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WHAT IS THE DIACONATE?

The first main function of a deacon is they have a calling to be present to those who are marginalizd, oppressed, isolated and alone. by serving and addressing the needs of others, deacons are being a physical example of god’s love and light. Not only do deacons serve but they are also a bridge between the church and the ”outside world.” Deacons are to share the needs, concerns, and prayers they encounter with others in the church and its leadsership.

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The second role of a deacon is as a leader within the church. Diakonia is the biblical greek word for service. In medieval times the diakonia was the building outside the church that addressed all the community needs. Today it is the word that represents the diaconate. The diaconate is a ministry that has a special calling to leadership within both worlds of inside and ouside of the chuchthey are to help support, encourage and strengthen the faith of parishioners. Each sunday when a deacon robes, serves at the table leads the prayers of the people, and reads the gospel, these are representing in symbolic form the ministry they perform outside a sunday service
Through baptism all christians are called to a ministry of sharing god’s message of love and service to others. sharing our gifts and talents in whatever life situation we find ourselves—family, work, daily relationships and activities. As our faith grows, god may be calling us into new forms of leadership or ministry. This can happen through ordained and lay leadership. we encourage you to pray and learn more about this special calling. DEACON SERVANT

WHAT A DEACON SEES

*visible within the community
*as an exmple of god’s love & light
*seeks out opportunities to serve
*bringing compassion to others and
sees compassion in others
*can see the pain and fear in others

WHAT A DEACON DOES

*visible within the community
*as an exmple of god’s love & light
*seeks out opportunities to serve
*bringing compassion to others and
sees compassion in others
*can see the pain and fear in others

WHAT A DEACON PRAYS FOR

*brings awareness of the world through prayer
*shares the gospel
*sets the table as a symbol of servanthood
*support the development of other’s
faith through education, bible study
and theological reflection