Pastoral Care

Our clergy are available for pastoral conversation, guidance, hospital visits, and in emergency situations. If you or someone you know needs a visit, please reach out to us. To make an appointment, please contact Fr. Sammy or Rev. Serena.

Meals for Parishioners

Manna provides meals for individuals and families in the midst of illness or recovery and utilizes the app “Take Them A Meal” for scheduling and distribution. Please contact Mindy Mumme if you or someone you know at the parish needs a meal.

Newborn Families is a ministry that provides meals to families after the birth of a new child, an adoption, and helps integrate them into the parish family more generally. Please contact Nursery Director Gaylene Latham for more information.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Our Lay Eucharistic Visitors are volunteers “empowered by the Holy Spirit, licensed for term by the Bishop upon appointment by the Rector, to deliver the Consecrated Elements to those unable to attend [in-church] Celebrations.” As someone once wrote, “[We] carry the Parish with [us] as a sign of the whole community’s care, support and concern for the sick, recuperating and infirm.” It is a ministry especially of presence, healing and hope. If you would like to schedule a visit from a LEV or if you know someone who might want a visit, please contact Assistant to the Rector for Pastoral Care Dorman Burch

Parish Prayer

We are a praying people at St. Bartholomew's. We are also committed to prayer for people, places, and particular situations. You can submit a prayer request at anytime to

Parish Prayer List

Fr. Sammy maintains a church-wide prayer list. This includes those who have died and their families. The first names are read aloud during weekday Holy Eucharists and held in private prayer by clergy and staff. The St. B's family is invited in the weekly email to join the prayers for these individuals. If you would like to add a name to the parish prayer list, please email Fr. Sammy Wood or Dorman Burtch, Assistant to the Rector for Pastoral Care. Circumstances are kept in confidence. 

Prayer Group

St. Bartholomew's has a dedicated group of parish members ready at home for confidential intercessory prayer on behalf of the needs of parishioners, their families, the church, neighbors and the community. Please contact Assistant to the Rector for Pastoral Care Dorman Burtch for your prayers to be forwarded to our prayer group. If you would like to be part of this group, please also reach out to Dorman. 

Prayer Desk

Following the administration of Holy Communion on Sundays, intercessors are stationed in the alcoves on either side of the altar rail ready to pray with anyone who desires it. After your receive communion, anyone is invited to come to the prayer desks. Petitions, intercessions, and thanksgivings are all welcome. If you would like to be part of this praying ministry, please email Phyllis Xanthopolous. 

Currently the prayer desk is on a summer hiatus. It will return this fall. Email if you would like someone to pray with you.