Last updated on March 5th, 2022
Please join us for Women’s World Day of Prayer on Friday March 4, 2022, a prayer movement that invites us to enrich our faith experience with the experience of Christians from other countries and cultures and to bring hope to women touched by injustice.
I Know the Plans I Have for You (Jeremiah 29:11).
The service program written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of England, Wales and Northern Ireland is a very good message for challenging times. All are welcome!
11:00 am An English service for Lakeshore/Mimico area congregations will be hosted on Zoom by Mimico Presbyterian Church. Content coordinated by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada (WICC).
11:00 am A German language World Day of Prayer Hybrid Service will take place at First Lutheran Church, 116 Bond Street, on Friday, March 4 at 11:00 am. You can attend in person or online. If you are attending in-person we ask you to observe COVID 19 masking and physical distancing protocols.
-Request the Zoom link (or telephone access) from Marlena in the church office.
1:00 pm German service online at Weltgebetstag 2022 online und im TV https://www.weltgebetstag.de, coordinated by the World Day of Prayer International Committee
The Program for 2022 was written by the World Day of Prayer Committee of England, Wales & Northern Ireland for WDP 2022 using Jeremiah 29:1-14. In the midst of all the uncertainties we are living under due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the WDP 2022 theme emerges like a balm of confidence. It is an invitation to place our trust in God in times of suffering.
The program is based on the letter that the prophet Jeremiah wrote to the exiles in Babylonia. The exiles were in a context of suffering, uncertainty, and opposing views on how to respond to the moment. Today, we come together to hear the stories of women who feel excluded, listen to the fear of a child refugee and learn to see the context of a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, and multi-faith society in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI). For Jeremiah, God’s plan was clear, and we share this assurance by singing it. What is your WDP hope? Let the children and the youth guide your response. Then, come to celebrate hope by lighting a candle on behalf of the seven regions of the world, knowing that our prayerful action can bring to life the promises of God who, like a Mother and Father, cares for us all. We are given a seed of hope to ponder where it needs to be planted in our lives and in our communities. Take this opportunity, to raise awareness on the needs of your community and offer the gifts of prayers and commitment. A seed, nourished by prayers of intercession and actions of love, bind us together around the world.
Together with our England, Wales, Northern Ireland sisters we light the candle and pray: God, our Mother and our Father, we light a candle of hope to celebrate with all your people as we watch and wait for your plans and promises to be fulfilled. – Laurence Gangloff, World Day of Prayer International Committee Chairperson
To DONATE the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada by sending cheques to 47 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Toronto, ON M5S 2C3 or using the donate button on their website, https://wicc.org/donations/
Here is the World Day of Prayer (WDP) 2022 Virtual Service produced by Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada: https://youtu.be/lqO16Otsd6A
A 55 minute video featuring women and men from across Canada, has been created to view at home and churches. It is based on the worship bulletin prepared by the women of England, Wales and Northern Ireland (EWNI), and then presented by the Women’s Inter-Church Council of Canada.
The video includes:
A message from EWNI WDP Committee Members.
A devotional message from Rev. Jennifer Goddard-Sheppard.
Background content on England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Prayers, stories from women, and a Bible study based on Jeremiah 29: 1 – 14.
Two familiar hymns performed by a wonderful choir from Moncton, New Brunswick, especially recorded for WDP 2022.
A children’s story and song performed by Linnea Good from B.C.
A liturgical dance to a beloved Irish hymn.
An opportunity to reflect.
An opportunity to donate.
Pictures from 2021 WDP services and celebrations across Canada.