We thank God for our ecumenical and interfaith connections and for the members of the PCC’s Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations Committee who support these endeavours and meet today.
September 26, 2021 Presbyterians Sharing Sunday Esther 7:1–6, 9–10, 9:20–22 and Psalm 124 OR Numbers 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29 and Psalm 19:7–14 James 5:13–20 Mark 9:38–50
We pray for struggling farmers in the developing world whose livelihoods have been impacted by climate change and give thanks for programs supported by Presbyterian World Service & Development that help them.
We pray for God’s wisdom and guidance to protect creation and the world’s biodiversity.
We pray for the Rev. Angie Song, Nuri Lee and the evangelism initiatives of Vaughan Community Church in Toronto, Ontario.
We pray for the members of the Continuing Education Grants Committee that meet this month.
The Intergenerational Trauma, Colonization and Anti-Indigenous Racism webinar, taking place on Thursday, September 23, at 1 p.m. (Eastern), will review how systemic racism underpins the colonial roots of Canada and the church, and how this has caused intergenerational trauma for Indigenous peoples and communities.
Vivian Ketchum, originating from Wauzhushk Onigum Nation of Northern Ontario, and a member of Place of Hope Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Man., talks about why she wears an orange shirt, and why it is important for members of the church to mark September 30.
We pray that the members of the Presbytery of Oak Ridges’ Pastoral Relations Committee will feel a strong sense of God’s presence in their work and discernment.
The PCC's Healing and Reconciliation Seed Fund offers grants up to $5,000 for Presbyterian groups that are committed to building relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. We are presently accepting funding applications. The application deadline is Friday, September 24, 2021.