Our elders and deacons at First Presbyterian Church serve faithfully during their term of office. Often this is a thankless job, putting in hours that are not seen by most of the congregation. Ruling elders are the decision making body, working together for the good of the church. Elders take the long view, planning and casting a vision for our life together. Deacons are the care giving wing of the congregation, offering service in the form of meals, gatherings, visits, communion set up, coffee preparation and any other helping needs that arise. This month we recognize those who are rotating off of active service. Thank you to Karl Allen, Nancy Falkner, and Debbie McGuire who have served on session. Thank you to Shirley Harley and Char Bergene who have served as deacons. Thank you to all who have served so tirelessly in these offices through the years.