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Take Grace with You

This is a service song designed for sending forth the congregation at the close of the worship service. It may also be used effectively at the close of a commissioning, consecration or ordination service.


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Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church, 2013-2016

This edition of Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church (Provisional Texts) continues to refine our ordinal in ways consistent with our understandings and practice. The changes offered in this 2013-2016 Ordinal and approved by the 2012 General Conference are primarily editorial in nature. Subsequent changes were made to the wording of the ordination of deacons and elders to comply with changes made by the 2008 and 2012 General Conferences.


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Ordination Meanderings

This meditation was written by Daniel Benedict, June 21, 2003, on the occasion of the California-Pacific Annual Conference's ordination service. 


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Invitation to Hear God’s Call to Ordained Ministry

This act of invitation may be inserted in the service of ordination or commissioning just prior to the "Sending Forth" in Services for the Ordering of Ministry. 


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Song Litany of God’s Calling

This litany may be incorporated into a service of commitment to Christian service, an installation service, a new beginning in faith, an ordination service, or other service where people who have been called by God are being recognized and set apart for the work of ministry, lay or ordained. 


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2009-2012 Services for the Ordering of Ministry

These services were approved by General Conference 2008 and supersede all materials relating to the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Book of Worship (1992). This text is the final language approved by the 2008 General Conference with one amendment ("probationary" membership changed to "provisional" membership throughout) to reflect changes made to paragraph 324 of the 2004 Book of Discipline by the 2008 General Conference.  


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Supplemental Resources for Services of Ordination, Commissioning, and Consecration

The following is a list of mostly musical resources for services of ordination, commissioning, and consecration from The United Methodist Hymnal, The United Methodist Book of Worship, and The Faith We Sing, intended to supplement the listing of hymns in "Services for the Ordering of Ministry in The United Methodist Church."  


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