Pastoral Care

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Daughters of the King

The Glastonbury chapter of the Daughters of the King at St. Joseph of Arimathea is committed to the Rule of Life of prayer, service, and evangelism of the Order. Daughters commit to pray daily for our parish members, for our clergy, for unity in the church, and for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom. 

 

We participate in Diocesan Spring Assemblies. We continue to collect “Coins for Kids” to donate to the Sumner County school system for homeless students. We collect baby wash and shampoo for the Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center and we visit and serve residents of our local Alzheimer’s facility. We have 14 active Daughters in our chapter for this year.  


If you are interested in joining the Daughters of the King, contact Debra Maggart.

Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women of St Joseph’s Episcopal Church, with the grace of the Holy Spirit, share the love of God by making Christ known in the world through prayer, education, giving and sharing the concern for others and joyful service. 

 

We support a variety of activities within St Joseph’s Church and beyond, such as contributing to The Hendersonville Samaritan Association, providing an Angel tree every year to help families at Christmas, supporting the Altar Guild, Holy Trinity’s Church in the Yard, and working on a variety of other projects. 

 

If you are interested in joining the Episcopal Church Women, contact Nell Nestor. 

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Men of the Church

The Men of the Church are committed to providing help, service, and outreach within and outside of our parish. The MOC provide quarterly meals for the homeless through our partnership with Room in the Inn. 

 

Within the parish, the Men of the Church provide food and assist in food preparation for Shrove Tuesday and the monthly first Sunday Breakfasts. We join with other members of the parish in supporting the homeless and hungry children of Sumner County. We also support the Daughters of the King in the ministry they spearhead in assisting Holy Trinity Church with their Sunday Lunch Ministry (Church in the Yard). 

 

Every year, the MOC supports a number of families over the Christmas season. Our Bi-annual Chicken Barbecue makes it possible to meet our commitment of meals to the homeless and to raise money for the needs of our Christmas families. 

 

If you are interested in joining the Men of the Church, contact David Moomy. 

Needle & Handwork Group

Volunteers regularly gather in the undercroft to participate in a special ministry of knitting, prayer, and fellowship. Prayer shawls are knitted for distribution to those who have an extended illness or who may benefit from the touch of this loving endeavor. Several times each year, we gather up the prayer shawls and our priest will bless them on the altar before they are distributed to those who are ill, recuperating, shut in, or who would otherwise benefit from a tangible expression of God's love and care.

This is an all-ages activity, and you may participate with the group in person or by knitting on your own at home. Also, if you would like to learn to knit or crochet, you will find a number of parishioners more than willing to teach you.

 

For more information, please contact Milligene Shepherd

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Guild of the Christ Child

When a new baby is born to someone at St. Joseph’s, members of this group visit the baby and new parents on behalf of the church. They take a small gift, share some helpful information, and find out what kind of help the family needs. In concert with our priest, a member of the guild will help in planning the child’s baptism.


For specific information or questions related to our acolyte ministry, contact Shelly Sircy.

Religious Objects

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Many people like to know that others are praying for them both in times of difficulty and in times of happiness and gratitude. If you would like someone to pray for you, a friend, or a loved one, please get in touch with the name of the person and a brief description of the need.

Committed members of St. Joseph’s then include that person in their prayers. Prayers will also be offered during all worship services for those who would like to have the congregation's prayers. Please email our pastoral care team with prayer requests. 

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Funeral Reception Guild

The Funeral Reception Guild provides a reception following funerals or memorial services for parishioners in order to give family members a pleasant setting to greet friends and share in fellowship.

 

For specific information or questions related to our acolyte ministry, contact Shelly Sircy

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Wedding Guild

The Wedding Guild has the wonderful privilege of being the “uninvited guests” in the back pew at each wedding at St. Joseph's. It is a joyful, occasional ministry which offers the priceless gifts of time and support to the couple, their families and the clergy.

Our help begins several months before the ceremony when the chairman of the guild meets with the couple to discuss the set-up of the church for their wedding, the greeting of guests, the positioning of the wedding party during the ceremony, the recessional and all the fine points in between.


The Wedding Guild requires no prior experience or training, just a giving heart. If you are interested in serving in this joyful ministry, please contact Fr. Robert

Prayer Group

Work Groups

Members of the parish get together bi-annually to tend to the Church building and grounds. In between these times, there are a livdely group of parishioners who tend to the gardens around the Church building on an ongoing basis. If you would like to be a part of this vital ministry, please contact our Junior Warden Frank Ehrhardt. 

Spiritual formation is the growth of our souls and bodies into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ. God, the Father, shapes our lives by His Son and the Holy Spirit through the grace of the sacraments. We believe that this formation happens intellectually just as much as it does in our habits and emotions. Here at St. Joseph’s, we are committed to being formed into conduits of God’s grace from Sunday worship onwards as we go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

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