Care & Support

Carry one another’s burdens; in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.


During hard times in life, we need all the love and support we can get – both from God and others. In fact, God often manifests His presence through others! Being “God’s heart and hands” is the very purpose of our Care Ministry. We have many ways to minister to Church of the Servant’s families:

  • Our Care Chaplains
  • Various support groups
  • Hospital and home visits
  • Encouraging care notes
  • Intercessory prayer

We also provide care and support during joyous times when a new baby is born, such as gift basket!


Servant is blessed with a wonderful Care Staff and a team of fantastic Care Chaplains.  It is our heartfelt desire to prayerfully attend to members of our church family in times of sickness and death as well as on those especially joyous occasions   We count on each of our members to keep us apprised of events as they occur.  Remember that a call to the Care Center is ALWAYS welcome when you learn of a death, hospitalization, birth or specific need for prayer.  Please don't assume that just because you have been informed, the Care Center has the news.  When you go to the hospital and list Church of the Servant as your church home, you may assume the church will be notified.  This is NOT the case.

Call Vicki Roberds at 405-728-4738 or email 


Updated May 16, 2024

Our Prayers

  • Mike Cosgrove and Lynnda Berryhill-Cosgrove, as Lynnda recuperates from surgery.
  • Dow Dozier and Doris Cline-Dozier, as Dow deals with health issues and undergoes treatment.
  • Joyce Gaige, as Joyce’s daughter, Marilyn Tanner, deals with health issues and undergoes treatment.
  • Randy and Beth Plant, as Beth deals with health issues and recuperates from a procedure.
  • Bob and Nancy Smith, as Bob deals with health issues and undergoes tests.
  • Will and Michele Snow, as Michele’s aunt, Dee Washee, deals with health issues.
  • Bob and Rubena Wallis, as Bob recuperates from injuries from a fall and is a resident of Skilled Nursing at Epworth Villa. 

Our Sympathy

  • Dennis and Darla Bierig, Alberta Bentley, and Family at the death of Darla’s niece’s husband and Alberta’s husband, Jimmie Bentley.  Jimmie’s service was held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Acts 2 United Methodist Church. 


  • Don and Becky Jacks at the birth of their great granddaughter, Caroline Marie Kelly.  The proud parents are Callahan and Maddie Kelly of California. 

Daily Prayer Calendar

grief support group

Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? If so, perhaps you would benefit from our Grief Support Group at Church of the Servant. Whether you have recently experienced the death of a loved one, or if you have been on a grief journey for a long time, we hope you’ll consider joining the group. Each session includes a video and plenty of time for discussion and sharing. Each participant will receive a complimentary workbook. Registration never closes, so you can join us anytime during the course. To register for the next course, please contact Vicki Roberds at
405-728-4738 or

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregivers Support Group

This group is designed to give Christian support and encouragement to people who have loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Here’s how it works: just arrange for any care that might be necessary for your loved one during the time of our meeting (we aren’t able to offer such care here at Church of the Servant), then join us for a time of learning, sharing, and caring for one another in a Christian environment. If you’re interested in this group, please contact Vicki Roberds at
405-728-4738 or

Ostomy Support Group

An ostomy is an artificial opening in an organ of the body, created during an operation such as a colostomy, ileostomy, or gastrostomy; a stoma. Are you living with an ostomy?  Do you think you are alone and have no one to talk to about questions that arise regarding your ostomy? Come to our Ostomy Support Group.  We have an Ostomy Nurse at every meeting to answer your questions and concerns. In addition, you will meet other ostomates who will share their stories and helpful ideas.If you’re interested in this group, please contact Vicki Roberds at
405-728-4738 or

Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service

When a loved one dies, those grieving often need assistance in planning a funeral or memorial service. Care Ministries at Church of the Servant can provide that assistance in a comforting and efficient way.

First, decide one person who will be the family contact to help coordinate the service. That person should then contact Vicki Roberds, Coordinator of Care Ministries. Her direct phone line is 405-728-4738. She is available from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours or on weekends, please call 405-721-4141. You will be directed to an emergency line to contact a pastor on call, who can help you reach Vicki.

Vicki will kindly and efficiently guide you through the process of planning the service, including: choosing a date, contacting the pastor of your choice, those who can help you with music, and any other matters concerning the service. We can also provide you with the names of
some very fine funeral homes, if you need that information. The funeral home you choose will also help you with other aspects of the service.

After the service is over, you may feel the need for ongoing support as you continue to grieve the loss of your loved one. Church of the Servant has a Grief Support Group that can accompany you during this healing process. It can offer community, understanding, support, and encouragement; and will extend open and loving arms of welcome to you.  Just know that we are here to help make this journey more bearable, and a day of comfort and peacefulness. We want you and your loved ones to experience the love of Christ in action, so please let us know how we can serve you.

Click HERE to download a PDF form that includes the above instructions to give to the person you’ve chosen as your contact.

funeral & memorial services

  • A Memorial Service for Patti Phillips will be held in Chapel of the Cross on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann will be officiating. Reception to follow.
  • A Memorial Service for Caroleen Carman will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens (8701 Northwest Expy, Oklahoma City, OK 73162) on Thursday, April 4, 2024, at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann will be officiating. 
  • A Memorial Service for William Hampton will be held in Chapel of the Cross on Friday, May 24, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann will be officiating. 
  • A Memorial Service for William "Bill" White will be held in the Celebration Center on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.  Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann will be officiating. Reception to follow. Burial will follow the reception at Resurrection Cemetery.
When a member of our church experiences the loss of a loved one, frequently our church is chosen as the place for the service to celebrate the life of that loved one.  This page will be updated with information on these services if they are to take place at Servant.  Listings will remain available for a few weeks following the event.

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