Commissioning and Installation of Deaconess Anne Bakker

September 24, 2017

Zion Lutheran Church - Mt. Pleasant, MI

September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Commissioning and Installation

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September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Commissioning and Installation

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September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Commissioning and Installation

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September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Celebrating with Family

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Phoebe
Phoebe

considered the 1st deaconess - Romans 16:1-2

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September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Pastor and Anne Bakker

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September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Pastor and Anne Bakker

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September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Becoming a member of the Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC)

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September 24, 2017
September 24, 2017

Becoming a member of the Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC)

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Working in faith
Laboring in love
Remaining steadfast in the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ.
                                                                  - 1 Thessalonians 1:3

WHAT IS A DEACONESS?

LCMS deaconesses are women who are professional church-workers, trained to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a ministry of works of mercy, spiritual care, and teaching the Christian faith. "Deaconess," from the Greek word diakonos, means "servant." Phoebe, named in Romans 16:1-2, was a helper to Paul and others. She often is considered the first deaconess.

CLICK HERE to read more about the history of deaconesses in the LCMS.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC).

The House of Phoebe  by Anne Kosche Bakker, 2004.

Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne, Indiana