Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Make Him a Deacon

Tonight at 6:15 p.m. Bishop Henry Louttit will be at King of Peace. God willing and the people consenting, he will ordain Jay Weldon as a deacon. Like all those who seek to become a priest, Jay is expected to serve as a deacon for a period of no less than six months and typically a little longer.

Deacons have a servant ministry of caring for the poor. To help Jay live into this role, and not just in name only, he has taken over King of Peace's benevolence ministry for the remaining six weeks of his time at King of Peace. As such, he is in daily contact with people in Camden County who are in need. He is providing some direct assistance from King of Peace and guidance as to where other assistance may be found.

The service tonight makes plain the role of the deacon. At the crucial point of laying on hands for ordination, the Bishop will pray,
Father, through Jesus Christ your Son, give your Holy Spirit to Jay; fill him with grace and power, and make him a deacon in your Church.

The Bishop continues
Make him, O Lord, modest and humble, strong and constant, to observe the discipline of Christ. Let his life and teaching so reflect your commandments, that through him many may come to know you and love you. As your Son came not to be served but to serve, may this deacon share in Christ’s service, and come to the unending glory of him who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.

The People in a loud voice respond Amen.
Come tonight to add your prayers to those of the congregation and our Bishop as God makes Jay a deacon in Christ's one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church.



  • At 7/03/2008 8:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Is Jay leaving King of Peace??

  • At 7/04/2008 8:44 AM, Blogger King of Peace said…

    Jay arrived here justover a year ago with a plan that he would leave about now. He came to get involved with and work in an Episcopal Church while the congregation and the Diocese of Georgia discerned with him whether he was called to ordained ministry in The Episcopal Church. Were that to happen, he would then go for a further year of studies (he has a Masters in Divinity now) at an Episcopal Seminary. He received the necessary approvals and will leave in mid August for a year at General Seminary, the oldest of the 11 Episcopal seminaries. He will study for a Masters in Sacred Theology and at some time more than six months from now, he will be ordained as a priest. On graduation he return to the Diocese of Georgia to work in a church.

    So, all of that is to say, yes Jay is leaving as was planned when he arrived. We'll miss him. We'll miss Alison. I am glad they came to live and minister among us and with us.

    The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

  • At 7/04/2008 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thank you, I now understand. Jay and Alison came to King of Peace just before my children and me. We will miss them but we are so very proud of Jay and also of Alison.


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