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PASTORAL CARE

Part of our call to seek and serve Christ in all persons is to care for one another, offer prayers for the lives of people within the church, and bring communion to those unable to attend Eucharist throughout the week. If you have any questions or are in need of prayer, communion, or someone to talk to, please contact Deacon Liz O’Donnell at lodonnell@transfiguration.net.

If you are homebound or in the hospital or are recovering from illness, Eucharistic Visitors are here to be a pastoral and sacramental presence to you. Each week, they take the consecrated bread and wine to parishioners directly from the service each Sunday.
Registered nurses, health workers, and run health screenings the first weekend of every month (except holiday weekends when moves to the second week). Before the Saturday 5:30 p.m. service, they screen for blood pressure at 5:00 p.m. From 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. on Sundays, they perform both glucose and blood pressure tests. Come see them in the Library!

The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Transfiguration is a creative outreach ministry for women and men who are interested in either knitting or crocheting shawls to be given to parishioners, family, and friends who need an “extra” bit of God’s love, care, and compassion because of illness, a hospital stay, or death. Members meet once a month in fellowship to create and prepare shawls, which are then prayed over and taken to those in need.  In only two years, this ministry has given over 100 shawls locally and as far away as Seattle, Pennsylvania, and South Africa!  All levels of expertise are welcome and encouraged.  Over 25 men and women participate on a regular basis. It meets the third Monday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parlor. Contact Sally Manning at etsal@sbcglobal.net.