This Sunday I’m preaching on James 5:13-18. I’m not going to have time to make this point in the sermon, but I would draw your attention to James 5:14:
“Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.” — James 5:14 (NRSV, emphasis added)
Jenny and I don’t want you to feel like you have to call us if you would prefer to keep something to yourselves, but please don’t hesitate to call us when you’re sick. Even if you don’t want a visit, we appreciate being kept in the loop.