Stephen Ministers are especially trained to minister one-on-one with people who are going through difficult times such as divorce, death of a loved one, chronic illness, or economic hardships. The ministry is confidential and matches men with men and women with women. It is open to people who would like to use their gifts in meaningful ministry. If you would like to meet with a trained counselor, contact the church office.
This committee supplies food to church members who are coming home from hospital stays, confined because of illness, or dealing with a death in the family. The “caring” is shown not just by the food provided, but also by the emotional support of the church family.
Specific prayers for birthdays, anniversaries, travel, etc., are offered at the main altar after the Prayers of the People. Those who wish prayers for healing, either for oneself or a loved one, can meet with the Healing Team members who are stationed in the side chapel during the Communion.
Healing prayer with anointing is also offered every Tuesday morning at the Eucharist beginning at 9:25 a.m. after morning prayer, which begins at 9:00. In addition, our clergy schedule worship services that focus on healing prayer two or three times a year. At those times, a clergy member and a lay member of the Healing Prayer Team are stationed together to pray for anyone who requests prayer.
All team members meet monthly to study healing prayer and the healing miracles of Jesus and to pray for every person on the parish prayer list.