Shield Saint Luke's Episcopal Church
210 E. 9th St., Bartlesville, OK  74003
Phone:  (918) 336-1212     FAX (918-336-2557)
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Care and Healing

As Christians and members of St. Luke’s, we are ministers to each other and everyone we meet in daily life. We are to be conduits of Jesus’ compassion, grace and healing.  needs vary according to the person and circumstances. The following are ways St. Luke’s seeks to be responsive to those needs.

The Sacrament of Healing – Holy Unction
The Sacrament of Healing, sometimes called Holy Unction, involves prayer and anointing as we ask God for healing. This healing can be spiritual, physical, emotional, relational or a combination. We believe that God wants us to be whole and God’s Healing Spirit is available through prayer.

At the Altar Rail
Prayers for healing are provided at the Altar Rail during Holy Communion and following each service. Persons desiring prayer during Communion may cross their arms at the wrist on the rail and the priest or deacon will provide a brief prayer and blessing.

During Sunday Eucharist
A Prayer Team consisting of several laypersons and one of the clergy is available during Communion in the Chapel to pray for individuals and those who come on behalf of others. Team members have a special calling and training for this ministry and are eager to pray for persons in need. As they pray for a person, there will be a laying on of hands and a series of prayers followed by an anointing with Holy Oil.

Prayer Shawl Ministry
A great way to serve those in need is to knit or crochet a prayer shawl. Call Connie Freebern, 914.1155.  

Thursday Healing Service 
During the Thursday morning Eucharist at 12:00, special attention and prayers are given to those who need to experience healing in their lives. At the Prayers of the People, individuals are encouraged to come to the Altar Rail where they are surrounded with prayer and love and are anointed with Holy Oil.

Pastoral Care
Each of our clergy and staff is committed to providing pastoral care for our members at church, home, hospital, nursing home or work -–wherever there is a need. Communication is the key to receiving the appropriate response and care.  Please call the parish office at 336-1212 if you are aware of a person in need.  After hours call the Rector’s emergency number – 397-3683.

Pastoral Counseling
Pastoral Counseling is provided by the clergy upon request. Individuals and families are encouraged to seek help when experiencing difficulties before they reach a crisis stage. Counseling is normally provided on a short-term basis. For those who need more intensive or long-term counseling, the priest or deacon will make a referral to a trusted counselor or therapist.

Prayer List and Network
If you have a prayer request, please call or e-mail our Prayer Ministry Coordinators: Thelma Blackburn (333-7902,)  or Richard Chamberlain (333-5591) .