ORDER of ST. LUKE the PHYSICIAN
INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF ST.LUKE THE PHYSICIAN
Ecclesia Chapter at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
The International Order of St. Luke the Physician is an ecumenical organization dedicated to the Christian healing ministry. Members meet in local chapters, of which the Ecclesia Chapter at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is one, to study Scripture, specifically the biblical stories of the healing miracles, as well as other books about Christian healing. Members engage in healing prayer, often with the laying-on of hands.
The Ecclesia Chapter of the Order of St. Luke is comprised of a group of 24 dedicated men and women who serve as lay prayer ministers at all weekend services at prayer stations around the church, and serve once a month at the Wednesday noon Eucharist in the chapel.
To become a member of the order, candidates first read selected books to prepare themselves for the classes, and commit to continuing, lifelong study, daily reading of scripture, and daily prayer. The classes take place over 14 weeks to study together the 26 recorded healings by our Lord Jesus Christ in His ministry. Upon completion of study the candidates are inducted into the order in a special ceremony, they are anointed and have their hands blessed.
The members of the chapter meet monthly and members are expected to attend at least one healing conference each year to foster continual growth in spiritual depth.
If you feel called to be a part of this special ministry contact Cherrill Cregar at firstname.lastname@example.org or 239.498.1925 (cell 239.887.1939)
Cherrill Cregar Convener
Babette Brenton and Jeanette Turansky Co-Conveners