Many people at St. Andrew’s benefit from the pastoral care of their fellow parishioners. Homebound parishioners and others who need a special touch receive regular visits, baked goods, cards and notes, and seasonal remembrances from Lay Visitors, and homebound parishioners and parishioners who are in the hospital receive Communion from Eucharistic Visitors (also known as Lay Eucharistic Ministers). The Prayers and Squares ministry gathers weekly in prayer and fellowship to sew prayer quilts for others.
In order to make sure that St. Andrew’s provides the special touch that our parishioners need when they need it, our pastoral care ministries strive to work closely together to provide more effective pastoral care to more people on a more consistent basis. Our goal is to better coordinate and cover the needs of all of our members—those who give and those who receive pastoral care, and we do this through Pastoral Care Teams who meet with the Rector on a regular basis. Gatherings include prayer, assignments, reporting, training and mutual care around the responsibilities team members encounter.
Pastoral care is a ministry for all of us. We hope that you will participate in any way that you feel called to do.