Below you will find the many ways in which we minister to the pastoral needs of our parishioners as well as ways that you can care for others within the St. Luke's Community.
Caregiver's Lunch Bunch
Open to everyone who shoulders the task of caring for ill or aged family members. The group meets for pot-luck lunch monthly in Pope Hall. If you are interested in this ministry, please contact Becky Williams.
St. Luke's Episcopal Church houses a columbarium—an area for the inurnment of the ashes of the deceased—within its Chapel. It is an appropriate and dignified place in a consecrated Chapel and is in accord with the tenets of the Episcopal Church. Full details and qualifications may be viewed/printed HERE.
Members of this group take altar flowers from the previous Sunday to parishioners in the hospital or confined to their homes. Contact Loree Fields: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guild of Christ the Child
This is a group that reaches out to new parents and communicates with the family on the anniversary of a child's baptism. For more information on this ministry please contact Becky Williams: email@example.com. **Please take our survey to help us enliven this ministry. Just Click Here
The contact for all Health Ministries—including blood drives and blood pressure checks—is our Parish Nurse Becky Williams, R.N. If you are interested in helping out with our Health Ministries or learning more, please contact Becky Williams.
Teams of adult volunteers visit those in the hospital to offer prayer and spiritual support in times of illness or injury. If you would like to be a part of this ministry or you know someone who needs a visit, please contact Becky Williams.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
This is a group of trained laity who take the Sacraments of the Body and Blood to those parishioners who cannot attend the Sunday service because they are in the hospital or are confined to their homes. If you are interested in becoming a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, please contact Becky Williams.
This group provides non-emergency transportation to parishioners who need rides to doctor's appointments, physical therapy, the grocery store, etc.
(View this ministry's video HERE.) This group knits, crochets and quilts shawls to be blessed by our clergy for delivery to the sick or to those struggling with difficult situations. If you would like to learn more about this ministry please contact Becky Williams.
St. Francis Pet Memorial Garden
Installed in late 2017, the St. Francis Pet Memorial Garden is a resting place for the ashes of those pets that live on in our hearts and memories. The serene, shaded garden was completed by St. Luke's parishioner Ivey Smith as an Eagle Scout project. Guidelines and pet loss resources may be viewed/printed HERE.
St Martha's Helping Hands
Group which prepares casseroles or other one-dish meals, freezes them, and stores them in the church freezers to take to parish families after a child’s birth, after a death, or in other times of need. This group also serves as hosts/hostesses at funerals held at St. Luke’s. Contact Becky Williams to get involved: firstname.lastname@example.org. More details HERE...
These volunteers are trained to provide one-on-one confidential care to those who are in need of support during times of crisis or long-term challenges. Participants receive more than 50 hours of training prior to being commissioned. If you would like to learn more about becoming a Stephen Minister, or if you know of someone in need of care, please contact Becky Williams.