Pastoral Ministry

Our community expresses Jesus’ Way of Love by offering spiritual, emotional and practical care to one another.

When might you want pastoral support?

When you or a loved one:

  • is hospitalized or going through medical treatment
  • has a family transition
  • is experiencing a crisis of faith or significant loss

Each of us is engaged in informal pastoral ministry: writing a card to someone who has lost a loved one, listening to someone at coffee hour, being kind to a stranger on the bus – all of this is pastoral ministry.

Receive or Give Support:

Pastoral Support

Clergy and lay people are available to provide short-term pastoral support for people facing difficult life challenges, and to provide referrals when appropriate.

Contact Rev. Lisa

Prayer Chain

The Prayer Chain is a network of people who pray for particular needs and concerns. All prayer requests are confidential. You can ask for prayers or help pray.

Contact JoAnn Blatchley

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit or crochet simple Prayer Shawls that are given to individuals in the parish and to the Parish Nurse to distribute. Simple patterns are available.

Contact Lois Neve

Hotdish Ministry

The Hotdish ministry is a group of St. John’s parishioners who volunteer to prepare a meal for other St. John’s members in need. You can ask for meals or offer to prepare them.

Contact JoAnn Blatchley

Service of Loss & Remembrance

An afternoon service on a Sunday in Advent for anyone who finds this time of year difficult. Pastoral ministers are available for one on one conversation after the service.

Contact Rev. Lisa

Lisa Wiens Heinsohn, Rector

“It is profoundly sacred to journey together during both joyful and challenging times of life, giving and receiving love and compassion. Join us.”

Contact Lisa