Smiles all around. Not pictured - Pastor Walt (behind the camera) and Vicar Andrew.
On Thursday, St. James' Pastoral Care Team hosted a lunch for residents of Valley Ridge and Cherrywood Pointe. This gathering, which happens a couple of times a year, provides an opportunity for those who live in these local senior living apartment buildings. Community, fellowship, and support happen naturally when people have the chance to be together. St. James continues to care for its members that can't always get to church.
The Pastoral Care Team is a group of trained visitation ministers that makes visits and calls to shut-ins, homes, nursing/rehab facilities, and hospitals. It works closely with St. James Befriender ministry to provide a compassionate and prayerful presence. Serving on this year's Pastoral Care Team has been Vicar Andrew, Cathy DeKrey, Birdie Olson, Karen Krafka, and Pastor Walt.
If anyone would like to receive a Pastoral Care contact or knows of someone else in the St. James community that would like one, please contact Bonnie through the church office or by email - Bonnie@stjameslc.com. For emergencies or hospitalizations call the Emergency Pastoral Care line: 651-354-1883.