Pastoral Care



With the CoronaVirus regathering restrictions in place, we are exercising caution in order to keep our people safe, but we are blessed to offer pastoral care.

If you have a pastoral need in this time, feel free to email Pastor Glenn at pastor.shelton@christcm.org or call the church office 949-548-6866  ext. 1008 (please follow the prompts to leave a voicemail)

 

If you think you’re having a medical or psychiatric emergency call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.

Do not attempt to access emergency care through this website.

H E A L T H   &   W E L L N E S S   R E S O U R C E S 

Our Health & Wellness Ministry Team at Christ Lutheran is leading the way in caring for our community! They continue to share important resources regarding mental health, as well as made themselves available to answer your questions about your spiritual well being, your wellness in mind, body, and/or spirit, or if you just need to talk to someone!  Please feel free to reach out to a ministry team member directly using the contact info provided below, and check out the resource articles they have provided!


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JOIN PASTOR GLENN EVERY TUESDAY  & THURSDAY AT THE SIXTH HOUR (12:00 NOON) FOR PRAYER

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer… Acts 3:1

Grab your lunch, find a quiet place, and join Pastor Glenn and others for prayer through Zoom. Please email pastor.shelton@christcm.org and he’ll send you the Zoom link. 

Perhaps you have never considered it. There are specific hours of the day ordained of God which can be particularly meaningful to the Christian's prayer life. Just as surely as God has ordained a memorial day of the week for corporate worship (together with annual days of celebration), He also ordained special hours of the day for prayer to bring particular honor to Himself.  Read More

The three Biblical memorial hours of prayer are specifically the third hour, the sixth hour and the ninth hour of the day, or 9:00 A.M., 12 Noon and 3:00 P.M. These were important prayer disciplines faithfully observed by the Old Testament saints, the New Testament Church and by our Lord Jesus Christ. The hours of Prayer" were continually honored because they were divinely appointed. The practice of observing them is being restored to the prayer system of the Body of Christ.

R E Q U E S T   F O R   S U P P O R T
We want to support you in your time of need as the CoronaVirus continues to impact lives in various ways. Please let us know how we can help and care for you.
 

Complete the form below and our care team will follow up with you.


 Request For Support Form

(Please know that your personal information will be confidential and only used by the care team to support you.)

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Christ Costa Mesa provides worship options so that individuals may make the best choice for themselves and their families.  We value all forms of worship with you!

Your board of elders has prepared a way to offer participation in the Lord’s Supper during our livestream Sunday worship services. As the life-saving Gospel of Jesus has been proclaimed through His Word, and received, via streaming videos many times already, we desire the body and blood of Jesus to enter our homes as well.

When will we do this? The Lord’s Supper will be received according to the same schedule we have for in-person worship. The 8am service will receive communion on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays. The 10:30am service will receive communion on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sundays.

How will we do this?

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When you are preparing to worship in your home, set aside some simple bread and wine (or grape juice). I recommend setting these elements close to you in a fashion that may even replicate being placed on an altar. At the appropriate time in worship, a pastor will ask you to place the elements in front of you while he pronounces the Words of Institution, thereby consecrating the elements. Then you will be instructed to receive the Lord’s meal. 

Who should receive the Lord’s Supper? As always, we desire to receive the Lord’s Supper in communion with those who believe that Jesus is the Savior of the world; desire to receive forgiveness of sins; and believe fully that the real presence of Jesus is found in, with, and under the bread and the wine. For those who do not share this belief, we ask to abstain from participating in the meal. If, however, they have any questions, the pastors at Christ would be happy to have conversation. 

What not to do? The Lord’s Supper is a sacrament of Christ Jesus, offered for the forgiveness of sins, for those who believe, and should be acknowledged as a holy meal. Therefore, this sacrament should not be received irreverently nor lightly. The elements that are necessary are bread and wine (or grape juice). Please DO NOT attempt to use anything but those elements, as these are the elements intended by Jesus for this meal. Nope, Coca Cola will not be a good choice, neither will your macchiato or protein shake. And while it may be tempting to use a donut or coffee cake, please use simple bread only. A helpful video will be sent out on Friday, demonstrating how to participate in communion in your homes. 

Looking forward to all of our worship experiences together, knowing that Jesus continues to call His people together, whether in person, or online. Thanks be to God for the technology that unites us. 

 

~ Pastor Drew, Pastor Glenn, and Christ Lutheran Board of Elders