Pray, sing and learn with Christians in 170 countries: A service prepared by the World Day of Prayer Committee of Suriname, organized by women of various denominations in Mimico. Friday, March 2, 2018 6:00 – 7:00 pm Service at Martin Luther Lutheran Church.
The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice and this year it is our turn to be the host for neighbours and neighbouring churches. Following the service, enjoy a sampling of traditional dishes.
Drum Performance at World Day of Prayer
If you like what you hear at the World Day of Prayer Service, then experience the healing power of drumming all year round at the Martin Luther Lutheran Church. Every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:00 am.
Free of charge, no prior knowledge necessary, drums available. Contact the church office for more details.
GUEST SPEAKER: DR. STEPHEN SCHARPER
For our World Day of Prayer service, we will be fortunate to have Dr. Stephen Scharper as our Guest Speaker. Dr. Scharper provides a unique blend of the scholarly and the accessible in both his teaching and public speaking. He has addressed and inspired a wide range of audiences and is a much sought-after lecturer.
Dr. Stephen Scharper, of the University of Toronto, is associate professor at the School of the Environment, the Department for the Study of Religion and the Department of Anthropology, as well as being associate faculty with the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Masters in Theology from the University of Toronto and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from McGill University.
Dr. Scharper’s research and teachings are in the areas of environmental
ethics; worldviews and ecology; liberation theology; and nature and the city.
His most recent book, For Earth’s Sake: Toward a Compassionate Ecology (Novalis 2013), explores the notion of how we are being called to develop an affective relationship with the natural world in light of contemporary ecological challenges. His other books include The Natural City: Re-envisioning Human Settlements (co-editor, University of Toronto Press), The Green Bible, co-written with his spouse, Hilary Cunningham, and Redeeming the Time: A Political Theology of the Environment (Continuum).