1 John 3:18
Let us not love in word or speech but in deed and in truth.
The members of Good Samaritan strive to live up to their name with caring, intention, and purpose. Both within its walls and without, the members seek to be a loving and healing community. The name Pastoral Care serves as an umbrella term for a variety of ministry teams working to answer Christ’s call to love one another prayerfully and compassionately.
“I did not understand the power of the Prayer Quilt ministry until our friends, the New Zealand parishioners, received theirs. They spoke about it every time we talked. And at his funeral, they lovingly laid it on his casket.”
“I live across the country on the east coast. I am blessed, however, to have a family member at Good Samaritan Church who has placed me on the prayer chain. There is a great measure of peace in knowing that I am being held up in prayer. These people do not know me personally and yet they pray for my needs and make me feel a part of their extended community. That is such a blessing.”
Led by our Clergy and Parish nurse, team members provide support to a variety of needs within the Good Sam community. These ministries include:
• Prayer Chain
• The Order of St. Luke (OSL)
• Eucharistic Visitors (EVs)
• Prayer Quilts
• We Care Meals
• Health and Wellness
• Bereavement Support
“It is humbling to depend upon the goodness of others for something as simple as food. Being sick, however, required that dependency. Not only did the food nourish my ailing body, the love and care with which it was prepared and delivered reminded me that there were many who were concerned for me – body and soul.”