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Pastoral Care at
Church of the Redeemer

The mission of the Pastoral Care Ministry at the Church of the Redeemer is to help parishioners of all ages cope with life’s many challenges. Through the sacraments of the Church, compassionate listening, and faithful reflection, pastoral caregivers seek to empower those they serve to find comfort and hope in the face of grief, illness, and uncertainty.

“Jesus said, ‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.’”                                                                                                        

John 13:34-35


Please scroll down the page for:   

  •        Prayer Request Form
  •        Ride to Church Request Form
  •        Meal Request Form
Clergy Visitation

The clergy at the Church of the Redeemer are almost always available to provide counsel and guidance in emergencies and in other circumstances. They are happy to meet you in the church offices, coffee shops, homes, hospital bedsides, or anywhere you may find yourself in need. The clergy can be reached by email or by contacting the church office.

Lay Pastoral Care Visitation

Working with the clergy, the Lay Pastoral Care Visitation Team serves Redeemer parishioners who are ill, homebound, alone, or simply in need of a compassionate visitor. It is composed of parishioners who have taken pastoral caregiving training and have discerned a call to this ministry. Some team members visit one person regularly throughout the year while others make visits on a more episodic basis. Caregivers gather in the Parish House once a month for prayer, fellowship, and theological reflection on their work.

Eucharistic Visitation

Eucharistic Visitors take consecrated bread and wine from the Sunday Eucharist to parishioners unable to attend church. Typically, each Eucharistic Visitor visits one or two homebound parishioners every four to six weeks.

“For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”                                                                            I Corinthians 11:26

Lay Healing Ministry

Lay Healing Ministers are available in the chapel during the administration of Communion at the 9:00 service to offer prayers and laying on of hands to individuals and families.

“Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.”             James 5:14

Meals Ministry

Meals Volunteers provide parishioners meals when food preparation is impossible or neglected due to medical circumstances.

Transportation Ministry

Transportation Volunteers minister to parishioners who need rides to church or medical appointments.

“Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Galatians 6:2

If you feel called to serve in any of these ministries, or if you would like a visit from a member of the clergy, a Pastoral Caregiver, or a Eucharistic Visitor, please contact David Romanik.

Please use the appropriate forms below if you have a prayer request, need meals delivered, or would like a ride to church.

Prayer Request

Please use this form to submit a name to our parish prayer list.

While prayer is often mistakenly seen as a way of getting what we want from God, it’s purpose is actually to acknowledge God as a true reality. Prayer is how we ground our life and the lives of those around us in God’s grace and love. It is how we remind ourselves that God is present to us at all times and in all places. The Parish Prayer List brings to our attention those who are in particular need of this reminder in this community and beyond. The prayer list can include petitions on our own behalf, intercessions on behalf of others, and thanksgivings for all that God has done for us.

Before placing someone’s full name on the prayer list, please ask permission of the person or their family. First names can be added at any time. Names typically remain on the prayer list for a month, unless otherwise indicated. Updates to the prayer list can be made by contacting Tish in the Parish Office.

* Required
Your Name

Ride to Church Request

Use this form to request the Pastoral Care Committee to make arrangements for rides to and from church for you.

Please indicate which service you would prefer to attend.

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Please check the box next to the service time you'd like to attend.
Pastoral Care Meal Request
Use this form to request meal support from the Pastoral Care Committee following surgery, recovery from illness or injury, etc.
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Church of the Redeemer - 230 Pennswood Road - Bryn Mawr, PA 19010