Together we are a community of faith. When one suffers we all are affected. The Spiritual Care team at Prince of Peace wants to partner with you during life’s challenges to visit, pray, or meet with you.

Spiritual Resources | Funerals | Support Groups | Lay Ministry | Prayer | One‐to‐One Support | Love Your Neighbor | Health Care Directives

For Immediate Help

Please call Prince of Peace at 952‐435‐8102. On‐call ministers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Spiritual Resources

Spiritual formation is a life-long activity. It can bring us closer to God and transform our lives. Our Spiritual Formation Page provides information on Bible Studies, staff recommended books, and spiritual disciplines to try.

Funerals

We will walk with you in this journey of grief. We will help you plan and implement a Christian funeral or memorial service to honor the memory of your loved one and celebrate the hope of the resurrection.  Funeral/Memorial Service information.

Support Groups

Prince of Peace offers several support groups led by trained facilitators with expertise in each area of support. Support Groups provide a safe and caring environment on the path to healing and wholeness.

Lay Ministry

Lay ministers are trained and commissioned to offer one‐on‐one emotional and spiritual support for individuals encountering challenges such as illness, depression, divorce, grief and loss, and chemical dependency. They are available for a one‐time visit or an ongoing supportive relationship. Lay ministers visit people in the hospital, in care facilities, and in their homes.

Prayer

Prince of Peace is a community of faith rooted in prayer. Lay ministers and prayer team members are available to pray with individuals and families upon request. Prayer ministers are available for prayer following each worship service.

How to Pray

“There is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.” —Psalm 139:4

The Bible tells us that God knows our every thought and every word on our tongue (Psalm 139:1‐4). And when we don’t know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit “makes intercession for us with sighs too deep for words to express.” (Romans 8:26).

Jesus assures us that we can have communication with God even without a word being spoken, because God knows the intentions and desires of your heart. What a comfort when you don’t feel you know how to pray! You don’t have to worry if you can’t find the words to express your thoughts or feelings. You only need to say the name of the person you are praying for or the situation and the Holy Spirit takes it from there. You don’t have to feel guilty if your thoughts wander or you struggle to keep focused on the Lord. God knows what is on your heart.

You don’t have to worry about a proper posture in prayer, you can sit or stand or lay down. Pray as you are comfortable, keep your eyes open or closed, there is no “correct” way to pray. What God cares about is you and what is on your heart for the person or situation that you share with God.

What a wonderful God! God hears you. So keep on praying!

How to Make a Prayer Request

Lay ministers and prayer team members are available to pray on the phone or in person with individuals and families upon request. Prayer ministers are also available for prayer following each worship service.

To request prayer support, email Jody Slaughter, Spiritual Care Minister, or fill out a Connection Card, located behind the last row of seats in the sanctuary. For weekend and after hours prayer support call 952-435-8102

Join a Prayer Group

Anyone is invited to join together every other week to pray for those who have requested prayer.  This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday, at 1:15.  We share a brief devotion on prayer and then we pray through the list of names from the weekend worship bulletin prayer lists and the more detailed prayer email lists.  All requests are kept confidential if details are shared.  You are welcome to join as you can.  If you are unable to join in person and would like to be added to the prayer email group to receive requests through email, or have further questions about this bi-monthly prayer group, please contact email Jody Slaughter, Spiritual Care Minister, or call 952-435-8102

One‐to‐One Support

Pastoral Counseling

Pastoral counseling gives attention to relational responsibilities of loving God, neighbor, and self. This is essential to our wholeness. During this time, a pastoral counselor offers support through listening, asking caring questions and giving observations during difficult times which can help people chart their own course for hope, healing, and wholeness. The goal of this type of counseling is to represent God’s steadfast love and the hope of redemptive grace for all who suffer. Contact Jody Slaughter, Spiritual Care Minister, by email at 952-898-9312.

Crisis or Life Transition Care

Sometimes we need someone to talk with when we go through life transitions such as leaving our homes, experiencing the loss of health or the death of a loved one. There are trained lay ministers who can walk the journey with you. If you would like to visit with a lay minister please contact Pastor Sandy Rothschiller by email or at 952‐898‐9358.

End‐of‐Life Care

Visitation and education are available for those with terminal illness and their families. Contact Kari Snyder by email or at 952‐898‐9357.

Hospital Visits

Churches are no longer notified by a hospital when a member is admitted unless the person requests it. If you are scheduled for surgery or are in the hospital and would like a visit, we will gladly respond. Call the church office at 952‐435‐8102 and your message will be given to the pastor who is on call.

Senior Care Facility Visits

Senior Care Facilities no longer notify the church when a member is admitted, unless the person requests it. Please contact Kari Snyder by email at 952‐898‐9357.

Love Your Neighbor: Senior Companions

We are called to connect with seniors. In partnership with Lutheran Social Service, we are working on a project called Love Your Neighbor. This senior companion ministry will help our aging population to be as independent as possible given the circumstances in their life. Seniors will be paired with an individual or family who will provide practical and compassionate personal support to their life journey. Volunteers will be trained to provide companionship and support to seniors.

Health Care Directives

Everyone needs a Health Care Directive. Talk to your loved ones and write your wishes down.
Find out more at Honoring Choices (link) or Download a form (.pdf)

CONTACT
Sandy Rothschiller
Pastor of Spiritual Care
Email
952‐898‐9358

Confidentiality: It is a privilege for our Spiritual Care Ministry to serve our Prince of Peace family and the surrounding community. We are trained individuals who God has called to this ministry and we honor our responsibility to provide confidentiality to all people.

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