World Day of Prayer

 

 

 

 

World Day of Prayer 2009

“In Christ, there are many members yet one body.”


 

Pray for the people of Papua New Guinea


 

A bilingual and ecumenical World Day of Prayer service will be held at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Ste-Ursule in Old Quebec, on Friday, March 6, at 7:30pm. A time of refreshment and fellowship will follow the service in the church hall. The women of Papua New Guinea (PNG) invite us to come with them to the “land of the unexpected”, to join with them with the confidence that In Christ, There Are Many Members Yet One Body. 

 In Canada, the World Day of Prayer is coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada. (To learn more about the WICC, please visit their website atwww.wicc.org) In Quebec City, the annual World Day of Prayer service is organized by women of Chalmers-Wesley United Church, Église unie Saint-Pierre, the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity and St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. 

 The independent state of Papua New Guinea consists of more than 600 islands and has a population of 5.8 million. The second largest country in the South Pacific, one of its most spectacular features is its variety of peoples and landscape. Papua New Guinea has one of the most diverse indigenous populations in the world, with more than 800 languages spoken between several thousand separate communities. From rugged mountains to sandy shorelines, coral reefs to active volcanoes, PNG is the land of the unexpected, a land of astonishing natural diversity. 

 As we pray with the women of PNG, we will learn about the country’s intricate cultures and social challenges including concerns about growing domestic violence, the spread of HIV/AIDS and difficult land and resource issues. On the World Day of Prayer, all people of faith are welcome to worship together, to join the women of Papua New Guinea in Christ’s unity. 

 Please join us, and invited your friends and family to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about Papua New Guinea and its unique culture and heritage. Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world and 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather on March 6 to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Papua New Guinea. 

 For more information on the World Day of Prayer service, please contact Shirley Nadeau at 418-649-5394.

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