Elim Lutheran plans healing service Sunday

Jan 7 2011 - 6:17pm

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Three Stephen Ministers (standing, from left) Pastor DanaLee Simon, Louise Cole and Tom Robertson lay on hands and bless church member Jane Robertson.
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Three Stephen Ministers (standing, from left) Pastor DanaLee Simon, Louise Cole and Tom Robertson lay on hands and bless church member Jane Robertson.

OGDEN -- The Stephen Ministers of Elim Lutheran Church, 575 23rd St., in Ogden, will have a healing service at 10 a.m. Sunday.

This service is open to anyone of any denomination who feels the need for physical, emotional or spiritual healing, Pastor DanaLee Simon stated in a news release.

The service will focus on prayers of healing, laying on of hands and anointing with the sign of the cross.

Stephen Ministers and Simon will lead the service, but everyone will be invited to participate in the laying on of hands.

This service will be the second time Elim has held a full healing service. Tom Robertson, of Elim's Stephen Ministers, will preach the sermon, and Simon will celebrate Holy Communion.

The first full healing service, on Aug. 29 drew a record attendance, the release states.

Elim's Stephen Ministers also sponsor a brief healing service after worship every month with a fifth Sunday.

Stephen Ministries, which has a website at www.stephenministries.org, is an interdenominational, one-on-one caregiving lay ministry working in more than 10,000 congregations of more than 150 Christian denominations in the U.S., Canada and 23 other countries, according to the release.

Stephen Ministers undergo 50 hours of training to prepare for confidential caregiving for people dealing with grief, divorce, job loss, end-of-life issues or other life crises.

For more information, call the church office at 801-394-5543.

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