First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all... 1 Timothy 2:1
At Trinity we are all called to Christ's ministry of offering God's love to each other. Both by asking for love and support during times of adversity, and by offering our gifts to nurture those in their time of need, we together heal and become whole in Christ.
What is Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care is a group of volunteers that coordinates and facilitates congregational needs in collaboration with Trinity's clergy.
How does the Ministry work
All requests for pastoral care needs should be directed to the Rev. Rick Vinson in the Church office at 215-297-5135 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A team of lay persons acting as Care Coordinators will assist the clergy with follow up, clarify needs and refer those needs to the appropriate Pastoral Care sub-ministry team.
How can I help
Trinity's Pastoral Care teams offer many helping gifts to those in need. Following is a list of the current components of Pastoral Care. These ministries all need and welcome additional helping hands. Please offer your caring for our parish by contacting any of the point persons listed below.
As a people of God, Trinity offers prayers for those of the church, the community and the world who are in need.
There are many ways that Trinity offers prayerful support. One way is through the 'Ministy of Intercession' described below.
This ministry allows us to care for, and lift up the needs of persons within our community, as well as families and friends. Additionaly, prayer requests are listed in the weekly church service bulletin so others may join in offering prayers.
If you, or a loved one, needs the support that prayer can give, click here to make your request online. Alternately, contact the Church office at 215-297-5135 or email your request to email@example.com.)
Also, you may wish to take part in one of our healing services held during Sunday worship services every first Sunday of the month throughout the year.
If you would like to participate in Trinity's prayer ministry, please contact the Church office at 215-297-5135.
The method for placing a person's name on the Prayer List is explained each Sunday in the Prayers section of the Sunday worship leaflet.
PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES
Volunteers are needed for each of these ministries. Please click here for a brochure which lists the appropriate contact person and offer your caring help.
The Care Coordinators assist the clergy to ascertain which Pastoral Care services are needed and ensure that they are provided.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Trained lay members go out with blessed sacraments bringing communion to those who are unable to attend church services.
Laying on of Hands
Intercessory prayers are offered on behalf of those who come forward to the Healing Stations after receiving communion at Sunday services.
The Bereavement Ministry provides compassionate support to individuals in the congregation who are experiencing grief through the death of a loved one.
A team of Pastoral Care members provides home made meals to those in times of illness, bereavement or transition.
The Trinity Knitters make prayer shawls, afghans and blankets for those in need of a loving touch.
This group obtains names from the Care Coordinators and sends cards and notes with caring thoughts for a variety of needs.
Small bouquets are prepared from the altar flowers for delivery by parishioners to anyone with a pastoral care need. Pick up bouquets, as available, at coffee hour - or call the church office to reserve one.
Ministry of Intercession
A group of Trinity members are devoted to the ministry of daily prayer of intercession on behalf of those who need strength, solace, or who celebrate a blessing.
Arranging transportation to appointments.