The Healing Service is held the third Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the Sanctuary. Everyone is welcome to join us as we bring our needs, hurts and brokenness to the altar. This quiet, meditative service is an opportunity to experience and share in the power of prayer as the Body of Christ as we pray for each other, our community and for the world. You can visit the Healing Service Testimonies page to view some of the past testimonies given at these services.
Scripture strongly affirms ministries of spiritual healing.
We, as the Church, have the responsibility to be in the ministry of healing. The root of the word healing in New Testament Greek, sozo, is the same as that of salvation and wholeness. Spiritual healing is God’s work of offering wholeness to body, mind, spirit, and relationships through confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Our healing God works, through His Holy Spirit, to bridge the gap in relationships between God and humanity.
The New Testament records that Jesus himself healed the estranged and the sick and then sent out His disciples on ministries of healing. James 5:14-16a records his call for disciples to pray for and anoint the sick, that they may be healed. “Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.”
All Healing is of God.
The Church’s healing ministry in no way detracts from the gifts God gives through medicine and psychotherapy. It is no substitute for either medicine or the proper care of one’s health. Rather, it adds to our total resources for wholeness. Healing is not magic. It is the power of God at work in the lives of persons seeking His healing power in their lives. Those who minister in the name of Jesus are channels of God’s love.
God does not promise that we shall be spared suffering but does promise to be with us in our suffering.
Trusting that promise, we are enabled to recognize God’s sustaining presence in pain, sickness, injury and estrangement. The greatest healing of all is the reunion or reconciliation of a human being with God. When this happens, physical healing sometimes occurs, mental and emotional balance is often restored, spiritual health is enhanced, and relationships can be healed. For the Christian, the basic purpose of spiritual healing is to renew and strengthen one’s relationship with the living Christ.
Typical Order of Worship for the Healing Service:
Welcome And Greeting
Passing The Bread Or Holy Communion (March, June, September, December)
Prayers For Healing And Wholeness
Check out our Events Calendar to find out when our next Healing Service will take place!