You are invited to a gathering of the Beloved Community of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Minneapolis for the ordination of the following individuals:
To the Diaconate To the Priesthood
Christine Boehm Carlson Amelia Arthur
Br. Columba Maynus Bill Butcher
Maggie Nancarrow Ryan Currie
Schedule of Events
3pm: Cathedral and Grounds open for Cathedral tours, picnicking, & an interactive ministry fair
4:30pm: Nave opens to worshippers
5pm: Service of Ordination*
*In order to better accommodate our brothers and sisters who have far to travel both to and from Ordination, this year’s service will take place at 5pm rather than 7pm.
Beginning at 3pm, the Cathedral of St. Mark’s will be open for tours, members of the ordination candidates’ sending faith communities will offer a ministry fair to share participatory experiences with those gathered, and all are invited to bring food and picnic on the lawn of St. Mark’s. As we across ECMN deepen our understanding of the Beloved Community, we are learning that talking about Beloved Community is not enough—we must experience Beloved Community, together, whenever we are gathered.
God willing and the people consenting, at 5pm The Right Reverend Brian Prior will ordain the above-named candidates to the diaconate and the priesthood. The ordination of these candidates to the diaconate and to the priesthood reflects the abundant ways the Holy Spirit has been moving faith communities in Minnesota to join in the work of God in their neighborhoods. The individuals who will be ordained represent not just their own willingness to respond to God’s call to join in that mission, but also the conversations, prayers, practices, service, sweat, friendship, conflict, change, and growth of the all the baptized people in ECMN’s Beloved Community.
In Minnesota, we see the primary function of Deacons and Priests as those who are sent out to look for gifts in others and then nurture those gifts in order to engage in God’s mission in an ever-changing world. Every member of the church is a minister, from the three-year-old coloring in the pews, to the silver-haired faithful, to the teens on the mission trip, to the adults who gave up a week of vacation to accompany them. Through baptism, we are all ministers, uniquely gifted to participate in God’s love for the world. Join us to celebrate the ways God is moving in our Beloved Community!\
Parking is available at:
- St. Mark's Cathedral (with priority given to those who need handicapped-accessible parking)
- Walker Art Center ($4.00 underground ramp parking and a small jaunt across Hennepin Ave)
For those in the Metro Area, St. Mark's is served by the 4, 6, 12, and 25 Metro Transit bus routes.
(Please note, there will likely be road construction on highways leading to St. Mark's Cathedral. Please leave adequate time to navigate construction and find parking.)