World Day of Prayer, Bahamas 2015 will be at Martin Luther Church on Friday March 6th, 2015 at 12:00 noon (in German), with lunch afterwards
White sandy beaches, coral reefs, crystal clear water: all this is found around the 700 islands of the Bahamas. Located between the USA, Cuba and Haiti, this island state is a dream come true for tourists. The Bahamas are marked as the richest Caribbean country. In addition it offers a multitude of Christian denominations. But problems trouble paradise: extreme dependence from other countries, high unemployment rates and domestic violence against women and children.
Both sides of the coin come to light in the service written by the women of the Bahamas for the World Day of Prayer 2015. The central part is dominated by the reading of John (13:1-17) where Jesus washes the feet of his disciples. In the midst of violence and poverty this passage speaks to the women of the Bahamas as they discover Jesus active charity in this simple act. All around the world women celebrate services on the 6th of March 2015 as part of the World Day of Prayer.
This year Martin Luther Church hosts this special event for all German Lutheran congregations in the GTA. We start with the service at noon and finish with a lunch provided afterwards.