Pastoral Care Ministries

If you are interested in assisting with one of our Pastoral Care Ministries please let us know

Eucharistic Visitors · Baptismal Samplers · Prayer Shawls · Meals Ministry


Eucharistic Visitors

If anyone you know would like to receive communion please let us know.

Men and women, licensed by our Bishop, serve the Eucharist to sick and homebound Parish Family members.
Membership: Jim and Claudia Blanchette, Donna Demmons, Bruce Mallonee, Evelyn Robbins, David Ulrich, David Bergquist, Anne Marie Miller, Sheila Stratton
Mission & Purpose:  To connect our home-bound parishioners with us and we with them, by regular monthly visits with communion. We who are many are one body, because we all share one bread, one cup.
Highlights:  Two long-time members moved on to other parts of the country – best wishes and thanks for your faithful service to Judy Allen and Ann Wilbanks.
We miss the departed: Tom Benson, Ted Cass, Ellen Frederick, Christina Read, Don Scripture, Carter Taylor. It is a privilege to have been part of their journey home.
Objectives Met We are delighted to welcome three new members in the past year.
Ministry Hopes:  To complete training for the new members.

Baptismal Samplers

We make a counted cross stitch sampler for a child that is being baptized in our church for a reminder of this special time. It is usually worked on 16 or 18 count aida cloth. If anyone is interested in helping or learning how to do this, we would like to have you join us. Other members are Lura Williams, Cindy Lufkin, Inez Toothaker, and Nancy Henry.

Prayer Shawls

Knitted by the parish, and given to anyone who would appreciate a shawl.
Membership:  Bonnie Allen, Judy Allen, Eileen Irwin, Cindy Lufkin, Marina Nixon, Esther Rauch, Evelyn Robbins, Connie Russell, Lois Soule, and Jane Zenk
Mission and Purpose Members gather from 1 -3 pm on the last Wednesday of the month to knit prayer shawls which are then distributed to those in need of the love and support of our community and to those celebrating special events in their lives.  Some shawls are donated to hospice groups for distribution.
Highlights Many beautiful shawls were made and distributed.  Our meetings are well attended and offer a time of fellowship and community.
Ministry Hopes We hope that this ministry can continue to reach out to those in need of our support.  If you wish to become part of this ministry or to arrange for the gift of a prayer shawl, please contact any member of the group.  If you are interested in knitting prayers shawls but don’t know how to knit, come and join us and we will help you to get started.

Meals Ministry

People of the parish make and deliver meals for those who have had surgery or a long illness as well as those who are new parents. Lisa Romero coordinates this special ministry.

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