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Deacons

Deacons

 

The deacons serve their fellow brothers and sisters in Christ by handling the staffing and management of functions needed to provide for individuals to serve as Ushers, Greeters, Crucifers, Acolytes, and Altar Guild, in addition to providing for the distribution of food and clothing to those in need.  The deacons also encourage all individuals to be faithful attendees at Divine Worship Services and the Lord's Supper.

Altar Guild personnel maintain the sacred vessels and altar furnishings, and also handle the ordering of Sacristy supplies.   Greeters welcome newcomers to worship and refer them to the Pastor and the Evangelism Team for further follow-up when requested.

The deacons are participants on the Worship Committee, and annually organize a Christmas caroling outing and pot-luck supper each December.   Children who volunteer are trained and directed to assist with worship services as crucifers and acolytes.

Biblical Reference

If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.

John 12:26