Lay Eucharistic Ministers
The Lay Eucharistic Visitors take the Sacrament from the alter to shut-ins and those who cannot attend regular services for an extended period of time. The list of shut-ins is made through the church office by a call from the person needing a visit or by a relative requesting a visit. The visits are usually made directly from the 10:15 a.m. service on Sunday; however, a visit can be made from any regular Eucharist.
The prayer ministry offers prayer and anointing with blessed oil during communion at 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m., and 5 p.m. We pray with you for thanksgiving, healing, guidance, comfort, general health, strength, and any other need of which you may be needing for others and yourself.
“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ”
(Galatians 6:2, NRSV).
Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.
Visit the Stephen Ministry website to learn more about this incredible ministry. To request a visit from a Stephen Minister, or to learn about volunteering for this ministry, click here to email our Rector.
The focus of this ministry is to use our time and talent to touch the lives of people enduring illness, grief, loss, loneliness, or a sense of abandonment – and to have fun doing it! We meet in the 3rd floor Conference Room from 7 to 9pm the second and fourth Monday of the month. We provide all the yarn and patterns and will teach you to knit! Contact Anne Cherry at (513) 831-2714. We also welcome those people who can’t “do” another meeting and would like to knit at home.
Order of St. Luke
The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is made up of clergy, health professionals, and lay people who feel called to make Jesus’ Ministry of Healing a regular part of their vocation. We are a Christian Order, and see ourselves as a part of the Christian Church. We have learned that Jesus heals today as He did when He walked this earth many centuries ago. We believe Jesus’ Ministry of Healing should be a vital part of the ministry of every Christian Church, regardless of denomination. We believe that Christian Healing and competent medical practice are not averse, but complementary to each other. It is our purpose to hold healing services, to teach believers how to be a part of Jesus’ healing ministry through written material and group settings, and to give prayer help to individuals in need of healing prayer. To become involved you are welcome to come to a meeting. We are currently meeting on the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 7:00 in the parlor.