Our Church's ministry to seniors and shut-ins has been in service for over two decades, and some have been involved for over fifteen years. On the second Sunday of each month we enjoy a Fellowship Dinner after Morning Worship, and then go on to the nursing home for a one hour service.
The service starts with greetings, prayer and singing favorite old time Sunday school children’s songs that bring back memories of childhood for the clients. Some sing along with us. We then enter into a formal worship service singing the Doxology, reciting the Apostles' Creed and the Lord’s Prayer together, and then the Ten Commandments are read.
The Elders and Deacons alternate in bringing a brief Scriptural message to encourage the saints, and those who are weak in the faith are assisted by our Church members. We sing hymns, and pray with them and for their specific needs. Some have family deployed in the military, some are veterans, and most are lonely grandmothers. Many never have any family visits at all.
There was one lady that reached the age of 100 with great celebration when we were there. We have seen some go on hospice care and recover, and others, by God's grace, have passed on to glory.
It is our privilege and joy to spend time with these blessed people who cannot get out to a Church Worship Service, and we are encouraged by our Lord's words, "Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.”