Deaconess means servant. The Deaconess office is one in which competent, dedicated women serve the Lord and his people through providing spiritual care, instruction in the Faith, and acts of love.
The Deaconess Board is a ministry of Holy Women appointed to serve as Sacramental Assistants for the Church. They oversee and superintend the Holy Sacraments, which are those institutions given to the Church by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in which "He commanded. . ." the Church to do, namely; Water Baptism and Holy Communion
The main responsibility of the Deaconess Board is to prepare and attend to all the details needed to carry out and perform each of the aforementioned ceremonies. The means and methods of this ministry are managed in cooperation with and under the direct supervision Pastor Tyson.
Additionally, this department is also responsible for maintaining and caring for the sacred vessels, altar coverings, and other sacramental linens.
The Blessed Sacraments of the Church are most essential and foundational to the total Church ministry. It is the Deaconess Board that makes sure every detail for these Sacraments are attended to and that the order of service, designed by our Pastors, run smoothly. It is a blessed privilege to prepare and assist in the service of Holy Communion and prepare the candidates for Water Baptism.
A Deaconess serves not to be seen, but that others may see Christ in the beauty of holiness.