2006 Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements

Sunday, January 08
Where two or three are gathered in my name...(Matthew 18:20) is the theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (January 18-25). Begun in 1908, these days have been set aside each year so that Christians the world over may share the prayer of Jesus: “that all may be one... that the world may believe” (John 17:21). Note the dates and plan to participate in the following special observances.

Sunday, January 15
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins in three days, on Wednesday, January 18, and continues through Wednesday, January 25. Use the Daily Scripture and Prayer Guide to join with Christians around the world praying “that all may be one... that the world may believe” (John 17:21). Plan to join with members of other Christian churches and communities in our area for the following special observances...

Sunday, January 22
Today is Ecumenical Sunday when we celebrate what God is doing through the many ecumenical agencies – local, regional, national and international – that make up the modern ecumenical movement. As we continue our special prayers “that all may be one... that the world may believe” (John 17:21), we take time to familiarize ourselves with the work that (insert the name of one or more agencies) does to promote understanding and cooperation among Christians and others in our community.

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began on the Wednesday, January 18, continues with (event) and concludes Wednesday, January 25, with (event).

Sunday, January 29
Although the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be over, we will continue to work and pray “that all may be one... that the world may believe” (John 17:21). In the coming weeks and months, we will be joining other Christian churches in our area in these and other ecumenical opportunities: (listed planned events and activities). Your active participation is encouraged.