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Holy Communion Lutheran Church: Reaching out to share Christ's love

HEALING AND HEALTH

Mission Statement: "We share the love of Christ and His healing presence through prayer, compassionate touch, and health education."

Healing and Health is a loving, hands-on ministry, and you are encouraged to participate with us. We are passionate about what we do, and we invite you to learn with us.


Healing Activities:
  • Healing Ministers are assigned and available at each regular service.

  • Provide one-on-one discussions with congregation members.

  • Phone congregants or send cards of encouragement as needed.

  • Prayer Shawls: Prayer shawls are been made by loving hands and distributed to individuals requiring a special measure of comfort. These are available for use by anyone in need.

  • Communion Visitation Team: A communion visitation team is in touch with folks who have difficulty getting to church.

  • Relevant articles, book recommendations, and reviews are written for the Bread and Wine newsletter.

  • Books and articles with emphasis on healing and wholeness are circulated within and outside the ministry team.

  • Directed, focused prayer (where team members pray as a group for the person for whom prayer has been requested) is provided as requested.


Parish Nurse Activities:
  • Blood Pressure screening is offered one Sunday each month.

  • Health and wellness education articles are written monthly for the Bread and Wine newsletter.

  • Five Wishes (end-of-life planning) brochures and forms are offered and available.

  • Dates for collection of expired/unwanted medications by the Harford County Sheriff's Office are advertised.

  • Grief Support: Use of the Stephen Ministries' grief program, "Journeying Through Grief," continues for member and non-member use.


Future Plans and Meetings:
  • Incorporate healing ministry opportunities in all services, including special services.

  • Cyclical meetings and educational programs in which healing topics can be shared and mutual support can be offered are being offered.

  • A quarterly or bi-monthly meeting for support for healing ministry team members is envisioned.

  • The healing ministry could take two tracks in the future: spiritual and energy.

  • Coordination with other faith initiatives is anticipated.


ELCA Synod-wide Healing & Health Interest Group:

Several members of Holy Communion Lutheran Church have been involved in an ELCA-wide interest group for healing, health and wholeness. The group has been meeting annually.

PLEASE JOIN US!

Many thanks to all who have contributed to the success of the Healing and Parish Nurse ministries.

E-mail addresses for additional information

Healing and Health Ministry Healing <at> HolyCommunionFallston.org

Parish Nurse Ministry

ParishNurse <at> HolyCommunionFallston.org


Holy Communion Lutheran Church

621 Old Fallston Road

Fallston, MD 21047-0055

Phone: (443) 299-6134

E-Mail: HolyCommunionLC@comcast.net

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[Updated: January 15, 2016]