Do you need a visit?
Part of my ministry at St. John’s Northumberland is pastoral care through visitation. This might include home communion, or just a friendly chat, either in your home or in the church offices.
If you would like a visit, please contact me, and we will set up a mutually convenient time and place. Even in the midst of Covid, I can visit with mask and gloves. We can still share God’s love with each other.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My cellphone is: 717-254-9866.
Please feel free to call me anytime.
If you are discerning that you (or someone else) are becoming somewhat semi-homebound, please call the church office or me to get you put on St. John’s list of semi-homebound.
If you are hospitalized, or someone you know is hospitalized and would like a visit, I can visit the hospital with your permission. Call me, and I can come to the hospital. Also, you should let the hospital staff know I will be visiting.
Regular nursing home visits are not being scheduled quite yet, unless it is for commendation of the dying. Most nursing facilities at this time allow clergy for this purpose only. In the meantime, I will also be making telephone calls to see how folks are doing.
Covid has disrupted, but, as the church, we ever evolve. As church and our church life becomes stabilized again, new connections and ways to connect are happening. And, for this, we can give thanks and be grateful to God for God’s goodness, love, and mercy.
By the tender mercy of our God, the dawn from on high will break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. Luke 1:78-79.