Pastoral Care is an ancient model of emotional and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions.
One definition found online is as follows: “Pastoral Care” is a term applied where Christians offer help and caring to others in their church or wider community. Pastoral care can be listening, supporting, encouraging and befriending.
As loving and caring Christians, we should all keep a keen sense of awareness to those around us who may have a Pastoral Care need, even though they may not ask.
“Listening” means giving your full and undivided attention. It does not mean offering a solution to a problem or how to “fix” a situation.
“Supporting” means offering nurture and validity to an individual even if you don’t fully understand his or her needs.
“Encouraging” means bolstering someone’s faith and confidence. We all need to be reminded from time to time that the Holy Spirit will come along beside us to inspire us.
“Befriending” means opening your heart to anyone you believe to be in need of pastoral care.
When we sense a need in someone, a simple “Hello, how are you today?” may well open a floodgate. Our caring response to his or her needs is what pastoral care is all about.
We have a very active prayer team lead by two faithful volunteers. If you have a prayer request there is a form in the Narthex to add prayers to our Sunday morning Prayers of the People or you may contact the church office and we will send your request out via e-mail to our prayer team as soon as is possible.
You may also link to a Prayer and Praise form on this website to request prayer, or pass along a praise report. It can be published, or kept private, your choice.
Use the email link below to send a request to the church
Our Eucharistic Visitors take communion to those who are unable to attend one of our weekly services due to illness, caring for a loved one, or some other special situation which makes it difficult for them to get out. If you, or if someone you know, wants communion but is unable to attend services, please contact the church office at 956-943-1962 for assistance.
Order of St. Luke
Some individuals in our Parish have taken training in the Order. If anyone has an interest in this training, please contact the church office and information will be provided. Below is a brief explanation of their beliefs.
We are a collection of individual believers who come together to learn more of the healing love and power of the Lord Jesus and to let it be known that Jesus Christ heals. We believe that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and that healing in His name is available for us to receive, and to share with the people God puts in our path.
We study, pray, serve, teach, lay on hands, anoint with oil and work to show the truth and reality of Christ’s healing love. It is our dream and our goal to spread the healing love and power of Jesus Christ wherever we go.
Jesus told us that the Kingdom of God is among us. He commanded us to heal the sick and make the wounded whole. We take that command to heart, knowing that we are working together according to His Ways.
To read more regarding the Order of St. Luke, click here https://orderofstluke.org/en/.