About the Prayer Team on Sunday mornings ...
Members responsible for prayers at any service will gather just as people begin to receive the bread and wine at the communion. You should receive your communion first before coming for prayer.
The Prayer Team people who are going to help in praying will be waiting at the back of the church in the baptistry.
The reason for prayer can be thanksgiving for a prayer answered or something wonderful that has happened, a request for healing, support in a stressful situation, or anything you think needs extra prayer.
Proceed to the baptistry and approach the Prayer Team people on duty. If someone is already praying with them, then wait just out of ear shot or take a seat in the last pew.
Explain your request to the team members a natural way as if you are telling a friend. The people on the Prayer Team will take it from there.
They will likely ask a few questions as they begin to pray with you. At the end when they say “Amen”, you may be asked if you want additional help.
You can ask for your prayer concern to go onto the Parish Prayer Chain.
You can also ask for it to go onto the Sunday list for Intercessions. To maintain privacy, only first names are used on the Parish Prayer Chain and the Sunday list.
You may want a visit from our Rector or even the laying on of hands and anointing with oil. If so, just mention it to the Prayer Team.
If desired, no one but you and the Prayer Team members you prayed with will know your request. They are commissioned to keep strict confidence. Obviously, if you seek additional help, as listed above, they also will observe confidentiality.
The office remains closed due the the coronavirus pandemic and is opened only by appointment.
Preregistration is no longer required to attend worship services. Masking protocols remain in effect.
We acknowledge with gratitude and respect that our parish is located on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples. We are located in the Lower Chedoke Watershed.