Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry

Homebound Ministers! Due to COVID-19 Precautions we are sadly unable to provide most of our ministries.  We join together in prayer that a safe vaccine is produced and that we may once again be more tangibly the hands and feet of Christ.

The ministries we are still able to provide:

  • Funeral follow-up families following the death of a loved one.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Prayer and consultation on medical needs through the parish nurses.

The following ministries are suspended for the immediate future:

  • Hospital visitation of the sick and injured of the parish.
  • Home visits with Eucharist to the sick and shut-in parishioners.
  • Visits to nursing homes and care facilities to bring Eucharist.
  • Provide temporary light housekeeping and meals for those unable to care for themselves and family members due to illness or injury.
  • Provide rides to church, doctor appointments, etc., for those unable to drive.
  • Provide educational programs and resource referrals to parishioners.

This ministry is an extension of the Christian Service Commission.

Contact Person: Kathy McCleary 281-8505


The focus of Outreach Ministry is to reach out to parishioners who are in need of spiritual, physical, or practical assistance. Such assistance includes, but is not be limited to:

  • Funeral follow-up families following the death of a loved one.
  • Provide a grief support group.
  • Prayer and consultation on medical needs through the parish nurses.
  • Hospital visitation of the sick and injured of the parish.
  • Home visits with Eucharist to the sick and shut-in parishioners.
  • Visits to nursing homes and care facilities to bring Eucharist.
  • Prayer Shawl Ministry
  • Provide temporary light housekeeping and meals for those unable to care for themselves and family members due to illness or injury.
  • Provide rides to church, doctor appointments, etc., for those unable to drive.
  • Provide educational programs and resource referrals to parishioners.

Homebound Ministers

Bev Borer and Adine Wardyn @ Billings Rehab
Bev Borer and Adine Wardyn @ Billings Rehab

Parishioners who take Eucharist to the homebound, either via our Outreach Ministry or to a family member or close friend, are invited to come forth to the altar by Fr. Wayne following Communion where they present their pyx (example shown to the left) for the number of hosts needed. These individuals, often called “homebound ministers”, are then given a blessing. Our parish’s Worship Commission hopes this sending forth our Eucharistic/Homebound ministers symbolizes that we are called to Christ for one another. Ministers are encouraged to take copies of the weekly bulletin and the large-print scripture reading handouts, both found at the entrance to the Gathering Area, to the homebound.

If you are a homebound minister and have questions or are interested in being part of this ministry please contact either Nick Coffman or Kathy McCleary at the Parish Center 656-2522.