The Deacon Ministry consists of LOPC members that have been elected by the Congregation to serve as beacons of care. Deacons offer care and support in the following ways.
Barnabas Team – Deacons arrange and participate in visits to members who are homebound, hospitalized, or in various types of care facilities.
Communion – Deacons faithfully prepare the elements each month and assist in serving Communion during worship services.
Home Communion – Upon request, home communion kits are available to members not able to attend worship services in person.
Helping Hands – Deacons prepare and deliver food to persons recuperating from illness, those recently discharged from the hospital, new moms, grieving families, or anyone who might need a meal in a time of crisis. Volunteer to cook or deliver a meal.
Memorial Receptions – Deacons staff receptions following memorial services held at LOPC. Volunteer to help set up, serve, clean, or bake cookies.
Deacon Emergency Fund – The Deacon Emergency Fund is used to ease someone’s financial burden, even if only temporarily. Our assistance may not erase a long-term challenge, but for the recipient, it can bring emotional and physical respite. The Emergency Fund is funded primarily funded through financial gifts from our congregational members and friends. You may make a contribution here by selecting Deacon Emergency Fund under the Give To options.