Pastoral Care Opportunities
Members of the clergy call upon parishioners at home, in the hospital or extended care facilities for any number of pastoral reasons: illness, death, joyous occasions, blessings of a newborn and family, house blessings, celebrations of marriages and birth, etc.
The Lay Visitors make contact by phone or visit persons in our parish who are unable to attend church. These contacts are separate from and in addition to visits by the clergy.
In addition, palm crosses during Holy Week and small Christmas baskets are delivered to shut-ins. Christmas and Easter cards, signed by parishioners, are sent to shut-ins and those for whom distance or travel to church is presently difficult. Parishioners are also honored on their birthdays at our Sunday worship.
Prayer Shawl Group
The busy fingers and prayerful hearts of this group provide knitted and crocheted shawls and lap robes for those in physical and/or spiritual need or who are celebrating a significant event in their spiritual journey. As these are completed they are gathered and blessed. As a reminder of God’s love, over fifty shawls and lap robes have “wrapped” parishioners, friends and family members in the warmth, love and prayers of All Saints'.
Trained and licensed by the diocese, these parishioners take communion to the sick, homebound, hospitalized and extended care residents. These lay visitors are commissioned by the deacon at the conclusion of the Eucharist with a prayer to take the sacrament to those who were unable to be present with the community. As we say, “We who many are one body because we all share in the one bread and one cup.”