Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: 15-22 January, 2017

wpcu-2016-logo-large-300x259In this anniversary year marking 500 years since the reformation in Germany (1517) the London congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) and some of their close neighbouring parishes in the Catholic Diocese of London, are being intentional about extending the bridges of Christian fellowship between our two communities.

We started our joint work by sharing the live video feed of the service held in Lund, Sweden, on 31st October, when Pope Francis and Lutheran World Federation President, Bishop Dr. Munib Younan, led the commemoration service marking the start of this 500th anniversary year. (See more on Facebook)

January sees the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and we are using this opportunity to continue our work together.

  • At the start of the week we are gathering at Michael’s Roman Catholic Church,
    511 Cheapside Street (Cheapside & Maitland) on Sunday 15th January, 2017 at 7:30pm.
  • Eight Days of Prayer – this is the same resource handed out on January 15th. New prayer reflection each day | view prayers starting Jan 15th.
  • We conclude the week at Trinity Lutheran Church,
    746 Colborne Street (Colborne & Oxford) on Sunday 22nd January, 2017 at 7:30pm.

Pastor Steve Johnston (Trinity) and Father Murray Sample (St. Michael’s) are extending an invitation to join us for these two services.

This invitation is also on behalf of Pastor Katherine Altenburg (Redeemer, Lutheran), Father Mark Poulin (St. Justin’s, Catholic) and Pastor David Wirt (St. Ansgar, Lutheran).

For more information contact:

Pastor Steve Johnston
Trinity Lutheran | www.trinitylondon.ca

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