World Day of Prayer 2022 Friday March 4th St James Church 10.30am

This amazing international festival of prayer starts as the sun rises over Samoa and sweeps across the world visiting New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, North and SouthAmerica, and concluding in American Samoa!  With this year’s focus on England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

2022 is a special year for World Day of Prayer service.  It has been both challenging and rewarding to write about the three countries that make up our area: our landscape, people and culture all shaped by our history.  We celebrate our diversity and the contribution made to our countries by the many groups and individuals who have made their home here.  We use our Bible text “I know the plans I have for you” from Jeremiah to reflect on some of the issues facing us today: poverty, fear (including domestic abuse) and isolation. For further information and resources, and for other local World Day of Prayer services, please visit: wwdp.org.uk

A World Day of Prayer service of worship, including interactive prayer stations and singing, will take place at the Church of Saint James with Holy Trinity, Seamer Road, Scarborough, on Friday, 4th March at 10.30 a.m.  All are welcome to come along as we pray together for peace and hope for people living in poverty, fear and isolation.  The service will be followed by refreshments and a chance to meet and chat together.  See poster attached. For those worried about Covid, people will be asked to use hand sanitiser, wear masks when movingabout, but not when seated or when singing, as there will be one metre plus spacing between groups.