Visitation Ministry: Our commitment at First Lutheran Church to sharing the love of Jesus Christ is possibly most evident through this group! Their ministry includes visitation of those that are ill, in nursing homes, homebound, or in need of a congregational “hug” for support during a time of trial. This group includes a card ministry, shawl ministry, prayer chain, quilting groups and pastoral and lay visits and follow-up.
Bereavement Visitation: God calls Christians to comfort those who mourn. First Lutheran has a wonderful group of people who conduct berveavement visits 3 months, 6 months and 1 year after the death of a loved one.
Stephens Ministry: First Lutheran Church is proud to be a Stephen Ministry Church. Stephen Ministers provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to people experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time. Stephen Ministers meet weekly with their care receiver for around an hour to listen, care,encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support for the person. Caring relationships last for as long as the person’s need persists. First Lutheran Church currently has 8 Stephen Ministers that have gone through 50 hours of training. The Stephen Ministries organization is based in St. Louis but serves more than 10,000 congregations representing 150 Christian denominations worldwide. If you are experiencing a crisis or going through a difficult time and would like a Stephen Minister please contact Kathy Jo Rodester @ 651-345-2764.
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