Pastoral Care, Prayer, & Support
Three times Jesus asked Peter, “Peter do you love me?” Each time Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, I love you.” Jesus answered, “Then feed my sheep; tend my lambs.”

Feeding Jesus’ sheep, tending Jesus’ lambs, caring for and supporting those who are lost, suffering, or new to the fold — this is the mission of Pastoral Ministry at St. Margaret’s.

Serving in ministries of prayer, care, and support. the people of St. Margaret’s are called, gifted, and trained to be the healing hands of Christ.

Home Visits

Beloved, let us love on another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7

Hospital, Nursing Home, and Homebound Visitors, as well as the clergy, visit the hospitalized and call upon the sick, the homebound, and those in long term nursing care.

Eucharistic Visitors take communion to those who are homebound or hospitalized, following worship on Sunday mornings.

Supportive Care

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, to give you a future and a hope. Jer. 29:11

Stephen Ministers are called and trained to offer extended one-on-one care to individuals in the midst of painful transitions such as job loss, divorce, the death of a loved one, and other times of need.

Griefshare and DivorceCare ministries support those who are grieving the death of a loved one or suffering the pain of divorce through a series of educational and inspirational videos and small group discussion. People from within and outside the church are always welcome.

TLC Meals provides meals following the birth of a baby, hospitalization, and other times of need or crisis.

Please contact the Rev. Christie Demura for further information.

Following the Death of a Loved One

Click here to download our most recent publication from Pastoral Ministries, “Following the Death of a Loved One.”  This provides a survivor following the death of a loved one a step by step guideline on the myriad of things that must be done at a time it is difficult to even remember your name!

Dementia and Alzheimer’s Support Group

The group shares concerns and challenges as they care for loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s and usually meets one Monday of the month.  For more information, contact the Rev. Christie Demura.