“Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord, and the power of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed any sins, he will be forgiven.” (James 5: 13-15)
The Lord himself showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare of the sick and commanded his followers to do likewise. This is clear from the gospels, and above all from the existence of the sacrament of anointing, which he instituted and which is made known in the Letter of James. Since then the Church has never ceased to celebrate this sacrament for its members by the anointing and prayer of its priests, commending those who are ill to the suffering and glorified Lord, that he may raise them up and save them. (Rite of the Pastoral Care of the Sick, Par. 5)
A Priest will be available at the monthly services for those with more serious illnesses who wish to receive the Sacrament of Anointing. Prayer teams will be available for those who would like individual prayer for healing, job issues, friends/family matters, thanksgiving, God's will and the grace to follow His teachings, etc. Come join us and pray with us!
Please call the office if you would like to be anointed at a time other than the scheduled dates. We highly encourage anyone who is struggling with a serious illness of mind, body or spirit, or who is anticipating surgery to call to set up a time to be anointed.