Pastoral Ministries

Ministering to the Pastoral Needs of our Parishioners

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.

For more information, or to become involved in any of these ministries, please contact Pastoral Care Facilitator/Health Care Ministries Director, Becky Williams, RN at bwilliams@stlukesbr.org

Chapel Columbarium

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.

Columbarium1

Flower Guild

Members of this group take altar flowers from the previous Sunday to parishioners in the hospital or confined to their homes.

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. 

Health Ministries

The contact for all Health Ministries—including blood drives and blood pressure checks—is our Parish Nurse Becky Williams, R.N. 

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 would like to become a Visitor, or need Eucharist brought to you, please contact Becky at the church office, 926-5343, or by email, bwilliams@stlukesbr.org.
Home Eucharist Setup

Shawl Ministry

(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. These shawls are available to anyone who needs to be wrapped in prayer. If you know of someone who needs to be wrapped in prayers, please contact Becky either at the church office, 926-5343, or by email, bwilliams@stlukesbr.org.wrapped in prayer 2

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. Francis in the garden

St Martha's Helping Hands

St. Martha is the patron saint of homemakers and cooks, a patroness for whom Jesus was like family. Fittingly, St. Martha’s ministry of St. Luke’s utilizes the faithful work of any church member who can assist our parish families or individuals  in times of need through our hospitality. St. Martha’s ministry provides hosts/hostesses to serve at funeral visitations held at the church. Our members can also prepare and deliver or order a one dish meal or delicacy to parishioners as needed after a child’s birth, after a hospitalization or surgery, after a death, or in other times of need. Membership is open and extended to all. If you are interested in being a part of this rewarding ministry, please contact our ministry leader Brookie Allphin, brookie.allphin@att.net or text her at 225-936-8853. If you know of a parish member in need, please contact our Health Ministry Director Becky Williams at the church office or via email bwilliams@stlukesbr.org
 

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