By Concordia Publishing House

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date: 2011-12-06
  • Current Version: 2.0.16
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 45.75 MB
  • Developer: Concordia Publishing House
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 25 Ratings


The most comprehensive collection of resources for the pastoral care of Christian individuals, families, and communities. PastoralCare provides easy-to-navigate rites and resources for the care of people in times of sickness and distress, joy and celebration. Psalms, Scripture readings, prayers, hymn texts, and commentaries are woven together and applied to more than 60 different situations to uplift and support God’s people. PastoralCare is the ideal app for all pastors, ministers, elders, and caregivers. The prayers, hymns, and readings in PastoralCare make this a perfect devotional app for everyone. FEATURES * 18 visitation rites * 63 care resources in 8 categories - At the time of birth - Ministering to the sick - At the time of death - Times of spiritual distress - Home and family - Vocation - Times of celebration - Miscellaneous situations * Scripture readings * Psalms with optional chant marks and 8 music and audio tones for singing * Complete church year calendar with readings and prayers for all Sundays and festivals * 27 pastor’s prayers of preparation * 19 seasonal proper prefaces * 125 additional prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings * 171 best-loved hymns with complete texts * Select hymns and liturgical texts in German and Spanish TECHNICAL FEATURES * Dates for Sundays, feasts, and festivals generated according to the dynamic calendar * 8 Psalm tones include music and audio of pipe organ accompaniment * Bookmarking capabilities to organize your resources * Add and review notes with phone number and address highlighting * Easy to navigate * Fully searchable * Small, medium, and large font sizes * Three-Year and One-Year Lectionaries included



  • Excellent.

    By MonicaMommy
    I love being able to check the upcoming lections while I am in the grocery line. And I am never at a loss for words in any pastoral situation.
  • Pastoral Care Companion Digitized

    By Patrick&Sara
    The content is exceptional and it is a nifty little app as it will be helpful for any pastor, especially the Lutheran kind. I wish the option to "swipe" a la' book existed.
  • Wonderful update

    By C Huckaby
    The iOS 9 update is a wonderful enhancement of an already excellent app. ANY Pastor (Lutheran or not) could benefit from the wisdom distilled and made so readily available on this app. Thanks CPH!
  • What a great app!

    By Pr. Steve
    This is a generous app, and I greatly appreciate the resources included. I agree with the earlier comment that bookmarks should return you to your exact place. This is the first CPH app I've owned which works better than anything else out there, and the first pastoral app to make me wholeheartedly excited. Thank you!
  • Ministry agenda at hand

    By Hairy hopper
    Very helpful in my ministry to the shut in and for all my pastoral calls.
  • Love it! (but here are 3 suggestions)

    By ZeBlingHarmMyKnee
    This app is awesome! Having it on my phone means it is ALWAYS with me. I prefer this to my paper version since the paper version is now to small for me to read anymore. I have 3 suggestions for future versions. 1. Bookmarks should be able to go right to the exact paragraph you want to start with, not just the beginning of each rite, etc. 2. The font sizes are fine now, but as my eyes age, I hope there will be larger font size choices in the future (Note: I am using this on an iPhone 6 plus) 3. Something to add to the wish list would be audio files for the hymns since there are no notes (If needed, I can go to my new LSB Hymnal iBook for the printed notes) Anyway, thanks for a GREAT resource!
  • Every pastor must own this

    By Antiduplicity
    This is rather Lutheran in its style but any pastor can use the prayers, the scripture readings and the order of services here to make any occasion more beautiful, more godly and more Christ centered. I am a baptist minister and find this indispensable. I use this app for graveside and funeral services, blessing a house, baby dedication and more. This is my go to app for service related ideas, topics, passages and events. If you are a pastor, a chaplain or a church leader, get this.
  • Excellent Resource for Pastors

    By mummified
    This is an excellent resource for LCMS pastors. While I don't bring my iPad on pastoral calls, it is very helpful in preparing prayers, checking rites, choosing hymn texts, etc. Thanks, CPH!
  • An App for every chap

    By theLutheran1
    Chaplains, pastors, elders and visitors of the sick, homebound and hospitalized can benefit from this resource. The propers for each Sunday and feast day (according to the calendar of the Lutheran Service Book) could only be inproved by including the introit and source(s) for the introit. Well done.
  • Psalm tone won't play

    By Pastor CO1
    Scads of content. But psalm tone doesn't play on Ipad 3. Wish I could print out parts of contents.