A Celebration of Wholeness and Healing with the laying on of hands and anointing
Sunday 13 May 6:30pm
The whole creation is in need of God’s healing grace. Until that day when the kingdom comes, we are all somehow incomplete. Christians wait expectantly for that day when all things will be made new, and the whole world reconciled to God in Christ.
As we wait, we pray that the healing and restorative power of the Holy Spirit will become part of our lives and draw us closer to God.
In this service of prayer and reflection we pray for wholeness and healing in our own lives and in the life of the whole created order.
A Celebration of Wholeness and Healing
This celebration will be held at St Mary’s Great Shelford on Sunday 13th May at 6.30pm.
Everyone is welcome to come and share in a time to heal, a time of stillness and prayer for ourselves, for our community and for our world. A time to bring light into our darkness.
Refreshments will be served following the Service.
Why have such an event?
We all need healing in some way; friendship; listening, acceptance, affirmation and forgiveness all have a healing grace. Issues that affect us, our families, our friends and our environment, protecting wildlife, protecting our trees and reducing pollution are all part of our being reconciled to God and all His creation.
The wholeness and healing ministry is an integral part of the Church’s relationship and fellowship in our local community. WE have a ministry one to another no matter what level of faith that we have or which church we may attend. It is a ministry in which Jesus can help us to know where we truly are, as we recognise our vulnerabilities, our frailties and our brokenness and bring these before the Lord. St Benedict taught that it is in these moments ‘that the soul will realize that it is loved by the Lord.
What can we hope for through this opportunity?
Our worshipping community believe that God loves us and wills the very best for us. But we also know that suffering of all kinds and ultimately death are conditions from which we cannot escape. But God is not distant from any one of us. In Jesus Christ he shared in this life’s suffering and death on the cross, and he can draw close to us in difficult times. However, in the power of the Holy Spirit we are given hope and that through the Church’s ministry we shall receive his love, strength and healing touch. What form that healing will take we cannot tell.
The ministry of healing prayer is one in which we may get enlightenment, the strength to rise above our problems and fulfil our duties, the ability to forgive and may discern the divine will through it. We may perceive the direction for our life and what decisions we must make.
Please do come and share in this event.