Remembering the biblical imperative to love your neighbor as yourself, St. Francis' congregational care ministries tend to the needs of each other by matching those needs with those who can help. Below are the various ways in which we support one another through life's many transitions, challenges, and joys.
The Friends from St. Francis provide support for families at the time of death in a parishioner's family. We offer a basket of products for houseguests, a simple reception or visitation at the church, ushers for the funeral, and other services to ease the grieving process. Friends from St. Francis will respond as the family wishes at this difficult time. Contact Ellen Lyon or Brenda MacFadden to find out more.
Shepherd's Hands monitors and tends to the needs of each other in a neighborly way, whether by providing meals, helping with errands, making phone calls, writing notes, or giving a ride to an appointment or to church. Contact Claudia Reich to find out more.
A group of parishioners who have been trained and have developed their gifts for reaching out to others in times of crisis, illness, grief, or other difficulty. Stephen Ministers develop one-on-one, ongoing, confidential relationships to offer the care and support of Christ's community to those facing challenges in their lives. Interested in Stephen Ministry? Contact Andrea Knupp.
Eucharistic Visitors are individuals trained to offer Holy Communion to parishioners and friends whose current condition makes it difficult or impossible to attend regular church services. If you or someone you know would like Communion brought, or you would like to become a Eucharistic Visitor, please contact Nancy Stiefel.
Our Prayer Shawl Ministry reaches out to others and to each other by meeting weekly to knit or crochet prayer shawls, which are then blessed and given to people in times of transition. If you would like a prayer shawl delivered to someone in need, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Susan Tysinger.
Our Congregational Prayer List is updated each week and included in the Sunday service order. Requests for our Congregational Prayer List are stated publically and may be completed online, by completing a prayer card in the pew racks while at church, or by contacting the office.
Our Intercessory Prayer group meets regularly to pray for the life of the parish. Requests for our Intercessory Prayer List are kept confidential and may be completed online, by completing a prayer card in the pew racks while at church, or by contacting the office.
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