Pastoral Care



"Caring for one another in illness or other special circumstance.
 


Important Note: If you are in need of pastoral care or would like to place a prayer request, please fill out our Prayer & Pastoral Care Request form. This e-form is delivered directly to the inbox of St. Timothy's clergy and Pastoral Care Liaison. If you need to speak with someone specifically, call the church at 423-886-2281, and we'll put you in touch!



Our Pastoral Care Ministries:

The Pastoral Care Ministries at St. Timothy's are teams of volunteers that make sure members of our church are cared for in times of illness, family crisis, births, and deaths. Over 100 volunteers work to serve the needs of our parishioners. Others are encouraged to participate in these ministries so that we can expand our availability to meet these challenges. If you would like to get involved with any of the ministries below, reach out to Cathy Robbins, the Pastoral Care Vestry Liaison, or, as always, call the church at 423-886-2281.

The leaders and volunteers of these many ministries give graciously of their time and talents. They are greatly appreciated for diligently responding to those in need.

Birthday Callers: Each member of St Timothy's receives a call on their birthday. There are seven callers who share that special call. This is a great way to let our parishioners know that they are loved and appreciated. It is especially meaningful for the children in our church. If we do not have your birth date please call St. Timothy's church office at 886-2281 and give Jenna Haines, our Communications Director, your information. This ministry is under the leadership of Betty Ewing. 

Card Ministry: Carol Lewallen and Barbara Warner send cards from St. Timothy's to those who have had a recent illness, surgery, death, etc.

Eucharistic Visitors: During each service on Sunday morning after we have received the Holy Eucharistic ourselves, we, the congregation of St. Timothy's, send forth a Eucharistic Visitor bearing the gifts of the Holy Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ to members of our congregation who cannot be with us because of illness or infirmity. In doing so, the Eucharistic Visitors on our behalf, are including those recipients by extension into our community of faith. This ministry is under the leadership of Sissie Hodges.

Flower Ministry: The Flower Ministry, led by Leslie Brannon, delivers altar flowers each Sunday to our sick or homebound members, and for other special occasions. This service brings part of the beauty and life four services to the homes of our parishioners. Join this ministry and see how a mere arrangement of flowers can brighten someone's whole day. 

Intercessory Prayer Group: This group meets every  Monday morning at 9:00 in the chapel to pray. The Intercessory Prayer Groups prays especially for: Individuals undergoing medical test and surgery, those diagnosed with cancer and receiving cancer treatments, anyone healing from illness, surgery, or heart attack, individuals coping with long-term physical, mental, or spiritual problems, all pregnant women for healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries, the repose of the soul of those who have died and for their grieving families, families with problems and those in need of work, those traveling and serving in our armed forces, and our church, staff, and our country's leaders.Confidentially is always observed.     

Meal Ministry is under new leadership and expresses care and support by providing meals to those in the parish who are suffering or recuperating from an illness or injury, having a baby, or the death of a family member. The Meal Ministry uses emails and telephone to schedule meals for short term situations. Scheduling for long term needs is more easily handled using the MealTrain website. 

New Baby Ministry: Leatha Plank and Samantha Ward welcome babies into our parish family.  They bring a basket of items for the baby, a special prayer, a children's book about God, and an instructional book about Baptism at St. Timothy's. 

Prayer Chain: Organized by Katie Piper, members of this group are relayed information on any prayer needs of the congregation. 

Prayer List for St. Timothy's  is located in the Sunday bulletin and is read aloud by the intercessor during the service.  Names are placed on this list for various reasons including illness, surgery, birth, death, etc. If you would like to put you or a loved one on the prayer list, contact Cathy Robbins at 423-886-3831 or rockinrobbins2015@gmail.comor call the church office at 423-886-2281. You may also fill out the online form here.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Throughout the ages, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance. Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, or Peace Shawls, the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. When the shawl is completed, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!

Transportation Ministry will provide rides to and from church, as well as medically related appointments. 

Yoga: Yoga is meditation in motion. It is the joining of mind and body, leading to strength, vitality and peace of mind. Yoga is both preventative and therapeutic. Yoga classes are Monday evenings at 5:30, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 9:00. Fees are $100 for a card good for 10 classes. Find out more here.


PRAYER REQUEST FORM


 

Wednesday
Men's Book Study 9:30 AM
Women's Book Study 11:00 AM
God's Children Sing 4:00 PM
Choristers 4:00 PM
St. Timothy's Ringers 5:00 PM
Adult Handbell 5:45 PM
Adult Choir 7:00 PM
Zammarin 7:00 PM
Thursday
Ladies Bible Study 1:00 PM
Sunday
The Holy Eucharist, Rite I 8:00 AM
Breakfast 8:45 AM
Christian Formation 9:30 AM
The Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10:30 AM
Choristers 4:00 PM
EYC 5:00 PM

  
 

   


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