Pastoral Care

We are continually enlarging our formalized Pastoral Care ministry.  Elements of this ongoing process, of which some are already in place, include:

 

Clergy Visitors

Members of St. David's clergy team schedule regular visits with homebound parishioners and those with special, short-term needs.

 

Eucharistic Visitors

Adult members of the congregration trained by the clergy and licensed by the bishop take the sacrament immediately following a service of Holy Eucharist to homebound members of the congregation.

 

Parish Visitors

Adult members of the congregation, or in some cases couples or even families, assigned to one or more individuals to provide support and companionship through regular, intentional contact over a defined period of time.

 

Healing Liturgies

Each Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Christ the King (enter via the Oakdale Road entrance) a special service of Holy Eucharist is celebrated which includes the Litany for Healing and an opportunity to receive annointing with the oil for the sick (unction) and prayers for healing for oneself and/or others. 

 

Prayer Lists

Current (short-term) and Continuing (long-term) prayer request lists are published in the weekly service Bulletin to make the congregation aware of pastoral needs for which our prayers have been asked.  There is also a clergy-only prayer list that honors the preference for confidentiality expressed by those who request prayers through the intercessions of the clergy only.

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