Ordination sermon: roles may differ, intentions do not

Bishop Lane with new deacons, left to right, Jane Chatfield, Corey Walmer, Lanny Wenthe
Bishop Lane with new deacons, left to right, Jane Chatfield, Corey Walmer, Lanny Wenthe

The Diocese celebrates the ordination of three new deacons today: the Rev. Jane Chatfield, the Rev. Corey Walmer, and the Rev. Lanny Wenthe. In his ordination sermon Bishop Lane had, in part, this to say

“…in the midst of institutional changes that will leave us with a very different church, these deacons remind us of apostolic ideals.  We are called by God into a radical unity in which no social or cultural distinctions divide us. We are called by God to serve in a church where roles differ, but intentions do not; where all are called to the ministry of reconciliation. We are invited to follow Jesus, to model ourselves on the one who told us, ‘I am among you as one who serves.'”

Read it all here.

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