Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements — Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2009

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General Announcement

January 18-25, 2009 is the annual observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The theme chosen for 2009 is “That they may become one in your hand.” Throughout 2009, join Christians everywhere in praying "that they may all be one" joining our prayer with that the Lord Jesus Christ. For more information go to: www.geii.org

Sunday, January 4

“That they may become one in your hand” (Ezekiel 37:15-19, 22-24a) 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 11

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins in one week, on Sunday, January 18, and continues through Sunday, January 25. The theme for 2009 is “That they may become one in your hand”. 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 18

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins today and continues with (event) and concludes Sunday, January 25, with (event). Let us join other Christian churches in our area as we pray “That they may become one in your hand” (Ezekiel 37:15-19, 22-24a) you are invited to participate in these and other ecumenical opportunities: ( list planned events and activities ).

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.

Sunday, January 25

Although the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity concludes today, we will continue to work and pray “That they may become one in your hand” (Ezekiel 37:15-19, 22-24a) and “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.

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