» Caring for Ourselves

Posted on: March 22, 2020

During this time, when activities and groups are suspended, please know that Saint John’s Circle of Care Team and clergy are ensuring that pastoral and physical needs are handled in a timely manner. Please note that pastoral care may take different shapes and forms depending on the guiding wisdom of social distancing, hospital and care facility policies, and any regulations issued by state and federal officials. Please click here to reach out to the Reverend Craig Lemming or click here to contact the Rev. Jered Weber-Johnson about any pastoral needs or prayer requests.

Forward Movement and the Episcopal Church Foundation offer daily lectionary based readings and reflections, including faithful parenting. Click here to view the latest Faith-at-Home Readings.

Click here to view the online version of the Book of Common Prayer.

It’s important to find a few minutes of quiet meditation each day. Click here to view Living Lent: Meditations for these 40 Days.

Fellowship is an important tool for those in recovery. All of the 12 step groups hosted by Saint John’s have moved to virtual meetings. To get support call AA intergroup, 1-651-227-5502. For the Women’s AA group that usually meet on Saturday mornings call Kim S., 262-707-4690.

For questions or concerns about COVID-19 please contact MN Department of Health’s Hotline 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 7a.m. to 7 p.m.

If your employment has been affected by COVID-19, you can apply for unemployment benefits. Click here to access information about Minnesota Unemployment Insurance.

United Way 2-1-1 provides free and confidential health and human services information for people in Minnesota. Click here to learn more.

Second Harvest Heartland is providing emergency food boxes in response to the expected increase in need of food assistance. Click here to learn more.

The Minnesota Food Helpline is 1-888-711-1151.

Click here to find all of the information that has come out from ECMN regarding resources and recommendations pertaining to the COVID-19 response.

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