St. Paul’s has a new ministry for our parishioners during times of need (for example: following surgery, severe illness, birth, death, etc.). Getting dinner on the table following a major life event can be so hard, so we want to help each other during those times with prayer and food. A “meal train” connects those needing help with the helpers.
I was first introduced to a meal train when I had my son, Wesley. I didn’t think much of it at the time the friend offered to organize it, but WOW… having dinners ready to heat up when I was healing and my husband Digger and I were exhausted was an incredible help. I recently organized a meal train for a friend whose husband underwent a major surgery and when I heard she had people from her church bringing meals to her too, I knew St. Pauls' generous parishioners would embrace this ministry!
If you are interested, here are the ways you can help: 1. Cook a meal at home and deliver it to the parishioner requesting meals. 2. Buy a pre-made meal and have it delivered—or deliver it yourself. 3. Be a delivery person between the two homes. There is no specific commitment for you to join (we certainly don’t expect you to be able to participate for every call for meals). If you are interested, please email Katie with "LOAVES & FISHES" in the subject line. In the body of the email, please note if you want to bring food and/or deliver it. The nitty-gritty: a parishioner in need will contact the church office and will be directed to Katie. They will establish the time-frame they will need meals, noting the number of meals/days/dietary restrictions & preferences/number of people who need feeding. Katie will activate the Loaves & Fishes email chain! Volunteers will sign up on a meal train website filling in a date/time that works for them with what food they will be bringing or having delivered (e.g. through DoorDash/Grubhub). If the food is your own, you will drop off your fare, or contact Katie if you do not have transportation to do so and she will arrange it.
Thank you in advance for your interest in caring for our fellow parishioners! Katie Lauter