Week of Prayer begins Jan. 20

  • Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The International 2014 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be observed in Summerville the Week of January 20 - 26 in a variety of Churches in the Greater Summerville area.

The International Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been sponsored by the Summerville Area Ministerial Association for over 30 years, and observed across the United States and many countries worldwide since 1926. The theme for 2014, selected by the Canadian Centre for Ecumenism and the Prairie Centre for Ecumenism, is “Has Christ Been Divided,” as asked by St. Paul in his First Letter to the Corinthians, Chapter 1, verse 13.

The week is designed to bring people together daily for worship and fellowship from different congregations and denominations. The goal is to experience and celebrate the unity Jesus Christ gives to his Church. Weekday services will be held at Noon; the closing Sunday Service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Host Churches lead a brief worship service in the style typical to their tradition. A Love Offering will be received at each service to benefit The Palmetto House, which is an emergency shelter for women and children in the Summerville area. Host churches will also offer a light meal after the service to offer the opportunity for face-to-face fellowship. Working people on lunch break are welcome to come and go as their time allows.

The schedule for the week will be as follows:

Monday, Jan. 20: Brownsville Church of God at 920 W. 1st. North St. with Rev. Larry Burgbacher of the Faith Assembly of God bringing the Message.

Tuesday, Jan 21: Summerville Baptist Church at 417 Central Ave. with Bishop Al Gadsden of The Reformed Episcopal Church bringing the Message.

Wednesday, Jan. 22: Church House Ministries at 9659 Jamison Rd. (Ladson) with Rev. Mike Sheldon of Summerville Presbyterian Church bringing the Message.

Thursday, Jan 23: Oakbrook Fellowship Church at 1400 Trolley Rd. with Mrs. Lateca McCrary of Heritage Keepers bringing the Message

Friday, Jan 24: St. Luke’s Lutheran Church at 206 Central Ave., with Ms. Anne Jackson of Crisis Ministries bringing the Message.

No Service on Saturday.

The Closing Service is on Sunday, Jan. 26. Wesley United Methodist Church at 118 W. 3rd. South St. with Rev. Darien Gabriel of Grace Christian Fellowship bringing the Message.

For additional information concerning the week please call the Project Coordinator, Rev. John F. Scott at 843-224-4454.

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