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World Day of Prayer brings congregations together

Posted: March 5, 2013 - 7:14pm
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Duane Blanck as the king and Tom Groen as the storyteller participate in the World Day of Prayer service Friday, March 1, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Both men are from Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Photo by Nancy Vogt
Duane Blanck as the king and Tom Groen as the storyteller participate in the World Day of Prayer service Friday, March 1, at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church. Both men are from Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. Photo by Nancy Vogt

Pequot Lakes Baptist Church hosted the 2013 World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 1.

The event brought together the following area churches: Pequot Lakes Baptist, Grace United Methodist and Our Savior’s Lutheran in Pequot Lakes, and St. Christopher’s Catholic and Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa. People from these congregations fulfilled roles in the program.

World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer and action each year on the first Friday in March.

Each year a different country serves as the writer of the World Day of Prayer worship service, interpreting the Bible in their own context and lifting up issues of mission, justice and peace that are important to them.

Egypt will write the 2014 World Day of Prayer program. The local service will be at Grace United Methodist Church in Pequot Lakes.

This year’s theme, “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me,” as well as the program was prepared by believers from France who were thinking of the struggles of immigration and ways we can welcome a stranger. The program told of our need to express love to all God’s people and find creative ways to live at peace in a diverse society.

This year’s offering was given to World Day of Prayer and Kids

Against Hunger, a non-profit organization nationwide with 21 locations in Minnesota, including in Nisswa, where food packets for the hungry are prepared to be distributed in the United States and foreign countries.

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