The Pastoral Care program at Grace Church seeks for all of us to “love one another as I have loved you.” We believe that our time, talents and treasures can be used to reach out to parishioners and friends with needs and ease their concerns with our support and caring. To volunteer or request assistance from any of these ministries, contact the Pastoral Care Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please use our prayer request form to add that name to our prayer list.
Flowers arranged by the Altar Guild from our altar flowers are taken each week to those who are hospitalized or homebound. Volunteers make the deliveries on Monday mornings.
If you would like to reach out to fellow parishioners without leaving the comfort of your home, the Pastoral Care Program invites you to write one card a week to someone on our prayer list. We supply a packet of note cards, postage and the recipient’s name, chosen by the clergy.
College and Military Care Ministry
Grace keeps in touch with parish college or boarding school students, as well as those serving in the military or abroad. Specially designed cards signed by many parishioners are sent out at Christmas, at Easter, and from the Shrine Mont retreat.
Communities of Hope International
Laypeople in the parish trained in the Benedictine-inspired model from Communities of Hope International provide support for those in need of care.
St. Francis Garden Pet Cemetery
Grace Episcopal Church not only has a place to bury its parishioners, but also has a lovely spot to bury parishioners’ pets. For the burial ceremony, the officiating priest wears vestments and sprinkles the grave with Holy Water. Offered prayers conclude the pet’s burial. A memorial book listing the buried pets and their owners is in the church office. The St. Francis Guild maintains the St. Francis Garden.