Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care Ministries

Intercession Prayer Team

Here at St James we have a small group of intercessors who meet together on a Tuesday morning to pray for the work of St James and for prayer requests from the Sunday morning presence cards.

If anyone writes anything on a presence card they can check a box to request to share it with a prayer chain. But if they don’t check this box, the prayer request goes to a small intercessor team. You can also email prayer requests directly to Rev Cindy Stansbury. After communion at the second service, there is a time of prayer after communion where congregants can ask for prayer from the clergy.

Contact Rev Cindy Stansbury if you are interested in joining the intercession prayer team.


Card and Flower Ministry

This small ministry is to send cards and flowers as appropriate to those who are sick or bereaved but also to those who are celebrating. Contact Rev Cindy Stansbury if you want to help send cards and flowers or if you'd like to let us know about someone in the congregation who should get a card.


Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Lay Eucharistic visitors take communion to those who are unable to attend a Sunday service. This enables those in the hospital or those unable to leave home to receive communion when they need it the most. 

The Eucharistic visitor ministry is a vital step in helping embody and emphasize the reality of the church as community. Eucharistic visitors are an important pastoral and sacramental expression of that community. They also offer fellowship, a listening ear, a caring heart, a connection to the church community and may offer prayer support. Team members remain dedicated to our mission of providing a ministry of presence, healing, and hope.

We also prepare and distribute communion kits for those who watch our services online.

Contact Sandy Kalman if you are interested in this ministry.