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Pastoral Care

The following lay ministry teams work with other St. John’s ministries, parish, clergy, and staff to provide pastoral care to the members of the parish.  Pastoral care leaders form a committee, which meets several times a year to coordinate, stay in touch, and identify changing needs of the parish.  Eucharistic Visitors and Love In Action visitors complete Safe Church training offered by the Upper Diocese of South Carolina. 

Agape Ministry 
The Agape group provides meals, transportation, visits and cards to parish families at times of illness, death, and other stressful circumstances. This combined ministry of caregivers supplements the support of guilds, friends and families.

Altar Flower Delivery
Volunteers deliver altar flowers each Sunday to St. John's homebound, sick, hospitalized, and grieving, or to those celebrating special events.  Along with altar flowers, members also receive the church bulletin and a card from St. John's.

Eucharistic Visitors
The rector trains St. John’s members for this ministry.  Upon request, Eucharistic Visitors take Communion from the principal services each Sunday to parishioners who are hospitalized, home bound, or ill at home and unable to come to church.

Hospitality to the Grieving
As soon as possible after the death of a parishioner, this ministry provides  simple food and an informative planning booklet to the family.  When requested, Hospitality volunteers arrange and host a reception in the Heyward Hall parlor or Barr Center at the time of a funeral or memorial service.  The church and volunteers provide modest refreshments which can be supplemented by friends and family.

Prayer Team
Members pray confidentially in response to requests from parishioners for St. John’s members, families and friends, and others in crisis such as illness or family issues.  Team members pray for one week for each person for healing and peace.

  • Requests for prayers may be made in the module in the left column of this page.

Love In Action (LIA)
St. John's lay visitation committee members regularly visit parishioners who are at home or in a care facility and unable to attend church.  Some LIA members do not visit but send     Christmas, Easter, birthday and other cards. Love in Action visitors become extended family to parish members they visit and correspond with during the year.

 

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