The Church of the Good Shepherd cares when a member of the flock is sick or unable to come to church. One of the significant ways we express our concern and care for our parishioners is by visiting those who are sick, hospitalized, or home-bound. Our Clergy or Lay Eucharistic Ministers are available to visit you where you are, offering prayers, comfort, and the Eucharist, if desired. In addition, the Daughters of the King will bring flowers from the altar to you or your loved one. For more information on both these ministries, read below.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay Eucharistic Ministers serve in a beautiful and selfless way. They are members of our congregation who have been trained and charged with taking the blessed Eucharistic elements, the wine and the bread, to those that are unable to attend the Eucharist at Church. If an individual is sick, hospitalized or home-bound, the Lay Eucharistic Minister is trained to read the Holy Eucharist service in the Book of Common Prayer and administer blessed elements to them. They read prayers and share announcements that may have taken place during the service at the Church. Lay Eucharistic Ministers seek to administer the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ for those that desire it. It is a lovely service for the individual and their whole family, if they are present.
If you would like to learn more about this ministry, or if you know someone who would benefit from having a Lay Eucharistic Minister visit them, please call the Church Office at 361-882-1735.
Daughters of the King Flower Delivery
The Daughters of the King are an order of women who take a vow of prayer and service. After the Sunday worship services every week, they take the flowers from the High Altar, arrange them in vases and deliver them to members of our church family who are hospitalized or home-bound.
If you (or a loved one) are interested in receiving a visit from a member of the Clergy or a Lay Eucharistic Minister, or in receiving flowers from the Daughters of the King, please call the Church Office at 361-882-1735.