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Sacramental Privileges (81245-MH-¶328)

Amend ¶¶328 and 329.1 as follows:
  
¶ 328. The Ministry of a Deacon-From among the baptized... Deacons give leadership in the Church’s life: in the teaching and proclamation of the Word; in worship, and in assisting the elders in the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper in their appointed setting; in forming...
  
  
¶  329. Ministry, Authority, and Responsibilities of Deacons in Full Connection-1. Deacons are persons called by God, authorized by the Church, and ordained by a bishop to a lifetime ministry of Word, Sacrament, and Service to both the community and the congregation in a ministry that connects the two...