Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Bringing God to people and people to God!

Pastoral care is provided to the patients, their family members and friends. Assisting people through the difficult challenges of healthcare experiences. Chaplains are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide:

Patient and Family/Friends Support

  • Pastoral Care – Listening and offering spiritual and emotional support
  • Pre-surgical visits
  • Crisis care
  • Continuing care
  • End-of-life care
  • Bereavement care

Worship

  • Chapel available for prayer and meditation
  • Communion or sacraments, upon request

Share a Prayer

Please type your prayer in the text box below. Comments and questions are welcomed as well. All prayers are sent directly to the hospital Chaplain.

Encouraging Thoughts from God

THE FEAR OF HOME

Isaiah 40:1–11

Reader: O God, we light the second candle of Advent.

Responsive: We seek your comfort. Both mighty and tender, please come be among us. Prepare our hearts to be transformed by you.

Reader: Isaiah announced God’s coming to a people exiled in a broken and parched wilderness. He declared that God’s redemption would make a highway in the desert and change the rough places into fertile plains. God, would you come as a shepherd—feeding, leading and cradling the weary flock. This Advent, we seek you, the shepherd of our souls.

Responsive: Saving God, look upon this broken world. Heal the land. Heal physical bodies, wounded hearts and shattered lives. Though damaged, we are not destroyed. You always provide peace and comfort for your children. If we, like sheep, have gone astray, prepare us to hear and respond to your voice again. Let us be prepare to be changed. This Advent, teach us to be tender and at peace, as you are. Amen.

Light the second purple candle of the Advent wreath.

HOPE | November 28, 2021 | A TIME TO GO HOME

Isaiah 64:1–9

Reader: O God, we light the first candle of Advent.

Responsive: We kindle it with hope. We long for you to come to our world, to break through and reign with compassion, justice and peace.

Reader: We remember times we longed for God to be present to us, this congregation, and this world. We recall, oh God, your presence, healing and peace during a time of need for a friend, family member or ourselves. (pause) The prophet Isaiah also cried to God to tear open heaven and come down. He called God’s people to do right. Isaiah called them to be refashioned like clay by God, the potter. This Advent, may we call out to God to do the same for us. Reshape/Refashion us, oh God!

Responsive: Mighty God, creator of the world, break through all that keeps us from you. We ask for your mercy to reform us in your image. This Advent; visit us with your hope, peace, joy and love. Amen.

Light the first purple candle of the Advent wreath.

Request for Services or Sacraments

Patients, family members, and friends can request a visit from a chaplain. We are also available to assist clergy or other pastors coming to visit their congregants. To contact the Hutch Regional Chaplain, call 620-615-3464 or email jayj@hutchregional.com.