Visitation at Good Shepherd – Part Two

Visitation by Pr. Tim and Pr. Marsha

A central component of our call to ministry is pastoral care. We want to be there for you in times of trouble and times of joy. This is our God-given responsibility…and we enjoy it!

The first part of our plan for Visitation Ministry is that PT and I will continue to visit as usual. This includes hospital visits for emergencies and inpatient (overnight) procedures, when we are aware of them. We also come when requested, to the hospital, to your home, to a coffee shop, etc. As Jesus says, “Ask and you shall receive.”

We generally do not visit the hospital for outpatient procedures, simply because of the volume of those in a church of our size. That said, if you are anxious or concerned about an outpatient procedure and would like us to visit, please let us know. We would be happy to come see you before or after.

In this technological world, there are countless ways to contact us. However, if you would like a hospital visit, you must call the church office at 919.848.1573 to let us know. This is the only reliable way to make sure we get your message.

While we often check email and texts, these methods of communication are much less reliable than a call to the church office. We don’t want to miss a message and not see you when you need us. Again – we care about you, and we want to be there for you.

PT and I also visit homebound members and will continue to do so, with me being the primary visitor.

We also attempt to follow up with folks who have been ill or struggling. It would be an amazing feat to keep track of each person who is going through something difficult in this vibrant, large congregation. We do care, very much, but the needs can be overwhelming. So please, let us know if you would like some of our time and attention. If you reach out, we will be there. We care, but if we don’t hear from you, we may assume that everything is fine.

We care for you, perhaps more than you know, and we are honored to walk with you through this surprising, wild, beautiful life God has given us.

Take good care,
PM

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