Pastoral Care

 

Pastoral CareThe Pastoral Care Committee seeks to fulfill the promises made in the Baptismal Covenant to “seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving your neighbor as yourself” by providing support and presence to those experiencing difficulty, loss or transition, whether in our Parish or in the community at large. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells his listeners to do good works but not for the sake of accolades or for earthly rewards. The Pastoral Care Committee strives to do just that: serve others for the sake of God’s love and a better world.

If you are in need or know of someone who would benefit from one of the following services, please let us know:

 

✓ Hospital or home visits—visits to the hospital or the home to comfort, to talk, and/or to pray and may include the Eucharist
✓ Lay Eucharist ministry—Eucharist brought and served to those unable to attend Sunday morning or Wednesday noon services
✓ Flower ministry—flowers delivered to celebrate, to acknowledge, and to commiserate in addition to Christmas poinsettias and Easter flowers to members unable to travel to church
✓ Meals to new parents and those recovering from illness and/or surgery—homemade meals delivered to the home on an as-needed basis
✓ Rides to church—car rides provided to those who otherwise would not be able to attend one of the three Sunday services
✓ Prayer list—names added to the St. Mark’s prayer list, posted in the Sunday bulletin and prayed for at weekly prayer meetings

Pastoral Care touches the heart and the soul of those in need by lessening the impact of being alone, being ill, or being overwhelmed.

Be a part of the St. Mark’s community to serve or to receive. Please contact:

  • the church office at 630-858-1020,
  • our rector, The Rev. George Smith, at 630-858-1020, ext 222, or
  • Pastoral Care vestry coordinator, Dianne Dinse, at frontdesk@stmarksglenellyn.org