Pastoral ministry is a fundamental ministry of St John’s. Pastoral ministry is a way of strengthening connections among people by reaching out beyond our doors while reaching in to our members.

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 life stress

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.

Prayer Chain

contact JoAnn Blatchley or the office.

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.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

contact Lois Neve.

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.

Pastoral Support

Contact Ginny Jacobson or Kristi Peterson.
Trained individuals are available for listening and companionship.

Hotdish Ministry

Contact JoAnn Blatchley.

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.

Whether you are grieving the loss of a loved one, caring for someone who is ill or infirmed, or just need a personal break, the Hotdish ministry is here for you. We just need to know the extent of your need, the number of people needed to feed and any dietary restrictions and we will organize a plan.

Spiritual Direction

Contact Lisa Wiens Heinsohn.

Spiritual Direction is a ministry of listening with another to the Holy in daily life. The office maintains a list of professional spiritual directors who have been commissioned by the Bishop for this ministry.

Referrals for Counseling

Contact Lisa Wiens Heinsohn.

For long term counseling needs, the office maintains a referral list of professionally trained counselors.

Service of Loss and 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.


St. John’s has a columbarium in the Chapel to provide a place on the church premises for the inurnment of cremated remains of St. John’s members and their families. Contact the office for more information.

Eucharistic & Hospital Visits

Due to COVID-19 these are not currently available.

Community and Education
Community and Education

We offer on-going education. Only it's not anywhere near as boring as that sounds.

More Information
For more information about St. John's Community and Education programs, please contact Rachel Svihel.
Community Events
December 8, 2021
December 12, 2021
  • Greening of the Church

    December 12, 2021  12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
    Church wide

    Join us for hot cocoa, a fire in the courtyard, and putting up decorations in the church!

    Families can also pick up an ornament kit which includes materials and directions for a simple design they can make at home and bring to hang on the tree at the Christmas Eve 3:00pm service.

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December 13, 2021
  • Chair Yoga

    December 13, 2021  5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Parish Hall

    Come breathe, stretch, strengthen and pray with people wanting to stay healthy and active. Most participants use chairs but we welcome people with their own mats to join us in these basic yoga poses. Free will offering.

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December 14, 2021
  • Spiritual Listening Group

    December 14, 2021  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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December 15, 2021