Jail and Prison Ministry
"Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. (Heb 13:3)
What is the Jail Ministry?The Jail Ministry is an opportunity to minister to some of the 10,000+ inmates in custody at the Maricopa Co. Jails by Lay Ministers and Ordained Clergy. The Word and Sacrament is the heart of this ministry. The Order of Worship uses the Devine Service II, Setting II from the Lutheran Worship Hymnal and also follows the lessons of the church year.
Worship Services, Bible Studies, Counseling, and MoreWe have eight worship services and one Bible study in the jails. There are three in the tents on Friday afternoon (Men at Noon and Women at 2:00 and 3:00 PM) and two at Estrella on Saturday at 10:00 and 11:30 AM with one on Wednesday at 1:00 PM. The Lower Buckeye Jail has services on Wednesday at 2:30 and 3:45 PM. Our Bible study is Saturday at Estrella beginning at 10:00 AM. We need volunteers as liturgists, preachers, and musicians. Music volunteers should be familiar with the liturgy and popular hymns. Teams of two or three share the service duties.