Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sacrament for the sick is growing in demand

By Manya A. Brachear

CHICAGO — Mary Ellen Segraves could sense the fear in her ailing mother Ceil’s eyes the day after her knee surgery. But when the Rev. Yaroslav Mendyuk approached her hospital bed to offer the sacrament of the sick, Segraves saw her mother light up.

Following the priest’s lead, Ceil Segraves crossed herself with a frail hand taped with tubes and closed her eyes as Mendyuk anointed her forehead and hands with oil and recited the blessing from his prayer book. Her children then surrounded her and joined hands with the priest to recite the Lord’s Prayer. Read the complete article by clicking here….

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Praying in Tongues for Healing

by Francis MacNutt

Praying in tongues is God’s marvelous way of helping us in our hour of need. Praying for the sick in tongues is parallel to what Paul is teaching:… The Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit him-self intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will (Ro. 8:26-27).

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

May 1-2 2009: Healing Conference (San Diego, CA)

Conference will be held at: Rancho Hills Church, 5901 Rancho Hills Dr., San Diego, CA 92139
Sr. Pastor, Gabe Garcia with Fr. Austin Mansfield assisting.
Contact: Fr. Austin Mansfield: E-mail (or Tel: 619-808-5112) or Carolyn Burns E-mail

Monday, March 9, 2009


Most religious groups in U.S. lose ground

Most religious groups in U.S. lose ground

By Cathy Lynn Grossman, USA TODAY

FAITH BY STATE: Graphic compares statistics

VIDEO: Catholic decline

FAITH & REASON: What's your religious 'path'?

HEAVEN: Americans say half will make it

Friday, March 6, 2009

Re-Entry Prison and Jail Ministry

Dear Friends in Ministry,

There will be a meeting concerning the formation of teams to minister in the Juvenile Hall facilities in San Diego. The meeting is Monday, March 9, 7 pm, in Room 10, at Shadow Mountain Church located 2100 Greenfield Dr., El Cajon, CA 92019. It is open to all those interested in the Juvenile Hall ministry. Please pass the word about this meeting. For more info please contact Tom Heyer at tomheyer@mac.com

Pastor Art Lyons
P.O. Box 620
Chula Vista, CA 91912


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Lourdes 150th Anniversary

In 1848, a 14-year-old French peasant girl claimed to have seen an apparition who identified herself as "the Immaculate Conception" while gathering firewood near a grotto in the southwestern village of Lourdes. After being told by the apparition, “Go to the spring, drink of the water and wash there," the girl discovered an underground spring, and ever since then, belief in the healing powers of its water has attracted people from around the world. Over the last 150 years, more than 200 million have journeyed to Lourdes in search of miracles.

Don Kladstrup travels to France to explore the spiritual significance and religious phenomenon of this holy place and how it provides hope to millions of pilgrims every year. According to Father James Martin, author of Lourdes Diary, “People are drawn here for many reasons — for physical healings, but also just to get closer to God, in a place with a great community of believers.” (Rebroadcast from July 11, 2008)

Read the article and watch the video by clicking here.....

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Daylight Savings Time comes to most of the USA on Saturday March 7th

PRAY~"Nigeria: Anambra - Anglican Priest Kidnapped"

By Alphonsus Nweze ("Daily Champion", March 4, 2009)

Onitsha, Nigeria — An Anglican priest, Venerable Emmanuel Ejianya, has been abducted by unknown gunmen in Anambra State.

A police source told Daily Champion that the clergyman was kidnapped last Sunday when his abductors trailed him from Eziowelle in Idemili North Council area to his official residence at Anglican Church, Ogidi in Idemili North Area Council of the state.

Read on by clicking here.....

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rest Ministries Chronic Illness Video

Monday, March 2, 2009

Think It Not Strange

Do you ever feel that you are not doing enough? Do you feel guilty because it seems your illness holds you back? That's what we will be talking about Tuesday, March 3rd, at 10 a.m. pacific a...


Fellow pain sufferer, Claudette Palatsky, wrote Think It Not Strange with high hopes for Christians living with persistent painful illnesses.

Bedridden, with Bible in hand, she has had a lengthy and unique opportunity for extensive learning, from the Supreme Sufferer Himself. It is her belief that all one needs can be found in a life “hidden with Christ in God” (Colossians 3:3).

Claudette resides with her husband and their teenage son in California. She was attending church at Calvary Chapel of Downey for over 20 years but currently fellowships at Olive Branch Calvary Chapel (OBCC), where her husband, Steve leads worship. Her son goes to Biola University, plays guitar, and is involved in worship ministry. See her web site at thinkitnotstrange.com

We hope you will join us!


Rest Ministries
PO Box 502928, San Diego, California, 92150

OSL Healing Mission March 13-14, 2009

The Order of St. Luke is sponsoring a healing mission March 13-14, 2009, in the Chapel. Norma Dearing from Jacksonville, Florida has graciously accepted our invitation to be our missioner. Our theme this year is Listening and Discerning Prayer. Click here to read more. Click here for a PDF printable brochure, Click here for a PDF printable application form.

Introduction to OSL

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Healing Mission inYuma, Arizona

Please keep Fr. Tony Baron in prayer as he is the key speaker/presenter at this conference in two weeks.

Healing Mission March 27 & 28 at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church

The Prayer That Heals

· God wants ordinary people like you and me to bless and heal one another in our families.

· Part of the Good News is that God wants to use our words and the touch of our hands to heal our loved ones.

· Once we discover that God really answers us when we pray, the next step is for us to learn to pray with people, as well as for them from a distance.

· Once we learn to pray with our friends, we begin to understand why the Gospels lay such great stress upon touching people when you pray - the laying of our hands upon people allows God’s healing spirit to flow.

· We don’t have to pray in King James English; just speak the way we would speak to a friend.

· Gradual healings that take time are great signs of hope.

· Our forgiveness of others facilitates our own healing.

· Healing does not always come from faith; sometimes healing leads to faith. Of all the healings that most of us need, the deepest ones are usually emotional or spiritual.

· Love heals.

Extracts from Francis MacNutt’s “The Prayer That Heals”