Cumbernauld Old Parish Church is taking part in ‘Take A Moment To Pray‘, an initiative by Falkirk Presbytery of the Church of Scotland. The Parish Church will be open for quiet prayer and reflection on Saturday 9th December between 2.00pm and 4.00pm, with readings on the hour and half-hour. Feel free to drop in for as long or short a time as you wish.
The World Day of Prayer 2015 is on Friday 6th March and this year’s service was written by the people of The Bahamas with the theme: Jesus said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?”
In Cumbernauld the World Day of Prayer Service will be held in the Church of the Holy Name, Fleming Road, Seafar on Friday 6th March 2015 at 7.30pm.
The Bahamas is a place of beauty. The beautiful colours gifted by nature are reflected in the worship service and the artwork. The islands give voice to the people of The Bahamas who invite the world to “come and be washed in God’s ever-flowing ocean of grace: to bask in the iridescent light of Christ’s love, and to be embraced by God’s Holy Spirit with the cooling trade-winds of transformation.”
Radical love is the theme that weaves together all the components of the worship resources. They eloquently tell us that Jesus is God’s presence of radical love in the world. Following Jesus’ example of washing his disciples’ feet, we are asked to continue the gesture of love in The Bahamas and in our own communities. That is how the spirit of informed prayer and prayerful action moves around the globe.
As we listen to our Bahamian sisters throughout the worship service, we realise that transformation is seen when a teen mother does not feel alone as she finds support to continue her education and to raise her child, when a breast cancer survivor or people living with HIV or AIDS find strength to live out their journey, and when the chains of depression and enslavement are broken. Also, let us not forget the call for responsible stewardship of God’s creation shared by all; whether it is those who step in the pink sand or swim in the turquoise water of the archipelago, or those who enjoy whatever natural beauty has been gifted by God to your corner of the world.
Jesus said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you?”
Last years service came from Eqypt; please continue to pray..