Food for Thought - We are Servants
The word “deacon” is derived from the Greek words diakonia, service, and diakonos, variously translated as servant, helper, attendant, or minister. A priest or bishop should never forget that they are a deacon in heart and soul, that is their first priority and calling. Serve, help and attend to the needs of others. Lastly to minister the word. Minister by speaking the words with no interpretation, Jesus made it clear that he spoke in parables as we (and even the disciples) could never comprehend. Speak the word, do not judge (a sin), aid the infirm, poor, elderly and all in great need. Many churches have diverted from this simple process, whether for imagined power or real financial gains.
This church follows the premise of deaconship without exception or question. It is right to do so by the words we all know are true.