The Caring Connection

caring@trinityconcord.org

 

The Many Faces of the Caring Connection

Pastoral Care Ministries

If you or a loved one has a pastoral care need of any kind, please contact a member of the clergy or the pastoral care coordinator, Anne Lynch,  Anne can be reached at church at x10 or at caring@trinityconcord.org.

The Caring Connection and Pastoral Care at Trinity has a number of different programs. The Caring Connection is dedicated to supporting the pastoral ministries of the Trinity clergy and offers home visits, home communion, meals, prayer, and other support during a time of need, loss, or crisis, and other programs to support those in the parish community. To learn more about the pastoral care ministries at Trinity,  please read below or click on the appropriate links at the right.

Lay Eucharistic Ministry( LEMs)

LEMs are trained and licensed by the Diocese to serve at the altar as chalicers during Holy Communion. They also bring the Eucharist to those who are unable to come to church, extending, in a very real sense, the communion rail and the altar to those at home, in hospitals, and other health care facilities.

“We who are many are one body, because we all share one bread, one cup.”

If you would like to receive communion after church on Sunday in your house or hospital room, please contact the church office. Contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10)

Contact Ernie Steward if you would like to find out more about this ministry.

Pastoral Visitors

Pastoral Visitors offer a special dimension to the Caring Connection. Please contact the church office (978-369-3715) if you would like to receive a visit from a member of the clergy or from one of our lay visitors.

Prayer List

Contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10)

If you would like to add your name or the name of a loved one to receive congregational prayers during the regular Sunday service, please fill out the on-line form to the right or contact Anne Lynch in the church office.

Prayer Chain

Contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10).

The Prayer Chain offers private, confidential daily prayers by a small group of individuals during a time of particular need. The Prayer Chain can offer frequent prayer usually for a short term of several weeks depending on the situation, such as around a time of surgery, during a time of personal crisis, at a time of loss, around the time of a birth, and in thanksgiving for a particular joy.

Healing Prayer

Contact Judy Krumme, Priest Associate (978-371-7367)

The Healing Prayer ministry offers special, confidential prayers during the Sunday service right after Holy Communion. All are welcome to ask for healing prayers either for themselves or on behalf of a loved one.

Prayer Shawls

Members of the Handcrafts Group knit special prayer shawls for those with serious illness or especially in need of spiritual comfort. They may also be given as gifts from the church on special occasions. The Handcrafts Group gathers on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month from 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Contact Margot Refuse or Barbara Carvey.

Flowers

Contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10).

In coordination with the Altar Guild, small arrangements from flowers that have been at the altar are delivered to parishioners at special times.

Meals

Contact Anne Lynch at 978-369-3715 x10 or at caring@trinityconcord.org.

Meals are prepared and brought to parish families in time of need. Please contact us if you are having surgery or are laid up for a period of time and would find this helpful.

Trinity Transport

Contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10).

Drivers are available (with advance notice) to provide transportation to church on Sunday or to weekday local medical appointments for those who are unable to drive themselves.

Bereavement Support

Contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10).

Opportunities to gather in small groups with trained leaders focusing on issues of loss or transition are held twice a year. If you are interested in being part of a group, please contact Anne Lynch.

Funeral Receptions

Contact Katharine Berger at 978-287-4890.

After funerals and memorial services held at Trinity, a reception is provided in the Parish Hall. If you are able to help out with preparing refreshments or assisting this special ministry, please contact Katharine Berger.

Caring Connection Volunteers

To volunteer all you need is a smile and a helping hand. We welcome all who can help whenever and however they can. Please contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10) to discuss the ways in which you might help. We can especially use drivers to transport those needing a ride to church or to a medical appointment and cooks to help provide a meal when needed.

Donate to Support Pastoral Ministries

Funds to help support the work of the Caring Connection are greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to Trinity Church and put “Caring Connection” in the memo line. Mail to: Caring Connection, Trinity Church, 81 Elm Street, Concord, MA 01742. Thank you for your support of the Caring Connection!

Hands

If you prefer, you may contact Anne Lynch (978-369-3715 x10) at the Parish Office to add a name to the Prayer List. To request private and confidential prayer by a small group of parishioners, please click on the Prayer Chain below for more information.

Prayer Request Form

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone

Name(s) of person(s) needing prayer

Please tell us more about the nature of the prayer request

What is your/their relationship to the Trinity community?

Are you or they in need of pastoral counseling?