What is a healing service?
Healing services are an ancient and accepted practice within the church. The disciples, following Jesus' example, anointed the sick and prayed for healing. As Christians, we look to Jesus' healing strength that reaches to every level of our being. Through services for wholeness, the church enacts in worship its ministry as a healing community.

The vital element of worship in the Service for Healing and Wholeness is prayer, since this is essentially a time of waiting in faith upon God. Time for silent prayer will be provided as well as occasions for prayers spoken and sung. There also will be an opportunity to come forward and receive a special blessing with the laying on of hands. All of these forms of prayer are a response to the Word read and proclaimed, as we announce the Gospel's promise of wholeness through Christ.

Last Published: October 15, 2014 4:08 PM