The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is
one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus
Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary
lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment
should be chosen for this office.
It is the duty of deacons,
first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the
friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond
the community of faith. They shall assume such other duties as may be
delegated to them from time to time by the session, such as leading the
people in worship through prayers of intercession, reading the
Scriptures, presenting the gifts of the people, and assisting with the
As the whole church is under the jurisdiction of
the Session, the board of deacons shall be under its supervision and
authority. The records of the board of deacons shall be submitted to
the session at least annually and at other times upon the request of
the session. The session may void or amend any action of the board of
deacons, or direct the board to reconsider such action.
Women's Circles meet monthly at the church for fellowship, outreach and bible study. The Circles are Anna, Lydia and Genevieve.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
and crocheted shawls are given to men, women and children who are in physical,
emotional or spiritual pain. Each one is prayerfully given with a
card explaining the symbolic significance of the soft, comforting shawl. Shawls are knitted and crocheted by our members and friends in the community.
Prayer shawls are currently being donated to the Ste. Genevieve Oncology Department for those receiving chemotherapy. Please notify the church office if you need a shawl or know someone who does, You do not have to be a church member to receive a prayer shawl.
If you would like to donate a shawl to the ministry, please contact our church office.We appreciate the ongoing support of this ministry.