Life can be challenging, but you don’t have to walk through it alone. The pastors and care ministry team exists to reach out and share Christ’s love with people going through a difficult time. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can best support you. In addition to a caring ministry team, we can offers referrals to licensed counselors, resource centers and prayer.
Hospital Visits– congregation members and friends known to be hospitalized are encouraged to contact our pastoral care team so we may offer spiritual support and prayer.
Home Visits in-person are suspended right now, however, it would be our privilege to talk with you and pray with you. If you or someone you know would like to be connected to our prayer visitation ministry following a hospitalization, during transitional care or on a temporary basis, please let us know.
Care Visitation Ministry (CVM) is a group of trained volunteers who have the gift of visiting with people on a 1:1 basis in their homes. CVM members visit, pray, offer communion and follow-up with our attendees, helping them to stay connected to St. Andrew’s when for a variety of reasons that might be difficult. This ministry is for all age groups – those who are struggling with illness or those who simply desire the benefits of a visit from a faithful volunteer.
The CVM team includes pastors, our parish nurse, and many trained volunteers. This is not home health care, but a home-based ministry for health education and spiritual support. It’s a comprehensive faith and health approach to serving each other as Christ intended. Contact: Dana Gabor, Faith Community Nurse, 651 762 9106.
We have a Prayer Shawl Ministry that offers tangible evidence of prayer; prayers that are knit into the shawls and that the recipient is wrapped in with each shawl. One member of the prayer shawl group told us that she had taken a shawl to a sick friend with the prayers and a card and was very surprised and moved by how much the shawl meant to her friend. She told her daughter of this experience and was surprised when her daughter tearfully asked her to make a shawl for her. The woman asked her daughter why she wanted a prayer shawl and the daughter told her she wanted the shawl so she could wrap herself in God’s love and prayers for the rest of her life. Details and patterns at shawlministry.com. Contact Dana Gabor, Faith Community Nurse, 651 762 9106.