The theme for the service this year is “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk”.
The program has been prepared by women of Zimbabwe.
A brief description of the theme as outlined on the World Day of Prayer website:
The WDP 2020 program is based on Jesus’ encounter with a person who, although positioned for healing, had not acted upon the opportunities given. Jesus asked –“Do you want to be made well?” You are faced with this life-changing question. What are you going to do? “Rise! Take Your Mat and Walk,” said Jesus. Our sisters from Zimbabwe are taking Jesus’ encounter to be a call to act in love for peace and reconciliation. “The action verbs suggest that we should not be afraid to act on the word of God. God is offering us the steps for personal and social transformation.”
SJR will be hosting this special, ecumenical service, with participation shared in the service by men and women from Kitchener East Presbyterian, St. Anthony Daniel Roman Catholic, Stanley Park Baptist and Hope Lutheran. Fellowship and refreshments to follow. All are welcome!