Our Board of Deacons seeks to show God’s love in action. They serve and lead our church’s congregation in sharing, fellowship, hospitality, and pastoral care. A Deacon in the Presbyterian Church is a church member who is elected and ordained to a particular function in the church. The Presbyterian Church (USA) Book of Order states, “The ministry of deacons as set forth in scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress.”
The ministry of the board of deacons is under the supervision and authority of the session and carried out through various teams.
The Executive Committee consists of a Moderator and the Secretary/Treasurer. The
Executive Committee meets with the Pastor monthly in advance of each Deacons meeting to plan
monthly meetings, speakers, the annual retreat, and to make decisions on behalf of the Board.
Co-Moderators: Suzanne Wilsey and Peter Schuurmans
Secretary: Sally McClure
This ministry brings together many of the roles of past years – Meals and Cards, Flowers and Visitation, Home Communion – into a team-based approach to reaching out to those in our congregation that are isolated, lonely, grieving, or suffering.
For questions, more information or to serve this ministry, contact Barbara Schmidt and Leslie Kriesel.
The Congregation Contact Team Coordinates Deacon-led events, often on the church patio or in Fellowship Hall. This could include ice-cream social, root beer floats, cookies/treats, introduction meetings with Pastor(s), etc. Additionally, when there is a need for a Memorial Service, this team organizes the volunteers and coordinate with the family and church staff.
For questions, more information or to serve this ministry, contact Deacon(s) Senta C., Laurie Donovan, and Pat Herda.
Supporting both Congregational Ministries: Pat Muller
Helping the Hungry: Sandwiches on Sunday and Street Church
Sandwiches on Sunday (S.O.S.)
S.O.S. was created to provide a bag lunch to hungry people on Sundays since St. Anthony’s Dining Hall is closed on that day. Three churches (St. Pius, Immaculate Heart of Mary, and Trinity) participate one Sunday a month.
This ministry facilitates the delivery and serving of home-cooked meals to the hungry through Street Life Ministries. It is an excellent opportunity for Deacons and the congregation to become involved in a church ministry and grow in faith by serving others.
For questions, more information or to serve this ministry, contact Deacon Steve Wallace.