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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Greater Sudbury Events
January 17-23, 2018

 

Your right hand, O Lord, glorious in power – 2018 Theme              (cf. Exodus 15:6)

 

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will be celebrated at different events from January 17 – 23rd.    Please join us for as many as you can, and invite others to attend with you:

 

January 17 – Copper Cliff

January 19 – Minnow Lake

January 21 – Garson

January 23 - Sudbury


 

The Churches of the Caribbean were chosen to draft the material for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The contemporary Caribbean is deeply marked by the dehumanizing project of colonial exploitation. Very regrettably, during five hundred years of colonialism and enslavement, Christian missionary activity in the region, with the exception of a few outstanding examples, was closely tied to this dehumanizing system and in many ways rationalized it and reinforced it. Whereas those who brought the Bible to this region used the scriptures to justify their subjugation of a people in bondage, in the hands of the enslaved, it became an inspiration, an assurance that God was on their side, and that God would lead them into freedom.

 

Today Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. It is a uniting experience of the saving action of God which brings freedom. For this reason the choice of the song of Moses and Miriam (Ex 15:1-21), as the motif of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018 was considered a most appropriate one.

 

 Resources from the World Council of Churches can be found at:

 

https://www.oikoumene.org/en/resources/documents/commissions/faith-and-order/xi-week-of-prayer-for-christian-unity/2018/2018

 

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 

  1.  "Cup of Our Life" Faith Sharing  |January |Sudbury

 2.  The Mater Dei Latin Mass Community  |January 3,  4, 5, 6, 7 and weekly |Sudbury

 3.  Sudburians Speak Out About the Proposed Casino  |January 3  |Sudbury

 4.  BASIC – Be a Soldier in Christ  |January 3 and Wednesdays  |Sudbury

 5.  Christ the King Prayer Group  |  January 4 and Thursdays  | Sudbury

 6.  Pickup Hockey Seeking Players  |January 5  and Fridays  |Copper Cliff

 7.  Silent Vigil for Peace  | January 5  and Fridays  |Sudbury

 8.  Perogie and Cabbage Rolls Sale  |January 6  and every Saturday  |Sudbury

 9.  Impact  |January 7 and Sundays  |Valley & Kfm Christian Radio

10.  Walking With Our Sisters Commemorative Art Installation  |January 7 – 21  |Sudbury

11.  Al-Anon Family Group Meetings  |January 8 and Mondays  |New Sudbury

12.  Adult Children of Alcoholics  |January 8  and every Monday  |Minnow Lake

13.  Bible Study “The Importance of Holiness”  |January 12  |Azilda

14.  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Events  |January 17 – 23  |Greater Sudbury

15.  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Worship & Fellowship  |January 17  |Copper Cliff

16.  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity  Christian Unity Service  |January 19  |Minnow Lake

17.  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Prayer Service & Fellowship Gathering  |January 21  |Garson

18.  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Prayer Breakfast & Speaker  |January 23  |Sudbury

19.  Church of the Epiphany Annual Gigantic Book Sale  |January 19 - 21  |Sudbury

20.  Bible Study:  “Book of James”  |January 20  |Lively

21.  Project Impact Application Deadline  |January 30  |Greater Sudbury

22.  Wanup Chapel Service  |February 4  |Wanup

23.  Manning Center Conference  |February 8-11  |Ottawa

24.  “Coldest Night of the Year” Fundraiser  |February 24  |Sudbury

25.  Sudbury Central South End Ministerial  |February27  |Sudbury

26.  Save the Date:  New Evangelization Summit  |April 27 & 28  |Sudbury

27.  16th Annual Dinner & Auction for Better Beginnings Better Futures  |March 3  |Sudbury

28.  Spaghetti & Lasagna Dinner  |March 4  |North Bay

29.  Spring Pilgrimage  |May 9-24  |Europe

30.  National March for Life  |May 10  |Ottawa


 

PRAYERS & PRAISE

Praise God for all the special Christmas events that glorified the coming of Jesus to our Earth

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisis


 

SPECIAL REQUESTS

Canada Family Action Requests Signatures on a Pledge to Protect Parental Rights in Canada

Dedication Stones at Sudbury’s Holy Mountain – The Grotto

Local Pastor/Chaplain Seeks Musical Instruments


 

PROVINCIAL NEWS

Update from P.E.A.C.E. – Sudbury representative:  Sex is too Important to God to Leave to our Public Schools and Culture   P.E.A.C.E. Can Help


 

NATIONAL NEWS

Concern re: Summer Job Grants new policy that requires acquiescence with values potentially at odds with faith groups

The sad truth about Chanie Wenjack

MPs and Senators Unite to Vote for a National Palliative Care Framework – Media Release from REAL Women of Canada


 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

President Donald Trump acknowledges Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Premier Netanyahu’s Response to President Trump’s Announcement:

Heads of Local Churches in Jerusalem Respond to this change

The ecumenical movement is as important historically as the Reformation


 

CITIZEN RESPONSE

Media Release from REAL Women of Canada re: PM Justin Trudeau’s Apology and Ramifications

Comment: Religions important to a healthy society

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT REQUESTS

Community Emergency Fund

Euthanasia Prevention Coalition – Film Project


 

HELP NEEDED

Volunteers Needed re: Income Tax Returns for United Way

Household Items – St. Vincent de Paul

Churches collecting items


 

MEDIA MARVELS

Fr. Kevin O’Brien video – live Christmas by how we live

Put God First - Denzel Washington Motivational & Inspiring Commencement Speech

“Our Father”

Together in Faith Campaign – support for Catholic Education

Celebrating the Stories of Canada’s Christian Heritage

“Light Unshackled” – series on the Protestant Reformation


 

DAILY CHUCKLE


 

WORDS OF WISDOM

Grandpa’s Hands

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