Pastoral Care Ministries
Pastoral care of our congregation, as well as to our communities, is a vital part of our mission. Supporting each other is an important way to share God’s good work. Jesus told us to love God, love one another and serve the world. In caring for each other we provide spiritual support several ways.
Sometimes we have to have a quick response to prayers and other times a person’s condition is chronic. When the need for prayer is immediate, the prayer chain is activated. The prayer chain requests are confidential.
MONTHLY PRAYER LIST:
The prayer list differs from the prayer chain in that it is public. It is published in our newsletter, “Windows,” and is listed at the back of the church. Anyone may add or remove a name at anytime. This list is for anyone who needs prayers on a more long-term basis.
SUNDAY PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE:
Every Sunday we offer prayers of intercession during our worship service. If you have a prayer request that you would like to be included in the days’ worship, there is a place at church to write the request, and the chalice bearer will check the list before the service begins.
Members of the parish take turns serving on this committee each month. They send cards to people both inside and outside the parish for various reasons such as… Get well, congratulations, thinking of you, sympathy cards and so on.
MEALS FOR ST. JOHN’S:
Prepared meals are always available in the freezer in our kitchen for people who may need them during a time of illness, death, birth of a baby, or any other time a prepared meal would ease their circumstance.
Many times the altar flowers are taken to people who are ill, in the hospital or nursing home, or are homebound to bring them cheer and let them know we are thinking of them, and are praying for them.