Be devoted to one another in brotherly love.
Honor one another above yourselves.
Never be lacking in zeal, but keep you spiritual fervor, service the Lord.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction and faithful in prayer.
Share with God’s people who are in need.
Traditionally, deacons are people people. His or her heart go out to those in distress: to members who have suffered loss; to neighbors in the hospital, to friends who have lost their jobs; to new parents who are confronted with the wonderful and challenging changes to life; to new members who need a word of welcome; to members who are shut-in and lonely; to people in the community who have lost their way and can no longer find God; to the economically oppressed and do not have adequate places to live or enough to eat; to anyone who needs to experience the love of Christ in concrete ways.
At East Woods you will form bonds of love with many people as you reach out to serve them in Christ’s name. You are also the liaison between the individuals of this congregation and our Pastor. Listen well and inform the Pastor of any specific information you can share without breaking confidentiality or bordering on gossip. Love the people . . . bring them the love and attention of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Serve the people … with energy, intelligence, imagination, compassion and love.