Trinity will host a training session for Eucharistic Visitors on Saturday, June 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Eucharistic Visitors make a pastoral visit once each month to members of our parish who are home-bound and unable to come to church. It is a very important ministry and one which helps our members who are not able to be with us in person to still feel connected. The Eucharistic Visitors also take communion from the Saturday or one of the Sunday services to share with the home-bound. This training session was recently highlighted in the newsletter of the Diocese of Bethlehem. Here is the text:
Training for laypeople interested in becoming Eucharistic visitors will be offered Saturday, June 9 from 1-4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church in Bethlehem. Eucharistic visitors are authorized to take consecrated elements to members of their congregations who are too ill or infirm to attend church. The training is required to be licensed by the bishop for this ministry.
The Rev. Twila Smith, priest at Grace and Mediator in Allentown, will lead the training, which includes exploration of the ministry of Eucharistic visitors, theological reflection and practical details.
There is no cost to attend, but registration is requested. For information about the Training please contact Gloria Tarby (the Chairperson of the Pastoral Care Committee). If you know anyone who you think could be effective in this ministry, please discuss this with Donna Larson, our Interim Priest.