Communion Ministry to the Home-Bound
For those who cannot physically join our 10:00 a.m. Communion Sunday Service every 1st Sunday of the month, we are now bringing communion to you at home.
Trained church volunteers approved by our Session are available to bring Communion to your home. Volunteers can come to your home either during the afternoon right after a Communion Sunday service, or at other pre-arranged days and times on request. Home-bound communicants will partake of the same bread and wine that is used during the church’s Communion Sunday service. Hymnals will also be supplied, so the home-bound communion service will be enhanced with music. Home-bound communicants will also receive in person the latest news about our Shadow Hills Presbyterian Church family.
On August 3, 2014, our Ministry Intern Deidra Goulding, Elder Margaret Henken, and member Rhona Lopez-Nath (bringing along her gentle senior female canine pet Lexi) brought Communion to long-time SHPC member Diane Alamillo at her Sunland home. A mix of old and new hymns were sung, and Deidra provided a brief meditation related to the Scriptures read during the Communion Sunday morning service. In addition to receiving Communion, Diane also got her own hand-delivered copy of SHPC’s July 2013-June 2014 Ministry Report. She also had the opportunity to pet and feed a member of SHPC’s Pets Are Welcome Service (PAWS), Rhona’s dog Lexi.
Beyond merely providing a private sacrament or ceremony, SHPC’s Communion Ministry to the Home-Bound actively seeks to consistently foster meaningful fellowship even well beyond our church sanctuary’s physical walls.
Anyone interested in receiving SHPC’s Communion Ministry to the Home-Bound is welcome to communicate one’s preferred Communion dates and times either by calling the Church Office (open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, between 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), or by e-mailing our church secretary, Anne Nelson, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers will be coordinating schedules to help meet any interested persons who desire Communion at home.