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 February 15, 2024

Our Prayers

  • Jean Burke, as her son, Jeff Burke, recuperates from pneumonia and is hospitalized at St. Petersburg HCA General Hospital.
  • Susan Dage, as Susan deals with health issues and faces her second surgery at the OK Spine Hospital.
  • Dow Dozier and Doris Cline-Dozier, as Dow deals with health issues and faces surgery at Mercy Health Center.
  • Don and Judie Ellis, as Judie deals with health issues.
  • Thomas and Nancy Hoffmann, as Thomas recuperates from an illness.
  • Linda Jordan, as Linda’s son, Danny MacDonald, deals with health issues and recuperates from surgery.
  • Susan King-Baker, as her friend, Jay Kasey, recuperates from surgery and hospitalized at the OU Medical Center.
  • Jimi Marrs, as Jimi deals with health issues and is under hospice care.
  • David and Kim Myers, as Kim deals with health issues and faces surgery at Integris Baptist Medical Center.
  • Richard and Sally Nickel, as Sally deals with health issues and was recently hospitalized.
  • Bob and Carolyn Wright, as Carolyn deals with health issues and was recently hospitalized.  

Our Sympathy

  • Susan Dage and Family at the death of Susan’s sister, Ann Johnson.  Ann passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024.  
  • Kathy Kennedy at the death of her friend, Bill Newcomb.  Bill passed away on Monday, February 5, 2024.
  • Bob Sullivan and Family at the death of Bob’s wife, Mary Lynn Sullivan.  Mary Lynn passed away on January 31, 2024.   

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 Geraldine “Gerry” Jackson will be held in Chapel of the Cross on Wedensday, January 10, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffman will be officiating. 
  • A Memorial Service for Jim Cross will be held in Chapel of the Cross on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Tim Travers will be officiating. Luncheon reception to follow.
  • A Memorial Service for Betty Folks will be held in Chapel of the Cross on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.  Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann will be officiating. 
  • A Memorial Service for James Carpenter will be held in Chapel of the Cross on Saturday, March 30, 2024, at 11:00 a.m.  Rev. Dr. Thomas Hoffmann will be officiating. 
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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