All Saints’ is a church that places a high value on showing people that they are known and loved, especially when they are living through a time of transition and change. We believe that because Jesus first loved us, we are called to love one another. This love compels us to reach out to those who are suffering and those who are celebrating.
We have 5 Pastoral Care Teams who write cards and/or make phone calls every week to reach out to parishioners who are experiencing life changes. The pastoral care team makes sure that a personal connection is made with people as we are aware of their need. We encourage everyone to share the crossroads, valleys, and mountaintops of the life journey so that we might be present for each other.
Pastoral Care Teams
Members of the All Saints’ community volunteer to serve on one of 5 care teams that supports members of the parish with cards and/or phone calls. Each care team receives a list of assignments for the week and divide up the work of reaching out to parishioners. Some weeks the assignment is light and some weeks there are many people to be touched by a sign of love. Call 301.663.5625 to be routed to our Pastoral Care team.
Led by facilitators, Linda Miller, Doug Tinder, Rev. Elaine Prince, and the Rev. Jess Holthus. Parishioners are invited to join a group of no more than 12 people who will journey together through their grief and into a place of resurrection. The group meets once/week for 8 weeks.
Parish Prayer List
The parish prayer list is managed by members who attend to the names on the list, adding them when requested and removing them after ___ weeks. The whole parish is invited to pray for these individuals – known or unknown – offering their need and our care into God’s hands that we may discover blessing in the midst of our struggle.
Healing Prayer and Anointing
A team of people rotate between the Sunday worship services to offer prayer anointing with oil and prayer for those who come to them during communion distribution. Usually, people come for prayer either before or after receiving communion themselves.