Fri Mar 6: World Day of Prayer

St. John’s York Mills will join other churches for the World Day of Prayer. This year we will gather at St. Gabriel’s Church, 670 Sheppard Ave. E. at 1:30 p.m. for this ecumenical service. All are welcome to attend. It will be an afternoon of discovery about other lives and cultures, of prayer, and of sharing.

Every year, women of various nations take the lead in setting the theme. This year, the women of the Bahamas have written a service around Jesus’s teachings of service:

Jesus said to them,
“Do you know what I have done to you?”
(John 13:12, KJV)

Flamingoes and feet-washingThe World Day of Prayer is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together on the first Friday of March each year to observe a common day of prayer. Through the World Day of Prayer, women affirm their faith in Jesus Christ and engage with the whole world, are enriched by the faith experience of Christians of other countries and cultures, share the burdens of other people by praying with them and for them, and use their own talents in the service of God’s world. Prayer and action are inseparable and both have immeasurable influence in the world.

This year, St. John’s will join with these neighbouring churches: Church of the Incarnation, St. Gabriel’s Blessed Trinity, Forest Grove, St. Elizabeth of Hungary, and Trinity Presbyterian York Mills. Participants will gather at St. Gabriel’s Church, 670 Sheppard Avenue East, at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6.

Information about the World Day of Prayer, and the Women’s Inter-church Council of Canada (WICC) who coordinate it, can be found here. For more information about St. John’s participation, please see Olivia Lee.

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