Order of St. Luke the Physician

osl-logo-largestcircleSt. Martin’s chapter of the International Order of St. Luke (OSL) the Physician 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 chapters all over North America and in many countries around the world. Chapters are interdenominational.

The next training class that begins Wednesday, September 13 at 4:30  p.m. will include an introduction to OSL and its beginnings as an ecumenical ministry of healing. Subsequent training sessions that will be held through Wednesday, November 29 will follow the OSL workbook that class participants receive after registering. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member of OSL is encouraged to attend. Click here for registration information and visit the Order of St. Luke website to register.

The weekly training sessions are followed by the regular Bible study at 5 p.m. Our class on September 13 will start with a discussion of the first two chapters of In Search of a Miracle by Hugh and Khara Bromiley.

Opportunities for Healing Prayer
Members of the Clergy and OSL are available in the Patron’s Chapel located to the left of the alter 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 Order of St. Luke class is held Wednesdays (except the first Wednesday of the month) from 4:45 – 6 p.m. in Payne Education Center, Room 207/209. The class is currently studying Healing for Damaged Emotions by David A. Seamands. Click here for the book available for sale on Amazon.com. 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 Old Church. 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.

Upcoming Wednesday Healing Services
December 6
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4

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.

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