The programme and worship for 2021, has been written by Christian women from the Islands of Vanuatu, in the South Pacific.
The service planned for Friday March 5th this year, has been postponed until Friday June 25th 11.00 a.m. at St Gregory’s Seaton.
Sadly this decision was taken in the light of the current Covid restrictions, and in the hope by June, we will once again be able to worship together with other churches in Seaton.
The theme for the programme this year is ‘Build on a Strong Foundation’, based on Matthew’s Gospel Chapter 7: V 24-27.
World Day of Prayer is a global Ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice.
The web page www.wwdp.org.uk is well worth a visit to find out more about the history of the Vanuatu islands. The homepage opens with a message from the Chair. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, click on Introducing Vanuatu and then the video link.
Please put the date in your diary, and pray we can all worship together once again.
For a couple of weeks we have a pause between the celebrations of Christmas and the Epiphany, and the time of reflection and preparation that is Lent. In this Sunday’s Gospel reading though we go back to a reading heard at Christmas in the wonderful poetry and rich imagery of John’s Gospel, as we hear of the Word made real to us in the person of Jesus.
This is also the last Sunday when Jeremy is with us. Alison and Simon will help lead the service and Jeremy will speak and lead the prayers. Reading are from Gayle and David our Churchwardens.
This Sunday’s service comes from St Gregory’s Church, Seaton, and will be shared on its Facebook page from 10.00am. The video will also be available view later.
Shortly after Jesus was born his parents would have made the six mile trip from Bethlehem to Jerusalem to fulfil the Jewish tradition of giving thanks for the birth of their first child. There were probably several families who made such a trip that day, and yet two elderly people of faith singled out this child as one who would do God’s work in a special way. Their words spoke of both joy and suffering, but always of hope.
This Sunday’s service will be live-streamed from St Gregory’s Church, Seaton, starting at 10.00am. This week the Gospel reading tells us of Nathaniel, a “true Israelite”, and we consider how the message about Jesus spread. The service can be viewed on Facebook live or at any time afterwards.