"Are you among the sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord."
- James 5: 14
Healing has always been a part of the ministry here at First-St. Andrew's. In worship, in home and hospital visits, prayer for healing is a regular occurrence. Over the past few years we have been broadening our ministry of healing through the prayer chain and healing prayer stations during communion services.
Healing Prayer is offered at each Communion. When you come forward to receive Communion you will have the option of also going to the kneeler to request a prayer for healing . . . for yourself or for someone else. Once at the kneeler you may kneel or stand if you prefer. You may request specific prayers or the prayer can simply be "for healing."
Members of the Healing Prayer Team will pray for you, and if you wish, lay hands on you, and anoint you with oil. Anointing is done by making the sign of the cross with oil on your forehead or your hand.
You may also call the church office with the name and a general description of the need and the prayer chain will be activated. First names only are requested unless consent has been given to use the full name of the person you are wish to be prayed for.
On the fourth Monday evening of each month from 7 - 9pm in the parlour, this group meets to share and care with those called to give care to others in their personal and professional lives.
For more information, contact Jo Ann Silcox by email or at 519-642-2152
The Comfort Quilts Group makes quilts for children "in need of a hug." These are then dedicated in church and distributed through "Project Linus." We are able to make a difference in the lives of others.
We have varying quilting skills. Some of us are beginners, and some have been quilting for a while. We are very happy to have new members join us on the first non-holiday Monday of the month from about 9:30 am to 2:00 pm. Bring a lunch and sewing equipment.
Contact Jane Westmorland 519-473-1273 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our congregational visiting team is comprised of those in the church who want to offer ongoing support to our shut-ins. We have a visiting team of 10 who maintain contact with these members on a regular basis, and especially at birthdays and holiday times.
If you are interested in becoming involved in this very rewarding experience contact the church office.
This friendly group of beginning/experienced knitters meets on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:30–3:00pm in the Parlour. Projects include knitting warm articles of clothing for adults and children in the London community, and prayer shawls for those in emotional or physical crisis. We welcome all who enjoy knitting or anyone who would like to learn. Contact the church office.
ELUCO (East London United Church Outreach) has been assisting low-income families for over 25 years, offering counselling, emergency services and support for families in need. FSA is a partner church of ELUCO. As such, our responsibilities are to:
For more information, contact Ann MacPhail (519-661-8867) or Janice Elliott (519-859-7183) or the church office.
For more information contact Bill Knowles (519-657-9156).
In cooperation with the St. Marys Church and the Canadian Food Grains Bank, FSA manages to raise around $10,000 a year during its summer campaign. This culminates in our annual Corn Roast in September. The funds are matched by the feds on a 4 to 1 ratio so that we, in effect, provide close to $50,000 a year to feed the world's hungry.
For more information contact Cynthia Simpson (519-680-1985) or Linda Badke (519-432-5420)
Sunday Worship at 10:30
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