“The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. ”

- Presbyterian Book of Order

COVID-19 Public Prayer List

As we practice safe social distancing we are also looking for ways to form safe connections and community online. 

 

This list is a place where you can leave a prayer request for the public to see and find ways to support each other in prayer. Prayers will also be taken down and added by the church as needed.

Deacons

The Board of Deacons is commissioned by Session to provide support and care for the congregation in specifically defined job functions. This allows Deacons to be recruited and matched to their desired area of strength and interest. The Deacon’s role for the overall health of the congregation is best served through the important call of care and compassion.

 

The work comprises three core areas:

  • Companionship: Working with the pastoral staff, the Deacons provide as needed care for the sick, grieving, challenged and/or disheartened within our faith community. This includes visits, calls or cards placed to the hospital and/or home, outreach to young church families, and/or the elderly. The Deacons strive to be in solidarity with brothers and sisters as they face varying transitions in their respective lives.

  • Hospitality: Working with Congregational Chefs and Chauffeurs as resources, the Deacons facilitate the care and hospitality for those in need. This work might include but not be limited to: providing and delivery of meals; transportation to/from appointments and errands; delivery of groceries; and other “hands on help”.

  • Sacramental Preparation and Participation: Given that Communion is centered on gathering and sharing in the companionship and hospitality of Christ, the Deacons facilitate this part of the body-life of the church.

To connect with the deacons contact the deacon moderator.

 Valley Presbyterian Church

945 Portola Road, Portola Valley CA 94028

650-851-8282

office@valleypreschurch.org 

Join us Sundays at 10:45am 

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