Yesterday in many churches in Fiji the annual World Day of Prayer linked women and also men to the rest of the world. Dudley church in Toorak, Suva. A Labasa church. Many others in towns and villages. Ecumenical, not just Methodist.
Here where we live in Geelong, Wesley Uniting Church was one of the local venues for this annual World Day of Prayer, something we feel connected with women and men all over the world using the same material in a worship service, this time from Egypt but written before the current political troubles. The theme - water in the desert. I went to this service and we shared lunch afterwards. children from St Mary's School took part also, and it was truly ecumenical. The preacher Joy was from the Church of Christ in the city. It is always a good feeling to feel connected with people in hundreds of countries through this service. One photo is two of my friends from East Geelong, our local church on the corner of Boundary Rd and Ormond Rd. behind a funeral parlour!