AMHERST – The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Service will be held at Christ Church Anglican, Amherst, 7 p.m., on Sunday.
This is an evening when Christians in our community, no matter what denomination you come from, are encouraged to come together for an hour of worship and fellowship.
This year’s liturgy reflects the youthful character of the Student Christian Movement of India (SCMI). It takes into account the Dalit reality and offers an opportunity to share in their spirituality in this liturgy.
Christians in India should reject caste divisions, just as Christians worldwide should not accept the divisions among them: “Is Christ divided?” (1 Cor. 1:13).
For this reason, we gather in worship to pray for the unity that Christ wills for his Church, and we are called to break down the walls of divisions among and between us.
You are invited to come together through, prayer, readings from the Bible and through music to hear the word of God and how as Christians we can support one another whether here in our community of Amherst or throughout the world.
As we are commissioned “Stand before us, gentle God, as a reminder of the purpose you have for each one of us on the path to unity. Call us into abundant life, Holy Spirit, as we turn to each other and to God.
All are welcome – a time of fellowship will follow. There will be a freewill offering.