Stephen Ministry–Just Ask!

“You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.’” –Psalm 91:1-2

New Stephen Ministry Class Starting Soon

Are you a caring person who is wondering how to serve our congregation?  Maybe Stephen Ministry is for you.  A new training class is beginning soon.  After approximately fifty hours of education spread over several months,  participants are  prepared to serve others who may need a weekly visit to help them through a challenging time of their lives.  For more information, contact Elli Molstad, molstadelli@gmail.com

What is Anointing?

On Communion Sundays, you will notice the Pastor and Stephen Ministers at the front of the church offering “anointing” but you may not really understand what happens in that process.  If you stop at the anointing station, you will be asked if you have a special concern either about yourself or someone else that you would like a special prayer for.  The anointer will then use the anointing oil to make a cross on your forehead and offer a short prayer or blessing. If you prefer a prayer without using the oil, that is fine too.  Praying with someone else can be a powerful experience.  A short example might be “I anoint you in the name of Jesus Christ.  Please bless —– and grant her strength to help her through her surgery this week. Wrap her in your protecting Spirit and bring her peace. Amen.”