Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.
-1 Peter 4:10
We seek to help people of all ages to discover Jesus and to become disciples who are committed to transforming the world through Christian service and care. We offer a variety of pastoral care ministries that touch countless lives, near and far. St. Thomas promotes our members and friends of our church to live out their baptism and use their spiritual gifts and talents to impact in wonderful ways the lives of others. We believe that faith should precede works of service, but that service naturally flows forth from a life of faith.
Christ calls us to “love one another” (John 13:34). As a Christian community we are summoned to respond to the needs of others. The Pastoral Care Commission serves as the vehicle for all to minister to one another, offering comfort and refreshment in times of joy, sorrow, trial, transitions, or other need. Caring for one another is a discreet, vital, and dynamic part of the life of St. Thomas’ Church.
Our Mission is to manifest Christ’s love and compassion to all parishioners. We do this through our Pastoral Care Ministries, which are listed below:
Altar Flower Delivery: Shares our altar flowers with those who are shut-in, ill, in crisis, grieving or celebrating something special.
Card Ministry: Sends caring thoughts at difficult as well as joyous times, like sickness, loss, bereavement, birth, confirmation, graduation, or major life transitions.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors: Trained lay Eucharistic Visitors take and serve Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to attend church for one reason or another. Contact The Rev. Tim Steeves – firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-626-7528 if you would like to receive the Eucharist at home.
Feeding Hands: Provides homemade meals to those in times of illness, bereavement or transition.
Confidential Prayer Chain: Prays daily for people in need.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Knits prayer shawls to give to others in need of a loving touch.
Stephen Ministers: Provides trained, confidential, one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation who are experiencing challenges in their lives.
In addition to the above ministries, we hold a yearly Service of Comfort and Healing during Advent.