PASTORAL CARE

Pastoral Care happens in many ways, at many times through the loving hands of all at St. Paul's - the clergy as well as laypeople.  If you are in need, please reach out to receive the care of Christ we are so ready to offer.

In general, when to call the clergy.....

       
  • When someone in your family is near death. Call immediately. We want to provide spiritual support as your loved one approaches death. We want to be with you and your family, day or night, in the midst of your grief.
  • When you or someone in your family is ill and has been hospitalized. Call one of the clergy or the parish office. We will visit you in the hospital as soon as possible. Remember – with the new privacy laws, the hospitals no longer contact churches.
  • When you or someone in your family is going to have surgery. Call in advance. We’d like to visit you before, share in healing prayers, and bring communion if you wish.
  • When you are having a crisis of faith. Call and make an appointment to come and sit down for a conversation.
  • When you lose a job, or experience the death of a friend, or any significant loss….call.
  • When a child is born. We’d like the opportunity to make a visit to bless both parents and child.
  • When something wonderful is happening in your life. We know it is important to share your saddest times, but we want to be with you in the best of times, too.
  • When you’d like to include your name on our prayer list. Call the parish office or the clergy.

     Also, the clergy or one of our trained Eucharistic Visitors are always ready to bring communion to you following an illness or surgery, when you are not able to attend Sunday worship. Please call one of the clergy to arrange for a visit.

     And last, if you are sharing information with us concerning another person (not in your family), please confirm that doing so is the desire of the person in need. We want to be respectful of individual’s needs.