Pastoral Care


Listening Ministry 

A small group of parishioners have committed to a ministry of deep listening to others.  Deep listening is a spiritual practice and a form of hospitality in which we make space for the other by putting our wants needs and thoughts aside. To learn more about this ministry, contact Dan Anderson.

Eucharistic Ministers:

We have trained lay Eucharistic ministers who are willing to bring bread and wine from our Sunday worship to anyone who desires communion and cannot come to church. Most of the people who request to receive communion are homebound due to age or a recent hospitalization. Eucharistic ministers generally visit on Sunday after church, or at other times by prior arrangement. To request communion or learn more about becoming a Eucharistic Minister please contact Marilyn Grantham.

Meals Ministry:

St. Matthew’s also has a Meals Ministry in which those who are sick, have had surgery, or are going through a tough time receive a home cooked meal. To receive a meal, or volunteer to cook one, please contact coordinator Joan Hershbell.