It is a delight to serve with women who cheerfully give of their time and resources. In 2 Corinthians 9, Paul says, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” He goes on to describe how this giving produces thanksgiving to God and glorifies God. This is what our Deaconesses are living out! As needs arise, our Deaconesses meet them with generosity and cheerfulness.
Deaconesses provide practical encouragement during times of struggle. In 2022, approximately 30 meals were provided and 24 bouquets of flowers delivered. They also practice hospitality as we gather together as a church family. This year they provided donuts and coffee for the Annual Meeting and Newcomer’s Coffee and helped with set up and clean up for the Winter Tea. A team of our ladies also prepare communion every other week for Sunday Service. Kitchen management and laundering and care of all church linens is also a service of their ministry. Favorite times are when they are joined by women outside of the ministry and their efforts are multiplied!
This service arises out of the surpassing grace of God upon us.
Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
Grace and Peace,
Sandi Beck, Chair