By: Judy Chan Apr 30, 2018
Lectionary Selection: John 15:9-17
Prayers for Hong Kong:
O God, your Son gave a new commandment to his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion: “Love one another as I have loved you.” The disciples already knew the great commandments to love God and neighbor. Now Jesus makes crystal clear what more that love requires courage, passion, and the willingness to sacrifice our very lives to bring about Your reign of...Read more...
By: Ha-un Priscilla Yang Apr 23, 2018
Lectionary Selection: 1 John 4:7-21
Prayers for Hungary:
Thank you for the gift of love. Thank you for your indiscriminate acceptance of all people. Sometimes it is hard to understand, accept, and love those who are different, and sometimes there is fear because of the differences. Fill our hearts with your love. Open our hearts and minds to the new perspectives and help us to see the similarities...Read more...
By: Elena Huegel Apr 16, 2018
Lectionary Selection: John 10:11-18
Prayers for Mexico:
Today we pray for Mexico, caught in the shadow between light and darkness.
In the womb where nativity waits,
In the grey fog before dawn,
In the curve of the tunnel hiding the exit,
In time suspended, half-way, no longer there, not yet beyond.
Between despair and hope shared,
but not yet fulfilled.
Between fear and courage opening its wings
but not yet alight.
Between sadness and joy bubbling up from the depths
but not yet overflowing.
Between suffering...Read more...
By: Bruce Van Voorhis Apr 09, 2018
Lectionary Selection: Luke 24:36b-48
Interfaith Cooperation Forum fosters understanding and respect for other faiths and cultures in...Read more...
By: Lauren Robinson Apr 04, 2018
It feels as though time is moving faster now, in the second half of my year of service. I reside in the Philippines, within the Visayas region in Dumaguete City. Dumaguete is a small yet bustling city and is well-known throughout the Philippines for Silliman University, a world-renowned University.Read more...
By: Jeanette Salley Apr 02, 2018
Lectionary Selection: John 20:19-31
Prayers for Nicaragua:
Oh Lord, we thank you for your love, grace, and mercy that comes to us through the resurrection story. Whether we recognize it or not, we live with your love, grace and mercy in our daily lives. Although sometimes on this journey of life we, like our biblical brother Thomas, experience moments of doubt and unbelief. However, like Thomas, you always provide a way...Read more...
By: Paul Turner Mar 28, 2018
I hope the New Year has greeted you well. I pray that in 2018 you will experience good health and happiness.
It’s been almost three years since I arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. I continue to be inspired everyday by the faith, spirit, and resilience of the Congolese people. I want to thank you for this opportunity to work alongside the Community of Disciples of Christ in Congo (CDCC) as a demonstration of genuine partnership,...Read more...
By: Mark Behle Mar 26, 2018
Lectionary Selection: John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8
Prayers for Lesotho:
Gracious and merciful God,
We praise your name and give you thanks this day as we celebrate the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ! We thank you for sending Jesus into the world to show us the fullness of your love for us. We thank you for the hope which we have in Jesus, the Risen One. Like those who discovered...Read more...
By: Judy Chan Mar 21, 2018
Hong Kong . . . the Caribbean . . . the Philippines
What do these three places have in common? On January 24, churches in Hong Kong gathered together for an evening Unity Service with liturgy from the Caribbean and a sermon by a Filipino missionary priest.Read more...
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