Pastoral Care

Providing support to one another, especially in times of crisis, illness or grief, is at the heart of our lives together as a congregation.

 

Need a delivery or pick-up? 

We have a crew of fifteen young and healthy volunteer drivers ready to pick up supplies, medicine or food if you can’t get out of your house. Let your Church Family help. It makes everybody feel good!  Here’s the process. 

1. Contact Rev Gretchen at   or leave a confidential message at the church 542-2167  in the general delivery mailbox (messages will be checked daily). Let us know what your needs are. We’ll be in touch with you to assign a volunteer.

1. Contact your preferred store. We know that Fresh Market, Albertsons, Walmart and Rosauers are all taking grocery orders over the phone and/or via the computer.

2. Indicate if you can, that a driver from Holy Spirit will pick up your order.

3. Pay the store electronically.

4. Our driver will pick up your order for you and deliver it to your doorstep.

Pastoral Care

The ministry of clergy and lay visitors reminds people of God's love and presence in their lives. Pastoral care includes caring for families with new children, people in times of loss, couples getting married and those who are sick or shut in. This circle of care expands, simply, to involvement in one another's lives--across town and across generations--and enduring connections that help us experience God's love through each other: in celebration, in sickness, in doubt, in joy.

Please call the office at 406-542-2167 if you wish to schedule an appointment to meet with the clergy.

Hospital Visits

Due to a change in regulations our local hospitals can no longer let our clergy know who is in the hospital. If you know you are going to be in the hospital, please give the church office a call at 542-2167 so that we can arrange visitation for you while you are hospitalized.

Eucharistic Visitors

Once a month, parishioners come to the altar at the end of the service to take communion to people of the parish family who are unable to come to church. The Eucharistic Visitors offer a personal link with Holy Spirit Episcopal Church in work they find fulfilling as well. The diocese licenses individuals for this ministry of taking the consecrated bread and wine to those members of our parish family who are unable to be present at the service. 

Prayer Requests

Prayer requests are handled two different ways: "Prayers of the People" which are read aloud in church OR the confidential list respecting all confidences. You can contact the clergy with your request or complete our online form to make your request through our website. The most important thing is to ask for prayer and to designate your request as confidential or for the Prayers of the People. We assume that your request is confidential unless told otherwise.

Request a prayer.

Sacraments

Sacraments such as the Eucharist, Baptism, Confirmation, Marriage, Burial, and Ordination are celebrations offered by the whole community together. These liturgies are opportunities for us to come together as a congregation to praise God, to offer thanks to mark important moments in individual lives, and to be strengthened by the Holy Spirit. 

 


Request a Prayer

Prayer requests are handled two different ways: "Prayers of the People" which are read aloud in church OR the confidential list respecting all confidences. We assume that your request is confidential unless told otherwise.
 
Prayer Request

Please give the name of the person you would like us to pray for. If you wish, you may explain the reason for the prayer.

Prayers of the People are read aloud in church. Confidential prayer requests will be shared only with the clergy. You can choose to have your prayers on both lists. (Fill in Prayers of the People, Confidential, or Both).