Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is an important part of St. Andrew’s By-The-Lake. It is best characterized as parish “in-reach”–how we take care of each other. In addition to the many ways we reach out to each other, a small group of dedicated members are licensed as Lay Eucharistic Visitors to augment the Vicar’s program of visitation and sharing the Eucharist. The Friday Prayer group participates in pastoral care as we gather monthly and pray for our church, its members, and friends who are on the prayer list. Cards are sent to members who can’t worship with us regularly; special prayer requests are met as requested; remembrances such as Christmas baskets are delivered–all with the intent of nurturing the sense of community and caring at St. Andrew’s. For information about this vital lay ministry contact Joanne Blyler at or at 464-2945.