The Church’s Ministry of Healing: The Mount has recorded a Service of Worship, Healing and Intercession at St John’s Orangefield, Belfast.
This is led by the Rev Dr Pat Mollan, Director of Ministry, and the choir of St John’s under the Direction of Tim Wilson and organist Anna Quigley.
The service is particularly appropriate for those at home or in hospital. The theme in words and music is a reminder that no one is beyond God’s healing touch.
Using the gospel passage Mark 1:21-31; 35-42 which recounts Jesus healing of the demonically influenced man in the synagogue, Simon’s mother-in-law and a leper, who were regarded as ‘outsiders’ or ‘on the edge’ of society, the meditations challenge our attitudes. St Mark makes it clear that it is the disordered man, a mere woman and an outcast leper who see and touch the good news of God and find new life and dignity. This confronts prejudice as the passage is heard afresh today. Those whom we ignore, exclude or feel have no worth are the very people Jesus seeks to include.
This story of God’s amazing generosity and grace will be broadcast on Sunday August 14 at 10.45am on RTE Radio 1 Extra Stream, Long Wave 252, and on RTE Radio 1 Extra on DAB in the Greater Dublin Area, Cork and Limerick.
Previous healing services for those at home or in hospital can be heard on the website at: