Spiritual and Caring Ministries
We offer support and care for one another through our caring ministries.
For pastoral care, please contact our Rector, Rev. Aaron Klinefelter, or our Assisting Priest, Rev. Penelope Duckworth.
Aaron can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at (408) 431-3315 on his cell phone from 8am to 8pm daily (if emergencies then anytime).
Penelope can be reached at email@example.com, Please put “St. Jude’s” somewhere in the subject line of your email.You can also reach her by phone between 8am and 8pm (if emergency then anytime) at 408-267-9314 at home.
Administrative emails can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be answered promptly during working hours. You can also reach Donna at (408) 252-4166 during working hours.
Support & Encouragement for Everyone
St. Jude’s Stephen Ministers: Stephen Ministers are available to provide confidential Christian support and encouragement to anyone going through a difficult time during this pandemic, such as feeling anxious, overwhelmed or isolated. Click here for Judy Bailey, Referral Coordinator, to reach out to you.
St. Jude’s Eucharistic Visitors: Lift your spirits by asking for a Eucharistic Visit by phone or by Zoom. The EV Team does weekly check-ups with members on their list. It’s easy and meaningful. Click here to contact the office to schedule at time convenient for you.
Pastoral and Spiritual Care
Clergy visits (online or a call) from Aaron and Penelope are available for more conversation, pastoral care or urgent support.
Intercessory Prayer is offered regularly by faithful pray-ers. To add to the list, please list your prayer request on our Worship at Home page here.
Stephen Ministers provide confidential one-to-one Christian pastoral care, encouragement and support to individuals going through a difficult time. Their support is available via videoconference or a phone call.
Eucharistic Visitors (EVs), help people who cannot attend church feel they are part of St. Jude’s and the community though sharing of Word and Sacrament. This ministry is currently on hiatus due to social distancing restrictions.
Support through all Stages of Life
Baptisms are available for babies, children, youth or adults. Confirmations or receptions generally take place once every two years. Contact our office here to learn more and find out what is currently allowed per County and Diocesan safe distancing directives. Click here for the baptism form.
Weddings and Receptions: You may be able have your wedding in our Sanctuary or your reception in our Parish Hall, depending on what is currently allowed per County and Diocesan safe distancing directives. Contact our office here to learn more.
Funerals and Memorials: Contact the office to learn more and find our what is currently allowed per County and Diocesan safe distancing directives. Parishioners and their families may be interred in our environmentally-sensitive and beautiful Memorial Garden.
Contact the Stephen Ministry
Caring Resources you may find helpful
Advanced Health Care Directive: An AHCD informs loved ones and medical caregivers of your medical wishes if you are unable to speak for yourself. Click here for printable documents. A more “friendly” version can be found at Five Wishes (http://fivewishes.org)
Memorial/Funeral Wishes: This form communicates your wishes with loved ones and St. Jude’s. Click here for printable document.
Prayer and Spirtual Resources you may find helpful
Our sanctuary is open for prayer 24/7.
Our labyrinth is available for prayer from sunrise to sunset.
Morning Prayer is offered on Tuesdays at 9:15am or on your own. Pamphlets (click here) are available near the Apricot Window in the sanctuary.
ST. JUDE THE APOSTLE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
20920 McClellan Road
Cupertino, CA 95014