Ministry of Presence
Ministry of Presence is St. Paul's unique approach to comprehensive pastoral care for parishioners. Through our ministry of presence we are providing care by being present to the care receiver -- as well as living out our essential belief that God is always present in the lives of those who are suffering.
Initiated in fall 2009, Ministry of Presence recognizes that pastoral care in the parish consists of many related types of caregiving which can best be provided in a coordinated and spiritually grounded effort. The goals of this group of ministries are:
Membership consists of all who provide pastoral care in its many forms: Eucharistic Visitors, Stephen Ministers, the Prayer Group, the Flower Ministry, Deacons and other regular visitors to retirement communities, nursing homes, hospitals and parishioners who are homebound.
Ministers of Presence meet as a group on a monthly basis, for prayer and spiritual development exercises, training and skill enhancement, coordination of care responsibilities and mutual support and encouragement. The group encourages all who feel they are called to provide pastoral care to explore that calling by joining them each month.
For more information, please contact The Rev. Herb Sprouse.