" The Lutheran Community Care Centre provides flexible and responsive social, developmental and spiritual services to people in the northern region of Ontario. "

Pastoral Care Service

Through a coordinated effort from Pastoral Care Workers, Lutheran clergy and many dedicated volunteers, the Care Centre offers worship opportunities each month in the long-term care facilities, ensures those who request services in the hospital or nursing home are visited regularly, and their families are supported. Pastoral Care is a process of strengthening people in their faith and helping them resolve spiritual concerns.

As a religious/spiritual service, accepted protocol is that we initiate contact only with individuals who have identified themselves as Lutheran or have an affinity to the Lutheran Church. This does not preclude any individual from requesting that our Pastoral Care Worker meet with them. In such a case, our Pastoral Care Workers would take an ecumenical approach that is respectful of the person's faith and beliefs and means of expressing their spirituality.

If through discussion, an affinity to a particular faith group is identified; our Pastoral Care Worker would assist in establishing or re-establishing a link with a church or minister of that faith group for ongoing spiritual care.

Working mostly with the elderly with various health problems, the Pastoral Care Workers find the most appropriate way to minister to each individual. This may include reading to someone with poor vision, singing familiar songs and comforting them in their loneliness. The Pastoral Care Workers are often called upon to comfort residents or their families in life's most difficult situations, especially when death is near. They share a time of prayer, a familiar scripture passage, and the promise and comfort of the Gospel.

If you need to reach Pastoral Care, you may call 807-345-6062 Ext 117 or email liisal@lccctbay.org and speak with Liisa Lahtinen, our Pastoral Care Worker.

Worship Service Schedule