Our clergy and lay ministers visit patients regularly in the hospital. If you are going to be in the hospital or know someone who is, please help us care for you and your loved ones by taking three simple steps:
Contact the church office before admission or fill out a prayer request card. The more notice you can give us, the more likely a priest, deacon or lay minister can be available throughout the hospital stay.
Contact the church office when a condition or location changes. If someone moves from one floor to another – and especially if the condition changes – we need to be advised.
Contact the church office before discharge from the hospital. Church of the Holy Communion’s pastoral care team can continue to serve when the patient is back home or in another level of professional care.
Home and Hospital Communion
Both the clergy and Eucharistic Visitors routinely take communion to those who, for a various reason, cannot attend church regularly. This is a mutual ministry of Christ, rewarding both for those who visit with the sacrament and for those who receive it. We want to know of those who wish to receive communion as well as those who would like to be trained and licensed to offer it. Leave a message for Margaret Eldridge in the church office.
We would like to identify member of the parish who are generally unable to come to church so we can offer them regular visits and other care. Please contact the church office at 767-6987 if you know of someone who might not be on our homebound list. Contact: The Reverend Jonathan Chesney, firstname.lastname@example.org.