At St Saviour’s Church we have a desire to love each other, serve each other, pray for each other, and encourage each other in the way Jesus modelled to us. Jesus is our example and His Holy Spirit is readily available to us all to lead, teach, and equip us as we pastorally care for each other, both within the church and out in our community. Pastoral care and prayer were central to Jesus’s ministry on earth. They are hugely important to us too.
Thank you to all who are involved in pastoral care at St Saviour’s – too many to name – we are very blessed to have many amongst us with wonderful pastoral hearts who are willing and generous in their use of their pastoral gifts, used to bless others. As a church we are very grateful to you – thank you. Special thanks to:
- The Pastoral Care team (led by Andy) who meet every two weeks to pray for and discuss in confidence pastoral work that is happening at St Saviour’s.
- Angie and Craft Connections who provided us with some very beautiful Easter cards this Easter, decorated so prettily with the cross, flowers, and little jewels, celebrating our risen Lord’s resurrection. They were distributed to people in our congregation and community who were felt to be in need of a little pastoral blessing this Easter time.
- Ethney, for arranging and leading a very special Easter service at the Retired Nurses Home and for those of you who came along to sing and share fellowship with the residents.
- Sue Ingram, who has led two really helpful teaching/discussion evenings in the last six months for some of us involved in pastoral care. From her experience of being a Christian counsellor, she shared with us the importance of boundaries and self-care in pastoral care and prayer ministry.
Any pastoral concerns you may have regarding yourself or someone else, please do chat to someone on the Pastoral Care team (Andy, Laura Simpkins, Julie Melvin, Mike and Joan Bowen, Lynne Ferrone, Harry Taylor, or Jo Giddens) or ask someone on the prayer ministry team (in the prayer corner after each 10.30am Sunday service) or welcome team (wearing badges and greeting you as you come into church) to direct you towards someone who can hopefully help. If easier, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.