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.
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.
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.
The Holy Spirit Prayer Group meets one Sunday a month (check the calendar for the next meeting date). This group has made a commitment to pray daily or weekly for people who are sick or home-bound or in any need or crisis. To learn more about the Prayer Group and some resources for prayer and study, contact the office. For prayer requests, read below and complete the form here.
Prayer requests are handled two different ways: "Prayers of the People" which are read aloud in church OR the confidential list prayed for by the Prayer Group respecting all confidences. You can contact the clergy or any of our Prayer Group members 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.
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.
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