OGDEN -- The Stephen Ministers of Elim Evangelical Lutheran Church, 575 23rd St., Ogden, will conduct a full service of healing at 10 a.m. Sunday.
According to a news release from the church, Pastor DanaLee Simon said this date was chosen intentionally in the midst of Advent because, "as glorious a time of year as this can be, it is also a difficult time of year for those who struggle with depression or who are missing loved ones who have died or who can't be home for the holidays."
This service is open to anyone of any denomination who may benefit from the acknowledgement that their grieving is OK during this holiday season.
The service will focus on prayers of healing, laying on of hands, and anointing with the sign of the cross.
The service will be led by Stephen Ministers, along with Pastor Simon, but everyone will be invited to take part in the laying on of hands. People will also be invited to anonymously write down either a prayer for healing that is needed, or a prayer in thanksgiving for a healing that has been received.
These prayer requests will then be hung on Elim's "Tree of Life." The prayers will be lifted to God by members of the congregation throughout the month of December.
Elim's chancel choir as well as adult and youth soloists will offer special music during the healing time of the service.
Elim's Stephen Ministers hold a healing service once each month. Some are brief services held in Elim's prayer chapel after worship. However, this Sunday's service is one where the full worship service will be focused on healing
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