Pastoral Care

PASTORAL CARE

With a focus on attending to the practical needs of the local Body of Christ “The Church.”
Some ministries may be affected by COVID.

Blood Drive Team

In cooperation with the Dayton Blood Center, six blood drives per year are held in the Ark, staffed by deacon leadership and volunteers.

Card Ministry Team

Send notes and cards to members of the LPC Family in times of illness and grief. Provide support and encouragement to members and friends of the LPC Family who are attending college away from home or who are currently serving in the military.

Feed My People Ministry Team

Wednesday Nights Together meals. Fall and Winter.

Frequent Meals

Provide meals as needed to LPC members following surgery, hospitalization, births, or other special circumstances.

Memorial Reception Meals Team

Members arrange either a reception or provide a meat tray for LPC family members who have lost a spouse, parent, sibling, or child.

Grief Support Group Team

Team members visit, call, and send notes of encouragement to members of our church family who have lost loved ones in the last year. They also assist in the planning our annual Memorial Service, and our A Time to Grieve Support Group Program and Not Just Surviving the Holidays event.

Hands-on and Transportation

Provide assistance to LPC members with minor household chores, i.e., raking leaves, cleaning gutters, packing and small moves, etc. Provide planned and emergency transportation for LPC members as needed. Our Senior Saints Shuttle ministry encourages members of LPC to provide rides for members who can no longer drive to five church related functions each year: Ash Wednesday Potluck, Easter Sunday Services, Church Picnic, Fall WNT Cookout, and Christmas Eve Services.

Prayer Ministry Team

Assists the Director of Pastoral Care to ensure that LPC is a praying church. Team members lead prayer groups and special prayer events, help organize the weekly worship prayer teams and other group prayer gatherings, commit to praying for sensitive prayer requests, and provide updates to the Weekly congregational prayer list. Weekly / monthly

Congregational Care

Visitation Team assists the pastors in making monthly in-person contact with select members of the congregation and introductory visits to visitors to LPC. Welcome Team Visit attenders new to LPC.

Flower Delivery

Deliver Sanctuary flowers to members of our LPC Family who are homebound, in a nursing home or are hospitalized.

Respite Visits

Provides caregivers a couple of hours away as needed. Weekly / monthly

Homebound Communion Teams

Visits members of our LPC Family who wish to receive communion.

Telecare Team

Teams make telephone calls to members of our LPC Family to offer encouragement, prayer, and to assess the need for pastoral intervention. Also assists with prayer list follow up and highlighting upcoming events. Staffed by non-deacon leaders/volunteers twice a week. Spring and Fall.

Financial Aid Team

Provides emergency financial assistance to needy families in our community. Staffed by non-deacon volunteers Mondays from 1-2 p.m.