The anointing of the sick is administered to bring spiritual and even physical strength during an illness, especially near the time of death. It is most likely one of the last sacraments one will receive. A sacrament is an outward sign established by Jesus Christ to confer inward grace. In more basic terms, it is a rite that is performed to convey God’s grace to the recipient, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

If you or someone you know is seriously ill or in need of this sacrament of healing, please call the church office at 828-693-6901. Remember, it is a sacrament of healing for the sick. DO NOT wait until the person needing the sacrament is near death. You don't need to be a patient in the hospital. If you are going to the hospital for a procedure, stop by the office to be anointed before going.