Healing Service
April 18, 2018, 7:00 pm
This is a special service with a focus on healing.  We gather to pray for the sick in our congregation, family, or neighborhood.  This is also a time when individuals may come and receive prayer and anointing with oil.  The anointing with oil is not magical, but representative of our dependence on the Holy Spirit for the enhancement of order and harmony in mind, body, and spirit.  We do this following the instruction of Jesus to his disciples, the examples of the apostles throughout the New Testament, and the affirmation in James 5:13-16.  Each person praying is invited to trust in the grace and provision of God.  We control nothing and promise no false hope, yet we believe we will not go away empty handed, whether we receive a physical re-creation or a spiritual one.