Taking care of those in need is one of our most important activities as followers of Jesus Christ. From taking Home Communion to our homebound or sick members to providing prayer support and counseling to those who are ill or in crisis, our ongoing care of one another exemplifies our Christian community.
St. Luke’s Prayer Chain
Caring and Sharing
Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs)
In Matthew 25:34-36, 40, Jesus says, “Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food [Loaves and Fishes], I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink [Coffee Hour Hosts], I was a stranger and you welcomed me [St. Luke’s Greeters], I was naked and you gave me clothing [The Caring Place], I was sick and you took care of me [Caring and Sharing], I was in prison and you visited me [Pastoral Counseling]… Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.”
Hospitality, Pastoral Care, and Outreach. They are all part of the same mission of the church. God, through the Holy Spirit, calls on us to act. We give of ourselves because we want, in our hearts, to make a difference in each other’s lives. I encourage each of you to find a way you can reach out to others – both within and without St. Luke’s.
It's what we're here for.
- Patty Callaway, Caring and Sharing