Madonna Hope cutting the Suriname cake at the 2019 World Day of Prayer with Jeanette Murray, one of the organisers for the 2020 Service, and Eveline Crase
By Maggie Travers
Rise! Take up your mat and walk! is the theme chosen by the women of Zimbabwe who have prepared the 2020 World Day of Prayer Service (WDoP) being held on Friday March 6 in over 150 countries, in 88 different languages, with about 960 services in Australia.
Here on the Cooloola Coast, Mary Lucas and Jeanette Murray of the Cooloola Wesleyan Methodist Church are hosting the WDoP Service at the Cooloola Cove Veterans’ and Community Hall, at 10am, followed by scrumptious morning tea.
Jeanette says, “World Day of Prayer brings our different denominations together, and for a purpose, a united front, a unity of spirit. A different country is featured and celebrated each year, bringing our community together.”
It is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends.
The Christian church groups on the Cooloola Coast take turns hosting WDoP.
Val McClurg says that the first local WDoP Service she attended about 26 years ago was held in the TCB Baptist Church, which now is the TCB Community Baptist Church Op Shop in Buchanan Ave.
Everyone is welcome to learn more about Zimbabwe, reflect upon their special concerns and issues, and to pray for the Zimbabweans and our own country.
For further information please contact Mary Lucas on 07 5486 2183.