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 five care teams that provide support through cards and/or phone calls. Each care team receives a list of assignments for the week and divide up the tasks. 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 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 a week for 8 weeks. We assemble groups each spring and fall, as long as group size is met.
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 when needed. 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. There are both public and confidential prayer lists to suit to individual situations.
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. During this time of Covid, we have suspended hands-on healing prayer.