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: email@example.com
Jeff Spaulding Home# (410) 489-7322 Cell# (443) 277-8326Senior Warden email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete McIntosh Home# (410) 489-4356 Cell# (410) 984-3363 Junior Warden email: email@example.com
PASTORAL CARE INITIATIVE SURVEY
The Vestry and Reverend Susan have been discussing ways to further enhance our pastoral care efforts here at St. Pauls. Several interesting ideas have emerged which may better serve our members going forward. These ideas are described below. Please review the brief description of each initiative and indicate your level of support for each. Additionally, if you have any suggestions not covered in the list below, please provide a brief description on the back of this survey. Thanks in advance for your timely assistance with this effort! Feel free to contact a member of the Vestry if you have any questions.
|DESCRIPTION||Level of Support(1=low/5=high)||Willing to Participate?|
|Prayer Group This group would receive prayer requests and coordinate their efforts in a small group to pray on behalf of those in need||Yes/No|
|Meal Support Group This group would organize and coordinate the preparation and delivery of food to those who have been bereaved, are sick or otherwise cannot prepare their own meals.||Yes/No|
|Handy Help Group This group would assist those in the parish and the broader community with minor repairs or maintenance needs that they cannot accomplish themselves due to illness, physical limitations or financial issues.||Yes/No|
|Friendship Group This group would provide outreach to shut-ins, former members and general visitation. They would meet with Rev. Susan on a regular schedule for ongoing guidance and support.||Yes/No|