PASTORAL CARE RESOURCES AT ST. PAULS
St. Pauls has a variety of resources available for those in need of pastoral care. Some of the resources are provided by our Rector and some are provided by trained lay-members of the congregation. The following guidance is provided for those seeking pastoral care at St. Pauls:
- If anyone in the congregation wishes to speak with Rev. Susan at any time and for any reason, they are most welcomed to do so ALL THEY NEED TO DO IS ASK! Her numbers appear below and she can be reached through the Parish Office. Likewise, if you would like Rev. Susan to visit with you socially, feel free to invite her at your convenience.
- Any request for spiritual care from the Rector in a personal, spiritual or medical crisis should be clearly communicated to Rev. Susan. It is the responsibility of those seeking care to reach out and request those services or to designate someone to do it on their behalf. Either Warden may be contacted if you need assistance in making these connections.
- Not every pastoral care issue requires the personal attention of the Rectorbut she is available to anyone at any time for consultation if you are not sure what resources are available or who may best assist with your problem or issue. Please feel free to contact Rev. Susan for guidance as you deem appropriate.
Caring for each other is not a task reserved for the Rectorit is a shared responsibility of the entire congregation.
In addition to Reverend Susan, we have several pastoral care resources available at St. Pauls. They are as follows:
Lay Eucharistic Ministers Minister to the sick and shut-ins through visitation, the laying on of hands and the ministration of Holy Eucharist.
Stephens Ministers Provide one-on-one confidential lay caring ministry to individuals in need on a long-term basis. We currently have 4 Stevens Ministers here at St. Pauls who are ready and willing to help.
Prayer Shawl Group A group of our members who use their creative talents to fashion shawls, lap robes and pocket prayer squares that are used as a visual symbol of Gods presence and comfort.
Rev. Susan Keller Church# (410) 489-4411 Cell# (301) 785-1648 Home# (301) 946-0531Rector email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Spaulding Home# (410) 489-7322 Cell# (443) 277-8326Senior Warden email: email@example.com
Pete McIntosh Home# (410) 489-4356 Cell# (410) 984-3363 Junior Warden email: firstname.lastname@example.org