Board of deacons
“For They that have used the office of a Deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” 1Timothy 3:13
Deacons commit themselves to assisting those in need, as well as administering spiritual and personal care to the bereaved and others facing difficult circumstances. Prayers, telephone calls, visitations, greeting cards, emails, floral arrangements, fruit baskets, monetary support, food, and personal condolences are among the other vital services provided to the congregation through this critically-important ministry.
The Board of Deacons convenes once a month, on the Saturday before Communion Sunday. Following preparation of the Sacred Altar and the Holy Eucharist, spiritual matters and congregational concerns are addressed.
Deacons assist the Elders in administering Communion during church services. In addition, Deacons provide Communion in the homes, or at the beside, of sick & shut-in church members. For Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, the Deacons distribute gifts to parents, widows, widowers, convalescing members, and friends of the church.
The Deacon Board maintains the engine and purchases fuel for the Church Van, allowing the elderly to attend service each Sunday. Deacon Dalton George has earned the nickname “Moses” for his stalwart service in this regard. Deacons also assist and contribute funds to the Angel Tree program, which presents Christmas gifts to the children of incarcerated parents.
The Deacon Board is entirely sustained through the tireless work, constant support, and generous contributions of the members of the Presbyterian Church of St. Albans.