“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3
The Care Ministries of Creator Lutheran Church promote the health and well-
being of body, mind, and spirit. The Ministries exist for the members of CLC and
the wider community, striving to empower and equip all Christians to
compassionately care for others, following the example of Jesus.
Whether you need pastoral care, prayer for a life challenge, a friend to support
you during a difficult time, or help coping with anxiety, Creator Lutheran Church and its members are here for you.
Walking with you as you experience life’s joys and challenges is one of the great
privileges of a pastoral care team. We visit people daily in the hospital or
wherever the spiritual care, prayer, and presence of the church is needed.
Hospitals do not notify churches when their members are admitted so if you or a
loved one are hospitalized, please complete a Connection Card on Sunday
morning or contact the church office.
Pastoral Conversation and Prayer
Pastor Amanda is available for pastoral visits by request. Contact the
Creator office at 253-862-7700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nursing and Homebound Visits
Our Pastor and Care Team make monthly visits to those who are homebound
and to nursing home residents, providing Holy Communion and devotional
time. If you become aware of a homebound member who is not receiving
regular visitation, contact email@example.com.
Our pastor and Care Team maintains regular contact with the hospitalized
and the recuperating. Visits are made to local hospitals, and hospice
locations Monday through Thursday and other times as necessary. If you
know of a member or friend of Creator Lutheran who enters the hospital
through emergency services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
In times of emergency, please call the church office Monday through Friday,
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at (253) 862-7700. For evening, weekend, and holiday
emergencies, our pastor is on-call at (253)470-6924.
Creator Prayer Ministry
You are invited to submit a prayer request.
Your request will be received by our prayer ministry group who will hold you and
your request in prayer. If you give permission, your prayer will be added to our
weekly worship prayers and our prayer requests shared in worship service
announcements. Submit your request here.
Daily prayer is an intentional and meaningful way to strengthen and nurture our
personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our daily conversation with God.
Through prayer, both individually and as a faith community, we open ourselves to
the guidance, wisdom, and power of the Holy Spirit. Prayers also bring comfort
during life’s challenges and gratitude for blessings received.
Final Sunday of the Month after worship a Creator Cares Member is available for
prayer in the sanctuary. — currently inactive due to Covid-19.
Creator Cares Card Ministry
Cards are sent out to members and community experiencing times of grief or
celebration in their lives. God is present in all moments of life and through this
ministry Creator reaches out with a word of encouragement or consolation.
Creator Cares/ Stephen’s Ministry
Creator Cares/Stephen’s Ministry care givers provide care through a listening
presence to anyone experiencing a life challenge. To get involved, or if you or
someone you know could benefit from having a care giver, contact Pastor
Amanda. Read More
Care givers: Our Creator Cares/ Stephen’s Ministry has been created to provide
high-quality, one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people in the congregation and
the community experiencing life difficulties. Care givers are connected with care
receivers by our pastor and have been trained and installed as lay leaders in this
ministry of Creator Lutheran Church.
Care receivers are individuals in the congregation or community who are going
through a crisis or life difficulty and who are matched with a Stephen Minister.
Experiences that being connected with a Creator Cares/Stephen’s Minister include:
- physical rehabilitation
- long-term care
- chronic illness
- terminal illness
- job loss
- loss of a home
- military deployment
- the onset of a disability
- spiritual crisis
- many other life struggles
Creator Connect — Phone Buddies
Phone Buddies is a ministry of Creator Lutheran Church connecting caring friends. This ministry has been developed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak of 2020. Read More
Phone Buddies reach out to members of Creator Lutheran Church by phone, sharing conversation, concerns, devotion, and prayer together. One call has been made to members in the first three months of COVID-19 outbreak. Moving forward, members can opt to be part of a weekly or monthly creator connect ministry. We believe both Lead Buddies and Receiver Buddies will receive great benefit from these relationships, rooted in a spirit of Christian care and faith.
We are committed to giving all members a phone call twice a year to check in and see how we can continue to walk together as the Body of Christ.
Creator Support — currently COVID-19 support
Doing for a friend what a friend would do is the mission of our Care Team. These volunteers function as extended family members through friendship and practical support for light household chores, shopping, or transportation. To get involved, or if you or someone you know could benefit from Creator Support, contact the church office.
Mental Health Resources
If you feel like you need professional help for mental illness, do not hesitate to
call your county’s crisis mental health line, available 24 hours a day.
Pierce County Crisis Line: 800-576-7764 (TTY: 711)
King County Crisis Line: 866-427-4747 (TTY 206-461-3219)
Beyond Human Aid, AA group meets Thursday at 7pm — suspended due to