The Pastoral Care Committee supplies meals, cards, encouragement, and support to members going through a medical crisis or other difficult time in their life.
The Pastoral Care Commission assists in meeting the spiritual care needs of parish members and their families. This can range anywhere from home visitation to formal counseling provided by the pastor. Pastoral care is listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending. It can encompass a wide variety of issues including health, social and emotional support at time of need or celebration and is a loving way of caring for people. Volunteers provide meals, books, plants or cards, as well as home or hospital visits and rides to medical appointments.
The Healing Ministry is available at both services for anyone wishing to have someone pray for them or with them for healing for themselves or another person. The healing minister is stationed at a kneeler located to the left side of the altar near the front of the sanctuary. During the Eucharist a parishioner may go to the healing station and receive healing prayers.
Stephen Ministers are lay caregivers who offer one-to-one confidential Christian care to those facing a crisis or life challenge. This ministry’s name comes from St. Stephen, who was one of seven deacons appointed by the Apostles to deliver caring ministry to those in need.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Lay Eucharistic Visitors bring Communion to parishioners in their homes or the hospital and bring Communion Service to local assisted living centers monthly. They are supported and supervised by the Rector.
Pastoral Visitation Team
Our Pastoral Visitation Team retains a connection with other parishioners who, for a variety of reasons, are unable to attend St. Matthias in person, whether it be for a short or longer period of time. Team members are trained to serve as the hands and feet of Christ.