The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. Participants meet together in local chapters (Christ Church has one) to study Scripture, especially the biblical stories of the healing miracles, as well as other books on Christian healing. Participants also engage in healing prayer, often with the laying-on of hands.
A labyrinth is a spiritual tool, helping one to focus on prayer. A labyrinth is symbolic of the journey to the center of yourself. It is an aid for learning about the spiritual path. Our labyrinth team has a portable indoor one and is planning a permanent outdoor one.
Christ Church's Prayer Group meets on Monday evenings to pray for all those on the prayer list and other needs. On occasion they may use a Prayer Chain which is a telephone set of links of volunteers who are at the ready to pray for urgent prayer requests. A prayer quilt is sometimes prepared to carry a physical representation of our prayers for a particular person.
Sample Prayer Quilt
Christ Church is continuing our year-long theme of Unity with our next all-parish read book study. This helps us focus on our unity with God.
Begins May 16, 2017
Group 1 - Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30 PMGroup 2 - Mondays, 3-4 PMGroup 3 - Sundays, 9-10 AM
"Living Forever" by Robert Benson
Living Prayer is the story of Robert Benson's quest across ecumenical and denominational lines in search of windows into the mystery of prayer. Weaving a narrative about his experiences while seeking a prayerful life, he demonstrates how prayer can enter the fabric of one's existence so that life itself becomes prayer. ... Buy the book at Amazon and other book outlets.
Sign-up in the lobby, or call the office. Have questions? Contact Mother Joan, Cathy or Phyllis.