St. Paul’s Pastoral Care Summit Rescheduled
The Pastoral Care Summit, has been rescheduled for Saturday February 10, from 9AM-12PM with a snow date of February 17. The summit had originally been scheduled for Saturday, November 4 and was postponed due to the Scott Reynold's funeral. Stay tuned for more details. For questions, please speak to the Reverend Noah H. Evans or Arlene Dorow.
St. Paul’s Intercessory Prayer Chain
There are members in our community who love to pray for you! Each week, the members of the St. Paul’s Prayer Chain pray with each one of the St. Paul’s prayer requests. Prayer requests are received through the pew cards, the St. Paul’s Prayer List voicemail, the Parish Office and through the clergy. Please know it is a gift for us to be able to pray for you. If you are interested in joining the Prayer Chain, the commitment is to agree to spend time each week on your own, or in the 10:30AM Wednesday Intercessory Prayer service in the Chapel, praying with each St. Paul’s prayer request. Prayers are delivered to members each week via email. For more information, please contact Elaine Mycoff (412.343.3239, [email protected]) or the Reverend Noah H. Evans (412.531.7153 x11, [email protected]).
Pastoral Care Emergency Number
Pastoral care ministries make the love of God visible for parishioners. Clergy are available on a daily basis to talk to those wishing guidance, and visit parishioners in hospitals and at home if needed. The pastoral care hotline (412) 440-8123 answers 24 hours a day to respond to emergencies such as accidents or to provide ministration to the dying.
Our Clergy are Here For You!
Garrett and Noah want to be a part of your life – helping to mark important moments and milestones, as well as give support and counsel along the way. Our clergy would love to bless your home when you move, visit you in the hospital when a baby is born, or sit with you when you are experiencing pain, tragedy. Or if you feel it is a time of growth or despair in your relationship with God. Please let them know what is going on, and reach out to them to be companions on this journey of life. Contact the Reverend Noah Evans (412.531.7153 x11, [email protected]).
If you are expecting a baby, please notify Dorothy (412.531.7153 x10, [email protected]) in the Church Office when your baby is born, and tell her whether the baby is a boy or girl. She will then notify the ladies of Claudia Circle who will make a basket for your baby and deliver it to your home. Please make sure the church has your current home address and phone number.
Funeral Reception Guild
Since 1983, Lydia Circle, with the help of many church women, have been providing (if the family wishes) a reception following funeral and memorial services at the church. A new group is being formed to host these receptions. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, please call Mary Sweeney (412-561-5933). This new group will be called the St. Paul's Funeral Reception Guild.
St. Paul’s has a team of Stephen’s Ministers who are available to spiritually walk with others during difficult times. Please contact the clergy if you, or someone you know or love, might benefit from the presence of a Stephen’s Minister.
What is a Stephen Minister?
One way to put it is that Stephen Ministers are the "After People."
Stephen Ministers are there…
They are ready to come along side you – or your friends, neighbors, coworkers, or relatives – and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
St. Paul’s has a team of Lay Eucharistic Visitors who are available to bring communion to people who are not otherwise able to get to church due to being homebound, hospitalized or living in a care facility. If you are interested in serving as a LEV, or if you, or you know someone, who would benefit from visits please let the Reverend Noah Evans know (412.531.7153 x11, [email protected]).
Good Samaritan Ministry
St. Paul's has a ministry called Good Samaritan Ministry. We provide rides, and meals for people, as needed. This ministry is coordinated by Ellen Goss. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please give Ellen a call at 412/833-9326, and she will be happy to explain to you how it works. Thank you.
Pastoral Care Announcements November 2017
Mother of Jonathan Edwards
Mother-in-Law of Beth Anne Edwards
Grandmother of Bateman and Alexandra Edwards
Died on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Friend of Elaine Mycoff
Died on Friday, September 29, 2017
Florence “Sis” Ackerman
Mother of Lyn Babcock
Mother-in-Law of the Rev. Ted Babcock
Died on Friday, September 29, 2017
Resident of Friendship Village
Died on Monday, October 2, 2017
Husband of Eve Reynolds
Father of Helen and Melody Reynolds
Died on Tuesday, October 24, 2017