February 12, 2016 – Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate the annual World Day of Prayer on Friday, March 4, 2016. Carroll Lutheran Village will host the Carroll County service beginning at 10:30 a.m. in Krug Chapel Auditorium.
The service was written by the women of the World Day of Prayer Committee of Cuba, who call us into worship considering the words “Receive children, receive me.” With these words as a backdrop, we are invited to learn about Cuba’s history and rich cultural diversity. Throughout the service, the women of Cuba share their stories of tradition, intergenerational wisdom and experiences of God’s profound love and acceptance and we learn of Jesus’ profound teaching of acceptance.
The ecumenical service, planned locally by Church Women United of Carroll County, includes fourth and fifth grade students from Carroll Lutheran School. Students will sing, have speaking parts, and will participate in an intergenerational skit involving Jesus and his disciples.
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 each year on the first Friday in March. Each year a different country’s committee writes the World Day of Prayer worship service.
For more information about World Day of Prayer in the United States visit www.wdp-usa.org.