Care and Concern

The Charter of the Care & Concern Ministries

The Care & Concern Ministry Team of First Evangelical Lutheran Church is chartered to oversee the extension of Christian compassion and aid to
members and non-members having special needs. It also helps all other members of the congregation to do likewise.
The team acts as a liaison between these ministries, the congregation and council, communicating needs, opportunities and social concerns within the congregation.
This ministry will offer service (as deemed appropriate by the team and pastoral staff and / or church council) to members and non-members alike who are in need of care.  
 Visit us at 455 W. Sunnyside Road in Idaho Falls or call 208-522-9301 for more information. 

Areas of Our Ministry

Prayer Chain
A group of volunteers who pray for members and non-members on request.
Funeral Meals
Meals after funerals or memorials are provided as requested by families.
Stephen Ministry
Are you or someone you know going through a difficult time? Consider letting a Stephen Minister help. Stephen Ministers are trained to listen, care, encourage, pray, and walk alongside you during difficult times. It's confidential, free, and very helpful. Contact the church office at 208-522-9301, if you or someone you know would like more information.  
Meals in Crisis
Meals are provided by volunteers on a short term basis for those undergoing a life crisis, such as illness or recovery from surgery. Contact the church office at 208-522-9301, if you or someone you care for needs this service.
A group of volunteers provide rides to and from church for worship and/or Sunday school for those who do not or cannot drive themselves. Contact the church office at 208-522-9301, if you or someone you care for needs this service.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
A handmade shawl embedded with prayer and the blessing of the pastor is presented to give comfort to those experiencing a crisis.
Parish Nursing / Wellness
Blood pressure checks are conducted the First Sunday of the month in Room #7 after worship (during Fellowship Hour). There will be a partitioned area for privacy. The volunteers periodically offer basic health care such as blood pressure checks, explain prescribed medications and monitor health issues of members needing coordination of medical needs. A blood drive is held twice a year. Check the calendar for those dates. Hospice Support - Represent congregation to communicate needs for the dying.
Care Notes
Provides a display of inspirational brochures.
Visitation Pastors
Hospital or home visits by pastors on staff, offering communion when requested.
We support Hospice of Eastern Idaho. This non-profit provides the highest quality comfort, care and pain management.