Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord

A Prayer Service to Commemorate the Week
of Prayer for Christian Unity

The Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy and the Arts will present a prayer service to commemorate the 2016 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at 4 p.m., at Saint
Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church, 14700 N. May Ave., Oklahoma
City.  All are invited.

The service will include music, prayer, scripture and presentations by two speakers: 

Jon

+The Rev. Jon Middendorf – Senior Pastor of OKC First
Church of the Nazarene

+Rev. Paul Gallatin – Retired Priest, Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Paul

This year marks the 109th
annual observance of the Week of Prayer, which began in 1908. The observance lasts eight days, beginning Jan. 18. These dates were originally chosen because they included the Christian celebrations of Saint Peter on Jan. 18 and Saint
Paul on Jan. 25.

Father Stephen Bird, president of the Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy and the Arts, said, “On the night of the Last Supper, Jesus prayed for his disciples, ‘that all may be one (John 17:21).’  Unfortunately, today all Christians are not united. The goal of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is to pray for the unity that Christ wills by whatever means he wills it.”

The international theme chosen for the 2016 observance of the Week of Prayer is “Called to Proclaim the Mighty Acts of the Lord” taken from the 1 Peter 2:9.  

The mission of the Oklahoma Alliance for Liturgy & the Arts, a Christian not-for-profit
interdenominational organization, is to enhance communal worship by promoting
the visual and performing arts in Oklahoma churches.

(For more information or materials on the national Week of Prayer, go to http://www.geii.org , Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious
Institute.)