Christ caring for people
through his people

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.’
— Luke 15:1-7

In a large parish like St. Peter’s, it can be difficult for the pastoral needs of all to be seen and heard. Yet we know that this is not the will of Christ – the Father’s love is like that of a shepherd who cares for each and every sheep in his flock.

Pastoral Care at St. Peter’s seeks to provide spiritual and emotional support for all of His children. As you read on you will see there are various groups and pastoral resources St. Peter’s offers, whether you are simply looking for deeper community or are having specific difficulties in a season of life.

At all ages and in all struggles, there are faithful and experienced parishioners and clergy who are committed to Christ’s call to “feed his sheep.”

Parish Home Visitors

3rd Wednesday of each month | 10:30am-11:30am
Contact: Vicki Bertoch (339-6467)

The job of the Parish Home Visitors is to maintain contact with parishioners who for various reasons, such as illness or age, cannot come to church services or events. Contact may take the form of a home visit, a telephone call, or a postcard. The point being: all are important, each one belongs.

Stephen Ministry

1st and 3rd Thursday of the month | 6:30-8:00pm
Contact: Lucile Palmer (570-9221),
or Bruce Prevatt (766-0985), bcprevatt@yahoo,com, or Michael Mauterer (345-2103)

“Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” -1 Thessalonians 5:11

Stephen Ministers are committed Christians who receive 50 hours of initial education, then continual training to encourage others during difficult times. Divorce, job challenges, and loss of a loved one are among the many issues for which Stephen Ministers can provide confidential support. As Scripture instructs us: Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. - Galatians 6:2.

What is Stephen Ministry?

Stephen Ministry is a free and confidential Christian caregiving service delivered by trained lay persons. Some examples of the types of personal crises for which Stephen Ministers provide care include:
-Loss of job
-Loneliness and depression
-Grief before and after death of a loved one

Visit the Stephen Ministry website for more information.

Home LEMs

Contact: Margot Payne (597-2768)

Home LEMs (Lay Eucharistic Ministers) are those who take Holy Communion to those who are in homes, hospitals, or care facilities and are unable to come to church. Our focus is on “the one” so that no one is forgotten or left out.