In the Church

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).
 

Shepherding

To make it easier to contact a Deacon, if a need for support, prayer or help should arise, each church attendee is assigned a Deacon. We have “Meet your Deacon” days arranged in the church semiannually, and the deacons send out contact cards twice annually with contact information.  Contact Deacon Wendy Mitchell  for more information.
 

Meals

The Deacons provide periodic meals to those in need.  If you would like to help provide meals to those in need, please contact Deacon
Margaret Cowman or Barb Tamietti to be added to this ministry.
 

Shut In Members

The Deacons maintain active communication with members that are no longer able to join us for Worship and other events at CPC by delivering flowers, sending cards and letters, and visiting.  Contact Deacon Karyn Wood for more information and to get involved with this ministry of caring.
 

Communion

The Deacons are responsible for preparing and setting up the elements used for Communion on the first Sunday of the month. Communion is also offered for shut-ins by the pastor and a deacon.  Contact Wendy Mitchell for more information.
 

Funerals

Regardless of the circumstances, we are never completely prepared for the loss of a loved one. We are not left alone to face death apart from other Christians.  On behalf of the entire church family, our Deacons offer a ministry of love and hope during a time of bereavement.  Contact Deacon Nancy Rutan, Anita Daniel, Wendy Mitchell to join this ministry of comfort and hope.
 

Ushers and greeters

CPC Deacons are a visible part of each Sunday Worship Services.  Ushers and greeters offer people a friendly handshake and a warm welcome as they come to the service. They distribute bulletins, assist people in finding seating and collect the prayer request and offering during the service.  If you would like to serve as an usher or greeter, please contact Pat Hovland.