Grace Episcopal Church
Monday, February 08, 2016
Welcoming All into God's Peace Together
Our Health Ministry
Grace Church is committed to being a place of peace, wholeness and healing through God and to providing a welcoming and healing environment.
Wholeness and healing at Grace starts with the offer of an open invitation for people to explore and deepen their faith. We welcome visitors and guests in an accepting and open minded fashion we want people to know they can come to Grace Church just as they are. God welcomes everyone to the feast and so do we.
With leadership from our parish nurse, Nancy, who has many years of experience as a professional nurse, with a strong recovery ministry on site, and with a number of others in the parish offering healing gifts, we have developed a formal health ministry at Grace Church. Nancy takes blood pressures and confers with people about their health questions periodically during coffee hour.
Grace Church offers healing prayer at each Sunday service.
Healing prayer includes having holy oil placed on your forehead (an ‘anointing’) and personal words said to you by one of our healing ministers. You do not need to be any certain kind of ill to receive healing prayer, since we all stand in the need of healing every day.
You may approach healing prayer with a specific prayer request for yourself or a loved one, but you don’t need to say anything at all – just be open and willing to receiving God’s healing power through the laying on of hands.
If you would like to know more about healing prayer, request a prayer of healing, or are interested in exploring the possibility of taking part in the church's healing team, please contact the church office.