Receiving Pastoral Care

Reasons one may need pastoral care:

  • When someone is ill or hospitalized.

 

  • When someone is experiencing distress in mind, body and/or spirit.

 

  • When someone would benefit from the ministry of presence.

 

  • When someone has reason to celebrate.

 

Ways that Chapel of the Cross offers care:

  • Eucharistic Visitors take the Sacrament of Holy Communion to parishioners who, due to infirmities or limited physical ability, are unable to attend corporate worship.  Through this ministry, those who are visited are assured they remain valued members of our parish family and are integral to the Body of Christ.  “We who are many are one body, as we all share one bread, one cup.”

 

  • This group welcomes new babies into our parish by bringing small gifts such as a cradle cross, baby blanket, family prayer book, and a meal to the family.

 

  • Volunteers may bring home-cooked soups or casseroles, run errands, provide transportation to an appointment, visit with parishioners, and call and write notes to parishioners who are in our weekly prayers.  These can be provided for short or long term needs.

 

  • A group of parish widows gathers for fun, support, and service.

 

  • Altar flowers are arranged and delivered with a card to parishioners with assurance of our prayers and as an expression of our concern for their well-being, gratitude for special service, or congratulations for joyful occasions.

 

  • A prayer list is published in our Sunday service bulletins and Friday email so all parishioners may pray for the those who have requested our prayers throughout the week.  Due to space consideration, the list is limited to parishioners and their family members, and are not published without permission.  Names remain on the list for three weeks unless the request is renewed. Please secure permission from the person whose name you are submitting.  You may also add prayer requests to the weekday service prayer list located in the vestibule between the chapel and the welcome desk.

 

  • The parish has a loan program for medical equipment such as walkers, wheelchairs, etc.

 

  • The liturgy of Ministration at the Time of Death is provided only by clergy.

Click here to request pastoral care due to need or in celebration. If there is a pastoral care emergency after hours, please call the church (919-929-2193) and follow the prompts to leave a voicemail in the pastoral care mailbox.