PASTORAL CARE & PRAYER
“ I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35
The clergy, lay staff, and volunteers work together at St. Benedict’s to provide Pastoral Care Ministries that encourage and support experiences of the fullness of God’s love through prayer and acts of loving kindness. The reasons for needing Pastoral Care can be many and varied, but whatever your reason and whether the need is acute or an ongoing burden, we hope you will contact us. We will work with you to find meaningful ways in which we can support you, whether it be prayer support, visitation or simply be a listening ear, whether you are in the hospital or at home, or prefer to come into the office.
We invite you to contact the church office at 678-279-4300 or The Rev. E. Claiborne Jones or The Rev. Deacon Edith Woodling. In the case of a pastoral emergency, please call the church office (678-279-4300). If it is after hours, the message on the office machine will direct you to the clergy on call.
If for some reason you can’t make it to church but would like to receive Holy Communion, a group of lay people known as Eucharistic Visitors are trained by our priests and licensed by the Bishop, to bring Holy Communion to you. We send out E.V.s each Sunday. The Eucharistic Visitor receives a box containing the sacraments of consecrated bread and wine and after the service can then bring Holy Communion to you.
Email Deacon Edith Woodling to Volunteer to be an EM or ask to be placed on the visitation schedule.
Did you know that heavy drinking contributes to the top three causes of death: heart disease, cancer and stroke? 50% of homicides are alcohol-related, and 40% of assaults are alcohol-related.
St. Benedict’s Episcopal Church is committed to being a gateway for individuals seeking the road to recovery. Both priests on staff are available for counseling and support. St. Benedict’s also has one A.A. group that meets weekly in the multipurpose room.
Meeting Name: Grace and Gratitude
Meeting Time: Postponed due to COVID. Online Only
Meeting Format: Open Speaker/Discussion
At Al‑Anon Family Group meetings, the friends and family members of problem drinkers share their experiences and learn how to apply the principles of the Al‑Anon program to their individual situations.
Participants learn that they are not alone in the problems they face and that they have choices that lead to greater peace of mind, whether the drinker continues to drink or not.
Meetings at St. Benedict's are postponed due to COVID