Women’s World Day of Prayer
2017: 'Am I Being Unfair to You?'
This year the service for World Day of Prayer was held on Friday 3rd March at Woosehill Church at 7.30pm. A recording of the service is available here. Hopefully, this evening service enabled those who would otherwise be unable to attend during the daytime the chance to come along and enjoy what is always a thought provoking service.
Mabuhay! Come to the circle and tell your story!
On that day, over 5,000 services were held in the British Isles with the theme 'Am I Being Unfair to You?' The Christian women of the Philippines wrote the service and it has been translated into 1,000 different languages and dialects, to be used, throughout the whole world, on Friday 3rd March, starting at sunrise over the island of Samoa and continuing until sunset off the coast of American Samoa.
In 2013, Typhoon Haiyan – named locally as 'Yolanda' – struck the Philippine islands in the western Pacific Ocean. This is mentioned in the service but also included are the stories of a girl, a mother and an older woman, recounting their situations and their hopes and fears. The service focuses on the Bible story of the workers in the vineyard: Matthew 20 v 1-16.
Hopefully this ecumenical service provided an opportunity to meet friends from each of the other churches in the town who all took part. More information: www.wwdp.org.uk