Prayer & Care

Prayer and Care

The Caring Ministry wants to walk with you through your times of need and times of celebration.

Prayer Requests



Pastoral Care

To request prayer, a care visit, inform us of a hospitalization, or borrow medical equipment, please use the confidential links below and emails will be sent to the appropriate staff and/or caring ministry volunteers. We also have an option to post to our Prayer Wall, where prayers and praises can be posted publicly for our community to pray for you. You can always call the office at (520) 297-7201 to alert us about prayer needs or upcoming medical procedures and hospital stays, too.

Prayer Requests

Submit Prayer Requests to the Pastors and the SAPC Prayer Team.

Request Prayer here

Memorial Services

Memorial Services At St. Andrew’s
As Christ followers, we affirm that “neither death, nor life….nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:38-39 NRSV

Memorial or funeral (closed casket) services at SAPC are conducted in the context of worship and presided over by a pastor, in consultation with the family. Families may choose either a traditional or contemporary style of music, either of which give Witness to the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.

If desired, families may prepare DVDs of photographs to be presented before or during the service, or immediately following at the memorial reception.  A memory table creates a personal touch and invites conversation and memories for guests to share with grieving families.

Financial Considerations

Honorariums for the pastor and musicians are customary.  There is also a nominal fee for Audio/Visual Support which varies according to the campus where the service will be held. A guest book may be purchased through the church.  Flower arrangements are provided by the family.

To discuss service plans in advance, or at the time of death, please contact Cathi Kentera at or 297-7201.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry: God’s Love In Action
Stephen Ministers play a significant role in caring for people facing tough times.  We all experience challenges when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend. A Stephen Minister is an adult man or woman who has been prepared and commissioned for service to assist our pastors in this special way. Those identified with gifts of mercy and encouragement receive 50 hours of training in order to provide confidential emotional and spiritual care to those who are hurting.

Stephen Ministers come under the supervision and care of Stephen Ministry Leaders and Pastors. Stephen Ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care to those dealing with a crisis or chronic situation, such as:

  • Death of a loved one
  • Hospitalization
  • Loneliness or discouragement
  • Spiritual crisis
  • Unemployment or job crisis
  • A terminal illness
  • Loss of a relationship
  • Life transitions
  • Chronic illness
  • Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
  • Relocation
  • Recovery after an accident or disaster.

If you, or someone you know, might benefit from a Stephen Ministry relationship, please contact one of our pastors at 520-297-7201 or click below:

Request Stephen Minister

If you are interested in training to become a Stephen Minister, a training class will begin in November 2023. For more information, please contact Cheryl Smith at To learn more about Stephen Ministry as a national organization, check out their webpage at:

Faith Community Nurses

The SAPC Faith Community Nursing (formerly Parish Nursing) and Health Ministries seeks to integrate health and faith to strengthen the church community.

Volunteers faithfully resource and partner with Caring Ministries in serving our congregation. The ministry focuses on several distinct health areas: Health Education, Personal Health Counseling (including post hospital and newborn phone visits), Liaison to specific community agencies, Medical Equipment Loaner Closet, and Interpretation of the Relationships between Faith and Health. Parish Nurses also participate in the St. Andrew’s Crisis Care Network.

Thanks to the attention of our Faith Community Nurses:

  1. St. Andrew’s has two Automated External Defibrillators (one one each campus), and individuals besides themselves have been trained to operate them if needed.
  2. Blood Pressure screenings are scheduled the second Sunday of every month throughout the year, and at HUGS monthly.
    First Aid Boxes at six locations throughout the campus are checked regularly and re-filled as necessary.
  3. Medical Equipment (walkers, shower chairs, wheelchairs, bedside commodes, etc) are available for short term use at no cost. Coordinator is Lisa Best – 520-370-5586 (talk or text).

Within the congregation, two of the most important Deacon functions are: (1) preparation of the elements and scheduling servers for The Lord’s Supper throughout the year, and (2) hosting the SAPC Family BBQ on the first Sunday every March.

Deacons resource Caring Ministry by:

  1. Coordinating Home Communion for those unable to attend public worship. If you desire Communion at your residence, please contact the church office (297-7201).
  2. Arranging for delivery of Emergency Meals following a hospitalization or personal crisis.
  3. Sending personalized cards and notes to members and friends who have been sick or hospitalized, to those grieving or lonely, and to our newest members to welcome them into the life our congregation.
  4. Graciously serving as helpers and greeters for the many Memorial Services on campus.
  5. Arranging Rides to Worship for seniors or the disabled who no longer drive so that they may participate in the 10:45 am Sunday worship service.  Church vans can accommodate wheelchairs and walkers.
  6. Set up Home Speaker Phones where home bound may listen to our Sunday worship service (9:00 or 10:45 am) live over telephone lines.


The Deacons also reach out beyond our community 

Whenever they work with the American Red Cross and host blood drives six times a year.

As they put together Blessing Bags (snacks, toiletries, Scripture verses, water & juice) for our congregation to deliver to folks living on the streets of our city.  These are available every Sunday and throughout the week.

The Deacon Benevolence Fund, financially funded by the generosity of our congregation, coordinates with Interfaith Community Services in assisting members, friends, and others outside our church family who are seeking financial assistance for rent, utilities, medical bills, and other necessary personal expenditures.

Post on our Prayer Wall (public)

Add a Prayer Request to our Prayer Wall (public).

Prayer Wall