Care and Support Resources

Our Care Teams are ready to stand with you through life's celebrations, struggles, and everything in between. Select a tab below to find out more.

We all journey through difficult times in life. No one should walk that road alone.

We have trained Stephen Ministers ready and available to come alongside you through your journey—many of whom have walked through difficulties themselves—in a judgment-free, caring, and confidential environment.  These men and women are trained to provide one-on-one care to people of all ages including those experiencing grief, divorce, chronic or terminal illness, job loss, loss of a home, military deployment, spiritual crisis, and many other life struggles and circumstances.  To learn more about being matched with a Stephen Minister, fill out the form below:

Stephen Minister Interest Form

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Losing someone or something you love is very painful. After a significant loss, you may experience all kinds of difficult and surprising emotions, such as shock, anger, and guilt.  There is no right or wrong way to grieve — but there are healthy ways to cope with the pain. Woodbury Lutheran hosts an 8-week Grief Support Class in January, April/May, and September which incorporates Scripture into the healing process after loss. For more information, call the church office at 651-739-5144 or email Pastor Tim.

At Celebrate Recovery you will experience support and fellowship, while celebrating God's healing power in life through 8 recovery principles and Christ-centered 12 steps. Individuals share experiences, strengths, and hopes with one another and grow toward accepting God's grace in solving life's problems. Celebrate Recovery meets on Thursday evenings at 6:30pm at our  Valley Creek Campus (7380 Afton Road, Woodbury, MN).

For more information please contact Larry at 651-308-9113 or Vicky at 651-308-9112.

Go to the Celebrate Recovery website

"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
-Philippians 4:6-7

If you need prayer, please reach out through the form below. Our Prayer Team will be praying for you!

Receive Prayer

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Follow up

If the situation is an emergency please dial 911.

To reach the on-call pastor after office hours please call 651-739-5144 and follow the prompts. To request a hospital or home visit, please fill out the form below or call 651-739-5144.

We also have Pastoral Care Assistants available to visit you, share a devotion, pray with you, and bring Holy Communion.

Request a Pastoral Visit

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Address of home, hospital, or care facility*

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When we say, "Come as you are" we mean it! God loves each person and has a plan just for their lives!

We strive to be inclusive and welcoming of individuals with a variety of needs. We also have many ways for individuals with disabilities and their families to get connected! Check out the resources below:

for Parents, Children, and Youth 

Sunday School Buddies

Sunday School Buddies are one-to-one pairings within a WLCKids small group for students who need accommodations because of learning disabilities, physical limitations, or behavioral struggles. For more information contact Nancy Schubbe regarding the Valley Creek and Wakota Ridge Campuses or Sarah Dibbern for the Oak Hill Campus, or call the church office at 651-739-5144.

for Caregivers and Adults

Faith & Friends + Bible & Friends

Faith & Friends is a Bible study for adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities that meets at our Valley Creek Campus on Sundays at 9am in the Isaiah Room.  We enjoy singing, prayer, small group time, and activities...all focused on learning more about Jesus. All ability levels and aides are welcome to join us!

For more information on WLC's Disability Ministry, please email Jeanne Dicke or call 651-704-9464. 

People of Faith

People of Faith is a bi-weekly time of fellowship and Bible study for group home residents and those living independently ages 16-60 years old. They meet September through May on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 pm on the Valley Creek campus (Fireside Room). The group participates in hands-on sensory and tactile activities, crafts, devotions, and bible curriculum. Email Maureen Stoffel or call 612-719-0661 for more information or to register for People of Faith.

Hearts and Hands

Hearts and Hands is a fellowship group for adults with disabilities. We schedule 3 in-person events throughout the year that may include a meal, devotional time, singing, an activity, or a service project. Please email Jeanne Dicke or call 651-704-9464 for more information. 

*If you're interested in volunteering with one of our disability groups, please contact the leader of the group for more details.