Caring Calls & Communion Ministry

Blood Drive

The next American Red Cross Blood Drive is at St. John's on Monday February 7 from 11 - 6.   Click on the link to participate.

Caring Calls & Communion Ministry 

Homebound Communion and Befriender Ministries are merging into one! And with this merge, the group is taking on a new name, with a fresh approach to spiritual and emotional support for our homebound members.  Caring Calls & Communion (CCC) Ministry seeks to take a holistic approach to spiritual care, honoring the whole person as a beloved child of God. CCC Ministers: 

 

  • Listens with compassion

  • Accepts people as they are

  • Respects another’s spiritual journey

  • Embodies the caring presence of God

  • Share Holy Communion, upon request

  • Accompany St. John's pastors to local care centers and residential facilities to share holy communion during worship services

Request visits from a CCC Minister for yourself, a friend, or family member: 

CCC Ministers, submit a visit report here; all responses will be kept confidential: 

Grief Support Ministry

We seek to express sympathy and concern, and to provide support for the members of St. John's following the death of a close family member. Volunteers will send  "Thinking of You" type cards prior to major holidays and on the one-year anniversary of the death. The support will cover the first year following the death of a close family member. Information regarding local support groups, relevant reading material, or counseling will be available upon request.

 


 

 

NEW Small Group: Grief Support

Beginning Tuesday, February 22, St. John's will be offering a 13-week small group for grief support, using the GriefShare curriculum. The group will gather weekly on Tuesdays at 6:30 pm.

GriefShare is a weekly video seminar designed to provide support, understanding, and practical tools for coping with grief. We know it hurts, and we're here to help.  

This is open to anyone; you don't need to be a member of St. John's to participate.  Click here to sign up online or by calling the church office if you're interested.

Transportation and childcare will both be available, upon request. Please indicate these needs when you sign up. 

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Prayer Shawl Ministry

The simple act of knitting or crocheting has allowed people to witness to God’s mysterious love in a very tangible and concrete form as these shawls are given to those going through difficult life challenges. They are woven with prayers for God’s love and healing in people’s lives; their bodies, minds, and spirits. The Prayer Shawl is given to members of the congregation on the visitations by the parish nurse.

Knitters and crocheters are always wanted. Yarn can be provided. 

 

Knitting into the Mystery of God: 

Begin with a prayer asking that God’s love be woven into the yarn in your hands and that those who would receive the shawls might know God’s comforting and healing presence. Continue to weave your prayers as you knit. 

Supplies

 

 

Directions

 

  • Cast on 54, 57, 60, or 63 stitches, or multiple of three.

  • Knit 3, pearl 3 to the end of the row.

  • Knit the purl and purl the knit.

  • A weave pattern will develop. Knit about 2 2/3 skein and use the rest of the yarn for fringe if you desire.