Prayer Support

We want to pray for you!

Our Lord invites us to come to Him with every concern and joy of our lives through the gift of prayer, and He promises to listen to us as our loving Father. The Apostle John writes, "This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." [1 John 5:14] As Christ's family, it is an honor to lift one another up in prayer.

Click here to submit your prayer requests directly to our pastors. Prayer requests are also received during each worship service.
 

Counseling Support

Sometimes, living in this sinful world brings deep pain and prolonged suffering to our lives. It is during these times that we can often feel isolated and alone in facing our struggles. Our merciful Savior calls on us to bear one another's burdens [Galatians 6:2] and tenderly invites us to cast our burdens on Him [Psalm 55:22]. If you are in a situation where you could benefit from counsel and support, our pastoral staff stands ready to provide care and guidance. When needed, we can also provide referral to a qualified professional Christian counselor. Always feel free to schedule a confidential appointment with our pastoral staff by calling the pastoral office at 248-402-8020.

Stephen Ministry

Our congregation’s Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. For more information on Stephen Ministry or to review care receiver testimonials, CLICK HERE.  For more information on receiving Stephen Ministry care at St. John, please contact Pastor Steve Grafe at 248-402-8020.


GriefShare

This 13-week support group occurs twice each year. Each week, grief-related issues are addressed through DVDs and discussion. Come to any or all sessions. For more information, please contact Linda Baroli at 248-895-0310.


Caregiver Care

Do you assist a family member or friend with activities of daily living and/or medical tasks? If you answered yes, you are a caregiver. There are about 2 million unpaid family caregivers in Michigan. Caregiving is rewarding, but can also be stressful, overwhelming, and exhausting. Announcing Caregiver Care, a support group for the loving caregivers of family and friends. Join fellow caregivers to learn problem-solving strategies and receive validation and encouragement from others who understand what you may be going through. The meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the month starting at 6:30 PM in Concordia Hall downstairs. You do not need to signup for this support group. Just come and join us any time!  For more information, please contact Laura Tom, RN, Faith Community Nurse at 586-201-9162 or


Love for Others Benevolence Fund

This ministry is designed to help members of our congregation and community who have fallen upon times of financial distress due to job loss or other unusual circumstances. The fund provides assistance with basic needs such as food, housing, medicine, and utilities. Love for Others is funded solely by gifts from St. John members. For more information, please contact Pastor Steve Grafe at 248-402-8020. 


Faith Community Nurse

Our Faith Community Nurse, Laura Tom, keeps the congregation informed of health issues, coordinates blood drives and other events, and helps raise awareness of various health concerns. For more information, please contact Laura Tom at 248-375-1575.

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