St Paul’s has a number of programs in place to minister to the needs of members and friends of the parish. Our parish clergy want to offer pastoral support if you or a loved one is hospitalized, are facing a significant crisis, or have suffered the loss of a loved one. Please notify the clergy by calling the parish office at (216) 932-5815.
You can also make a care request online using this form.
St Paul’s is blessed to have a dedicated group of almost twenty Stephen Ministers who provide one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministers complete a 50-hour curriculum in providing emotional and spiritual care, and then meet with a care receiver on a regular basis to listen, care, pray, support and encourage them in their walk of faith.
St Paul’s Stephen Ministers work closely with our clergy who are always on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. To learn about becoming a Stephen Minister or to request a Stephen Minister for yourself or a loved one, please contact Marge LoPresti, Pastoral Care Associate.
Care and Outreach
St Paul’s seeks to provide personal connection with the homebound as well as short-term support to persons or families experiencing challenging circumstances. This care includes both spiritual and material support through:
- an active prayer chain
- Eucharistic Visitors
- providing meals during times of crisis
If you know of someone in need of services or if you want to participate in this ministry, please call the Parish Office (216) 932-5815 or speak to one of the clergy.
The St Paul’s Knitting Circle customarily meets in Coventry House from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at noon and the third Tuesday at 7 p.m. The group knits Prayer Shawls to be given to people in times of need, and hats and mittens for our college care packages each fall. They also knit stuffed animals for children in the hospital. This is a caring ministry, for the knitters who enjoy the fellowship and for the recipient who knows their parish cares for them. Knitters of all ages & skill levels are welcome to join this group!
For more information, contact Terrilee Petrey.
Judson Park Ministry
A Pastoral Care Team from St Paul’s provides a monthly Holy Eucharist service on the second Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m.
Volunteers are always needed to assist residents to get to and from the auditorium and to join in the worship service. If you would like to serve in this important ministry, please contact Patience Hoskins, Coordinator, at (216) 721-8315.