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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014

3 January 2014 One Comment

The aims of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are

°  To pray as Christ prayed ‘That they may be one’.

°  To pray for the unity of all Christian people as we share in Christ’s ministry.

The Week of Prayer offers opportunities to meet and pray with fellow Christians of different denominations.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2014

Is Christ divided?

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Is Christian disunity a scandal before God? Or is it something we have grown accustomed to, as though it were a creaky door that we never seem to get around to fixing? St Paul’s words challenge us as we reflect upon this question. To suggest that disunity is something acceptable is declaring that Christ himself is divided – and that really is a scandal!

2013 was the year in which churches from all inhabited continents of the world gathered in Korea for the 10th General Assembly of the World Council of Churches. We gathered for no other reason than to declare to the world that our disunity is a scandal and that we will go on praying for and working for that unity which is God’s gift to the church and to the world.

The Churches of French Canada have chosen for us a key biblical text of the ecumenical movement and have invited us to think about what our divisions say to the world and to each other about the Christian faith. They have also suggested that we use the Millennium Goals as a focus for our prayers for the world.

The Week of Prayer is an annual worldwide event. It is a great joy to meet with members of other churches; please come to as many of these days as you can.

For Sudbury & District:

Day 1: Saturday 18th January, 8 – 9:30 am Prayer Breakfast at Sudbury Baptist Church

Day 2: Sunday 19th January, 6:30 pm United Service at United Reformed Church, Sudbury

Day 3: Monday 20th January, 12:30 St John’s Methodist Church, Sudbury

Day 4: Tuesday 21st January, 12:30 St Andrew’s Church, Great Cornard

Day 5: Wednesday 22nd January, 12:30 Salvation Army, Sudbury

Day 6: Thursday 23rd January, 12:30 Bures Baptist Church

Day 7: Friday 24th January, 12:30 All Saints Church, Sudbury (not Living Waters) *

Day 8: Saturday 25th January, 8 – 9:30 am Prayer Breakfast at St Gregory’s Church Hall

Refreshments will be provided after most services.

For those leading worship and for those wishing to follow each day’s theme at home, the material for the eight days can be downloaded from www.ctbi.org.uk .

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One Comment »

  • Malcolm said:

    The Week was well supported, with an estimated one hundred people at the Sunday evening and about forty at most of the other gatherings. We experienced different styles of worship within the overall themes of the Week.