St. Lukes Lutheran School

Caring Ministries

Caring Ministries
Your Journey from Mourning to Joy.
If you've lost a spouse, child, family member or friend, it may be hard for you to feel optimistic about the future right now. That's the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. Groups are led by people who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement. GriefShare is a nondenominational group and features biblical teaching on grief and recovery topics.
Contact: griefshare@sllcs.org
Loaves & Dishes
The Loaves & Dishes ministry provides meals to those who are facing difficult circumstances such as a hospital stay or death in the family. A team of over 100 volunteers is equally blessed by the opportunity to serve members of our church family.
Contact: Lori & Bob Rozanski | loavesdishes@sllcs.org
Eagle's Wings
Our car is a lifeline that connects us to work, the grocery store, our church. It's what keeps us moving to a doctor's appointment or visiting family and friends. Every day countless individuals living independently in their homes are faced with transportation challenges. Why? They are isolated and unable to fulfill their transportation needs. Eagle's Wings provides transportation for St. Luke?s members and those who participate in our various outreach programs.
Eagle's Wings volunteers and Care Recipients (passengers) are St. Luke's members. Volunteer Drivers are carefully screened. Care Recipients are evaluated by a Care Team Leader for pre-registration. Eagle's Wings, a ministry of Christian love that brings help, hope and connecting relationships.
Contact: Elba Berdecia | eagleswings@sllcs.org

 

Connect with a Therapist
Lutheran Counseling Services provides care in a comforting and nurturing environment. Trained counselors share God's abundant grace as manifested through His love for us in Jesus Christ. By offering compassionate solutions for everyday, real-life issues, each person's dignity and worth as a child of God is valued and respected.
Contact: 407.644.4692 | www.lcsfl.com
Troop Support
Packages to military personnel are sent out approximately every six weeks. Names of men and women in the service are provided by friends or family members to receive packages and be placed on the prayer list. Expressions of thanks from the soldiers are recorded in a scrapbook that remains on display in the Narthex.
Contact: Janet Smith | troopsupport@sllcs.org
Chemo Care Caddy Ministry
Cancer patients receiving chemotherapy spend countless hours receiving treatment, waiting for appointments and visiting doctors and hospitals. This ministry's hand-made tote bags, filled with journals, markers, socks, books and more, help keep the patient entertained and comfortable. Each bag is uniquely and lovingly crafted and filled.
Contact: Elba Berdecia | chemocare@sllcs.org
Card Ministry
Members being released from the hospital or families that are grieving a loss or celebrating a new birth receive a card from our church family. Cards, along with special stickers, are sent to children who are ill.
Contact: cardministry@sllcs.org
Bereavement Ministry
The Bereavement ministry assists families who have lost a loved one by coordinating a reception following a funeral service, memorial service or interment. The team works in rotation by pairs, arranging for the purchase of food, setting up supplies on a reception table, and acting as quiet hosts during this healing time of fellowship.
Contact: Susan Ziegler Reinhardt | 407.977.2792
Prayer Chain
Members of St. Luke's Prayer Chain are actively praying for many individuals -- members and non-members. Requests originate from the church staff. They are forwarded to the Prayer Chain Chairperson who emails the prayer requests to Prayer Chain members. Anyone who has email access is invited to join this ministry of prayer.
Contact: Church Office | 407.365.3408