17 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Celebrating the Prayers of the Faithful”

Is any among you sick? They should call the elders of the church and have them pray over them. … The prayer of faith will save the sick... James 5:14-15 Following the celebration of the 10th anniversary of my consecration, several of...
14 Oct 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – “Guidelines for Those Employing Deaconesses”

Last week we read a document from the 1950s for deaconesses about to start in their first ministry call.  We had a request to see the document sent to churches and organizations that were going to employ these deaconesses to see what the...
10 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “I Can Feel It”

Whenever you enter a town and its people welcome you...cure the sick who are there, and say to them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you'. Luke 10:8-9 My son lay comatose in the hospital, not expected to survive the night. The call...
8 Oct 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – “Guidelines for Deaconesses”

The following was taken from an LDA “Manual for Deaconesses”, written in the 1950s and given to those who were preparing to enter their first call after graduation.  This manual also included “Guidelines for Those Employing...
3 Oct 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Continuity of the Cross” Deaconess Debbie Rank Speer

This cross standing before me has a history. The image is not unfamiliar -- a Chi Rho cross, a basin on one arm to represent the image of foot washing.  But this one has a history.  It was created from the pews that once filled...
2 Oct 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – The Diaconal Litany

(Thank you to Deaconess Norma Cook Everist who provided the background information for this post) As the LDA celebrates its 100th anniversary, we also mark the 60th anniversary of one of our essential documents, the Diaconal (Deaconess)...
26 Sep 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Our Father’s Voice”

The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out… and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. John 10:3-4 My daughter was born into a room of caring...
24 Sep 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Deborah Nebel

Deborah Kolke Nebel was born on December 1, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio. Around the 10th grade, Deborah saw some info on a bulletin board about deaconess ministry. She started writing to the LDA and planning. On her application, Deborah...
20 Sep 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Sheryl Andreasen

Sheryl Andreasen was born on July 11th, 1955 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Growing up with her two sisters, Linda and Lori, she learned to adapt well to change after moving 21 times as a family. They moved not only around the 48 states, but also...
19 Sep 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “My Help Comes From the Lord

I will lift up my eyes to the hills -- from where will my help come? The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore. Psalm 121:1;8 I felt very alone driving a 30-foot motor home from Oregon to...