About Pastoral Care

St. Luke’s provides confidential Pastoral Care without judgement by offering support, caring and compassion to anyone in our church or community who is open to receiving this expression of our faith. 

Caring

The Pastoral Care Ministry marks milestones in people’s lives by extending congratulations in our Celebration portion of the Church@Work and during the announcements 

Cards are sent on special birthdays, anniversaries, births and other noteworthy occasions. We depend on the congregation to let us know of times in people’s lives that we want to share with the congregation so that many may join in their celebration.

Cards are sent in to those who are sick, those recovering from an operation, and, to our shut-ins at special times of the year.

 

Home Visits

Our shut-ins and those who are in local nursing homes are visited every second month in person by our minister or members of our Pastoral Care Ministry or Visiting Team.

In between visits, our Telephone Ministry extends a caring call on behalf of the congregation, just to keep in touch.

 

Hospital Visits

A member of our Pastoral Care Ministry checks in at the hospital weekly.

When you or a loved one enters the hospital, we ask that you indicate your denomination as United Church. That way, you end up on the Pastoral Care Lists.

With such short hospital stays these days, it is important to let us know when you or someone you love is admitted. A call to the Church Office or the Minister alerts us to your need for a visit and for prayers.

 

Prayer

St Luke’s believes in the power of prayer. Our congregation is faithful in praying for one another.
 

Pastoral Prayers

Pastoral Prayers, part of our weekly worship, are offered by a member of our Pastoral Care Team. The people named on our Prayer List are included in the Pastoral Prayers each week.

There is a wooden prayer box in the entry. If you would like to request prayers for yourselves or another, please do so by putting your request in the box.

 

Prayer List

Our Prayer List is included in the Church@Work each week. You can also add someone to the Prayer List by phoning the Church or emailing office@stlukesunited.ca.

 

Anna's Prayer Circle

Those on our Prayer List, as well as those who have indicated they wish to be prayed for but do not want to be named in the Church@Work and in Worship, are prayed for daily by the members of Anna’s Prayer Circle. When there is an urgent and immediate need for prayer, the Circle members are contacted.

If you wish to join Anna’s Circle in prayer, please let us know.

 

Funerals

A lay member of the Pastoral Care Ministry is pastoral presence for the family attending to their needs.

Working closely together with the Minister and the Pastoral Care Ministry work in concert to extend care and compassion at this time of grief.

 

Memorial & Celebration Tree

The Pastoral Care Ministry marks milestones in people’s lives by extending congratulations in our Celebration portion of the Church@Work and during the announcements 

Cards are sent on special birthdays, anniversaries, births and other noteworthy occasions. We depend on the congregation to let us know of times in people’s lives that we want to share with the congregation so that many may join in their celebration.

Cards are sent in to those who are sick, those recovering from an operation, and, to our shut-ins at special times of the year.