It has been a long history at St. Luke's to bring our ministry to share with the residents at the Life Care Center. Initiated by the lay ministry, St. Luke's schedules a once a month visit on the second Sunday. The custom service is a Morning Prayer format that is readily led by our teams. As we continue this meaningful work, we invite and encourage our St. Luke's family to join in the sharing. Please consider volunteering for this outreach.
How the Service is provided-
The volunteers leave St. Luke's with needed materials at the start of the 10:00 service.
Volunteers are back at church by the end of the service. Our two person (minimum)team will always include a seasoned leader. We do not use robes, co-mingling well with all.
We have large print booklets to share with the residents. Our choir made a musical tape to help with our hymns.The altar is kept at the Center and is assembled in the dining/gathering room when we arrive. The staff invites and accompanies the residents to the service.
How the Service is celebrated-
Once gathered and ready we begin by offering a booklet to anyone interested in following along. The booklet leads us through the short service. We bring weekly bulletins to share the Gospel and announce St. Luke's activities. We sing three well known, one verse hymns and, like little grandchildren, they love the singing voice! Our service always ends with the sharing of the Peace with everyone present.
The residents so welcome all our interaction and it is infectious!
How to help-
Please consider volunteering for this ministry. Participate as a single volunteer or as a family unit. Children's presence is always a heartfelt treat for the residents. The addition of live musical accompaniment is a wonderful gift! There is a piano available in the room and we hope to have volunteers to share their talents with us. Guitars, flutes etc are also exciting additions!
The next Life Care Service is March 12 and Cheryl O'Grady will lead, please join us!
Please call the church office to add your name to the schedule.
Contact Cheryl O'Grady with questions
Please extend your hands and heart in this Outreach!