West End United Methodist Church

Encounter Service of Prayer and Presence, October 26, 2022

Speakers:Erin Racine
Topics:Encounter Service of Prayer and Presence

This is the eighth of the Encounter Worship Series, a mid-week service of  “prayer and presence,” taking place in conjunction with West End’s Wednesday evening dinner and programming.  The theme for the current series is “Healing.”   The Rev. Erin Racine leads the service this evening, and Matthew Phelps, West End’s Minister of Music, is the music leader.  The scriptures for tonight are Psalm 31, read responsively, and then Mark 6.45-56, a story of Jesus, who goes off by himself to pray, and then, to get back to his disciples who were in a boat, walked to the boat on the water to them.  This was followed by the crowds bringing Jesus people who were ill so that he would heal them.  Erin introduces prayer shawls, made by a group in our congregation, and encourages people to use them in the reflection period to aid in reflection and healing.   (NOTE: Below is a pdf of this evening’s program for viewing and/or downloading.)


  • Psalms :31
  • Mark :6:45-56


Encounter Service Bulletin (10/26/2022)