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Ash Wednesday: Cultural Resources 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.
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
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 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 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 A 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 Ordination of Protestant Deacons and Other Non-Clergy Persons 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 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 Disciples and Deacons This commentary compares 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis Source: The Athenaeum of Ohio - Exegesis Author: Betty Jane Lillie deaconesses In the early church deaconesses served important roles both liturgically and practically. In addition to preparing women for baptism, they also instructed them afterward; and like deacons, they also ministered to the sick and poor. Resource type: Article Source: Christian History and Biography Author: The Editors, Christian History Magazine 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 Full Text Hymns on Deacon A Deacon's PrayerPD
Deacons, awake! the work fulfillPD
Come Down, O Love DivinePD
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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 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 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 Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Deacon? Preaching notes by Doug Bratt on Actus 7:55-60: God calls us to be prepared to give our lives, especially if clinging to them means abandoning our faith. Following Jesus is the only way to live. Resource type: Sermon Starter/Outline Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching 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 Seeing the Glory The story of the deacon Stephen from Acts 6-7 illustrates how we are called to go beyond the basics of ministry. Doing so requires sacrifice, but also allows us to see God’s glory. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) Source: Faith and Leadership Author: Samuel Wells 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 Ordination and Recognition A planning resource that includes worship planning notes, a service outline, and music suggestions to use in an ordination service for deacons and other non-clergy members in the Protestant tradition. Resource type: Song/Hymn Source: The African American Lectionary Author: Michelle Riley Jones
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