Pastoral Care

Cards & Notes

All sorts of occasions, happy and sad, happen within a community. The team sends cards and notes of con-gratulations, encouragement, and sympathies.

Hospitality

The hospitality team serves light refreshments after funerals and coordinates meals to parishioners and guests.

LEMS

The Lay Eucharistic Ministry (LEMS) take already blessed communion to parishioners unable to attend service.

New Baby Ministry

Team members delivering the best "awes" enjoy gifting new baby families with cradle crosses and knit baby blankets lovingly handmade by parishioners.

Prayer Chain

Most prayer requests are not published in the bulletin; thus, the prayer chain team remembers all those parishioners in need of supernatural uplifting and praise.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Parishioners tenderly knit prayer shawls that are delivered to those in need. This includes members and non-members. Special requests for colors and patterns are welcomed.

Respite & Sitter Care

We provide rest for the weary by enable caregivers to attend church or other matters. Team members happily sit with the home-bound parishioner.

Transportation

Team members generously taxi parishioners unable to drive themselves to appointments, the store, church, and occasions.

What we do...

The Pastoral Care ministry is to meet the spiritual and often physical needs of St. Mark's parishioners. It enables those who are ill or home bound to stay connected with their parish. The Pastoral Care team can participate in one or more of the ministries offered. The team enjoys flexibility for their time and the diversity of talents utilized. Contact Jan Daubner to learn more about and get involved.