Order of St. Luke (OSL)

St. Martin’s International OSL Healing Community is an ecumenical Christian healing ministry and fellowship of men and women who believe healing is an essential part of the teach of our Lord Jesus Christ. The work of the order is carried out through teaching and prayer. Members are committed to intercessory prayer – that is, praying for others. They serve on prayer teams, sponsor healing services, and lead workshops and missions.

OSL grew from the Fellowship of Saint Luke, begun in 1932 by the Rev. John G. Banks, an Episcopal priest, and his wife, Ethel Tulloch Banks. Today there are inter-denominational healing communities all over North America and in many countries around the world.

Upcoming Wednesday Healing Services

February 3
5 p.m.

Becoming a Member

OSL has two categories of membership: Associate and Full. Associates complete a course of study with a focus on the healing ministry of Jesus. With the OSL chaplain, there is opportunity for reflection and prayer to discern whether you are called to this ministry. After a minimum of six months as an associate and upon completion of the studies, an associate member may be inducted into full membership.

For more information about OSL, the Rev. Dr. Suse McBay at 713-985-3823 or email hidden; JavaScript is required.


Members of the Clergy and OSL are available in the Patron’s Chapel located to the left of the altar after the services at 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 6 p.m. in The Church.

Holy Eucharist followed by the Sacrament of Healing (Holy Unction) is offered at noon in the Chapel by one of the Clergy.

The OSL class is held Wednesdays (except the first Wednesday of the month) from 4:30–6 p.m. in Payne Education Center, Room 207/209. This year we will be working through School of Healing Prayer, materials from Christian Healing Ministries. Guests are welcome to attend for prayer and study, or if they are simply interested in knowing more about OSL and its mission.

First Wednesday of the Month
A healing prayer service is held for anyone in need of prayer for themselves, friends or family from 5–6 p.m. in The Island. All interested Parishioners are invited to come and take part in this service, as well as bring anyone else who would like to receive prayer, anointing and the laying on of hands.