Worship Service of Celebration. Sunday August 5, 2018 at 2:00 PM. Join us as we celebrate and give thanks for six groups who make an impact on our communities today.
We live in times where in places like Afrin, Eastern-Ghouta, Yemen and so many other places people are forced to flee because of their religion, their ethnicity or the socio-political group they belong to – forced to flee war and oppression.
In times where in places like Chechnya, Egypt, Iraq and so many other places people have to flee their home countries because of who they love or how they express their gender.
Yet Loving God your stories, your commandments and your churches and other communities of faith give both refugees and the people working to support them strength in these difficult times.
Indeed your commandment that “You know the heart of a stranger for you were strangers in Mitzrayim (The Land of Egypt)” is the most common commandment in your Torah.
We pray for the people who have had to flee – because of their religion, because of who they love or for many other reasons. Be with them.
We ask for strength for those people of faith and no faith who work in churches and many other organizations to help refugees. Be with them.
We ask for inspiration for people in MCC churches around the world who work with refugees. Be with them.
prayer submitted by
MCC Cologne and currently in the European L.E.A.D.Program
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