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Congregational Care

We all experience challenges in life–times when we could benefit from extra support and care. St. Luke’s has an excellent care ministry network that is designed to meet people’s needs in a variety of circumstances. If you or someone you know may benefit from these ministries, I encourage you to contact me so we may have a confidential conversation to connect you with the care ministry or resources that may be helpful to you. You may reach me at 303-475-0141 or email me – Rev. Sallie Suby-Long

Stephen Ministry – provides confidential, one-on-one care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we often need when faced with a difficult or challenging time such as loss of a loved one, hospitalization, divorce or separation, loneliness, parenting struggles, caregiving challenges, unemployment or work-related challenges, aging, relocation, chronic illness, life transitions, birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility, recovery after illness or surgery and many other life circumstances. Stephen Ministers are lay persons with gifts for caregiving who have completed specialized training in providing emotional and spiritual care.

The Caring Connection – provides support to members of St. Luke’s and the community by making companion visits, taking meals to families in need, running errands or providing transportation.

Prayer Team – The Prayer Team meets to pray for concerns on the prayer chain and prayer request cards. This team of caring individuals is dedicated to praying for the needs of our congregation, families, friends, and community. Prayer concerns may be called in to the church office, sent through the website, or written on a prayer request card.The Care/Prayer Team ministers together with Pastors, Caring Connection, and Stephen Ministry.

Pastoral Team – Rev. Janet, Rev. Sallie and Rev. Ryan offer shortterm care, counseling, and referrals for individuals, couples, and families experiencing many life circumstances.

Spiritual Direction – supports individuals who are discerning vocational and life decisions, embracing change and new chapters of life, negotiating challenges, recognizing and celebrating important insights, enhancing self-awareness and being attentive to what is sacred in all aspects of life. This ministry is offered by individuals who have completed specialized, professional training as Spiritual Directors.

The Samaritan Fund – provides financial support and assistance for those who are part of our St. Luke’s family.

Benevolence Fund – provides support for those in need who are not directly connected with the St. Luke’s family.

Spiritual Care & Formation (Adult) – St Luke’s offers support groups and classes focused on a variety of topics such as divorce recovery, and grief.

Outside Support Groups – These groups are not part of St. Luke's but meet in our facilities.

If St. Luke’s does not offer the type of support you may need, we will make every effort to connect you to additional resources, support networks, and care providers within our community.