While most of our images of healing involve doctors and patients, there is also a long tradition of faith which focuses as much on wholeness and restoration of relationships. We pray and work for physical health, but also for spiritual and community healing.
Worship with Holy Communion this week:
Saturday – 5:00 p.m. in chapel
Sunday — 8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship
10:00 a.m. Contemporary worship – on Church lawn (weather permitting)
August 16-17 – Practicing Healing
Questions for this week:
- Where does healing taking place in your life? Is it only in clinics and hospitals?
- When have you felt healing in the presence of God?
- When have you experienced the healing touch of other people?
Hymn of the Week:
There is a balm in Gilead to make the wounded whole;
There is a balm in Gilead to heal the sin sick soul.
Sometimes I feel discouraged, And think my work’s in vain,
But then the Holy Spirit Revives my soul again.
Devotions for the week:
Monday: Jeremiah 33:10-11; Mark 2:19
O Lord, you are good, and your steadfast love endures. Help me to share that love in my voice and hands this day.
Tuesday: I Kings 8:27; Ephesians 3:17
Thank you Lord for dwelling in my heart, head and hands. Use me to buildupon your wisdom, to that you may dwell in all hearts.
Wednesday: Psalm 6:9; Colossians 4:2
Thank you Lord, for listening to my praying, sighing, groaning, pleading, whining, and wondering. Your grace is beyond words.
Thursday: Deuteronomy 30:9; Luke 5:5
Thank you, Lord, for your blessings. Forgive me for clinging to them, and claiming them for myself. Help me to be open to you and others.
Friday: Daniel 11:32; Philippians 3:13
Make my attitude on of living, breathing gratitude, and help me to see what might be, and move forward in faith.
Saturday: Psalm 40:5; I Timothy3:16
How wondrous are your deeds O God! How wondrous that you invited us to trust you in Christ! Continue to reveal yourself to me and through me.