Commitment to pastoral care is a priority at St. John’s. Our clergy spend time visiting the sick, meeting the needs of people walking in for assistance and responding to immediate needs of the parish. The Pastoral Care Committee is made up of lay people who also visit and maintain contact with parishioners in need. Below are a few of the many ways our members seek to reach out to our membership.
Pastoral Care Committee is a group of parishioners who provide support during crucial times of loss or sickness by taking food to our parish families.
Care Groups are groups of volunteers organized to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support to ill, disabled, or elderly members within the parish. They provide transportation to and from the church, doctor or grocery store and assist with errands, meals and other activities.
Silverless Supper Clubs are fellowship gatherings for adults that meet monthly in homes, restaurants or other setting for the sheer enjoyment of being with other members of St. John’s and getting to know them better. Watch the Eagle for sign-up time.
Newcomer’s Committee are lay volunteers who reach out to the visitors of St. John’s through welcoming them at church and making contact by calls, letters, and/or visits.
Lay Pastoral Visitors are parishioners who have gone through training and make visits to church members who cannot attend church regularly.
Hospital Visitation is an important part of Pastoral Care. If you are a member in need of hospital visitation or if you know of someone who is hospitalized and would like to be visited, please contact the church office.
Nursing Home residents, elderly shut-ins, and emergency/crisis situations also receive pastoral care. Much of this help is individualized to meet the unique needs of each situation. All of our clergy are available to assist as needs arise. Please do not hesitate to call the church office.