pastoral care

Definition of pastoral care: when a person is being present in a listening, non-controlling manner for the purpose of representing God to them and seeking to respond to their spiritual needs

  • community of hope

    • International lay ministry, 12 week class based on Benedictine Spirituality
    • Started at St. Bartholomew in 2002. The Fall 2017 class will be the 26th class. Ecumenical: 81 churches of varying denominations have sent people for the class
    • Over 180 people have been commissioned
    • Topics include: Benedictine Spirituality, theology of pastoral care, listening, confidentially, grief, spiritual gifts, family systems, pastoral identity, pastoral visit, prayer and meditation, and commitment to ministry
    • Covenant relationship with Waukesha Memorial Hospital
  • circle of care

    • Continuing support for those who have taken Community of Hope program
    • They meet for support, debriefing, and learning in a confidential environment
    • Deepens community and spiritual growth
    • Annual fall retreat
  • prayer circle

    • People committed to prayer daily
    • Prayer requests emailed to people on the prayer circle
    • Prayer requests included on the ‘prayer card’ for anyone to pray for
  • prayer shawls

    • Blessings prayed into stitches as they are knitted or crocheted
    • Blankets in various sizes for children and youth
    • Baptismal blankets
    • All items blessed at the altar
    • Over 885 prayer shawls have been given
    • Sent all over the US
    • All are given with our blessing at no cost to the recipient
    • Prayer shawl team meets the first Tuesday of the month at the church
  • loaves and dishes

    • Meals prepared and frozen for people in need
    • Self-sustaining ministry
    • Over 50 people participate in preparing meals, providing containers, donating for fresh produce/fruit…..sharing their gifts
    • Meals delivered
  • health support/requests

    • Members commissioned by Community of Hope provide: visits to hospitals homes and nursing homes; phone visits; meals; flowers; respite care, abider’s ministry for those at the end of life, prayer shawls, and ministry to new mother.
    • Request cards are found in the pews, filled out and put in the plate or on the desk in the parish office
  • canavan support

    • Fund set up to support families
    • Funds sent to families in the US and outside of US
    • Parent willing to talk with groups interested in knowing more about Canavan disease

St. Bartholomew's

N27 W24000 Paul Court

Pewaukee, WI 53072

Phone: 262-691-0836