January 28, 2007

Andre Pekovich - “Service of Readings and Prayers”

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January 21 st marked the 481st anniversary of the founding of the Anabaptist Reformation in Zurich, and this week marks the 99 th anniversary of the World Day of Prayer for Church Unity movement. Although seemingly profound differences separate various groups of Christians, some believers appreciate the annual reminder that we can also focus on and celebrate our common faith. Andre Pekovich led our service by having people read stories of lives of Christians in other parts of the world. After each story, he offered a prayer which was inspired by the story and Erna Friesen led a song which continued the story's theme or nationality. We had opportunity to remember our fellow believers in Africa (recalling how difficult it is even to get drinkable water in many countries), Japan (hearing of a new church being started), South America (the birth of another new church, rising out of the ashes of an accidental fire), Europe (the peaceful revolution which sprang from a prominent church in Leipzig, eventually contributing of the cessation of Communism in E. Germany), and Canada (a German-speaking Mennonite congregation adapting its style and language of worship so that it could minister to the growing immigrant population in the community). This period of reflection was appropriately followed by communion led by Veronica Dyck. [JEK]


Communion: No
Ecumenical or Event: Mennonite World Fellowship Sunday
Potluck Lunch: No
Congregational Meeting: No


Speaker: Andre Pekovich
Worship Leader: Veronica Dyck
Song Leader: Erna Friesen
Pianist: Ruth Enns
Usher: Rovin Karuna
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