Prayer & Care
Prayer & Care
The purpose of our prayer & care ministry is to address the internal needs of the congregational family here at Lord of the Hills, as well as those within our circle of friends and broader community.
If you or someone close to you is in need, we can help! Needs are met confidentially, timely and intentionally with care. Submit a prayer & care request and someone in our Care Committee will contact you.
Grief Education Support Group
The six-week Grief Education Support Group has been cancelled. It will be offered at another time.
Stephen Ministry is a lay ministry that helps those facing life’s difficulties to receive Christian love and support through one-to-one confidential relationships. Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who have been specially trained to support people in need. Based on Jesus commandment to love one another, this ministry is named after a deacon named Stephen in Acts 6:1-7 who was the first to offer Christ’s love to those in need.
What Do Stephen Ministers Do?
Keep everything in confidence
Listen intently and encourage their care-receivers
Show empathy and grace and give nonjudgmental support
Visit with those in need for about 1 hour per week
Share Christ’s love and pray faithfully
What Don't Stephen Ministers Do?
Stephen Ministers are not counselors, therapists, or home health care.
Where Can I Learn More?
In 1998, Janet Severi Bristow and Victoria Galo, two graduates of the 1997 Women's Leadership Institute at The Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut gave birth to a ministry as a result of their experience in this program of applied Feminist Spirituality under the direction of Professor Miriam Therese Winter, MMS. Compassion and the love of knitting/crocheting have been combined into a prayerful ministry and spiritual practice which reaches out to those in need of comfort and solace, as well as in celebration and joy. Many blessings are prayed into every stitch.
Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, Peace Shawls, or Mantles, etc., the shawl maker begins with prayers and blessings for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl. Upon completion, a final blessing is offered before the shawl is sent on its way. Some recipients have continued the kindness by making a shawl and passing it onto someone in need. Thus, the blessing ripples from person-to-person, with both the giver and receiver feeling the unconditional embrace of a sheltering, mothering God!
If you, or someone close to you, could be blessed with receiving a prayer shawl please contact our church office to make arrangements to pick one up, call +1 (303) 617-9884.