Week of Prayer 2023 Events
The Week of Prayer is a time set aside for Christians to recognize that the divisions between our churches cannot be separated from divisions within the wider human family. Praying together for Christian unity allows us to reflect on what unites us and to commit ourselves to confront oppression and division amongst humanity.The 2023 WPCU resources were developed by the Minnesota Council of Churches. They reflect the ecumenical work on racial justice in the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020.
January 15, 2023 - Ecumenical Youth Event - watch for further details!
Come join this Ecumenical Youth event to celebrate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity and learn more about restorative justice. The theme of Week of Prayer is “Do good; seek justice” (Isaiah 1:17) and the materials were prepared by the Minnesota Council of Churches. They reflect the ecumenical work on racial justice in the U.S. following the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May 2020. Youth groups and individuals from across the city and every denomination are welcome to join us! Registration is limited to 100 people so please sign up early! We ask that for youth groups attending, that one adult/youth leader accompany their group. We also ask that each participant bring warm winter woolies to donate (hats, mitts, scarves!) Please note, deadline for registrations is Monday, January 9, 2023
Download ecumenical youth event poster here
January 18-25, 2023 - 8 Day Online Bible Study
The Prairie Centre for Ecumenism and the Regina Council of Churches will once again be offering an 8 day online Bible study on the theme of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Each day will be led by a different Christian leader from across Saskatchewan. Mark your calendars for Jan. 18 to 25 from 12:15 to 1pm (except Sunday, Jan. 22 at 3pm). Watch for registration information and further details!
Day 1 - Wed, Jan 18 - "Learning to do the right thing." The Rev. Brody Albers, St. Christopher's Anglican Church, Christopher Lake, SK
Day 2 - Thu, Jan 19 - "When justice is done" - The Rev. Dr. Kathleen James-Cavan, Director of the Designated Lay Ministry Program at St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, SK
Day 3 - Fri, Jan 20 - "Do justice, love mercy, walk humbly" - Major Al Hoeft, Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development and Major Karen Hoeft, Executive Director, Regina Waterston Ministries, The Salvation Army/Prairie Division, Regina SK
Day 4 - Sat, Jan 21 - "Look the tears of the oppressed" - The Rev. Rachel Wallace, Eigenheim Mennonite Church, Eigenheim, SK
Day 5 - Sun, Jan 22 - "Singing the Lord's song as strangers of the land" - Mr. Harry Lafond, St. Thomas More College Scholar in Indigenous Education, Saskatoon, SK
Day 6 - Mon, Jan 23 - "Just as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me" - Dave Feick, Executive Director/Community Chaplain, The Micah Mission, Saskatoon, SK
Day 7 - Tue, Jan 24th - " What is now does not have to be" - The Rev. Keitha Ogbogu, Lead Pastor, West Springs Church, Calgary, AB
Day 8 - Wed, Jan 25th - "The justice that restores communion" - The Rev. Dr. Ali Tote, Assistant to the Bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, Sask Synod, Saskatoon, SK
January 18-21, 2023 - Ecumenical Log Drivers: Forming Agents of Reconciliation and Unity for Church and World
De Margerie Lectures on Christian Reconciliation and Unity 2023 - The Rt. Rev. Bruce Myers, Anglican Bishop of Quebec
- Wed. Jan. 18, 7:00 pm at Campion College, Regina
- Thurs. Jan. 19 at 7:00 pm at St. Thomas More College, Saskatoon
There will be two workshops being offered in Saskatoon.
- Fri. Jan. 20 - 10am - Clergy Workshop - Ministering Ecumenically in Our Congregations - 10am-12pm, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Cres, Saskatoon. Restricted to clergy and pastoral leadership, no registration required.
- Sat. Jan. 21 - 9am - Morning breakfast and fellowship; 10am - Public Workshop - Living Into the Unity We Seek - 9am Breakfast/10am-12pm Workshop, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, 10 Grosvenor Cres, Saskatoon. All welcome, no registration required.
Please download and share the 2023 De Margerie Lecture Poster
De Margerie Lecture Series Poster
January 19, 2023 - Queens House - Ecumenical Prayer Service and Luncheon
Service starts at 11am with lunch to follow at noon. Please note, registration is required and there will be a $15 charge for the lunch. Please visit www.queenshouse.org/programs/ to register.
January 25, 2023 - Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Ecumenical Worship Service
Holy Spirit Roman Catholic Church, 7:30pm, 114 Kingsmere Place, Saskatoon, SK
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