Week of Prayer for Christian Unity to be celebrated in Botkins

Staff report

BOTKINS — The Botkins Ministerial Association will host an interdenominational Celebration of the Word of God on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m., at Immaculate Conception Church, North Main Street, Botkins.

The service will be held as part of the area’s observance of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Special music will be provided by a choir assembled for the occasion. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service. All are welcome to attend.

The Botkins Ministerial Association includes Botkins United Methodist, Immaculate Conception, St. Lawrence Catholic, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Churches.

The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, started in 1908, is celebrated each year in cities and towns across the country and around the world.

The theme for the 2016 observance is Called To Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord. (cf. 1 Peter 2:9) The theme and text for each year’s observance of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity are chosen and prepared by representatives of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and representatives of the World Council of Churches. The international texts are developed, adapted and published for use in the USA by the Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute.

Staff report