Special Event for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
January 18, 2022
You are invited to a special livestreamed event on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 3:00-6:30 p.m. during the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The 2022 theme for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity was developed by the Middle East Council of Churches based in Beirut, Lebanon, and it refers to Matthew 2:2 – We saw the star in the east, and we came to worship him.
Today, more than ever, the world needs a heavenly light to accompany its people. The star of Bethlehem is a sign that God walks with his people, feels their pain, hears their cries, and shows them compassion. It reassures us that though circumstances change and terrible disasters may happen, God’s faithfulness is unfailing. The Lord neither slumbers nor sleeps. He walks beside his people and brings them back when they are lost or in danger. The journey of faith is this walking with God who always watches over his people and who guides us in the complex paths of history and life.
This Special Event is sponsored by the North State Ecumenical Conference (NSEC), which was established in 1968 and is comprised of Christian faiths in the Greater Sacramento Area. The Special Event will consist of three key segments:
Panel Discussion (3:00 – 4:15 p.m.) with several Christian faith leaders, who will address the topic of: Uniting as Christians, as we pay homage to Christ.
Featured Speaker (4:30 – 5:00 p.m.) will be our own Rev. Rola Al Ashkar with her topic on: The gift of the star is a sign of hope during today’s troubled times.
Worship Prayer Service (5:15 – 6:30 p.m.) led by 18 Christian faith leaders, with the sermon delivered by Rev. Aidan Rontani of the Episcopal Church.
May we gather to be the LIGHT for unity and a beacon of HOPE for all humanity