The Deaconess Ministry is a ministry of Holy, competent, dedicated women appointed to serve as Sacramental Assistants for the Church. The women oversee and superintend the Holy Sacraments, which are those institutions given to the church by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in which “He commanded …” the Church to do, namely: Water Baptism and Holy Communion.
The main responsibility of the Deaconess is to prepare and attend to all the details needed to carry out and perform each of the aforementioned ceremonies. The means and methods of this ministry are managed in cooperation with and under the direct supervision of Pastor Stephen J. Thurston.
Additionally, this ministry is also responsible for maintaining and caring for the sacred vessels, the sacraments, and the sacramental linens. The Blessed sacraments of the Church are most essential and foundational to the Church ministry. It is the Deaconess Ministry that makes sure every detail of these Sacraments are attended to and that the order of service, designed by the Pastor, runs smoothly.
It is a blessed privilege to prepare and assist in the service of Holy Communion and prepare the candidates for Water Baptism.
Additionally, we are to provide assistance and support as needed to our sick and shut-in members.
A Deaconess serves not to be seen, but that others may see Christ in the beauty of holiness.
MEETING DATES: 1:00 P.M. on the 1st Saturday of each month
CONTACT PERSON: Sister Earvie Horton, Director