OSL (Order of St. Luke) Healing Community

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.

The Hours of Good Friday
Saturday, March 27
9:15 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Welcome to this year’s virtual Lenten Quiet Day. On this page, you’ll find five audio files: a welcome and introduction from the Rev. Dr. Suse McBay and four meditations that will lead you on a journey through the hours of the day Jesus was crucified. The meditations have been prepared and delivered by four of our trained prayer ministers in the OSL Healing Community. Each includes a Scripture from Mark 15, a guided meditation and reflection on that passage, and concludes with the collect for Palm Sunday. You are encouraged to take time for prayer between listening to each meditation; you may want to go for a prayer walk, write in your journal, sit in your prayer chair or simply spend some time in silence. May these materials draw you near to our Lord as you prepare for Holy Week.

Almighty and everliving God, in your tender love for the human race you sent your Son our Savior Jesus Christ to take upon him our nature, and to suffer death upon the cross, giving us the example of his great humility: Mercifully grant that we may walk in the way of his suffering, and also share in his resurrection; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

(Collect for Palm Sunday, Book of Common Prayer)

by the Rev. Dr. Suse E. McBay

by Sandy Reynolds

by Maggie Smith

by Robin Wade

by Laura Sinclair

Upcoming Wednesday Healing Services

April 7,  May 5
5 p.m.
Via Zoom

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.

Schedule

Sundays
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.

Wednesdays
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.