Ecumenical Prayer Service Celebrates Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Thurmont Ministerium will hold a worship service for The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, January 18-25. The Ministerium began this annual service in 2014. Congregations from the Thurmont area, representing a number of Christian denominations, will come together for an Ecumenical Celebration of the Word of God on Saturday, January 17, 2015, at 11 am at the Graceham Moravian Church located at 8231-A Rocky Ridge Rd. in Thurmont. The Rev. Ken Powell, Pastor of Christ Lutheran Church will deliver the message. Rev. Powell is a retired military veteran and church mission developer in Baltimore. A choir from Christ Lutheran will sing the Prelude. Special music will also be provided by a community “pickup” choir, directed and accompanied by Jessica Bobb; and by Dayna Lane, soloist. Those who would like to sing are asked to arrive for practice at 9:45 am. In the event of snow, the service will be held on January 24, 2015 at 11 am.


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 2015 observance is Jesus said: “Give me a drink.”(John 4:7) 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.

An offering for the work of the Thurmont Ministerium will be received. Non-perishable food items for the Thurmont Food Bank will also be received. A soup, bread and dessert lunch will be served immediately after the service in the Fellowship Hall. The public is cordially invited.

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