In Norse mythology Geri, is one of the wolves who accompanies the god Odin, the supreme god and creator, the god of victory.
Reflection from “Women who Run with Wolves”
Beloved Holy One, along this journey of healing may your loving compassion break through the darkness and shine through onto the road that lies ahead.
Thank you for the gift of sight planted deep within our hearts so that we may see in others the comfort you send each of us along our journeys of healing.
Thank you for protecting each of us from the destruction of our brokenness. Through your grace and mercy, grant us wisdom to persevere.
PRESIDER: We gather together embracing the healing presence of God. And we celebrate God with us
READER: We gather together in service to one another as Jesus
serves. And we walk together on our journey of life.
PRESIDER: We come with our faith and with our doubts.
READER: We come with our hopes and with our fears.
PRESIDER: We come as we are because it is God inviting us to come.
READER: And God has promised never to turn away.
Healing the woman with an issue of blood is one of the miracles of Jesus as told to us in three of the Gospels, Matthew, Mark and Luke. In this passage Mark gives a fuller account of this particular miracle. Actually, Mark is the Gospel writer who tells us the most about the miracles that happened to the people who believed in Jesus.
READER: A reading from the Gospel as told to us by the apostle Mark
BRIEF COMMENTS WILL FOLLOW THE READING
***COMMUNITY IS INVITED TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS***
PRESIDER: Geri, please come forward
Geri, open your hands and receive this Holy Water. This water poured on your hands holds the Spirit of Life as it cleanses your whole body both within and without. Let us now wash our hands uniting ourselves with Geri on this new journey before her.
The oil used in this service is the Holy Chrism used in the reception of sacraments.
Geri, you were anointed in Baptism . May this Holy Chrism remind you again, you are a daughter of God, an original blessing so greatly loved by all here present.
PRESIDER: Geri, receive this sacred oil that blesses your hands that as you reach to heal others you too may be healed.
PRESIDER: Geri receive this small stone representing the solid foundation of your faith.
May the solid foundation of your faith in God sustain you.
May the Light of Christ shine in you strengthening you,
May the Spirit of Life heal you,
And may the healing grace of God continue to be shared with you through your family and friends who stand here with you today
Individuals are invited to share prayers of faith and support for Geri
Loving Jesus, we give you thanks for your continual healing of mind, body and spirit. We give you praise for the hands of Jesus, our brother, whose power continues to heal us. And we give you thanks as we go forth and become the compassionate hands of healing for one another.
In mercy and in love may we go forth to receive and become
the healing hands of the Cosmic Christ as we journey this path with Gerri in faith.
SONG; “Peace” sung by Jan Phillips