Pastoral Care

One of the most important commissions we have from Christ is to love and care for our neighbor as ourselves. Showing love to one another through prayer and compassion is a cornerstone of our Christian faith.
St. Bart’s offers a variety of ways to both give and receive pastoral care. We have a strong pastoral care team, comprised of both lay and ordained members.
To request pastoral care, either from lay people or clergy, please call the office.

As long as we live in a world where the reality of our experience does not yet match God’s vision of justice and love, it is our call to work to realize God’s kingdom on earth. We do this many ways, but an important part of bringing God’s kingdom here is to care for one another—physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Each Sunday at the 10:00 a.m. service a healing team offers the chance for small group prayer.
During communion, please feel free to go to the healing prayer station in the South Transept and ask for prayers for any private concern or thanksgiving. Your prayer requests are held in confidence.

As we all deal with the ups and downs of life and sometimes it helps when we don’t have to take care of the cooking.
Meals for Members volunteers prepare meals for parishioners who need help with meals because of stressful life events (surgery, illness, a new baby, family death, etc.)
Meals are delivered directly to the family’s home, along with the prayers and good-wishes of the cooks.
If you are in need of this ministry please contact the Office.

The volunteers in this group offer their love and support by providing coffee, punch and cookies for memorial receptions following funerals. The group also assists the family in setting up the Parish Hall.
For more information, contact a member of the clergy.

St. Bartholomew’s Prayer Chain has been active since 1973 and is made up of men and women who have committed to pray for the needs of others, in strict confidence.
We welcome to all who feel called to pray for others. For more information, contact the parish office.
“The effective prayer of a righteous man (or woman) can accomplish much.” James 5:16