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.

Healing Mission – Made in God’s Image

A Time to Be Restored, Renewed and Remade

Friday, March 31
6 p.m.,
Registration and reception
7 – 9 p.m.
, Program

Saturday, April 1
8:30 a.m.,
9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.,
Bagby Parish Hall

Registration deadline: Sunday, March 26

This OSL special program is led by the Rev. Josh Acton, Executive Director of Desert Call Ministries and Senior Pastor at Rancho Vineyard Church in Poway, California. He also is founder and former Executive Director of the Center for Christian Healing, a ministry to the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. The cost to attend the program is $15 per person or $20 per couple. Meals are provided for program participants. Child care is available for infants – pre-K children with advance reservations ($10 per child for two days; parent to provide food for their child/children). This event is co-sponsored by St. John the Divine Episcopal Church.

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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.

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. (Please note: this service will not be held on April 1 in observance of Holy Week.)

Becoming a Member
OSL (Order of St. Luke) weekly classes are held on Wednesdays, September through May (except the first Wednesday of each month), from 5 – 6 p.m. in Payne Education Center, Room 207/209. Guests are welcome to attend for prayer and study, or if they are simply interested in knowing more about OSL and its mission.

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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