In the Moravian Church, “deacons are consecrated to the office of Presbyter after a number of years in the ordained ministry. In the service of consecration the Church spiritually encourages the deacon, recognizes his/her professional and spiritual maturity, affirms his/her ministry since ordination, and renews its own commitment to serve Christ.” (Book of Order, p. 48)
Since early 2013, our pastors, Rev. Ginny Tobiassen and Rev. Andrew Heil, have been serving the Southern Province as deacons in the ordained ministry. On Sunday, Nov. 25, at 3:00 p.m., a service will be held in our Sanctuary to consecrate both pastors as presbyters. A band prelude will begin at 2:30.
Following the service, a reception will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Join your brothers and sisters at 3:00 p.m. on Nov. 25 for this time of celebration for Home Church and for the Province!