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Personal - Christian Ministry

Dr. Dean S. Hartley III

 


My Christian faith is important to me.  I have been called to minister as a layman in several ways, such as Eucharistic Visitor, speaker and Vestry member.

Credo

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven:  by the power of the Holy Spirit he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary, and was made man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried. On the third day he rose again in accordance with the Scriptures; he ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the Prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

Eucharistic Visitor I am a Eucharistic Visitor at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Oak Ridge, TN.  I take communion and lead a short service to our parishioners who cannot come to church.
"Preaching" On a couple of occasions, I have made presentations to our Adult Forum.
9/29/2013 - Miracles
Miracles come in two varieties, gaudy and subtle.
12 minute, 49 second movie.  This version has improved sound and captions.
MiraclesThis hand was Christ's Hand.
Youtube version. (You will probably have to turn up the sound to hear it.)
1/29/2014 - Walk This Way
Jesus says to us, "Walk this way."
13 minute, 53 second movie.  This version has improved sound and captions.
Walk this wayWalk this way.
Facebook version. (Also will probably have to turn up the sound.  This is just the humorous introduction.)
Vestry I am a member of the Vestry of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Oak Ridge, TN, term of service: 1916-1919, inclusive.  The Vestry is the Board of Directors for the parish.



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