The Ministries of the Pastoral Care Community
Following the example of Christ, who is the embodiment of love and compassion, the Pastoral Care Community reaches out to parishioners who are in need of solace.To be a part of these ministries, please contact the parish office, 410-771-4466 or email Alex Secor.
Lay Eucharist Ministers and Visitors
Lay Eucharistic ministers bring Communion to those who are unable to be a part of the in church community on a specific Sunday. Lay Pastoral visitors visit parishioners who have been unable to be in church with us for an extended period of time. Both of these lay ministries are our commitment to those who were once active members of our congregation but for whom this is no longer possible. While they may not be able to worship with us on a regular basis, we cherish them as part of the St. James community.
Casseroles on Call
Casseroles on Call provides a casserole based meal (s) to individuals, couples or families. Talented cooks create a delicious offering for those whose life situation allows us to offer a tasty and practical expression of our care and concern. Arrangements are made in advance between the assigned cook and the recipient family with regard to food preferences and delivery time.
Our Bread ministry is another unique way that the Pastoral Care Community welcomes people new to our parish and our neighborhood. Our freshly baked bread is wrapped in the color of the current liturgical season, seal with a welcoming label and delivered by a member of the church. We hope this gesture encourages those new to this area to consider St. James as a possible spiritual home.
Altar flowers become a donation of beauty and cheer for others in the parish. This wonderful ministry offers not only a bouquet of lovely fresh flowers but a loving pastoral presence as well. Community head Joan Warnsmann and her team members make these deliveries after the service to elderly and ill for their enjoyment throughout the rest of the week. You may participate as a recipient or visitor.
The prayer chain is a group of dedicated parishioners who honor requests for prayers from and for individuals and families. The information is held in the strictest confidence. To volunteer or to make a prayer request please call the parish office at 410-771-4466.
St. James has two literature resources called tract racks. One rack is located on the steps leading to the parish office, the other in the narthex of the church. Filled with informative and timely booklets, these tracts are a gift to you. There is no need to return these tracts but we do suggest that you pass them along to others. Suggestions about topics are always welcome.