CONGREGATIONAL CARE

When You Need Someone To Listen

Congregational Care

There are times when you need someone to listen, to be present, or to be an advocate. It is the Congregational Care Ministry’s mission to provide care and support to families and individuals in a personal and compassionate way and to provide an atmosphere and opportunity to sense God’s presence and provision.
Pastor

Pastor On Call

Sudden illness, death, or personal crises do not always happen during regular business hours. Our pastor is always available to our membership for pastoral emergencies. Here is how to reach our pastor in the event of such an emergency:

To reach the pastor on call, please call 610-714-7008. Leave a message and the pastor will get back in touch with you.
Care providers

Providing Care for the People by the People

Our church members and the pastor provide care for the congregation, and care by the congregation. 

That care could mean delivering a meal to new parents, making visits wherever they are needed, or making a difference in someone’s life in dozens of other ways.

Many members of St. Matthew’s serve in one of our ministries as part of their service to the church.

Are you or someone you know in our church family:

Dealing with a sudden or chronic illness, tragedy, or loss in your family?
Feeling disconnected because of the inability to attend church?
Giving care to a loved one and needing an extra pair of hands for an errand?

Please contact Pam Miller at care@stmatthewsvf.org.
Bible
Here is a brief overview of some services offered through the Congregational Care Ministry:

Pastoral visitation:
Illness and hospitalization can be a stressful even in your life or the life of someone you love. Our pastor makes hospital, home, and care center visits to our members to assure them that they are being remembered during this time.

Visitation of Homebound:
When someone’s health prevents them from attending worship, they are not forgotten. A team of dedicated church members sends cards and makes regular visits to ensure that the homebound know that they are in the thoughts of their church family.

Intercessory Prayer:
St. Matthew’s maintains an active prayer chain where members and friends of the congregation can request prayer for particular people or situations and know that the many members of the church are praying for that need.

Meals:
If someone requires short term meal assistance during a recovery from illness, injury or surgery, a team of wonderful cooks is at the ready to provide fresh, home cooked meals. 

If you would like to learn more about our caring ministries, call
610-688-7055.
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