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Object Name Recording, Audio
Date 1965
Scope & Content Ordination service at Franconia Mennonite Church, led by seven bishops of Franconia Conference, December 11, 1965. Franklin M. Frederick was chosen from among four candidates to serve as deacon at Franconia. This was the last ordination by lot of a deacon in Franconia Conference.

Digital copy available.

Side 1:
00:00 -- hymns
07:30 -- opening remarks (Curtis Bergey)
12:30 -- devotions (Clinton Landis)
26:30 -- sermon (Richard Detweiler)
Side 2:
00:00 -- sermon continues
09:55 -- testimony (John Lapp)
22:25 -- placing of lots by Paul Kolb & Isaiah Alderfer; reading of Acts 1:15-26 by Curtis Bergey
26:45 -- kneeling prayer (Joseph Gross)
31:00 -- casting of lots (first man goes free; lot found in second book; third and fourth books checked by Curtis Bergey)
33:25 -- ordination (Curtis Bergey, with Arthur Ruth assisting)
38:20 -- remarks by Elmer Kolb
51:30 -- closing remarks (Curtis Bergey)
53:55 -- hymn (#332 in Church Hymnal--"Lo, what a pleasant sight, are brethren that agree")
57:25 -- closing prayer (Arthur Ruth)

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Object ID # 2013.32.38
Source Gift of Elmer L. Kratz
People Alderfer, Isaiah L., 1912-1998
Bergey, Curtis L., 1916-2008
Detweiler, Richard C., 1924-1991
Frederick, Franklin M., 1916-2008
Gross, Joseph L., 1904-1991
Kolb, Elmer G., 1905-2004
Kolb, Paul W., 1907-1987
Landis, Clinton D., 1899-1973
Lapp, John Edwin, 1905-1988
Ruth, Arthur D., 1892-1985
Collection Elmer Kratz Audio Tapes