Shared Ministry Team in Formation

photoOur Shared Ministry Team with The Venerable Ben & Sally Scott. Fr. Ben was our instructor on the history of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota.

“4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of services, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. To one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another the discernment of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues. 11 All these are activated by one and the same Spirit, who allots to each one individually just as the Spirit chooses.”

1 Corinthians 12:4-11

These 14 people have participated in Team Ministry discernment and formation since 2012.  In December, they were commissioned by Bishop Brian Prior. In June, 2015 three were ordained as vocational deacons, and four will be ordained to the priesthood in June 2016.

They are engaged in all aspects of ministry at Holy Apostles: from pastoral care, Christian education, preaching, liturgy, music.  They are a gift to the congregation and the community.