Pastoral Care Ministries at Saint James supports parishioners at life’s major turning points, as well as during extended periods of disability and recovery. A team of clergy and lay persons provide timely, professional pastoral care in an intimate and confidential manner. Our team respects parishioners’ rights to privacy and keeps strictly confidential all information about anyone receiving pastoral care. Depending on needs and circumstances, any one or some combination of the following ministries is offered to all parishioners who ask and to their families.
When do we need pastoral care?
- During times of acute illness or hospitalization
- When death is near and in times of sorrow or loss
- For those who are home-bound and those temporarily not able to attend
- When welcoming new additions to your family
- For those having significant health or non-health related concerns
- When we feel lost and need spiritual direction
Who do we contact?
Mrs. Debbie Wetzel, Pastoral Care Coordinator
- (717) 397-4858 (ext. 113)
The Rev. Lauren Schoeck, Associate for Congregational Care
Emergency pastoral care is available seven days a week, 24 hours per day by calling 717-397-4858 as soon as you can. If you call after hours or get the parish’s recorded telephone message, please select option “2” as prompted. An operator will answer and connect you with a member of the Pastoral Care Team.
The Holy Sacrament of Baptism occurs on specific feast days throughout the year at any of our weekend services. There is an expected period of preparation for baptism that includes meeting with the clergy.
If you are interested in baptism please contact Rev. Lauren.
We assume any couple seeking to be married at Saint James desires a deep connection with this parish as they renew their faith and explore what it means to them.
If you are interested in getting married at Saint James please contact Karen King for Saint James’ wedding policy and application.