PROJECT MANGER TREE
The Board of Deacons will be working with Mars Home for Youth this year. Please select a tag from the tree (located in the Lounge) and buy an age-appropriate gift. Money can also be donated to buy wrapping paper, gift bags and ribbon. See any Deacon for more information about the project, for help in selecting a manger tree tag, and for gift ideas. Please sponsor one of God’s children. We would like your UNWRAPPED gifts along with the tag returned to the church by Dec 15.
Thank you for your support of this project.
Mary Ann Hartman, Moderator,
The Board of Deacons
The Board of Deacons at Edgewood
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 Lord’s Supper.
Book of Order, G-6.0401–02
Deacons at Edgewood can be seen all the time, serving as ushers each week during worship, running our community food pantry, hosting the annual Strawberry Festival, providing the Melfard Douglass Memorial Scholarship for high school seniors and college students, collecting toy donations for the holidays as part of the annual Project Manger Tree drive, visiting and delivering care packages to our home-bound friends of the church, and providing refreshments for Mother's Day (Muffins for Moms), Father's Day (Donuts for Dads), and the annual congregational luncheon.