Volume 17

November 2018

Issue 9 Page 1

Table of Contents:

About this Ministry
   o Planning Team
   o Past Newsletters
   o Dorcas House on
   o Our Church's Web

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  o Women in Ministry
       Part 8 It's a Wrap
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Page 3:
  o Dorcas House News
Update - We've Moved

Page 4:
  o Welcome to my
      Kitchen -
        Cathy Sifuentez
    o Chicken Enchilada Soup
Roasted Salmon with
       Lime and Cilantro
    o Delicious Non-Dairy
      Milk  Alternatives

 Page 6:
Women's Newsletter
      Mission Statement


“And now God is building you, as living stones, into His spiritual temple. What’s more, you are God’s holy priests…
This is so you can show others the goodness of God.”

~~ I Peter 2:5, 9

 Women in Ministry: Part 6
It’s a Wrap!

By Gina Newton

For the last several months, we have read about Central women in ministry. Normally, we think of a minister as one who is paid by a church or organization to formally minister to a congregation or group of people through preaching or other methods such as counseling, mission work, etc. And indeed, that is one of the definitions Webster’s Dictionary provides. However, that is not the only definition! Webster further says it is “a person or thing through which something is accomplished.” Wikipedia says, “In Christianity, ministry is an activity carried out by Christians to express or spread their faith, the prototype being the Great Commission. The Encyclopedia of Christianity defines it as "carrying forth Christ's mission in the world", indicating that it is "conferred on each Christian in baptism." It is performed by all Christians. This is distinguished from the "office of minister", to which specific individuals who feel a certain vocation.”

This is the definition of ministry upon which the stories have been based. Only one of our authors is a paid minister, part time, and her article did not address her formal ministry. And yet, we have read the stories, often with teary eyes, of how each of these women ministers in her daily life. And there are so many more! We are all called to ministry!

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