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Pastoral Care + Healing

The following are some ministries and their main purposes at Saint Matthew’s that focus on pastoral care and healing. For more information, or to get involved, call the church office at 604.853.2416.

Pastoral Counselling + Spiritual Direction To help individuals navigate difficult seasons and issues in their lives, to grow as persons and disciples of Jesus, and to discover God’s grace and direction

Healing Services To provide healing prayer within a contemplative, liturgical setting

Home Eucharist Ministry To serve communion to shut-ins

Hospital Visitation To recruit, train, and liaise with the hospital chaplain for to coordinate visits to hospitalized Anglicans

Marriage Preparation Counselling + Course To prepare newly engaged couples for marriage through teaching and by discerning and addressing potential areas of adjustmen

Nursing Home Services To provide worship services and friendship in some of our community’s nursing homes

Pastoral Elders To provide a basic level of pastoral care to an assigned number of people within the church

Prayer Chain (telephone) To provide prayer support through a phone network of prayer volunteers

Prayer Chain (email) To provide instant prayer support for accomplished through an email network of prayer volunteers

Prayer Counsellors To engage in a ministry of listening, prayer and inner healing through the power of the Holy Spirit

Prayer Ministry Teams To provide prayer ministry at the 10:15 service, healing services, and special services

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