The Pastoral Care ministry works to ensure that our parish members are helped in whatever way they may need. Whether it is a ride to church, meals during a crisis or convalescence, or simply prayers, we take care of each other. Here are a few of the specific ministries we offer:
FOOD MINISTRY The mission of the Food Ministry is to support the parish’s mission by delivering a meal or two to a person or family that has had a new baby, is going through a period of convalescence related to illness, injury, or hospitalization, or is in crisis due to a death in the family, or the loss of work. More than a just a meal, this sustains a sense of community in our church family.
TRANSPORTATION This ministry provides for parishioners who are unable to drive to medical appointments or to attend services at St. Andrew's. To request a ride for yourself or someone you know, or to volunteer your time as a driver, give the church a call.
CARDS We provide timely cards to those hospitalized, mourning or otherwise in sorrow to show our compassion and prayers for their well being. If you know someone who would like to receive a card please contact the church office.
LAY EUCHARIST VISITORS The mission of the Lay Eucharistic Visitor is to take communion to parishioners (and their care givers) who are home bound or in the hospital once a month. By doing so, we strive to include all of the St. Andrews’ parish family in sharing the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many recipients have shared how they look forward to these visits. Receiving communion makes a difference in their recovery, providing hope for their return to their parish family and normal lives.
Through this ministry lives have been transformed, both for those receiving and those giving, new friendships have been formed, and bonds with the parish strengthened.
We hope to encourage parishioners to let us know when they, or someone they know, are unable to participate in regular church services so that we may bring communion to them.
NEED MORE INFORMATION OR WANT TO HELP?
If you desire more information on Pastoral Care or wish to become involved in any of the Pastoral Care Ministries, please call the church office at 760-753-3017.