1 1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God's holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons : 2 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Paul's Prayer for the Philippian Christians
3 I thank my God every time I remember you.
1:1 The word "deacons" refers here to Christians designated to serve with the overseers/elders of the church in a variety of ways; similarly in Romans 16:1 and 1 Tim. 3:8,12.