Pastoral Care at St. Peter’s is not limited to clergy or for only those who are ill. It is based on the biblical mandate to rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep (Romans 12:15), to comfort others as we ourselves have been comforted by God (2 Corinthians 1:4).
Visitations: Clergy and lay members of our church visited those who were not well either in their homes or hospitals. Normally the clergy take communion and anointing oil. Fr. John also made visits to people's homes or meet them at agreed places to chat and share what God is doing in each other's lives.
Transportation: Several members of our congregation helped provide transportation to church, doctor’s appointments to those who for reasons of poor health were unable to do it themselves.
Prayer Shawl: The Prayer Shawl Ministry Team exists to make prayer shawls to give to people who need encouragement and comfort during a sickness or other difficult circumstances; free of charge. Team members knit separately in their homes and together at agreed upon venues. Shawls were given to those who needed them and there several available for giving out. The blessed shawls are displayed in the Fellowship Hall and ready for anyone who needs one to give. In 2016, they intend to continue making shawls with love and prayer and give them to those need them. Sharon Dulmes (coordinator)
Birthday Cards: It is our hope that you receive a birthday card from St. Peter’s on your birthdays. Thanks to the dedication of one member of our parish who has done it for more than 10 years.
Get Well Cards: As much as we are aware we try to send cards to people experiencing illness or any other adversity wishing them quick recovery. We hope that more and more people can participate in this ministry by sending cards to those on our prayer list.
Prayer Ministry: Several members of our congregation spend significant time in prayer praying for those who are facing various challenges in their lives. We maintain a prayer list in our bulletin and newsletter to be prayed for during our personal and corporate prayers. Special prayer is also available during Communion and at any other times. Please speak to Fr. John if you have any prayer needs.
Funeral Meals: Whenever a member of our church loses a loved one and the service takes place at St. Peter’s, the pastoral ministry team organizes a meal for family and friends. A sign-up sheet is available for those who wish to help under those circumstances. In some case the family turns down the offer but we are always willing and able to provide a meal.