The ministry of compassion and service

The office of deacons was established in the early church (Acts 6:1-7), since there was a need to attend those in need as the church grew.

The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.

(The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Book of Order).

And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased

. (Hebrews 13:16).

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.

(Philippians 2:4).

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me . . . The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

  (Matthew 25:35-36, 40).

CPC Deacons:

 
Gwen Colgrove
Backpacks, Christmas Families, Trunk or Treat
 
 
Anita DanielAnita Daniel
Newsletter
Anita is an elementary school orchestra teacher in the Boise School District.  She has played in orchestras in California, Indiana, and currently plays violin in Idaho.  She has four children, three chickens, two dogs, and one husband to whom she’s been married for 32 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
wendy
Wendy Mitchell

Wendy’s was born into a military family stationed outside of Toyko after World War II.  She grew up traveling the country and the world.  She met her husband, Mark, in college and continued to travel the country with his profession.  They moved to Boise in 1978 and fell in love with the area and people.  After two transfers out of State, they finally permanently landed here in 1988.  She enjoys the outdoors, especially fly fishing and boating.  And also loves to read and attempt a few quilts now and then.  I am looking forward to serving my term at Covenant! 

 
 
Doug RutanDoug and Nancy Rutan
Moderator
Doug and Nancy have been involved in protestant churches their entire lives…Nancy mainly attended the United Church of Christ and Doug was a Methodist.  They joined the Covenant family in 1985.  Their entire family served as the custodians for the church when it met at Summerwind Elementary School prior to the church being built.  In the early years of Covenant, they both were Sunday School teachers and youth group leaders.  Doug also served as a Deacon and Elder.  Their faith has been the centerpiece of their family and they raised three daughters in the church:  Jessica, Sarah and Katie.  They enjoy helping others and look forward to serving Covenant in the coming years as Deacons.
Nancy RutanNancy Rutan
Christmas Families
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sandy Stivison
Cards & Flowers, Backpacks, Christmas Families
 
 
 
barb
Barb Tamietti
A native Montanan, I moved to Boise 4 years to be near 2 of my 3 sons.  My past jobs were in the customer service field, banking, and insurance.  There I was active in many organizations, the Salvation Army and the C.M. Russell Museum were 2 of them.  Living here, I have been involved in my condo association, and am a volunteer at St. Al’s.  Hobbies include gardening, watching sports, concerts, music, and playing cards.  I’m very honored to be a deacon at Covenant.
 
 
 
Steve Tyree
Assistance Requests, Newsletter
 
 
Nancy WilsonNancy WIlson
I was trying to decide whether to write about my professional or my Christian walk, so I’ll do a little of both.  I’ve been Presbyterian since my birth, as my Dad, a Presbyterian minister, announced my birth a few hours later before his congregation in Ontario, Oregon.  My dad finished his ministry at Roswell and Adrian and was on the committee that was involved in starting Covenant!  It’s fun to see members of those congregations as members of Covenant. I graduated from the College of Idaho, received a Master of Arts with a major in music from the University of Idaho, and post graduate studies from the Pablo Casals International Cello Centre in Scotland.  I taught orchestra in Idaho schools for 32 years before retiring.   I taught and continue to teach cello privately.  Always involved in the Presbyterian church (obviously!), I became closer in my relationship with Christ during my college days.  In Moscow, I was director of the youth ministry, while in Emmett I taught the High School Sunday School class in Caldwell, and continue to play cello for services whenever asked, but mostly I ask God.