Deacons are the ministers of compassion and service. They reach out to the people of the congregation and beyond to assist those in need of comfort or assistance. Their many services include visiting the sick, administering communion to shut-ins and participation in Meals on Wheels. They also encourage fellowship throughout the year by sponsoring various breakfasts and dinners open to the congregation and the public.
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To provide ways and means by which the congregation can grow in its understanding and application of the scriptures and doctrines of the church. The committee reviews present Christian Education programs and trends, evaluates their effectiveness and determines ways to improve upon and expand the programs.
To the Congregation: the Stewardship Committee and St. Andrew Presbyterian Church are truly blessed and grateful that you are a part of our Church family. May God bless you for all the gifts and service you have given to our Church and to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the World!
The committee meets at 10:00 a.m. the second Monday of each month from September thru May. If needed, special meetings are called during the Summer Months.
Give and it shall be given unto you, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.Luke 6:38
Where your treasure is, there will be your heart also.Matt. 6:21
Purpose: To develop a transformational-church vision for St. Andrew Presbyterian church. After the vision has been ratified by session, the Vision Ministry will assist other committees and the diaconate in developing strategies and action plans to comply with and support that vision.
Origin: The Vision Ministry became the tenth, session-level committee authorized by session at a special meeting held on September 21, 2013 at Cedarkirk.
To lead the congregation into a deeper understanding, attitude, and practice of Christian Worship in formal and informal settings, and to see that all necessary action is taken to meet the requirements as mandated in the Book of Order.
The membership shall be composed of at least two members of the session, one of whom shall be the chair; one or more deacons; representatives of the choirs and of committees whose activities are connected to worship or music. The Pastor and Director of Music shall be ex-officio members.
Recommend to the session the times and places for celebrating the sacraments. - Appoint serving teams of elders and deacons to serve Holy Communion prepare the elements, set the communion table, and dispose of unused but consecrated elements. - Coordinate with the pastors for communion celebrations and/or worship services for church members who are unable to attend public worship. - Review the Order of Worship periodically and offer suggestions for improvement. - Encourage and assist groups meeting for prayer.
Provide and oversee the use of worship supplies. - Relate to, assist and offer suggestions to persons responsible for the ministry of music, including the choir directors, pianists, and choirs. - Recommend to the session policies regarding prayer days, time of worship services, communion, weddings and memorials. - Consider and discuss any and all matters relating to worship and music which may be brought to the committee and refer any action to the session for approval.