The Pastoral Care Committee members brings care, comfort, and support to our members who are sick and shut-in, struggling with bereavement, loneliness, and/or other life challenges.
Trinity’s clergy and Lay Eucharistic Visitors provide pastoral care for the elderly and homebound while ensuring that the spiritual nourishment of communion remains available to all. Each month, the Bread and Wine of Holy Communion is taken to members of the congregation who, due to illness or infirmity, are unable to be present for Sunday services or other principal celebrations.
Senior Luncheons, held in the spring and fall, bring together long-term and elderly members of the parish to renew and strengthen their bonds of fellowship. Congregation members are also welcomed to mid-week dinners during which participants focus on spiritual renewal through centering prayer and contemplative reflection.
The Trinity Caregivers’ Support Group provides support for caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other neurological disorders, as well as those facing issues related to aging. During monthly meetings, group members discuss the care they are providing, seek advice, and offer each other experienced counsel. The group also works to educate members on how best to preserve their own health and emotional stability.
Trinity’s Card Ministry reminds parishioners and friends of Trinity that they are being prayed for by the congregation and clergy. Every week, a personal hand written card of encouragement is sent to those persons whose names appeared on the prayer list during Sunday services.
Trinity Comforters mission is to make handcrafted items to provide a personal connection between those making the item and those receiving it. 25 Afghans were made for Trinity parishioners who might be home bound and unable to regularly attend services or other people who would appreciate being remembered. Comforters is self funded through donations of material and money from its members, generous friends and by sales of our creations.
The church also engages in pastoral care through its partnership with St. Richard’s Episcopal School. The church and school share a curate/chaplain who leads Children’s Ministries for Trinity while also leading chapel and teaching Godly Play and Divinity at St. Richard’s. This arrangement provides religious education to students and pastoral care to school families. The two institutions have a robust partnership and work closely together to form children in Christian values and Episcopal worship.
The clergy provide further care for the parish through hospital visits, one-on-one support meetings, baptismal preparation, wedding preparation, advance funeral planning, comforting when death nears, and pet blessings. Trinity’s commitment to pastoral care, however, extends far beyond the church walls through its many outreach ministries in the neighborhood and community.
Off-site pastoral visits and after-hours pastoral emergencies Communion for the sick or homebound as well as pastoral visits to the hospital can be arranged with any of the clergy. They can be reached after-hours on their cell phones:
The Rev’d Karen L. King, Senior Associate Rector (317) 289-7968To get involved with pastoral care at Trinity, contact Rev’d Karen L. King, (317) 926-1346, ext 403.
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