Health & Healing
If any of you are sick, they should call for the elders of the church, and the elders should pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. James 3:14 Common English Bible
Recognizing that God created and cares for the whole person (body, mind and spirit), we at St. Paul’s are committed to the physical, emotional and spiritual health of our parishioners.
With this goal in mind, St. Paul’s offers a wide range of Health and Healing Ministries staffed by lay members who share their time, experience and spiritual gifts to bring healing and peace to the suffering.
The Health and Healing Commission is comprised of the following ministries:
Eucharistic Visitors – Lee Daniel, Coordinator
The Eucharist is an important part of our worship experience. If you are unable to attend church for health or other reasons, our Eucharistic Visitors will take the Eucharist and a sense of belonging to your home or hospital room. Please call the church office with your request to schedule a visit.
Petal Pushers – Karol Lamb, Coordinator
The beautiful altar flowers we enjoy each week are repurposed by this ministry group. They rearrange the flowers and take them to those hospitalized, ill, grieving, shut-in or otherwise in need of an uplifting of their spirit.
Healing Intercessors – Betsy Candler, Coordinator
These parishioners are available in the side chapel each Sunday morning, before church, during the Eucharist and after church for anointing and to pray with anyone with a need. They will also visit the sick in the hospital or at home to pray and anoint those who are ill or injured.
The St. Brigid Chapter of the Daughters of the King – Anne Stanier, Coordinator
Established in 1885, the Daughters are comprised of ladies who have made a lifetime commitment to daily prayer and service to all in need. To submit a prayer request to the Daughters of the King, fill in one of the DOK pew cards or speak to any Daughter. The DOK prayers are kept confidential and are not shared with the parish.
Grief Ministry – Lee Daniel and Linda Tudor, Coordinators
St. Paul’s offers a Wednesday evening support group for loss of any nature, be it a family member, friend, health, pet, home or employment.
In addition to the meeting, booklets dealing with grief are mail to those who have suffered a loss in their immediate family.
Cooks Who Care – Caren Caffrey – Coordinator
When a person or a family is in need, either for joyous or sad times, our gifted and generous parishioners provide compassion and meals delivered to homes until they are back on their feet. Please advise the church office or a team member on the occasion of a new baby, a death, illness, hospitalization or other need.
If you wish to share your gifts and talents with one of these ministries, please call the appropriate contact to join us as we carry God’s message of Heath and Healing to St. Paul’s.
In the pew racks at St. Paul’s, you will find two prayer request cards. You may fill out the Parish Prayer Request card if you or a loved one is in need of prayer. Place it in the offering plate or send to the church office. We will place the person on our parish prayer list and send a prayer card. Individuals will be included on our prayer list for 30 days but you may contact the church office and request continuation or removal at any time. Fill out the Daughters of the King prayer cards to put someone on the DOK prayer list; their list is confidential and will not be shared with the parish prayer list.
At St. Paul’s, if you have a need, whether it be spiritual, emotional or physical our wonderful team of Lay Leaders are here to help, in God’s House or yours.
Candy Waldron is the Vestry Liaison.