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Pastoral Care

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Pastoral Care at Trinity means helping each other at times of need and celebrating our joys. It takes many people to respond to a parish family of this size. The Pastoral Care Commission at Trinity cares for the parish in a number of ways:

  • Meals for the family of a newborn or families who have experienced a death
  • Meals for someone recovering from surgery
  • Drivers to medical appointments
  • Food for funeral receptions
  • Visits to the hospital and to temporary or long term shut-ins
  • Easter and Christmas flowers to shut-ins or those families who have experienced a recent death
  • Prayer with you or for you

Pastoral Care is an important part of the Trinity experience. We hope you will not hesitate to ask for help or volunteer to help someone in need. Caring goes a long way to build up the body of Christ. We want to thank the many people who have claimed themselves as givers of pastoral care. Won’t you be one?

 Anyone in the Trinity family can help provide services.

A variety of volunteer opportunities are available year-round:

  • Do you like to cook? We would love to have you on our list of meal providers.
  • Can you take someone to a doctor’s appointment? Sign up for our drivers list.
  • Do you like to visit and meet new people? Sign up to visit people.

Contact Mother Henny with questions about Pastoral Care »

Frequently Asked Questions

A. No, when a request for a service comes in, an email is sent to all who have said they would provide the service. Anyone who is available will reply. You are not required to participate a specific number of times.
A. Only if you want to be a coordinator for a service or be more involved in deciding what services to provide. The Pastoral Care Commission meets once a month in the Library at Trinity. Our current meeting time is generally the third Tuesday of the month at 4:30 p.m.
A. There may be times when there is a fund for providing food but most times you will not be reimbursed.
A. Anyone in the Trinity family can get help. All they have to do is let the church know what they need. Here is how it works:

  • A call comes in saying someone needs help.
  • The information is given to the Rev. Henny Grossoehme and the coordinator.
  • The coordinator verifies what is needed.
  • The coordinator sends out a message to the volunteers with the pertinent information.
  • Volunteers reply when and what they will provide.
A. Members of the Pastoral Care Commission take turns being the coordinator, usually for one month at a time.