Care & Support

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
II Corinthians 1:3-4

Care and Support Ministries

Westminster cares for its members in many ways. Pastors and members of the congregation provide hospital and home visitation. Deacons take chancel flowers to those who are recovering from illness, grieving, or celebrating. Christmas poinsettias and Easter flowers are shared with homebound members, and home Communion is offered during the two weeks prior to Easter. Registered nurses offer blood pressure screening on the third Sunday of each month. Members of the congregation pray with and for one another in the Westminster chapel, during home visits, and in their private prayers. Westminster’s Memorial Services and Memorial Support ministry offer comfort and hope in the promise of the Resurrection for the families and friends of both members and non-members.

Westminster’s Care and Support ministries are led by David Tsai Shinn, Associate Pastor for Congregational Care, and by the Congregational Care Council of lay leaders. Visit the links below to learn more about our support ministries, and visit the links on the right to learn more about affiliated centers providing counseling and social connection services. You’re also invited to sign up for the weekly Community in Prayer email so you can lift up the joys and concerns of the Westminster family in your own prayers. To be added to the weekly recipient list, email

Congregational Care Support Form

Westminster members are fortunate to be a part of a church community that provides many opportunities for members to receive care and support from their church family when they journey through challenging times in life. The Congregational Care Ministry Team wants to make sure that every Westminster member is aware of what type of support is available and how to reach out for assistance when needed.

If you currently need care and support, please fill out the form located here. After the form is received, someone will be in touch with you to further discuss your needs and make arrangements for providing the requested support. Please know that your request will be kept confidential with clergy, Congregational Care staff, and any member of the appropriate ministry team offering support.


Rev. Dr. David Tsai Shinn
Associate Pastor for Congregational Care

Deb Wagner
Administrative Assistant

Congregational Care Resource Directory (pdf)

Learn more about the Congregational Care ministries so that the next time you have a need that can be served by one of these ministries, you will know how to reach out. Learn more (pdf).

Magnet Senior Center

Westminster partners with the Minneapolis Central Library to offer coffee, conversation, and cultural and educational events for older adults. Learn more.

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