Deacons and                     Caring Ministries

Anyone seeking support, service, listening, prayer or care may call the church at (408) 356-6156.
You may also ask for the Rev. Dave Watermulder.
To email the Deacons, click here.
To email the Stephen Ministry, click here.
To email the Caring Ministries, click here.
For needs outside the scope and expertise of the Deacons, we have prepared a list of local organizations and services. Please click here to view it.
For prayer requests, contact Lydia Terrill, Prayer Chain Coordinator
at (408) 203-1550 or prayerwarrior@pacbell.net.
 
 

What is a Deacon? 

The office of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for this office. It is the duty of deacons, first of all, to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress both within and beyond the community of faith. They shall assume such other duties as may be delegated to them from time to time by the session, such as leading the people in worship through prayers of intercession, reading the Scriptures, presenting the gifts of the people, and assisting with the Lord’s Supper.                                                        —from The Book of Order (G-2.0201)   Deacons visit members in their homes, nursing homes, and in the hospital, keeping them in touch with the church. Phone calls are made and cards or notes are sent to people who are ill or unable to attend church. When our Deacons visit people, lives are touched and in this way they can know the church is there and praying for them. They serve home communion to those otherwise unable to partake in worship. They can give confidential financial assistance to those with short-term identifiable needs, from a fund donated by church members and friends. They deliver meals and arrange for rides, call on those in hospitals with prayer shawls, relieve friends and families waiting on a loved one undergoing surgery with a basket of snacks, puzzles or other items.  

 

Board of Deacons
 

Class of 2020

Arlene Cochran

Chris Daly

Suzie Hansen

Christina & Andy Macica

Mary Raecker

David & Marion Shaw

Lesslie Verduzco

Jan Wilson

Donald & Anita Wolf
 
 
Class of 2021
 

Mandy Smith

Cathy Hosfeldt

Fieona Greenland

Tim Hornack

Mary Kay Baker

Stephen Stanwood

Dana Parker

Jim & Sachiko Miller

Jo Ann Van Ballegooijen

 

Class of 2022

Peter & James Delevett

Mayhill Fowler

Jacob Gamble

Jeff & Toneh Thompson

Amee Jones

Leigh Henderson

Terrie Creamer

Jamie Schafer

Lydia Jiang Pang

 
 

What is Caring Ministries?

Caring Ministries is comprised of those called to support the Deacons with materials and resources. (Many members of Caring Ministries are also Deacons.) The goods they create and the services they provide are their own ministries to Christ in the name of PCLG. We have many wonderful volunteers involved in many ministries, and opportunities always exist for more volunteers to participate. They are the Greeters who welcome you to Worship at every service. They are the members of our Prayer Chain (members of the congregation who volunteer to pray for those who have prayer requests). They knit the prayer shawls delivered by Deacons to the ill, the injured or those in the hospital or in pain. They are the volunteer drivers who give rides to church, the doctor, hospital, shopping or wherever, for those who have problems getting around. They cook the meals delivered by volunteers for those who need assistance or just respite and the comfort of a meal from a friend.  
 

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministers are also part of PCLG’s Caring Ministries. They provide on-going, one-on-one, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting and going through a difficult time in life. For more information on the Stephen Ministry, click here.
 
 
 
 
 
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