Posted by: place holder | February 15, 2013

World Day Of Prayer

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On Saturday, March 2, 2013, Christians around the world will celebrate the World Day of Prayer.  Every year, the liturgy is prepared by the women of a different country.  This year’s liturgy was prepared by the women of France.  The theme centers on immigration and examines “I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”  The Biblical readings will be illustrated with the personal stories of women in modern day France, a country that has one of the highest rates of immigration in Europe.

 The World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first weekend in March.  It was founded on the idea that prayer and action are inseparable in the service of God’s kingdom.  The free-will offering supports ecumenical efforts toward welcoming the stranger and meeting the needs of families around the world who are victims of violence, discrimination and injustice.

 The service is being planned  by Women of Faith, a committee of women representing a wide variety of churches in the Katonah area.  The service will be held at the Katonah United Methodist Church at 10 am.  Children are welcome to attend.  The church is accessible to the handicapped.  For more information, call 914 232-4094 or visit http://www.katonahumc.wordpress.com.

 

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