This Christmas, here are some ways to facilitate a Pageant and engage our community in meaningful ways of sharing the incredible story of Incarnation, in the midst of an ongoing pandemic, while maintaining appropriate physical distancing.
On the Way of Bethlehem is an Advent Devotional booklet, filled with stories of wonder from scripture to witness the special gift of God. Created to be used by devotees of all ages, this booklet can be downloaded for personal use, or photocopied and distributed to the members of your congregation.
We give thanks for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and pray that the Calls for Justice will be answered.
Watch this YouTube video by Dr. Tori Smit, the Regional Minister for Faith Formation in the Synod of Central, Northeastern Ontario and Bermuda, teaching us how to make different Advent wreaths with readily available materials at home. Also available is a downloadable Advent Devotional booklet to accompany our wreath.
We pray for the members of stewardship and mission committees in congregations as they work to inspire others and generate enthusiasm.
Where there is anger or violence in homes, we pray that peace, love and healing take hold instead.
We pray for the Assembly Council as they meet online today to help discern strategic directions for the church.
November 1, 2020 All Saints Sunday 22nd Sunday after Pentecost: Joshua 3:7–17 and Psalm 107:1–7, 33–37 OR Micah 3:5–12 and Psalm 43 1 Thessalonians 2:9–13 Matthew 23:1–12 All Saints Sunday: Revelation 7:9–17 Psalm 34:1–10, 22 1 John 3:1–3 Matthew 5:1–12
We pray for the wisdom to learn and grow in God’s love of all people, so that we may not exclude anyone from our circle of care.
We pray for the PWS&D-supported Ekwendeni Hospital AIDS Program, which continues to care for the needs of people who are suffering because of COVID-19.