Healing prayer is offered at both the 8 and 10 am Sunday Eucharist services. Prayer team members are available to meet with persons wanting prayer privately (either for themselves or another) on an on-going basis by contacting Regina Nowselski, or the Reverends Becky Gettel or Nancy Hagner to arrange an appointment.
Below, we have included the 2018 annual report from healing prayer team leader, Regina Nowselski, so you might get a better sense of what this ministry team offers to our community and to know that you are very welcome to make use of their prayer ministry if you feel so moved.
Founded by Rev. Judy Krumme in 2008, this ministry is now in its 12th year at Trinity Episcopal Church. We are a group of 12 individuals who come from different walks of life. We meet in the library of Trinity on Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:30, where we pray, read Scripture and have a theological discussion. The sessions typically open with a short spiritual reading or poem furnished by a member of the group. We then spend 10-15 minutes in prayer, first offering up any thanksgivings and petitions, and then turning our attention to contemplative Centering Prayer. Following this quiet time, we open our Bibles to where we left off the previous week and delve into a study of God’s teachings. This year we studied the books of Matthew, 1 John, Jonah and Ruth.
As we read, we stop intermittently to ask questions and share observations. Members discuss sections of the passage that might have spoken to them, or other readings, sermons and news stories that are relevant to our reading. In our discussion, we strive to see where we can apply Jesus’ teachings to our daily lives. In addition to Scripture, we periodically read books that pertain to spirituality, healing and prayer. This year, we read Plain and Simple: A Woman’s Journey to the Amish by Sue Bender, The Rebirthing of God: Christianity’s Struggle for New Beginnings by John Philip Newell and 7 Lessons from Heaven: How Dying Taught Me to Live a Joy-Filled Life by Mary C. Neal, M.D.
During Sunday services, members of the Healing Prayer Ministry convene in the North Transept during communion for anyone who seeks prayer for themselves or someone in their life. The person requesting prayer is offered anointing with holy oil and asked permission for the laying on of hands. Prayers are lifted to God, with the understanding that Jesus is the Healer. Members of the Healing Prayer Ministry seek to be vessels of Jesus’ redeeming power and love by praying for those who come. All prayer requests are held in strict confidence. The Healing Prayer Ministry is open to all and welcomes all.