Currently-serving deacons may download a copy of the OSC membership directory here. (password-protected)

What are Deacons?

Deacons are an important part of the connective tissue of the body of Christ. Their ministry reaches out to the congregation and community as a whole and includes those who are in need.


  • Ministry of care and compassion.

Regular Tasks

  • To monitor Newcomer/New Member Care and Connection, and Friend2Friend.
  • Encourage member and Adherent Care persons.
  • Maintain active list of Homebound and Long-Term Care Team.
  • Congregational Care, handled by sub-teams:
    • Annual Church Picnic
    • Hospitality Teams – funeral, memorial receptions
    • Flower Ministry
  • Phone ministry: Share with Elders in the periodic phone campaigns to connect with congregational members.