ANNOUNCING OUR EXPANDED HEALING MINISTRY
St. Aidan’s is pleased to announce an expansion of the healing prayer ministry as a part of the overall Pastoral Care program. Healing prayer is dedicated to praying with those in need of healing in the physical, emotional and spiritual areas of their lives.
As the congregation has experienced, our healing prayer ministry, thus far, has focused on persons coming to the altar rail the last Sunday of the month during the service. The team at St. Aidan’s believes that it would be helpful to a number of persons in the congregation to offer a more individualized and more comprehensive service.
The way this is currently envisioned is that Jeremy Stowell will offer healing prayer starting at 6:30 pm , the first Tuesday of each month, in the small chapel adjacent to the Hospitality Room. Peggy Fanney will offer sessions on the second Thursday of each month beginning at noon, in the small chapel. Sessions may last up to 1/2 hour each. It is hoped that in these confidential , personalized sessions of listening with the heart, the prayer recipient will feel safe, affirmed, understood and validated, and facilitate healing .
The primary work of the healing minister is to listen, love and pray. It is an opportunity to journey together with the prayer minister to experience the Lord and the Holy Spirit actively at work in the healing process. A healing prayer minister will not be involved in giving advice, counseling, and/or psychotherapy. The primary focus is working with what God is revealing and emphasizing at each moment. The aim is to restore the body and mind to a healthier more harmonious state, in the context of receiving the full Grace and Healing of the Lord.
To set up an appointment, please email our secretary Karen Causey who manages the appointments for Peggy and Jeremy at the St. Aidan’s office. If you have a preference for one of our prayer ministers, please let Karen know so she can immediately go to that person’s schedule. If you do not have a preference, a referral will be made by Karen to the prayer minister whose schedule best fits the request being made. If there are special needs, please briefly describe so referral to the most suited person on the team can be made. Peggy and Jeremy will be letting Karen know of their availability each month. If there is a need to cancel an appointment, please do so as early as possible. There are no fees for the service and no donations are expected.