Convocation 2018

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“It’s good to be here!” That remark was shared by a number of deacons who attended our recent convocation. It is good for us to be gathered as a community of faith; a fellowship of servants rooted in the one who calls us “friend” and beloved one.  During our convocation we were privileged to hear the Shepherd of our diocese, Bishop Da Cunha, remind us of the roots of our diaconal identity in community, liturgy and service.  We are called together and we acknowledge that the gift of community is celebrating that what we may lack as individuals together we have it all. In liturgy we proclaim in prayer and celebration what we have seen and touched in Christ. We are “grafted” to our source of life as one who abides in Christ’s friendship. In service we share the heartbeat of Christ’s love and invite others to know the joy of Christ.  Fr. Warren Savage reaffirmed each of the foundational roots suggested by the Bishop by reechoing the Bishop’s question posed to each of us:  “How are we on fire as disciples of Christ?” “How are we participating in the process of becoming more faithful disciples of community, liturgy and service?” As we go forward, may the hopes of our convocation become the invocation of spirit filled servants who’s declaration is “It is good to be here! Here!”  Here in this community, here is this moment of liturgy and praise and here in this service rendered in the Lord’s love.

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