Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care at St. Paul's Church is an essential ministry of the whole congregation as well as a commission to indiviual members. Pastoral Care is at its most basic level loving one's neighbor in need as Jesus says in Luke 10:27, "He answered, 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.'"

It is the charge of the parish priest to be a shepherd to the flock. Shepherding involves sustaining, guiding, reconciling, and healing based on the needs of individual members. The Pastoral Care Team under the direction of the Priest involves four shepherding tasks: sustaining, guiding, reconciling, and healing. Your participation is needed. Please contact us, if you or someone you know are in need of any of the following:

  • Sustaining - meals, transporation or respite care, blessing cards, calls or emails
  • Guiding - Lay Eucharistic Visitors, pastoral companions, mentors or spiritual friends
  • Reconciling - confession, pastoral calls or visits
  • Healing - prayer chain, laying on of hands, healing services, bereavement care

Please join us in this love by letting us know who is in need of pastoral care. Here is what you do:

  • First, ask the person you know who would benefit from any of the four functions listed above if you can contact Fr. Scott Turner or Fr. Bain White at 970-879-0925.
  • Second, refer the person to Rev. Scott Turner at frscott@steamboatstpauls.org or Rev. Catie Greene at revcatie@steamboatstpauls.org.  All referrals are confidential. Remember you can refer yourself.
  • Third, the Pastoral Care Team will go into action based on the direction given from our clergy.