(Back row: Becky Elsbernd, Chris Smythe, Karen Young, Nora Hardy, Chris Moore, Sharon Enabnit, Jane Wageman, Mary Burgmeier Front row: Laura Bernemann, Trese Castle, Beverly Butler, Patti Niver)

The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry (HTSM) team gathered for an appreciation banquet on January 5, 2023. The guest presenter was Linda Smith, the founder of Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry, who presented an inspirational message via Zoom on transformation. HTSM started at Trinity in 2009 and has grown to be an ecumenical team of 15 people called to be vessels of God’s healing. In 2022, the team provided 115 healing touch sessions, either in-person or from a distance. They meet on a monthly basis for continuing education and provide laying-on of hands for our fifth Sunday healing services. Thank you to the HTSM team for all the ways they share God’s healing love. A special thank you to Sharon Magelssen, Denise Dahl, and Ellie Koester for preparing and serving the meal. Come to learn more about Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry at the March Forth Wellness Retreat on Saturday, March 4th.

What is it?

Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry is a sacred healing art which integrates prayer, the laying-on of hands, and anointing with oil found within our Christian tradition to enhance the body’s capacity for healing. It is a safe complementary therapy to regular and ongoing medical care.

How can I benefit?
Healing Touch provides benefits with no adverse side effects. Outcomes will vary according to the individual.

Possible benefits include:
– Relief of pain
– Reduction of anxiety
– Preparation for medical
  treatment
– Support for the grief process
– Spiritual enhancement
– General well-being

How does it work?
The Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry team member uses intentional connection with God; prayer; meditation; essential oils; and physical touch, to serve as a conduit for God’s healing energies to flow to the individual. A Healing Touch session can be done in person or from a distance. If you would like a Healing Touch session, please call the Trinity church office at 641-423-0536.