From Thursday’s Chapel, here is the prayer for and a closeup of the two deaconesses who received their placement announcements at the end of the service:
Carol BrownThe Evangelical Church of St. John
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Columbia City, Indiana
Gracious God, through your Son Jesus Christ you have shown mercy to our fallen world. Continue to bless the women of the Concordia Deaconess Conference that as they serve your people they may model the love of Christ to all who are in need. Grant your blessings especially to our candidates who now take up their own service in the church, giving them joy and faithfulness in all that they do. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.