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
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.
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.
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 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
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) .