Palm Sunday/Passion Sunday
April 2, 2023
April 2, 2023
Volunteers at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Orillia, Ont., prepared Christmas turkey takeout meals for those in need in the community. See more photos from congregations in the Presbyterian Connection newspaper.
We give thanks for Presbyterian World Service & Development projects that are helping farmers in Haiti combat the impacts of climate change and achieve better food security for their families.
(Fifth Sunday in Lent) We pray for marginalized people, and 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 people who gather and serve at the Anamiewigummig Fellowship Centre in Kenora, Ontario, and we give thanks for their ministry.
We pray for Pun Narayan and the staff of the New Life Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre in Nepal as they welcome and care for people living with mental health issues.
We pray for Muslims throughout the world observing the holy month of Ramadan.
(World Water Day) We give thanks for the clean water that families in Sudan, Yemen and other conflict-affected countries can access as a result of Presbyterian World Service & Development’s water, sanitation and health projects that help repair wells.
Extensive studies have demonstrated that predominantly Black, Indigenous and racialized communities are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change and exposure to environmental degradation. This is called environmental racism. This pattern is a symptom of systemic racism and colonization in Canadian communities that diminishes relationships within creation. Join For the Love of Creation for a webinar on Tuesday, April 25, and learn more about how environmental racism manifests in Canada and how we can address it.
(International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) We pray for courage and wisdom to recognize racism and discrimination in society and in the church so that we may grow to become communities of justice for all.