St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
6595 East Quaker Street
Orchard Park, New York 14127
THE ORDER OF ST. LUKE (OSL): The Order of St. Luke is an ecumenical ministry of Christian healing founded 70 years ago and is active at St. Mark’s parish today. This ministry of anointing, laying on of hands and prayers by lay and ordained ministers is available to anyone present at St. Mark’s Sunday service or anyone who requests this at their home or hospital bed. Those in church need merely come forward to the altar rail after the 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. service has ended. Most of the prayer ministers who lay on hands and pray have studied with our chaplain Deacon Lee Rose, who is present at the prayers. They are all aware that only Christ heals. Prayer ministers are merely instruments through which His power flows. Healing was an important part of Christ’s ministry. He intends it to be part of his disciple’s work. God heals through spiritual, physical, and psychological means using medicine, surgery, doctors, therapists and touch and prayers. He desires us to be whole and healthy.
We have recently added a Thursday Evening Healing Service that meets in the church each Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Thursday Healing Service
6:30 PM ~ Healing Service in the Chapel (downstairs)