About 1,200 people attended the Ecumenical Charismatic Healing Service held at St Andrew’s Cathedral on 26 Sep 2016. It was the fourth service of this series – the first two were held at Aldersgate Methodist Church in 2013 and 2014. Last year, it was held at Church of St. Mary of the Angels. While the first service had a Roman Catholic priest and a Methodist pastor giving a dialogue sermon, the subsequent services had the Most Rev Archbishop William Goh of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore and Bishop Dr Wee Boon Hup from The Methodist Church in Singapore as preachers.
This year, Bishop Terry Kee of the Lutheran Church in Singapore preached the sermon. For the first time, one of the bishops of the Anglican Church, Bishop Low Jee King, was present as well. All four bishops partnered one other and ministered to the sick, along with around 58 pairs of prayer ministers from both the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches. As members from multiple Catholic parishes and Protestant churches poured in for ministry, we experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit while worshipping as one body of Christ.
The Ecumenical Charismatic Healing Service was jointly organised by Alpha Singapore, the ad-hoc Committee of Protestants (predominantly Methodist) and Singapore Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal (SACCRE) representing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese.
The Rev Dr Lorna Khoo –
is Pastor-in-charge of Aldersgate Methodist Church.
Photos courtesy of the Rev Dr Lorna Khoo