Ordination at St. Timothy's, Gridley

Ordination at St. Timothy's, Gridley

by the Rev. Dan Boeger, Deacon, St. Timothy's, Gridley

“Every congregation should have two deacons, at least!” These are the words of Bishop Barry Beisner. Little St. Timothy’s Church in Gridley (where if 20 attend on a Sunday it is a good day) now has their two deacons. Dan and Mary Boeger, husband and wife, were ordained by Bishop Beisner on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at St. Timothy’s, Gridley. Many people from throughout the diocese, and many friends of various faiths from Gridley, attended and shouted ‘We Will!’ when asked if they will support the ministry of these two new deacons. St. Timothy’s was full of God’s joy and peace on this day, and the food and hospitality overflowed with abundance for all. Pictured at right are the Revs. Mary and Dan Boeger following their ordination.

St. Timothy’s has been a Total Ministry congregation for more than ten years. The Total Ministry congregations of St. Francis', Willits; St. Stephen's, Colusa; Holy Trinity, Willows and St. James', Yuba City were represented, having traveled the Total Ministry path hand in hand and in partnership with Gridley over the past years. Dan and Mary were called by St. Timothy’s to be members of the original ministry team. That team was commissioned and has worked with their congregation and with all the other Total Ministry churches. The Boegers have been lay preachers for many years, as well as being active Cursillistas, Education for Ministry graduates and mentors. They have been helping others and themselves on the journey of Baptismal Ministry, of living into the baptismal vows and of being the hands of God.

The Boegers enjoyed their three-year deacon formation process, being mentored by Archdeacon, the Ven. Cookie Clark, the Rev. Bob Olsen, the Rev. Gary Brown, the Rev. Donnalee Hart, the Rev.Virginia McNeeley, the Rev. Josephina Borgeson and many others. The Boegers thank all of their mentors for their great help and the many days they generously gave to help in the deacon formation process. The Deacons Retreat at The Bishop’s Ranch and the Holy Land Pilgrimage last January lead by Bishop Beisner, the Rt. Rev. Greg Rickel (Bishop of The Episcopal Diocese of Olympia) and the Rt. Rev. Jay Magnus (Bishop Suffragan for Armed Services and Federal Ministries) were also powerful formational experiences for us.

To view this ordination on YouTube, please search for ‘Boeger Ordination’ and you will find a two part video of the service.


1 comment (Add your own)

1. Diana Lueckert wrote:
Congratulations, you have blessed us by answering Gods call

Fri, November 14, 2014 @ 6:15 AM

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