The Deacons assist the pastor in the work of the church and the care of the parish. Deacons are especially mindful of welcoming the stranger and those in need of spiritual guidance and encouragement. They visit and help people who are in want, troubled, sick, shut-in, or faced with emergencies. Through the Deacons Fund, monies provided by the congregation, they see to the needs of those in their care. The Lay Shepherds assist the Deacons with care of shut-ins and delivering meals to those in need. 
In addition, the Deacons assist the pastor in worship and administering the sacraments. Deacons are people with servant hearts who reach out in Christian love, making God’s love visible.