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Word and Service Roster

The previous three lay rosters became the new Roster of Ministers of Word and Service on Jan. 1, 2017. An Entrance Rite Discernment Group, formed at the request of the Church Council, will recommend an entrance rite – consecration or ordination – for the new roster. Click on the tabs for resources related to these important decisions.



Resources and information provided by the Entrance Rite Discernment Group

Opening Letter for Papers

Opening Letter for Papers

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A Liturgical Perspective on the Ordination of Deacons in the ELCA

A Liturgical Perspective on the Ordination of Deacons in the ELCA

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Baptism and Vocation

Baptism and Vocation

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Diaconal Ministry: The Entrance Rite Question

Diaconal Ministry: The Entrance Rite Question

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Ecumenical and Global Perspectives

Ecumenical and Global Perspectives

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Feedback Forms for Papers

Feedback Forms for Papers

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Ministry, Mission, and Leadership Bible Study

Ministry, Mission, and Leadership Bible Study

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Entrance Rite Discernment Group Update March 2017

Entrance Rite Discernment Group Update March 2017

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Entrance Rite Discernment Group FAQs, Sept. 2016

Entrance Rite Discernment Group FAQs, Sept. 2016

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Deacon Descriptions

A Brief Sampling of Current Uses of the Role/Title “Deacon” in the ELCA and Beyond

Deacon Descriptions

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What is a Deacon?

What is a Deacon?

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Theology for One Lutheran Diaconate

A Theology for One Lutheran Diaconate in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Theology for One Lutheran Diaconate

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To Love and Serve the Lord

"To Love & Serve the Lord:  Diakonia in the Life of the Church"  is The Jerusalem report of the Anglican-Lutheran International Commission on Diakonia throughout the world.

To Love and Serve the Lord

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Together For Ministry

Together For Ministry

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