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Hoosier Musings on the Road to Emmaus

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

It's official.

God Willing,
the Right Reverend Edward S. Little II
Bishop of Northern Indiana
will ordain
Rebecca Ann Crise
Jane Ellen Schmoetzer
Jeff Wilhelm
to the Sacred Order of Deacons
on Friday, April 15, 2005
at seven o’clock in the evening
at the Cathedral of St. James
117 North Lafayette Boulevard
South Bend, Indiana
Your prayers and presence are requested.

Reception following
Clergy: alb and red stole


Blogger Mark said...

See you there!

March 15, 2005 4:40 PM  

Blogger Dawgdays said...

Official. Official is good. Very good.


March 15, 2005 6:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...


I will not be there, but I will pray that you will serve Christ as a son, and not as a tool. That was the prayer request that ++Rowan Williams asked of the communion, on the eve of his election as ABC. I think it the best prayer to offer anyone ordained in these times.


March 15, 2005 8:23 PM  

Blogger Tripp Hudgins said...


I will be there.
I will wear a stole. It will be red. I think you might reciognize it.

Very neat.

March 16, 2005 7:52 AM  

Blogger Justin said...

YAYY!!! (Imagine me waving my arms like Kermit)

March 16, 2005 7:56 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hurray! God's blessings on you.

Karen J.

March 16, 2005 9:03 AM  

Blogger Don said...

Congratulations. I've always thought that our Church will benefit from your ordained ministry. God's blessing on that special day, for you and your family.

March 16, 2005 9:46 AM  

Blogger Benedict Seraphim said...


I know you have been looking forward to this step for some time and through many struggles. That this must surely rejoice you I think I can take as a given. Please accept my congratulations on reaching this personal milestone.

I prayed for you and your family this morning, as I do each day.

March 16, 2005 10:20 AM  

Blogger Beth said...

hurray! officialness!

March 16, 2005 7:09 PM  

Blogger Jane Ellen+ said...

Thanks, folks!

A couple of notes I will offer, here:

Shari: Rowan Williams indeed asked to serve Christ as a son-- as I fervently pray that Jesus will accept this daughter's service, as well.

Cliff: A "personal milestone?" In a way, perhaps... however, and with due respect, this journey has been many things, but never once about my achieving a personal goal. And the further I go, the less I find it is about me, at all-- except that this is the ongoing response that is required of me, if I am to follow God's will. I know we do not agree on this, but there it is. And I am grateful for your prayers.

March 17, 2005 12:41 PM  

Blogger Emily said...

a Woo and a Hoo!

March 21, 2005 2:36 PM  

Blogger Jan said...

Many blessings! May you sense the touch of the Triune God as you are consecrated to service of Christ's church.

March 22, 2005 7:54 AM  

Blogger Mumcat said...

Congratulations and God's blessings on your continued journey.

March 26, 2005 7:52 PM  

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