Burying Time Capsule

Burying Time Capsule
1859 - 150th Anniversary of Parish - 2009 (photo by Scott & Debbie Travers )

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan.18-25)

     Today begins the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (Jan18-25).  There is a service to celebrate this event at St. Luke's O'Leary on Sunday Jan 22 at 3 pm and another at Gordon Memorial United Church Alberton on Sunday Jan 29 at 3 pm.  
     If you didn't get a copy of the Biblical reflections and prayers for the eight days of the Week of Prayer here are the readings, prayers and questions for reflection. I hope you will have time to enjoy reflecting on the readings and questions or if time is short just pray the prayer for each day. (Daily commentaries not included due to length).  - cf. an email from Janet

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity:
     DAY 1 Theme: Changed by the servant Christ.  Readings: Zechariah 9: 9-10 A king righteous and victorious-and humble. Psalm 131 My heart is not proud. Romans 12: 3-8 We have different gifts with which to serve. Mark 10: 42-45 The Son of Man came to serve. Prayer: Almighty and eternal God, by travelling the road of service your Son leads us from the arrogance of our disobedience to humility of heart. Unite us to one another by your Holy Spirit so that through service to our sisres and brothers, Your true countenance may be revealed; You, who live and reign forever and ever. Amen.     
     Questions for reflection: 1. What opportunities for service are most threatened by pride and arrogance? 2. What should be done to ensure that all Christian ministries are better experienced as service? 3. In our community, what can Christians of different traditions do better together than in isolation to reveal the Servant Christ?

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