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Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry—the 1982 World Council of Churches paper that launched a wave of advances in ecumenical agreement and sacramental renewal. How has this document influenced the life and liturgy of the church? What further challenges are on the horizon? The issue also provides new liturgical resources for Baptism, Eucharist, and ordination. November 2012.

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In this issue

Of Trickles, Fonts, and Rivers, Gláucia Vasconcelos Wilkey
Wading through the Waters, Scott Haldeman
Feasting on the Bread of Life, Harold M. Daniels
The Work of Our Hands: Shaping and Forming, Ann Laird Jones
Moving to Weekly Eucharist, Chip Andrus
John Knox on Ministry and ad/Ministration, Arlo D. Duba
Sacrament in Catholic Tradition, Joyce Ann Zimmerman
Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry at Thirty, Neal D. Presa

Crucial Moments in Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry, John W. Wurster
Singing, Sacraments, and Ministry, Amanda Powell
The What and How of Intergenerational Worship, Theresa Eungyong Cho
Glory to God: Truly, An Amazing Miracle, Sharon K. Youngs

For Such a Time as This [sermon], Neal D. Presa
Thanksgiving for Baptismal Water [liturgy], Gail Ramshaw
Thanksgiving for Baptism [liturgy], David Gambrell
Thanksgiving at Table on Maundy Thursday [liturgy], Gail Ramshaw
Eucharistic Prayer [liturgy], W. H. "Dawg" Strong
Prayer of Ordination [liturgy], David Gambrell

Martha Kelly

Featured article

Read "Feasting on the Bread of Life" by Harold M. Daniels

Learn more

Read the 1982 World Council of Churches paper Baptism, Eucharist, and Ministry.

Learn about Glory to God, the 2013 Presbyterian Hymnal.

Visit Martha Kelly's website,

Further reading

Ronald P. Byars, The Sacraments in Biblical Perspective (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011)