Pastoral Care & Support through Good Times and Bad
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.
What is a Stephen Minister?
A Stephen Minister is a congregation member trained to offer one-to-one compassionate care to a person who is hurting while going through tough times.
What is a Stephen Minister at St. Margaret’s?
Saint Margaret’s Stephen Ministers have a compassionate heart for those who are hurting. They provide Christ-centered confidential support to people in need. Trained in active listening, they meet with those experiencing life challenges to reflect on a path forward.
When a Stephen Minister may be helpful:
- Job loss
- Serious illness
- Death of a loved one
- More ways we help
Stephen Ministers receive training and ongoing supervision to improve their care-giving relationships.
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Here are some FAQ’s to help you start your journey with a Stephen Minister at St. Margaret’s.
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Beloved, let us love one 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
Lay 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.
For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah. 29:11
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 and Assistance provides meals when people may be alone following an operation or hospitalization and at other times of need or crisis. Sometimes, transportation, grocery shopping and errands are provided.
Spiritual Direction and Companionship inspires people to experience authenticity in their lives as they connect with and explore the ground of all being, that deepest of truths which is beyond life and death and goes by many names, including God, and no name at all.
Healing Prayer Ministries is a team of pastoral ministers who assist the clergy in anointing and praying for individuals desiring companionship in prayer both during and after worship.
As a service to members of our parish family experiencing the loss of a loved one, and upon request, the St. Margaret’s Memorial Reception Committee lovingly prepares a post-service reception for the deceased’s family and friends . A dedicated and caring team transforms Bristol Hall into a beautiful reception room, complete with delicious food and beverages. Volunteers set up the room with tables and chairs for eating, prepare food in the kitchen, bake cookies, and do post-reception clean up. Anyone wishing to help is encouraged to contact us.
Please contact our Pastoral Team for further information.