World Day of Prayer Services for 2012 | Arts & Culture
LOUISVILLE, KY - Twenty-eight churches in the Louisville Area will be hosting ecumenical World Day of Prayer services, twenty-four on Friday, March 2, and four on Saturday March 3.
The Christian women of Malaysia have chosen the theme, "Let Justice Prevail." They open the service for 2012 with the greeting "selamat dating" – "peace and welcome" – a reminder that harmony as a people is rooted in peace and welcome. The women name fair and just governance as the basis for peace. The stories chosen by the women of Malaysia give credence to the suffering that empowers their prayer. A clear message emerges: It takes courage, compassion and active engagement for justice to prevail.
Everyone is invited! Registration is half an hour before the worship service. Food and fellowship are planned immediately following the services, with the exception noted below.
The offering will support the work of World Day of Prayer USA and help organizations worldwide that advocate for women's rights, provide education for and about the value of women, and provide health and healing for women and children suffering from discrimination, exploitation, poverty and violence. Offering checks may be made payable to "Church Women United, Louisville", with "For WDP" specified in the memo line.
Canned goods will be collected for Dare to Care.
World Day of Prayer is a worldwide ecumenical movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year on the first Friday in March. Services begin at sunrise in the Pacific and follow the sun across the globe on the day of celebration. Each year a different country's committee serves as the writers of the World Day of Prayer worship service. Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday March 2, 2012.
Friday March 2, 2012
- Christ United Methodist, 4614 Brownsboro Road
- St. Leonard Catholic, 440 Zorn Avenue
- Calvary Lutheran, 1838 Bardstown Road
- Fern Creek Baptist, 5920 Bardstown Road
- Bethany United Church of Christ, 10400 Old Preston Highway
- Stoner Memorial AME Zion, 1127 West Oak
- Crestwood Christian,6525 West Highway 22, Crestwood KY
- Faith United Church of Christ, 14001 Shelbyville Road
- Fourth Presbyterian, 3016 Preston Highway
- Third Central United Christian DOC, 3900 West Broadway
- Tabernacle Missionary Baptist, 714 South Shelby
- Epiphany United Methodist, 7032 Southside Drive
- Sts. Simon and Jude Catholic, 4335 Hazelwood Avenue
- Highland Park Missionary Baptist, 3700 Shanks Lane
- Mary Queen of Peace Catholic, St. Denis Campus, 4205 Cane Run Road
- Forest Tabernacle Baptist, 4205 East Indian Trail
- Pleasantview Baptist, 2600 Virginia Avenue
- Genesis United Methodist, 300 North 42nd Street
- Greater St. Mark Baptist, 1425 Bland Street
- First Baptist Jeffersontown, 10600 Watterson Trail
- Lampkins Chapel CME, 2738 Algonquin Parkway
- Assumption Greek Orthodox*, 930 Ormsby Lane
- Deer Park Baptist, 1733 Bardstown Road
Saturday March 3
- St. Peter's Episcopal, 8110 St. Andrews Church Road
- St. Barnabas Catholic, 3042 Hikes Lane
- Bethany United Methodist, 6100 Moorman Road
- West Chestnut Street Baptist, 1725 West Chestnut Street
(Source: Genny Scheldorf, WDP Chairperson)
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