Care & Support

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

GALATIANS 6:2

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!

Help Keep the Care Team Informed

Needing Prayer or Support?

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.

PLEASE KEEP THE CARE TEAM INFORMED OF THE NEEDS OF OUR CHURCH FAMILY!
Call Vicki Roberds at 405-721-4141 or email
HERE.

PRAYER & PRAISE REPORT

Updated October 13, 2021

Our Prayers

  • Rita Buford, as Rita and her sister ask prayers for safe travels.
  • Sandy and Kathryn Cashion, as Sandy undergoes physical therapy and is a resident at Baptist Village Rehab.
  • John and Carolyn Hays, as Carolyn deals with health issues and recuperates from outpatient surgery.
  • Jim and Coleen Henry, as Coleen’s sister, Carolyn Stroud, recuperates from injuries from a car accident.
  • Bob and Nancy Smith, as Bob’s and Nancy’s friend, Alana Adair, deals with health issues and faces a procedure.

Our Sympathy

  • Claude and Sherry Husbands and Family at the death of Sherry’s uncle, Pete Pedersen.
  • Jimi Marrs and Family at the death of Jimi’s son, Tim Marrs.
  • Jerry Rickerts and Family at the death of Jerry’s wife, Betty “Suzanne” Rickerts.

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 vroberds@churchoftheservant.com.

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 vroberds@churchoftheservant.com.

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 vroberds@churchoftheservant.com.

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 Betty "Suzanne" Rickerts will be held in the Chapel of the Cross on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Tim Travers will be officiating.  There will be a reception to follow in the Courtyard.
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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