Ecumenical Prayer Service Celebrates Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Evanston, IL 01/10/2013 – Eight congregations, representing six Christian denominations, will come together for an Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God on Monday, February 4th.
The service, which will be held as part of the area’s observance of the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, will take place at St. James Armenian Church, 816 Clark Street, Evanston beginning at 7:30 pm.
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Fowler, Associate Professor of Congregational Leadership at Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will deliver the message. Special music will be provided by the St. James Armenian Church Choir.
Begun in 1908, the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is celebrated each year in cities and towns across the country and around the world.
The theme for the 2013 observance is “What Does God Require of Us?” (cf. Micah 6:6–8) 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.
The Evanston service is sponsored by St. James Armenian Church, Northwestern University Alice Millar Chapel, Grace Lutheran Church, St. Nicholas Church, St. Mary’s Parish, Northminster Presbyterian Church, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, and Ebenezer A.M.E. Church. The public is cordially invited.