West End United Methodist Church

Memphis and Tennessee Conference Mantle, Election, and Ordination Services 2021

Memphis and TN Conferences of the UMC Associate and Ordination Service, June 19, 2021.  This is the service in which candidates for full ministry in these Conferences of the UMC are ordained into full ministry.  Bishop William T. McAlilly is presiding and also preaching.  In his sermon he recounts experiences through the forty years of his own calling and ministry as a way to prepare and advise the new ministers.  He also cites the John 13 story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples and patterns that the life of Jesus and the stories through the Old and New Testaments that lead us.  A pdf of the program is available for viewing or download below.


  • Hebrews :12:1-3
  • Exodus :3:13-17
  • John :13:1-15


Bulletin for Service of Election and Ordination (6/19/2021)


I've Laid Down a Pattern for You (sermon by Bishop McAlilly)

Full Audio of Service of Election & Ordination (6/19/2021)