At St. Luke, we take pastoral care very seriously. Pastor Josh is always available for consultation and spiritual direction. Please do not hesitate to make an appointment through the church office if you would like to meet with him. Our pastor regularly visits members and friends at home when they are sick or housebound, and he is happy to bring Holy Communion to anyone who desires it. We also have a great team of lay Stephen Ministers, who are available for consultation and pastoral care. You can read more about them below.
We also have a Grief Group, that currently meets on Wednesdays in the late afternoon / early evening. The group discussion is based on “A Witness: The Haiti Earthquake, A Song, Death, and Resurrection” by Renee Splichal Larson (copies in the church library). Consider joining us as we work through this book and our own experiences of grief together. And please pass the word on to anyone you think may benefit.
Stephen Ministers are lay members of the church who have received special training, continuing education, and guidance from the three designated Leaders in order to serve as assistant ministers in the congregation and the community. Stephen Ministers are the “After People”. They are there for you after the doctors, after the hospital, after the diagnosis, after the tragedy, after the job loss, after the challenge to help spiritually guide you through the trying times. Stephen Ministers are caregivers and listeners. A Stephen Minister will be paired with an individual for the duration of the need for care. For more information, including requesting a Stephen Minister for oneself or a family member, please contact Pastor Josh (email@example.com).