Make Him a Deacon
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.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.
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.