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Sunday Morning Worship

  8:00 a.m. Rite I

10:00 a.m. Rite II,
followed by coffee hour


7:00 p.m. Healing Eucharist
followed by Faith Study


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Healing Ministry

Healing has been a practice in many religions and cultures for centuries. The Jewish practice was to offer prayer for the sick and anoint them with oil which was considered a common medicine. The New Testament offers no direct information about healing, however the administering of "the gift of healing is an ordinary condition of the faith of the recipient". Jesus healed by laying on of hands as The Book of The Acts of The Apostles describes including healing by the Apostles as well.

Rev. William Byers, our Parochial Pastor, brings a vibrancy and true compassion to the Healing Ministry within St. John’s. Rev. Byers prays with a recipient and then lays hands on that person as a conduit of holy energy and Christian faith more powerful than the illness, stress, pain or emotional suffering stimulating the individual’s hidden resources to participate in the healing process. Rev. Byers is often at the side of the altar rail during the communion time.


Prayer Group

St.John’s Prayer Group is active in the healing ministry at St. John’s. We have been in existence for over 55 years. We meet at 10 a.m. every Wednesday morning in the Parish House 52 weeks a year. We have seen many healings over the years – some real miracles! Most of our prayer requests are for the healing of the sick. Your requests are always kept in confidence and we only use first names. In addition to our Prayer Group, our weekly list is sent to a group of people who pray for the people on the list each day. While praying for others is a real commitment of time, it is a real joy to see how the Lord works when a few people join together in prayer.