Even if you read last year's Diakonia Remixed:Office of the Deacon Task Force Report to Synod, you could have missed it. Missed what? The following parenthetical information inserted in the first paragraph on page 15 (A much fuller presentation of the theme of diakonia as found in the Bible can be found at www.crcna.org/site...Diakonia%20Remixed%20Biblical%20Pers...).
If you want to have a better understanding of and appreciation for the theme of "diakonia" throughout scripture, this study would be a good place to start. A copy of the study (pdf format) called Diakonia Remixed: A Biblical Perspective on Diakonia by Dr. Mariano Avila (Professor of New Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary) is attached.