Pastoral Care in Time of Need
Our Pastoral Care Ministries can support you in time of need. Whether you need support or can offer support, the ministries below are vital to who we are as a caring community.
St. Martins' is proud to be one of the first congregations in our area to have a Stephen Ministry program which has trained and organized lay people since 1979 to care for others. Stephen Ministers are congregation members trained by Stephen Leaders to offer high-quality, one-to-one Christian care to people going through tough times. A Stephen Minister usually provides care to one person at a time, meeting with that person once a week for about an hour. If you are struggling through a difficult time in life - experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic or terminal illness, or some other life crisis please contact us to be matched with a Stephen Minister. For more information on the Stephen Ministry program Click Here
Sometimes we just need to know that others are thinking about us and praying for us. If you would like to be added to the prayer list Click Here
Home Communion Ministers
If you cannot make it to church on Sunday because of illness or immobility, our Home Communion volunteers will bring communion to you. To request Home Communion, Click Here
Any time spent in the hospital can be very stressful. Our team of volunteers will visit with you, pray with you, and follow-up through your healing process. We want to be there for you in your time of need Click Here
Care & Share
Death and loss, although a part of our lives here on earth, is sometimes difficult to deal with. The Care & Share Group offers spiritual support and the healing comfort of God to all who mourn in a small group setting once a month. Care & Share meets the first Monday of each month at 11:30 am in Room 241. To speak directly with this group Click Here
The Bereavement Group serves the community with food for the sick and receptions after funerals. Ministry members greet families when they arrive at funeral receptions, and assist them with any physical needs. Those interested in joining this ministry are required to assist in the preparation of food as well as set up, serve the food, and clean up at funeral receptions.