Deacon's Annual Report 2016
by Dn. John Segvich
2015 was my first full year as a deacon serving our parish — a time of service, learning and growth.
Looking back over the last year, some of the highlights were:
• Serving Holy Week and Paschal Services — first time as a deacon.
With the retirement of our beloved spiritual father, and now Pastor-emeritus, Father Andrew and the arrival of Father Paul, the currents of change are again in motion. A new chapter for our parish — and in turn my diaconate in Christ — is underway. I’m enjoying learning to serve with Father Paul and striving to assist him as best I can. Looking ahead, I hope to undertake pastoral care work and adult education in our community and beyond. In addition, I continue to assist Theo with our Men’s Theological Forum with logistics and communications.
e-Communications– Dn. John Segvich
I compiled, edited and distributed our monthly e-bulletin and occasional e-vites. With Father Paul managing the weekly ebulletin, the monthly ebulletin is no longer needed. The usefulness of the Punchbowl e-vites seems to be waning. A few parishioners have opted out of them all together. Some do not respond at all. We’ve been posting Father Paul’s sermons to Soundcloud and sharing them on Facebook. As a result, I’m pleased to report that we have generated a nice stream of traffic to our Facebook page. I think it makes sense to consider reactivating our blog to share this content with a wider audience. I’m ready to assist.