727 Harvard Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
SPC Deacons engage in a variety of caring ministries. On Sunday mornings, they escort those who ride the bus from local retirement communities (White Horse Village and others as requested) and deliver flowers, copies of sermons, and worship recordings. On Communion Sundays, they "extend the table," serving communion to those unable to be here in person. When needed, they offer or arrange rides to the medical appointments and provide meals. They deliver Easter lilies and Christmas poinsettias, and send birthday cards. Being a deacon means being of service to others. No job for the deacons is ever the same as the last; their goal is to meet the needs of those they serve.
Deacons are available to visit those who are isolated from the life of the community. Each deacon is in touch with his/her visitees every three weeks or so. If you or a family member would appreciate such visits, please contact Rev. Sarah Cooper Searight at 610-543-4712 or email@example.com.
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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.
- Constitution of the Presbyterian Church (USA)