Bergen Lutheran celebrates World Day of Prayer

Bergen Lutheran celebrates World Day of Prayer Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and regions will celebrate World Day of Prayer, Friday, March 6. The women of Papua, New Guinea have written the World Day of Prayer 2009 service around the theme, "In Christ, there are many members, yet one body." They welcome us to Papua New Guinea, a land of many languges, cultures, traditions and beliefs. Though many of its communities experience isolation due to rugged terrain, there is unity in diversity. The women say, "By God's grace we are able to be united." They invite us to join them in celbrating their unity in Christ, where diverse communities are of one heart and soul, and where women have faced the violence of their societies with courage and solidarity. The service will be held on Friday, March 6 at 9 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church, rural Meckling. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m. and the service will be held at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome. Invite your friends, family and communities of faith to join the women of Papua, New Guinea in prayer and song to support women's ecumenical ministries toward justice, peace, healing and wholeness. The annual offering will support the work of World Day of Prayer and help to meet the needs of families who are victims  of violence and poverty worldwide. For material or more information, contact Bergen Lutheran Church or the national office of World Day of Prayer USA Committee, 475 Riverside Drive, Room 300, New York, NY  10115  866.937.8720 or 212.870.2466, World Day of Prayer is an international movement in 170 countries and regions whose prayers follow the sun across the globe on the day of the celebration. Prayer and action are inseparable and both have immeasureable influence in the world.  For information, visit or

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