Caring Ministries

GriefShare: Support for those grieving

The next Grief Support Group being offered at St. Matthew Lutheran Church has begun and runs through November 14. You may go to the GriefShare website for other wonderful resources and additional locations and  class times being offered in your area.

Our next 12-week session begins on Thursday, January 24. Please note that this session will be during the day. At St. Matthew: Thursdays, 12:30-2:30 pm.

The class is open to anyone that has experienced the death of a loved one.

Sessions generally run on  Wednesday evenings for 12 weeks from 6:30-8:30pm.

Each topic is self contained so you do not have to attend in sequence and includes a brief video seminar, followed by supportive group discussion. Please call or email Kathy if you have any questions.

Cost is free, but pre-registration is required by contacting the church office at 763-788-9427 or emailing Kathy Rosenberg, Parish Nurse, at

We look forward to offering our support in your journey of Grief.


Cancer Support Group: Support for those with a cancer diagnosis

Currently on hiatus. Call Kathy Rosenberg, Parish Nurse, if you have any questions or want to have a 1:1 visit to discuss your cancer concerns.

Heart and Soul: To support your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health

Feel free to contact your Parish Nurse Kathy Rosenberg  to set up a time to have your blood pressure checked, discuss any of your health concerns, arrange a home visit, or have personal prayer time together.

Golden Agers: Support for our St. Matthew seniors 55+

You are cordially invited to join us for our quarterly gatherings on the second Tuesday of the month at noon for a meal, devotion, special program, fellowship, and fun. Please contact Eva Pelton or Parish Nurse Kathy Rosenberg with any questions. Upcoming dates in 2019: January 8, April 9, July 9

BeFrienders: Provide support to those in need of a listening, caring presence

THANK YOU to our dedicated BeFrienders for all the visits, care, and love you share with others through your active listening and non-judgmental, caring presence as you visit in God’s presence.

**If anyone in the congregation wishes to have a BeFriender visit for you or for someone you care about, please alert any one of the BeFriender Leadership Team members: Kathy Rosenberg, Louise Roberts, Pastor Hugo, Jane Gergen, or Sarai Kretschman.