St. Paul’s Pastoral Care Summit
Saturday, November 4, 9am-noon: COME SHARE YOUR IDEAS! Are you already a part of, or interested in, the ministries of support and caring at St. Paul’s? Come to this special meeting of all the Pastoral Care ministries at St. Paul’s, so we can hear from each other about what we do, discuss how we can work together and brainstorm how together we feel called to create a network of care across the parish. The Reverend Canon Cathy Brall, Priest in Charge at St. Thomas, Canonsburg and Director of Field Education at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will be serving as the outside facilitator for this conversation. We'd like to exam what we currently do well, what we could do better and identify the gaps in our Pastor Care efforts. Come share reactions to what we do here and ideas which you have gathered from outside sources. For more information please speak with the Reverend Noah H. Evans (412.531.7153 x11, [email protected]) or Arlene Dorow (412.279.7395, [email protected]). Please RSVP to Dorothy Conway in the Parish Office (412.531.7153 x10, [email protected]).
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 October 2017
Elena Jean Olcott
Daughter of Samantha and Ben Olcott
Sister of Lucas Olcott
Great-granddaughter of Jean Steiner
Born on Saturday September 9, 2017
Celebrated 100th birthday
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Kevin Sayer Bushel
Petty Officer on the USS John S. McCain
Nephew of Nursery School Teacher Jody Buchner
Died on Monday, August 21, 2017
Best friend of parishioner Millie Sozansky
Died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Aunt of Michelle Balfe
Aunt-in-Law of Peter Balfe
Great Aunt of Madigan Balfe
Died on Friday, August 25, 2017
Samuel A. Norton IV
Husband of Margie Norton
Brother-in-Law of Mary Sweeney
Died on Sunday, August 27, 2017
Raymond Golebie Sr.
Husband of the late Emma Amelia Golebie
Father of Keith (Elaine), Mark (Cynthia), Paul (Susie) and the late Raymond J. Golebie, Jr.
Grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of one
Died on Tuesday, August 29, 2017
The Rev. Kathryn Piccard
Friend and Mentor of the Rev. Noah Evans and the Rev. Sara Irwin
Died on Wednesday, August 29, 2017