Healing and Wellness
We extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to those in need by creating, with God’s help, a healing and spiritual presence for each other and for the St. Croix Valley community, through prayer and healing services, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry, health education events, and by offering opportunities to become involved with Christian healing.
“He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.” Mark 6:7
At the Church of the Ascension we take these words of Jesus Christ seriously. Jesus was inclusive and turned no one away, despite what custom or law dictated. He healed people who came to him in need, regardless of whether their illness was physical, emotional or spiritual. Jesus understood that bringing God’s healing love to others was part of his disciples’ ministry. We believe it is part of our ministry as well.
Ascension’s Healing and Wellness Ministry is a holistic ministry deeply rooted in prayer and the Christian healing tradition. It includes the St. Croix Valley Chapter of the Order of St. Luke (OSL), healing liturgies, meditation, study, Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry, Prayer Shawl Ministry, spiritual direction, and outreach opportunities that promote body-mind-spirit healing and wellness for members of Ascension and the greater community.
Email Anne Gerber, HTSM Healing Practitioner, (651) 353-8707.
Healing Prayer Requests
If you would like to receive healing prayers for yourself or another, members of Ascension’s Healing and Wellness Ministry Team are available to pray with you. Healing Team Members are often available during Sunday Eucharist to pray for you after receiving Holy Communion.
Second Saturday of each month, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the church Parish Hall
Healing Touch is an energy-based therapeutic approach to healing. It helps to restore harmony and balance in a person’s energy system, enabling a person to heal on all levels—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.
Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry (HTSM) integrates Healing Touch with Christian healing ministry. The act of laying-on of hands and the healing of body, mind and soul was a vital part of the ministry of Jesus. HTSM utilizes prayer, energetic healing and essential oils from ancient Christian and Hebrew scriptures.
Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry is grounded in the teachings of Jesus and is part of our Christian faith. We believe that healing is a process guided by God to restore balance and wholeness of body, mind, and spirit, not only within the individual but also within relationships, community, environment, and world. For more information download the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry Flyer.
Order of St. Luke—St. Croix Valley Chapter
The Order of St. Luke is an ecumenical (welcoming all denominations) group dedicated to healing in Jesus name. http://saint-luke.net/ The St. Croix Valley Chapter meets occasionally to join in prayer and study and to share what each minister is doing in their local context. For more information contact Barbara Leonard.