One of the things that has stumped me as a Deacon is trying to translate the broad descriptions of the office of Deacon into practical tasks that will support that vision. I realize that the "to do" list of a deacon will vary quite a bit depending on each churches culture, needs and community. I also realize that it would probably be impossible to put all of the work of a deacon on a checklist, but that's the kind of thing that helps me take action instead of just wondering what kind of action to take.
If you are an active or retired deacon, what kinds of things do you do on a regular basis in your service for the church?
If you are not an active deacon, what kind of practices have you observed in the deacons at your church?