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Order of St. Luke

The next meeting of the Order of St. Luke, Ottawa-St. Alban's Chapter will be on
Monday, May 16th at 7 p.m.in the church hall.

Mission Statement:

The International Order of St. Luke the Physician (OSL) is an inter-denominational order of Christians, whose purpose is to promote the healing ministry of Jesus Christ.

We pray as Jesus taught in the Gospels and in His name, with and for all who suffer in body, mind or spirit. It is also our desire and mission to spread the Good News that Jesus heals.

The Order of St. Luke, Ottawa - St. Alban's Chapter 569-8277

"I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will lead them and repay them with comfort, creating for their mourners the fruit of the lips. Peace, Peace, to the far and the near says the Lord; and I will heal them" Isaiah 57:19

Purpose

The purpose of the Order is three-fold: to focus on Christ's healing ministry by supporting an active healing ministry in the church and community, to provide resources (like literature, tapes and training opportunities) and to spend time in intercessory prayer.

Monthly Activities

OSL Meetings involve prayer, worship, bible study or training and administrative matters. Intercessory prayer requests are often forwarded to this group and we pray for wellness in mind, body, spirit or any combination thereof.

Our normal meeting time and date is: the 3rd Monday of every month at 7 p.m.

New members are welcome and one need not be a member of the Order to attend.

For further information call 569-8277.


2004-2005 Healing Mission

In September the chapter co-hosted an annual mission with St. Georges Anglican Church. The invited speaker was The Right Rev. Malcolm Harding, a retired Bishop of Diocese of Brandon, Manitoba, who is now a travelling ambassador for Christian Renewal Ministries. Bishop Harding led a special two-part teaching on the Christian Healing ministry on Monday, September 20th and Tuesday September 21, 2004.

The first evening, entitled "Power and Authority to Heal,” held at St. George's Anglican Church, on Monday, September 20th, welcomed approximately 65 people. While the second session, "Foundation Stones in the Healing Ministry,” held at St. Albans was attended by 35-40 people. These were very inspiring sessions and many felt blessed by the presence of the Holy Spirit, as they were anointed by the Bishop for their respective ministries.

Prayer Team Resources

The Order of St. Luke has a small lending library with Christian healing ministry resources, including books, audiotapes and pamphlets. Please speak to an OSL member to arrange to borrow any materials.

Training for Prayer Team Members

This season we focused on basic training for prayer team members. The order's chaplain, Rev. George Sinclair, approved a workshop to be lead by those in the healing/prayer team ministry at St. George's Anglican Church. And on Saturday, January 19th a half-day training session took place with splendid turnout from St. Alban’s prayer team members.

The team from St. Georges was joyful, articulate and well-organized and it was a pleasure to work with them and to receive the benefits of their years of experience in this ministry. Thanks be to God, for providing such rich resources in our own neighbourhood!

Related Web Links

Order of St Luke, Region 8  www.oslregion8.org/

The International Order of St Luke  www.orderofstluke.org
(Article by Rev Malcolm Harding  Ministry of Healing)