The Cancer and
Chronic Illness Ministry
If you or someone you know is facing the challenges of cancer or chronic illness, please join us for prayer, education, support, and fellowship.
There are two opportunities each month:
• Prayer & Guest Speakers: 2nd Sunday at 2 pm
• Small Group Support: 3rd Monday at 10:30 am
This cancer ministry was started at St. John’s Lutheran in the Fall of 2017 in response to the many parishioners, friends, and family members who are on a cancer journey. This ministry began with caring and concerned individuals, who may have survived cancer treatment themselves or have been caregivers for a loved one who has faced cancer. Initially, the ministry was organized to provide spiritual comfort through prayers, scriptures and uplifting devotionals to those affected by cancer. To accomplish this an alliance was formed with Cancer Companions, a caring organization headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Cancer Companions provides training and web support for our local group.
We invite anyone who is in the midst of fighting cancer or a chronic illness to come on the second Sunday of every month at 2 pm for a brief and informal prayer service in our Social Hall. This is followed by a social time, a light KaffeeKlatch and a speaker, who presents helpful information on a variety of topics.
Our goal is to provide support for those facing emotional and spiritual battles as they face the challenges of cancer or a chronic illness. These battles can be as difficult as the physical battles. The Cancer and Chronic Illness Ministry Team wants to help center lives on the True Physician, turning our focus onto Jesus. To do this, we encourage attendance at a support group on the third Monday of each month at 10:30 am at the church facility. During this meeting, we discuss a wide range of topics, such as faith, stress reduction, relationships, and communication. For those who are unable to attend physically, we provide a computer hook-up.
Please contact the Cancer and Chronic Illness Ministry Team for assistance if you feel overwhelmed by your medical journey. Call the church office: 336-725-1651.