Caring Ministries of First Lutheran Church promotes a sense of community and caring among the members of this congregation, especially for people in crisis or during times of need. Believing in the priesthood of all believers, we seek to encourage members of First Lutheran to minister to the needs of one another through prayer, listening and healing ministries.
Grief support is offered individually on a one to one basis as requested by a person in grief.
Support of the community and prayer are brought to those who are in the hospital. We offer to listen and walk along side those who are sick and bring their concerns back to the pastors upon request.
Lay Communion/Visitation Ministry
This ministry brings the love and caring of the church, the body of Christ, out beyond our doors into the homes of members who are unable to attend worship any longer. A ministry of love, support, listening, Christian fellowship and Holy Communion is provided to those who are homebound or in nursing homes.
Prayer is communication with the God who loves us and continues to give us His ongoing love. We are all called to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus. Healing prayer is offered the 2nd and 4th Sundays and group prayer happens Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. in the chapel. Prayer requests are to be called into the office for total community prayer on Sunday mornings.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Prayer shawls are knitted or crocheted to be given to someone celebrating a special joy (like baptism), grieving a personal loss, or experiencing a difficult time. Prayers are prayed for the receiver during the knitting or crocheting of the shawl.
Special Care for the Elderly
We honor and celebrate the wisdom and the love of the older generation in our church. Through delivery of poinsettias to the homebound and the Celebration of Seniors in the spring, we acknowledge the gifts this generation has given to us all.