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 Reverend Jered Weber-Johnson about any pastoral needs or prayer requests.
It’s important to find a few minutes of quiet meditation each day. The Episcopal House of Prayer will be offering contemplative prayer via Zoom at 5:30pm every Wednesday evening, simply click here and use this Meeting ID: 644 263 888 to join.
Parishioner Linda Ebling is offering online Qigong classes in the hope viewers will find this gentle, mindful movement beneficial. Linda tells us “it is appropriate for most anyone and may be modified to be done seated, if people are unable to stand. The forms have been chosen to enhance relaxation, deepen the breath, move qi (or energy) and deal with the emotions of fear and grief.” Click here to view “Gentle Qigong for Stressful Times.”
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.
Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office has put together a “Help Team” who will pick-up and deliver prescription medication and pre-paid food and groceries, deliver food, medication, and other essentials that have been donated, coordinate the collection of donated items based on current community needs, and provide resources and referrals, including social services, financial assistance, medical assistance, mental health, and others. Click here for more information.
United Way 2-1-1 offers a 24-hour free counseling hotline for people who need information to help them fight their addiction and resources for families and friends. For confidential assistance call 1- 800-543-7709.
The Family Housing Fund has put together a list of resources for those experiencing hardship during the Covid-19 crises, click here.
Need-Based Resources: Our Deacons put together this list of resources for unemployment, food, utilities, and mental health support, COVID-19-Resources.
Click here to find all of the information that has come out from ECMN regarding resources and recommendations pertaining to the COVID-19 response.
On Sunday, May 10, 2020, the Reverend Craig Lemming preached a sermon that many have found helpful during these trying times. You can watch it below: