Author: Betty Jane Lillie

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Full Text Hymns on Deacon A Deacon's PrayerPD
Deacons, awake! the work fulfillPD
Come Down, O Love DivinePD
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Women served as deacons for a millennium Article by Brandon Sanchez https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/01/15/vatican-commission-members-women-served-deacons-millennium According to a Vatican commission tasked with researching women deacons, women served as deacons in Europe for about a millennium in a variety of ministerial and sacramental roles. Resource type: Article Source: America Magazine Author: Brandon Sanchez

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Ordination of Protestant Deacons and Other Non-Clergy Persons Commentary/Exegesis by Delores W Brown http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=136 Delores Brown provides a commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-10,13 and 5:22 and shares insights on the qualifications for deacons. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Delores W Brown

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Deacons, Elders, and Wives Commentary/Exegesis by Cameron Crickenberger https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/biblearc/imageDisplay/1_Timothy_3_8-13_b 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

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Church Deacon Finds the Biggest Prime Number Yet Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2018/february/church-deacon-finds-biggest-prime-number-yet.html 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

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Women Deacons and Eternal Salvation Article by Regis Scanlon http://www.hprweb.com/2016/06/women-deacons-at-what-price/ 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

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Commission on Women Deacons Did Not Reach Agreement Audio/Video by Gerard O’Connell https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/05/07/pope-francis-says-commission-women-deacons-did-not-reach-agreement Pope Francis revealed that the commission to examine the role of women in the early church did not reach agreement on the question of women deacons. Two of the commission members are interviewed in this video. Resource type: Audio/Video Source: America Magazine Author: Gerard O’Connell

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Ordination Best Practices for Ministers, Elders and Deacons Article by Matthew van Maastricht http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ordination-best-practices-for-ministers-elders-and-deacons In this article, five experts from five denominations explain their ordination theology, polity, history, venues, key elements, and creative options. Sample ordination and installation services are also included. Resource type: Article Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Author: Matthew van Maastricht

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Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Deacon? Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-5a/?type=old_testament_lectionary A sermon starter by Doug Bratt on Acts 7:55-60 explores the life of Stephen reminding us how Christian faith is both very costly and precious. Following Jesus is the only way to live and to die.... Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Author: Doug Bratt

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