Ordination of the Deaconesses

Three deaconesses were ordained Sabbath August 12, 2017, by Pastor Ken Olin to serve, help and attend to the needs in the local Seventh-day Adventist church and the communities in which they live.  The ministry of the deaconesses began in the early Christian church.

Pictured from right to left:  Rebecca Lawrence, Head Deaconess, Jeanne Toay, Mary Schwantes, and Helen Palmer.  Behind the deaconesses are the church elders who placed their hands on the shoulders of the women in a prayer of commitment to serve.