Pastoral Care is an umbrella term to describe the many needs of our Parishioners and how we assist each other in times of need. There are many pieces that comprise this "group". We work with the priest to ensure that all of our pastoral care needs are being met.
Our Rector, as well as any student priests and retired make visits to our parishioners who cannot make it out of the house or hospital. Lay Ministors will delivery the Holy Eucharist to those who cannot make it to Sunday Service.
Many members of the fellowship arrange meals and provide other services to parishioners and friends in times of illness and stress (i.e. birth of a baby, post-surgery, death in the family, etc.). Anyone who has experienced such an event knows how helpful it is to not worry about meal preparation during that period of time. Families who need help during a time of need are asked to contact the church, as are parishioners who would like to provide meals. We are always in need of meal makers. Home cooked meals are always appreciated, and take-out meals delivered to the family also help fulfill the need. Anyone who'd like to be added to the list or volunteer to cook, please contact Saundy Waseleski.
Currently Libby Juel & Sylvia Affleck oversee the Flower Ministry. They use donated funds to arrange altar flowers and then deliver them to individuals who are unable to attend service or are celebrating a special event.
Katie Cervone, in the Office, initiates the parish telephone prayer chain when the need for intercessory prayer arises. Notes and greeting cards are also mailed to acknowledge significant events in the lives of our members and friends.