Parish Health Ministry

Saturday: 6:00 PM, Sunday: 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM

Health Ministry Team

The Health Ministry Team is comprised of the Parish Health Team and the Eucharist Ministry Team. The Health Ministry Team carries on Christ’s ministry of caring at Our Savior and throughout the community. The focus of this ministry is to nurture the whole person in mind, body and spirit. The Health Ministry Team is led by Rachel Little, RN, MS, FCN, who works in partnership with the pastors, churches, hospitals, social service agencies and the community.

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Health Ministry Team to weave threads of healing and wholeness into the congregation and beyond. This process integrates faith and wholistic health (mind, body and spirit) to promote wellness and serve those who are experiencing challenges.

Eucharistic Ministry Team

The Eucharistic Ministers prayerfully serve the church community by taking the Word and Sacrament shared during weekly church services to those members of the congregation that are unable to attend church due to illness or infirmity. Eucharistic Ministers may call on people at home, hospital, independent, assisted living or nursing home environments. This ministry is made up of compassionate men and women who believe that we should live in this world with a reverence and love for God that is shared with one another through the Body and Blood of Christ.

The Eucharistic Ministers provide assistance at the satellite service at The Isles of Vero at 1700 Waterford Drive, Vero Beach, FL 32966.  Pastor Ralph Heagy officiates the service on the second and fourth Sundays and Pastor Richard Clark officiates the service on the third and fifth Sundays at 2:00 pm.  Visitors are welcome to attend.

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The Parish Health Team

The Parish Health Team includes the parish nurses, volunteer medical professionals and caring individuals who provide care and spiritual support to the homebound and people in need.  These are some of the services the Parish Health Team provides:

  • Monthly blood pressure screenings
  • Visitation to homebound and medical facilities
  • Prayer and Meditation Group
  • Health assessments on an individual basis
  • Assists families at a time of crisis
  • Health Teaching and Promotion
  • Grief support
  • Referrals to medical personnel, pastoral care and community agencies
  • Lending medical equipment
  • Transportation to medical facilities or church when available
  • Meals for Homebound as needed
  • CPR/AED Training
  • Hope Cards for support and encouragement
  • Healing Prayer
  • Weekly Prayer Group

 

The Parish Health Team and Eucharistic Ministry Team meet on a regular basis.  All caring people are welcome and invited to participate in these ministries.  If you would like more information about these ministries, contact the Parish Nurse, Rachel Little at the church office at 772-567-2253