Health and Wellness Ministries
HEALTH Ministry Council
Nurses and other health professionals work with those interested in this ministry and we welcome all who are interested to contact Debbie.
Contact: Debbie Rathsack(firstname.lastname@example.org)
BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING
Blood pressure screening is held in the parish office on the 2nd Sunday of the month after all morning services. Nurses and other individuals trained to take blood pressure are needed to assist with this valuable service.
Contact: Kathy McClish (KGMcClish@Yahoo.com)
Trained healing ministers provide the laying on of hands and anointing on the 1st and 3rd Sundays at all morning services immediately after communion. Just as we are told in Matthew 9:20 of a woman who reached out to touch the hem of Jesus’ robe in order to be healed, God responds to us when we ask for God's healing. Coming to the healing team is one way of asking. The Bible tells us that Jesus grew in wisdom (mental), stature (physical), in favor with God (spiritual), and humanity (social). To be Christ-like, we too may ask for healing in any of those four parts. Prayers from the healing team ca be offered for parishioners and for their families and friends beyond the parish. Prayers may be offered for healing, for thanksgiving, or for both.
Contact: Dave Dreisbach (DreisbachDW@AOL.com)
The Prayer Chain is a network of parishioners who, on a confidential basis, offer daily intercessory prayer for parishioners and others with special needs. A new prayer list is emailed to the group on a monthly basis and occasional emails request prayers for those in immediate need.
Contact: Donna Passick (DMPassick@yahoo.com)
PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Parishioners at St. Timothy's knit or crochet prayer shawls to be given to persons who are ill, grieving, or going through a difficult time. Prayer shawls are blessed by a priest and then wait for a person who needs the comfort and blessing of such a shawl. Knitting or crocheting can be done at home or in our monthly knitting circle. Instructions for creating prayer shawls are provided.
Contact: The Rev. Roger S. Greene (RogerG@SaintTimothys.com)
In times of trouble, we look for caring friends to listen and pray with us while we work through our feelings. One of the ways that St. Timothy's cares for others is through our trained Stephen Ministers, who will be there for you as you walk through a difficult time.
Stephen Ministers are members of St. Timothy's who have gone through 50 hours of training in providing high-quality, confidential, Christian care to individuals experiencing a crisis or challenge such as divorce, death of a loved one, loss of a job, hospitalization, miscarriage/infertility issues, relocation, or loneliness. Stephen Ministers are assigned a care receiver and meet one-to-one for about one hour a week for a period of time as needed. If you, or someone you know, is in need of a Stephen Minister please contact Debby Corotis. All conversations are confidential.
Contact: Debby Corotis (email@example.com)
HOME DELIVERED MEALS
Through clergy referral, volunteers provide meals for a short period of time to members of the parish during a crisis and other times of need.
Contact: Mike and Sandy Phelps (Phelpsms@yahoo.com)