“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:35-40 ESV
Our Trinity Deacons are servant-leaders whose ministry is to serve our Lord by serving our Trinity Church family. Our congregation is divided up into “flocks” (see below), and each Deacon stays in contact with the members of their “flock” to offer encouragement and assistance as needed. Please feel free to contact your Deacon whenever you are in need of prayer or encouragement.
widows & singles
All Saints Ministry
Our “All Saints” Deacons provide support and encouragement to those in our Trinity congregation who are widowed or live alone, extending love and kindness through fellowship and prayer. Special “All Saints” get-togethers and fellowship events are planned several times each year.
lending a hand
People Helping People
When a hardship exists, our “People Helping People” Deacons assist with moving from one residence to another and may also provide help with home repairs.
When a pastoral care need or other occasion warrants, notes and cards of sympathy and encouragement are sent by our Deacons to individuals and families in our Trinity congregation.
helping the needy
On the first Sunday of each month, the Deacons collect donations of food, clothing, and other resources to help keep food shelves at the Millbrook Presbyterian Church Food Bank adequately stocked for distribution to families in need in the surrounding community.
Our Pastoral Care Deacons make calls and visits to those who are in the hospital, care facilities, retirement or care homes, as well as to those who are unable to leave their homes. This ministry also provides CDs of the Sunday morning message for those who are not able to attend worship.
celebrating the lord’s table
Our Communion Ministry Deacons prepare the
Communion elements for worship celebrations on Communion Sundays (normally the first Sunday of each month), as well as for other special Communion events such as the candlelight “Evening of Worship” on the Thursday before Easter.
here to serve
Our Deacons host receptions for families and their guests following memorial services held at Trinity.
caring in crisis
When Trinity families are in need due to illness, surgery, birth of a baby, hospitalization, or a death in the family, our Deacons provide meals and other ministry support.
Claude & Christy Carter
Claude’s Flock: Gro-Hen
Claude’s Ministry Focus: Communion
Claude’s Favorite Verse:
“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” Ephesians 2:4 ESV
Christy’s Flock: A-Beck
Christy’s Ministry Focus: Communion, Sunshine
Christy’s Favorite Verse:
“Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is Yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all. In Your hand are power and might, and in Your hand it is to make great and to give strength to all.” 1 Chronicles 29:11-12 ESV
Ministry Focus: Pastoral Care/Shut-Ins, Sunshine
Cecile’s Favorite Verses:
“For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.” Colossians 1:13 NIV
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 NIV
Pictured with her husband, Ron.
Ministry Focus: Memorials, Pastoral Care/Shut-Ins
Sharon’s Favorite Verse:
Barry & Joan Beyer
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Barry’s Flock: Corp-Dr
Barry’s Ministry Focus: Memorials, Communion
Barry’s Favorite Verse:
Joan’s Flock: Du-Fra
Joan’s Ministry Focus: Food Drive, Deacons Secretary
Joan’s Favorite Verse:
Pictured with husband, Ed.
Ministry Focus: Memorials, All Saints
Gail’s Favorite Verse:
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
“Teach me Your way, O LORD, and I will walk in Your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear Your name. I will praise You, O Lord my God, with my heart; I will glorify Your name forever. For great is Your love toward me; You have delivered me from the depths of the grave.” Psalm 86:11-13
“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
Ministry Focus: All Saints, Pastoral Care/Shut-Ins
Diana’s Favorite Verse:
Pictured with his wife, Shari.
Ministry Focus: People Helping People, Pastoral Care/Shut-Ins, Memorials
Steve’s Favorite Verses:
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 NIV
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
Pictured with her husband, Gabe.
Ministry Focus: Communion. Memorials, Pastoral Care
Alice’s Favorite Verse:
Pictured with her husband, Walt.
Ministry Focus: Communion, Memorials, Pastoral Care/Shut-Ins
Helene’s Favorite Verse:
“You will go out in joy, and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12 ESV
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Ministry Focus: Food Drive, Meal Ministry
Rodger’s Favorite Verses:
“Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation.” Psalms 68:19 ESV
“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.” Colossians 1:9-12 ESV
“Send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling!” Psalm 43:3 ESV
Pictured with her husband, Al.
Ministry Focus: Memorials, All Saints, Communion
Lynette’s Favorite Verse:
Pictured with wife, Stephanie.
Ministry Focus: Communion, People Helping People
Bryan’s Favorite Verse:
“One thing I have asked from the LORD, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.” Psalm 27:4 ESV
Pictured with his wife, Donna.
Ministry Focus: Communion, Sunshine
Claud’s Favorite Verse:
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 NIV
“ The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 NIV
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Ministry Focus: Memorials, People Helping People
James’s Favorite Verses:
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ.” (Colossians 3:23-24)
Pictured with her husband, Dave.
Ministry Focus: Meal Ministry
Mary’s Favorite Verses:
“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in Me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.” John 15:5 ESV
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
Pictured with wife, Ashley.
Ministry Focus: Deacon Moderator, People Helping People
Steve’s Favorite Verses:
“For we know, brothers loved by God, that He has chosen you, because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction.” 1 Thessalonians 1:4-5 ESV
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16 ESV
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
An Invitation to Serve
Our Deacons invite you to join them in serving others through one of the ministries listed in this brochure. If you’d like to serve in any particular area of ministry, feel free to contact Lisa (ext. 212) or Kimberly (ext. 201) in the church office (433-0584).
If you have any questions related to our Deacon Ministries, please do not hesitate to contact your Deacon. You can also contact Steve Charnow, Deacon Moderator or Gene Sperling, Assistant for Pastoral Care.