Ecumenical Worship Service 2018

Ecumenical Worship Service 2018:
 

This event took place on Jan 18, 2018; 7:00pm, St. Mark’s Chapel. Thanks to everyone who participated and helped to facilitate this evening of prayer. The sermon was delivered by Darrell Johnson, Preacher, Pastor, former Professor at Regent College. You can listen to his sermon here:

 
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7Ecumenical Worship Service 2018:
 
  Thursday, January 18th, 2018, 7pm
  St. Mark’s Catholic Community at UBC
  5935 Iona Dr.

 
  The Christian communities of the University of British Columbia and its affiliate organizations cordially invite people of faith to come together in order to pray for the great task of bringing people together during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Join us for a time of prayer and fellowship. You are very welcome to invite your friends and family.
 
Sermon to be delivered by, Darrell Johnson, Preacher, Pastor, former Professor (Regent College and Carey College), Teaching Fellow at Regent
 
The Order of Service is jointly prepared and published by the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity and the Commission on Faith and Order of the World Council of Churches.
 
“The Churches of the Caribbean were chosen to draft the material for the 2018 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The contemporary Caribbean is deeply marked by the dehumanizing project of colonial exploitation. Very regrettably, during five hundred years of colonialism and enslavement, Christian missionary activity in the region, with the exception of a few outstanding examples, was closely tied to this dehumanizing system and in many ways rationalized it and reinforced it. Whereas those who brought the Bible to this region used the scriptures to justify their subjugation of a people in bondage, in the hands of the enslaved, it became an inspiration, an assurance that God was on their side, and that God would lead them into freedom.
 
Today Caribbean Christians of many different traditions see the hand of God active in the ending of enslavement. It is a uniting experience of the saving action of God which brings freedom.”

 
Come for a wonderful time of prayer and song! Food and reception to follow!