Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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.