St. Paul’s Cares

The Team of St. Paul’s Cares

At St. Paul’s, pastoral care is a team ministry, carried out by both clergy and laity. Our life as a faith community is grounded in our responsibility and commitment to support, encourage, and care for one another in times of both joy and hardship. Working together with the clergy, more than fifty trained and dedicated parishioners serve in the various ministries that make up St. Paul’s Cares.

The Shepherds of St. Paul’s Cares

Pastoral Care ShepherdsShepherds are lay ministers who keep in touch with a particular segment of the congregation. They function much like a neighborhood watch. When they become aware of a pastoral need, they help to coordinate the services of St. Paul’s various pastoral support ministries.

For Parishioners with Last Names from A-F
Joyce Miller:
For Parishioners with Last Names from G-O
Janet Hale:
Carol Putnam:
For Parishioners with Last Names from P-Z
Carol Brand:
Herb DeLoach:

Pastoral Support Ministries of St. Paul’s Cares

PastoralCare-HandsPastoralCare-CommunionPastoralCare-KnittersBread Ministry

Bakes and delivers bread to parishioners who are homebound or in care facilities at Easter and Christmas.

Card Ministry

Writes and sends cards to people on the parish prayer list and in care facilities.

Celebration and Bereavement Ministry

Helps coordinate simple receptions for funerals, visitations, and other pastoral occasions.

Eucharistic Visitor Ministry

Trained and licensed to take communion to those who are homebound, hospitalized, or for other reasons unable to attend worship at the church.

Flower Ministry

Divides the weekly altar flowers into smaller bouquets and delivers them to hospitals, care facilities, or private homes.

Good Samaritan Ministry

Assists parishioners with simple home maintenance and repairs that do not require professional help.

Meal Ministry

Provides home-cooked meals for parishioners dealing with illness, surgery, or other incapacitation.

Transportation Ministry

Provides transportation for parishioners to worship services, doctor’s appointments, and other mandatory commitments.

Visitation Ministry

Visits parishioners who are homebound or in care facilities.

St. Anne’s Guild

Knits prayer afghans for parishioners who are grieving, facing illness, or who would otherwise benefit from an expression of our love and prayers.

Contact Information

For more information on St. Paul’s Cares, please contact:

Ms. Janet M. Hale, Lay Pastoral Minister