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WWBOX: Prayers For Healing And The Laying On Of Hands

27 September 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 27 June 2018

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A service of prayers for healing and laying on of hands

On the last Wednesday of each month between September 2017 and June 2018, weeWONDERBOX offers a monthly liturgy that consists of prayer and action for healing, hope and well-being.

Usually, the liturgy will contain two parts (though this isn’t always the pattern).

The first is a time of prayer when names of people who require prayer can be mentioned.

In the second half, the act of laying on of hands is offered to those present who wish to receive it … either for themselves, someone they know or a situation for which they have concern.

In this action, while the leaders of worship will lay hands on the head or shoulder of those who come forward to kneel and receive this ministry, all others who wish to can participate similarly by laying their hand on the person’s shoulder, or on the shoulder of those gathered around. In this way, a web of caring communal touch encompasses each person.

This action, the gift of human touch, is not the skill or preserve of specially trained or charismatic individuals, but of the whole people of God. We believe that it is a communal gift of compassion and we do it because it was one of the last commands of Jesus to his disciples before his ascension.

This and each other event of worship is participative and uses unaccompanied song, music, conversation and simple symbolic action to explore how the Word, our experience, lives and the world intersect.

Each liturgy is led by different members, associates or friends of the Iona Community, with the support of the Iona Community Programme Team and Wild Goose Resource Group.

The service will start at 6.00pm and usually will last around 45 minutes, followed by a time for refreshments, though at times this might be briefer as on some evenings, as the liturgy will be followed by other events or workshops, usually starting at 7.30 and running until 9.30pm.

Every other Wednesday evening at 6.00pm, there will be a Wee Weekly Liturgy.

Of course, we hope you might be interested in some of these other events too.

weeWONDERBOX logo + 2017-18 programme text on red and green backgroundSee the weeWONDERBOX 2017-18 listings page for more information about these.


Cost: Free (though donations welcomed)

Time: 6.00 – 6.45pm

Venue: 21 Carlton Court, Glasgow, Scotland G5 9JP, Scotland.

Access to the event space is via one step. Inside there is a low-stepped ramp. We are happy to provide assistance.


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