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In a service full of joy, Cindy Ruiz was ordained as a deacon Tuesday evening, October 23, at St Elisabeth’s Episcopal Church in Fort Worth (River Oaks).

Bishop Sam Hulsey and Bishop Wallis Ohl laid hands on her, praying, “Father, through Jesus Christ your Son, give your Holy Spirit to Cynthia; fill her with grace and power, and make her a deacon in your Church. Make her, O Lord, modest and humble, strong and constant, to observe the discipline of Christ. Let her life and teaching so reflect your commandments, that through her many may come to know your and love you. As your Son came not to be served but to serve, may this deacon share in Christ’s service, and come to the unending glory of him who, with you and the Holy Spirit, lives and reigns, one God, for ever and ever.”

St. Elisabeth’s is clearly looking forward to the future.