In the Covenant Book of Worship it states: “Healing is primary ministry of the Christian Church. Jesus was known as a healer and sent his disciples out to preach good news, cast out demons, and heal the sick (Mark 6:12-13)….Throughout the history of the Church, healing has been a core ministry and commitment. Mystery surrounds our prayers for healing. That not all are healed is evident….As Hebrews makes clear, some in spite of their faith are not delivered (Hebrews 11:35-40). Yet the Church is commanded to minister to and pray for the sick and cry out for their healing.” (“Service of Healing: An Introduction”, The Covenant Book of Worship, c: 2003).
On Sunday (May 7th), we will offer anointing with oil and prayers for healing for any desiring such. This will take place within our 10 am morning worship. This is something we do annually during our Ash Wednesday worship and as pastor, I felt it would be a good thing to offer this during a Sunday morning worship as well. In doing this, we follow the admonition found in James 5:14: “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.”
I encourage any in need of physical, emotional or spiritual healing to avail themselves to this opportunity. Instructions will be given during our worship as to how you can come to be anointed, have hands placed on you and prayers offered for you.
Grace and peace to you as you consider this opportunity,