Prayers are needed more than ever. The Sheridan family is hungering to do something, and prayer helps fill that void, it grounds us and gives us purpose.
We comfort ourselves and others by reaching out to ask for prayers for loved ones, and find strength in the power of our church family to unite in common purpose to support each other.
Our prayer chain still leads prayer and every day new petitions are submitted, updates are done and praises are given for a baby being born, health restored or a heavenly home reached.
Hospital and General Visitation Ministries
Hospital visitors are still making contact and all our openings are filled. Instead of visiting in person, our visitors are reaching out by phone to patients and families, to assure them of our care and our prayers. Devotions are mailed. Pastors still visit, although it may be through a window and phone, or by protective gear in order to bring prayers and song to a bedside. Love shines through. For those who have been paired to support each other, we find a visit may consist of a care package left at a facility or house, a special treat provided or countless phone calls made. Cards, ecards and prayers acknowledge special anniversaries and birthdays. Quarterly devotionals are delivered to sustain and offer hope and worship.
The prayer shawl ministry offers shawls for comfort, and as special gifts for our graduating seniors. In addition to shawls, hundreds of face masks have been made. Grace groups are meeting online and Circles are forming calling trees to check on each other and form deeper bonds among individuals.
Senior ministries are using calls and emails to stay connected. Pastoral contacts continue to care for those who are alone or going through health issues. Small groups support each other, music and sermons continue to enrich, words of faith and journeys done in community are not ceasing but are finding rich and sustaining ways to continue.
We are blessed.
To learn more about any of these opportunities, please contact Cheri Peterson.